Tag: Wenhua Lu

Specialty Mental Health Settings Are Most Common for Treatment of Adolescent Major Depression, Says New Study

Specialty Mental Health Settings Are Most Common for Treatment of Adolescent Major Depression, Says New Study

Treatment for adolescent major depression is most common in specialty mental health settings – and on the rise – according to a new childhood studies study.

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Adverse Childhood Experiences Can Lead to Mental Health Disorders in Adolescence, Says New Research Study

Adverse Childhood Experiences Can Lead to Mental Health Disorders in Adolescence, Says New Research Study

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can lead to mental health disorders in adolescence, and healthy family functioning and civic engagement can mitigate such damaging impact, according to a new Rutgers University–Camden study.

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Adolescent Major Depression On the Rise Nationwide, Warranting Enhanced Efforts, Says Childhood Studies Researcher

Adolescent Major Depression On the Rise Nationwide, Warranting Enhanced Efforts, Says Childhood Studies Researcher

A growing number of adolescents are going untreated for major depression nationwide over the past several years, warranting enhanced educational, policy, and service capacity efforts, according to a new Rutgers University–Camden study.

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More Effective Treatment Strategies Possible for Black Adolescents Dealing with Depression Says Rutgers–Camden Research

More Effective Treatment Strategies Possible for Black Adolescents Dealing with Depression Says Rutgers–Camden Research

By Tom McLaughlin Black adolescents express depressive symptoms differently than people from other age and racial groups, requiring that clinicians take this into account when developing treatment plans, according to a new study led by a Rutgers University–Camden researcher. “Adolescent depression is a dire public concern in the United States, and even greater concern among […]

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Mental Health Services Unevenly Received According to Racial and Socioeconomic Factors, Finds Rutgers Research Study

Mental Health Services Unevenly Received According to Racial and Socioeconomic Factors, Finds Rutgers Research Study

By Tom McLaughlin As Wenhua Lu explains, most studies on mental health care disparities have typically focused on either adult populations or youths only, leaving children younger than six years under-investigated. “Accumulating evidence shows that mental health issues are quite prevalent in preschool children,” says Lu, an assistant professor of childhood studies at Rutgers University–Camden. […]

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