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Behavior problems common among cognitively delayed children

August 13, 2014

Children with cognitive delay are more likely to have behavior problems compared with typically developing children, according to recent study findings published in Pediatrics.

Erika Rose Cheng, PhD, MPA, of Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, and colleagues evaluated a birth cohort of 8,000 children with typical development or cognitive delay (CD) between 9 and 24 months. CD was classified as typical development and ever, resolved, newly developed, and persistent CD.

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Adolescent depression, anxiety linked to insomnia

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Behavior problems common among cognitively delayed children

August 13, 2014
Children with cognitive delay are more likely to have behavior problems compared with typically developing children, according to recent study…
figure In the Journals

Brain connectivity differs among children with autism, sensory processing disorders

August 8, 2014
Children with sensory processing disorders have decreased structural brain connections in sensory regions different from those among children with…
In the Journals

Oxytocin linked with social skills in children with, without autism

August 8, 2014
Oxytocin’s ability to boost social function could be useful in treating some children with autism, according to recent study findings published…
figure In the Journals

Adolescent depression, anxiety linked to insomnia

August 5, 2014
Depression and generalized anxiety disorder can predict insomnia, according to recent study findings published in Sleep Medicine. “People with…
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Some electronic game play may have positive effects on social behavior, life satisfaction

August 4, 2014
Recent data show a small but statistically significant association between different levels of electronic game engagement and psychosocial…
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Program benefited PCPs treating adolescent depression

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A depression screening and treatment program increased feelings of comfort and accountability among primary care providers treating depression in…
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Students with food allergies more likely to be bullied

July 29, 2014
Schoolchildren with food allergies were nearly twice as likely to be bullied compared with students without food allergies, according to recent study…
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Mental health of children affected by HIV comparable to children with HIV

July 21, 2014
Children affected by HIV experience anxiety and depression similar to children with HIV, which researchers said is indicates a need for policy and…
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Interventions reduced stress in mothers of preterm infants

July 21, 2014
A brief intervention could reduce symptoms of trauma, anxiety and depression in mothers of preterm infants, according to recent study findings…
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Treatment could improve mental health of mothers with offspring with disabilities

July 21, 2014
Mental health needs of mothers of children with disabilities can be improved by trained mentors and professionals, according to recent study findings…
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