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Sensory processing may help with autism diagnosis, classification

September 23, 2014

Classification of people on the autism spectrum as well as an earlier diagnosis could be improved by measuring how fast the brain responds to sights and sounds, according to recent study findings published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities.

“One of the challenges in autism is that we don’t know how to classify patients into subgroups or even what those subgroups might be,” Sophie Molholm, PhD, associate professor in the Dominick P. Purpura department of neuroscience and the Muriel and Harold Block Faculty Scholar in Mental Illness in the department of pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, N.Y., said in a press release. “This has greatly limited our understanding of the disorder and how to treat it.”

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HHS grants aim to improve mental health services among youth

September 22, 2014
The US Department of Health and Human Services today announces $99 million in new grants to help improve mental health services for young people, according to a…
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Experts debate PANDAS diagnosis in children

September 18, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Margaret K. Hostetter, MD, the B. K. Rachford professor and chair of department of pediatrics, University of Cincinnati, provides an overview…
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Exercise before school day may reduce ADHD symptom severity

September 17, 2014
Physical activity may reduce symptom severity and moodiness and improve peer functioning among children at risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in the home…
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Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services May 2014 CNE Activity

This activity is co-provided by Villanova University College of Nursing and SLACK Incorporated.

Topics include use of a sensory room on an intensive care unit, characteristics of temper tantrums in preschoolers with…
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Experts debate PANDAS diagnosis in children

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Sensory processing may help with autism diagnosis, classification

September 23, 2014
Classification of people on the autism spectrum as well as an earlier diagnosis could be improved by measuring how fast the brain responds to sights…
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HHS grants aim to improve mental health services among youth

September 22, 2014
The US Department of Health and Human Services today announces $99 million in new grants to help improve mental health services for young people…
figure Meeting News Coverage Video

Experts debate PANDAS diagnosis in children

September 18, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Margaret K. Hostetter, MD, the B. K. Rachford professor and chair of department of pediatrics, University of Cincinnati…
figure In the Journals

Exercise before school day may reduce ADHD symptom severity

September 17, 2014
Physical activity may reduce symptom severity and moodiness and improve peer functioning among children at risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity…
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Bullied children more likely to develop parasomnias

September 16, 2014
Children who are bullied have an increased risk for parasomnias, including nightmares, night terrors and sleepwalking, according to study findings in…
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Family dinners could protect adolescents from cyberbullying

September 11, 2014
The effects of cyberbullying among children could be reduced by sharing regular family meals, according to recent study findings published in JAMA
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Sibling bullying increased risk for depression, self-harm in young adults

September 9, 2014
Children who were bullied by siblings were significantly more likely to experience depression, anxiety and self-harm by early adulthood compared with…
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Collaborative care intervention improved depression among adolescents

September 2, 2014
An intervention that included patient and parent engagement and education improved depression in adolescents seen in primary care, recent study data…
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Study on link between MMR vaccine and autism redacted from publication

August 28, 2014
A recently published study that assessed timing of measles-mumps-rubella vaccination and autism among young black boys has been removed from the…
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AAP: Insufficient sleep among adolescents a public health issue

August 27, 2014
Recent data show the potential role of later school times as a means to reduce adolescent sleepiness, according to a technical report published in…
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