A new APEAL lab paper entitled ‘Time trends in symptoms of mental illness in children and adolescents in Canada’ was recently published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. This study showed that the prevalence of child and adolescent symptoms of mental illness have generally remained stable over time. From 1994/1995 to 2008/2009, symptoms of depression/anxiety did not change, while indirect aggression and conduct disorder decreased slightly. There was also a moderate decline in reporting of suicidal thoughts or attempts. However, there was an increase in symptoms of hyperactivity over this period. Congratulations to the authors, including APEAL lab alumna Seanna McMartin, as well as APEAL lab members Mila Kingsbury and Jennifer Dykxhoorn.
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