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Even well-behaved children may be oppositional at some point in time. Oppositional behavior may be seen particularly when young children are stressed, upset, hungry or tired. This is considered a normal part of development in children between the ages of 2 – 3 years old and in the early adolescent period. However, it becomes abnormal when it is characterized by persistently disobedient, defiant and hostile behavior towards parents and other figures of authority.
Children with intellectual disability of genetic origin are extremely likely to develop other neuropsychiatric conditions

Children with intellectual disability of genetic origin are extremely likely to develop other neuropsychiatric conditions

‘Desperate situation’: States are housing high-needs foster kids in offices and hotels

‘Desperate situation’: States are housing high-needs foster kids in offices and hotels

Study finds unacceptable mental health service shortfalls for children in high-income countries

Study finds unacceptable mental health service shortfalls for children in high-income countries

Study illuminates an invisible crisis in children’s mental health

Study illuminates an invisible crisis in children’s mental health

Uncertainty during first COVID-19 lockdown had negative impact on mental health

Uncertainty during first COVID-19 lockdown had negative impact on mental health

Kids already coping with mental disorders spiral as pandemic topples vital support systems

Kids already coping with mental disorders spiral as pandemic topples vital support systems

No connection found between internet gaming disorder and psychiatric problems

No connection found between internet gaming disorder and psychiatric problems

Low levels of prenatal alcohol consumption can affect child's brain development

Low levels of prenatal alcohol consumption can affect child's brain development

Persistence of ADHD into adulthood linked to increased risk for car crashes

Persistence of ADHD into adulthood linked to increased risk for car crashes

NICU babies have higher risk of mental health problems in later life

NICU babies have higher risk of mental health problems in later life

Study analyzes the prevalence of antipsychotic use in youths with ADHD

Study analyzes the prevalence of antipsychotic use in youths with ADHD

New analysis quantifies how stimulant treatment reduces serious outcomes of ADHD

New analysis quantifies how stimulant treatment reduces serious outcomes of ADHD

Vast majority of children with autism have difficulties that require therapeutic, educational support

Vast majority of children with autism have difficulties that require therapeutic, educational support

Study identifies brain-based dimensions of mental health disorders using machine learning

Study identifies brain-based dimensions of mental health disorders using machine learning

Exposure to violence in childhood, low socioeconomic status associated with psychiatric disorders

Exposure to violence in childhood, low socioeconomic status associated with psychiatric disorders

Mothers of teenagers with ASD report higher levels of negative psychological symptoms

Mothers of teenagers with ASD report higher levels of negative psychological symptoms

Researchers identify link between childhood psychiatric disorders and later risk of addictions

Researchers identify link between childhood psychiatric disorders and later risk of addictions

Refugees have specialized treatment needs due to past trauma and loss

Refugees have specialized treatment needs due to past trauma and loss

Seizure-free childhood epilepsy could lead to suboptimal social, educational outcomes in young adults

Seizure-free childhood epilepsy could lead to suboptimal social, educational outcomes in young adults

Study shows strong link between subthreshold manic episodes and bipolar disorder in children

Study shows strong link between subthreshold manic episodes and bipolar disorder in children