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Reduced neural response may be useful screening target for adolescent depression

July 25, 2016

Reduced reward positivity predicted first-onset depressive disorder among adolescent girls, suggesting blunted neural response may be an important target for screening and prevention.

“Adolescence is a high-risk period for the emergence of depression. Prospective studies show a marked increase in rates of depression from childhood through adolescence, and epidemiological studies indicate that the lifetime prevalence of depression in adolescence is approximately 11% to 14%,” Brady D. Nelson, PhD, of Stony Brook University, New York, and colleagues wrote. “Adolescence provides a unique opportunity to examine risk factors for depression before the marked increase in disorder incidence and symptoms, especially in girls, who exhibit the sharpest rise in risk.”

Young adults with mental illness less likely to receive mental health care

July 25, 2016
Recent findings suggest that approximately two-thirds of young adults with any mental illness do not receive necessary mental health care. “It is essential that…
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Treated prevalence of ASD increases following insurance mandates

July 18, 2016
The prevalence of treated children with autism spectrum disorders increased following implementation of state insurance mandates; however, treated prevalence was much…

NIH grant will advance autism technology for communication, language development

July 15, 2016
SPEAK MODalities and the Augmentative and Alternative Communication Laboratory at Purdue University recently received a phase 1 research grant from NIH to advance autism…
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Overview and Management of Common Sleep Disorders in Children: A Review for Psychiatrists

Psychiatric Annals, January 2016, Volume 46 Issue 1
Sleep problems are common among children and adolescents, with up to 50% of children experiencing sleep difficulties…
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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: January 2016

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Psychiatric Annals

“A person’s a person, no matter how small,” wrote Dr. Seuss in Horton Hears a Who!
In the mystery of…
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Reduced neural response may be useful screening target for adolescent depression

July 25, 2016
Reduced reward positivity predicted first-onset depressive disorder among adolescent girls, suggesting blunted neural response may be an important…

Young adults with mental illness less likely to receive mental health care

July 25, 2016
Recent findings suggest that approximately two-thirds of young adults with any mental illness do not receive necessary mental health care. “It…

In the Journals

Treated prevalence of ASD increases following insurance mandates

July 18, 2016
The prevalence of treated children with autism spectrum disorders increased following implementation of state insurance mandates; however, treated…

NIH grant will advance autism technology for communication, language development

July 15, 2016
SPEAK MODalities and the Augmentative and Alternative Communication Laboratory at Purdue University recently received a phase 1 research grant from…

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Augmenting CBT with partial agonist ineffective for pediatric OCD

July 11, 2016
D-cycloserine augmentation of cognitive behavioral therapy was not superior to placebo among youth with obsessive-compulsive disorder, according to…

NIMH research to further explore computer game to treat irritability in children

July 8, 2016
Following positive results from an open pilot study, researchers from the NIMH plan to conduct a larger study to confirm efficacy of a computer game…

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Residential moving dramatically impacts children’s physical, mental well-being

July 7, 2016
Residential moving can adversely impact the physical and mental health of children across all stages of childhood, according to numerous recent…

NSDUH: One in 13 youth have serious suicidal thoughts

July 6, 2016
From 2013 to 2014, approximately one in 13 young adults in the U.S. had serious thoughts about suicide, according to recent findings from the…

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Telepsychiatry increases mental health care access for children in rural areas

July 6, 2016
Recent findings indicated severe geographical barriers to child and adolescent psychiatry services among rural youth, highlighting the efficacy of…

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Direct, indirect childhood trauma increases risk for addiction

July 5, 2016
Experiencing direct and indirect forms of violence during childhood significantly increased risk for drug and alcohol dependence later in life. …

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