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New Psychiatric Diagnoses among Finnish Children and Adolescents Increased by Nearly a Fifth After First Pandemic Phase
According to a new study conducted by the Research Centre for Child Psychiatry of the University of Turku and the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, the amount of new psychiatric diagnoses by Finnish specialist services increased by nearly a fifth among children and adolescents in Finland after the first phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. The diagnoses increased particularly among females, adolescents and those living in the Helsinki region, which had the highest COVID-19 rates and tightest restrictions when compared to the rest of the country.
Study Explored Impact of Russian Invasion on Mental Health in Ukraine 2014 – Adolescents in War-Region Experienced High War Trauma and Daily Stress
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and anxiety were more likely in adolescents exposed to war than those living outside the war-affected region in Ukraine. The unique study conducted by the Research Centre for Child Psychiatry of the University of Turku is the largest epidemiological study using standardised measures that examined the impact of the Russia–Ukraine war 2014 on the mental health of adolescents.
The Jumeira Baccalaureate School in Dubai has recently joined the KiVa antibullying community.
Children who bullied others at the age of 8–9 have higher hazard for committing violent offences by the age of 31. This was shown in a Finnish Nationwide Birth Cohort Study conducted at the Research Centre for Child Psychiatry at the University of Turku, Finland.
The InFLAMES and INVEST Flagships of the University of Turku offer grants for Ukrainian researchers who are unable to continue their work in Ukraine due to the Russian invasion.
Highly Educated Finns Most Likely to Have Two Children – Both Childlessness and Greater Number of Children Increasingly Common among Lower Educated Finns
Lifetime childlessness as well as greater numbers of children among the low- or medium-educated Finns is tied to changes in partnerships.