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Being left out puts youths with special needs at risk for depression

The challenges that come with battling a chronic medical condition or developmental disability are enough to get a young person down. But being left out, ignored or bullied by their peers is the main reason youths with special health care needs report symptoms of anxiety or depression, according to a new study.
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When the Caregivers Need Healing

Health : NYT: Health (3 hours ago)

Just six weeks of training in simple techniques led to significant reductions in stress, depression and anxiety among the parents of children with developmental disabilities. Read Post

Inadequate Mental Health Care for Blacks with Depression and Diabetes, High Blood Pressure

Health : Newswise Medical News (4 days ago)

A new study in General Hospital Psychiatry confirms that Blacks with depression plus another chronic medical condition, such as Type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure, do not receive adequate mental health treatment. Read Post

Study finds parents of children with disabilities at higher health risk

Health : Medical News Today (6 months ago)

A University of Limerick study has found that parents of children with learning or developmental disabilities have an increased risk of depression and are more likely to suffer from chronic health conditions. The figures showed that... Read Post


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