Military Relocation May Affect Kids’ Mental Health

In “Quick Study,” the Washington Post (4/1, Searing) reports that according to a study published online March 18 in the Journal of Adolescent Health, military relocation of families from one city to another may affect children’s mental health. After analyzing data “on 548,336 children, six to 17 years old, who had one parent in the US military,” researchers found that “adjustment disorders, conduct disorders, drug problems, self-injurious behavior and suicide attempts were more likely among youths who had moved.”

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— “Moving kids from one town to another may affect their mental health, study finds,” Linda Searing, Washington Post, March 31, 2014.

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