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NIH supports multi-year, multi-site research project on autism biomarkers

July 31, 2015

The NIH recently announced its involvement in a privately and publicly funded multi-year project to develop and improve clinical research tools for autism spectrum disorder.

During the next 4 years, the project will receive a total of $28 million to enhance clinical measures of social impairment associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in an effort to improve behavioral evaluations and drug therapies.

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Poverty linked to reduced brain development in children

July 29, 2015
Children from families living below the federal poverty level are at risk for reduced development of gray matter in the frontal and temporal lobes, according to recent…
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Teens medically prescribed marijuana more likely to report addiction

July 29, 2015
High school seniors using marijuana for medical reasons were 10 times more likely to report addiction to the drug than peers who obtain marijuana illegally, according to…
Dieter Wolke, PhD In the Journals

Premature infants more likely to be socially withdrawn as adults

July 28, 2015
Infants in Germany who are born at very low birth weights or are very premature are more likely to be socially withdrawn, neurotic and exhibit signs of autism later in…
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Immune Response and Inflammation in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Psychiatric Annals, September 2012, Volume 42 Issue 9
CME Educational Objectives1. Become familiar with the concept of “susceptibility genes” and the interplay…
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Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services May 2014 CNE Activity

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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VIDEO: Managing anxiety disorders during the transition to adulthood

VIDEO: Managing anxiety disorders during the transition to adulthood

May 21, 2015
TORONTO — John T. Walkup, MD, a professor of psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and New…
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Children with long QT syndrome treated for ADHD at increased cardiac risk

July 21, 2015
According to a recent study, pediatric patients with long QT syndrome who also were treated with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder medications…

Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services receives Cedars-Sinai grant to care for traumatized youth immigrants

July 20, 2015
Cedars-Sinai has granted $50,000 to Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services to provide mental health care for minors with trauma who recently immigrated…

National health report: Preterm birth rate declines, teen depression rises

July 17, 2015
The NIH’s America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2015 report, an annual compendium of health statistics, showed a…
Meeyoung Oh Min, MSW, PhD In the Journals

Adolescents prenatally exposed to cocaine more likely to have sex at an early age

July 17, 2015
Adolescents exposed to cocaine in utero were 2.2 times more likely to engage in sexual intercourse earlier than adolescents unexposed to cocaine…
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Visual hallucinations in children with schizophrenia may be due to delayed brain development

July 16, 2015
Visual hallucinations among children with schizophrenia may be due to delayed development of the inferior longitudinal fasciculus, as results from…
William Copeland In the Journals

Children with psychiatric problems more likely to have dysfunctional adulthood

July 15, 2015
Individuals with psychiatric problems in childhood were more likely to have problems functioning in adulthood, according to study findings in JAMA
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Pupil dilation when viewing sad stimuli may be biomarker of pediatric depression risk

July 14, 2015
Physiological reactivity to sad stimuli, measured via pupil dilation, may be a biomarker of…
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Strong family bonds improve negative effects of domestic violence

July 13, 2015
Youth exposed to domestic violence between parents or caregivers but who also reported strong family bonds had better anxiety and self-esteem…
Theresa S. Betancourt, ScD, MA In the Journals

Problems internalizing predicted mental health issues among war-affected youth

July 10, 2015
Problems internalizing emotions, often associated with depression and anxiety, were a significant predictor of future mental health issues among…
Jeffrey Alberts, PhD

NIH to fund study on link between autism, body temperature

July 10, 2015
Indiana University recently announced it will receive a $900,000 grant from the NIH’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child…
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