Adolescents, mental health, and TikTok use

At the 2022 Pediatric Academic Societies meeting, Bradley Kerr, MS shared research on how adolescents really feel about TikTok when it comes to mental health support and peer comparison. — Read on http://www.contemporarypediatrics.com/view/adolescents-mental-health-and-tiktok-use

Study suggests early self-awareness of autism leads to better quality of life

People who learn they are autistic when they are younger may have a heightened quality of life and sense of well-being in adulthood. — Read on http://www.port.ac.uk/news-events-and-blogs/news/study-suggests-early-self-awareness-of-autism-leads-to-better-quality-of-life

At least 5 million children have lost a parent or caregiver due to COVID-19 since March 2020, updated figures suggest

At least 5 million children have lost a parent or caregiver due to COVID-19 since March 2020, updated figures suggest. There is a generation of kids growing up with significant grief and loss. Kids are at risk of developmental delay without working through their trauma. — Read on medicalxpress.com/news/2022-02-million-children-lost-parent-caregiver.html