TUESDAY, Sept. 10, 2019 -- Spending time on their phones or online doesn't harm teens' mental health, according to a new study that challenges a widely held belief.
"It may be time for adults to stop arguing over whether smartphones and social media are good or bad for teens' mental health and start figuring out ways to best support them in both their offline and online lives," said study co-author Candice Odgers. She's a professor of psychological science at the University of California, Irvine (UCI).
MONDAY, Nov. 4, 2019 -- Despite a growing need for mental health care for children and teens -- including a rise in youth suicide -- many areas of the United States lack any child psychiatrists, new research reports.
The study found that almost three-quarters of American counties don't have a single child psychiatrist.
THURSDAY, Sept. 26, 2019 -- Many college students struggle with mental illness, but parents may not recognize the signs, an expert says.
Today's college students have much higher rates of stress, anxiety and serious mental illness than in the past, and suicide has become the second leading cause of death on campus, according to Dr. Richard Catanzaro, chair of psychiatry at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, N.Y.