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In-School Interventions

School-based mental health services delivered by school personnel can help reduce mental health problems in elementary school children, finds a meta-analysis in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. Researchers analyzed 43 controlled trials involving...

Self-Harm Increase

The number of girls and young women who end up in the emergency room for self-inflicted injuries, including suicide attempts, has increased, finds a report in JAMA . Researchers analyzed Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data on emergency...

Opioid Use Runs in Families

People with family members who have been prescribed opioids are more likely to get opioid prescriptions themselves in the next year, finds research in JAMA International Medicine. Researchers analyzed records of commercial insurance claims from 13 million people who...

Screen Time Perils

Teens who spend more than five hours a day on electronic devices are at greater risk for depression and suicidal thoughts, finds research in Clinical Psychological Science. Researchers analyzed data from two nationally representative surveys of U.S. teens in...