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More than one-third of US youth experienced physical assault in last year

More than one-third of US youth experienced physical assault in last year
June 29, 2015

Results from the National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence published in JAMA Pediatrics suggest that more than one-third of children in the United States experienced a physical assault within the last year.

“Violence against children continues to grow as a salient issue in national and international public health and public policy discussions. However, epidemiology to accurately describe the problem and track trends continues to be a stumbling block in the United States and elsewhere,” study researcher David Finkelhor, PhD, of the University of New Hampshire, and colleagues wrote. “Available data have not resolved disagreements about whether physical abuse of children in the United States has been increasing or decreasing or whether bullying is an epidemic or on the decline.”

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Decreased brain response to reward anticipation may be a predictor of adolescent depression

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Reduced brain response to reward anticipation varied across the risk spectrum for depression among adolescents, and increased risk for anhedonia, low mood and depressive…
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Trabecular bone scores reveal weaker bone structure in girls with anorexia nervosa

June 26, 2015
Trabecular bone score derived from DXA measurements revealed evidence of degraded bone structure in adolescent girls with anorexia nervosa, according to research in The
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Weaker working memory in adolescents associated with unsafe sexual behavior

June 25, 2015
Weaker working memory in adolescents was associated with an increase in unsafe sexual behavior, according to a recent study published in Child Development.The findings…

The Relationship Between Obesity and Depression Among Adolescents

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Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services July 2014 CNE Activity

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VIDEO: Managing anxiety disorders during the transition to adulthood

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May 21, 2015
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Consuming fermented food may reduce social anxiety

June 22, 2015
Young adults who consumed more fermented food felt less socially anxious than those who did not, according to study findings in Psychiatry
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Exposure to maternal depression may influence child telomere length, lead to behavioral problems

June 19, 2015
Children with oppositional defiant behavior were more likely to have shorter telomeres, a marker of cellular aging that is associated with increased…
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Anesthesia may negatively impact IQ, comprehension in children

June 18, 2015
The use of anesthesia in pediatric patients aged 4 years or younger may be associated with lower IQ, lower language compression and changes in brain…
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Neurobehavioral issues among children with Down syndrome may change over time

June 16, 2015
Analyses of electronic medical records showed changes in psychotropic medication use over time among children with Down syndrome, suggesting…
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Medical marijuana laws do not increase adolescent use of marijuana

June 16, 2015
Results from multiple annual cross-sectional surveys indicate that passing state medical marijuana laws did not increase marijuana use among…
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Weapons exposure generally harmful to children's mental health

June 15, 2015
Weapon involvement in the victimization of children and adolescents may have a significant effect on mental health, as recent study findings revealed…
Kimberly Mitchell, PhD In the Journals

Experiencing two types of bullying more emotionally harmful than in-person, online only

June 15, 2015
Children who experienced two types of harassment, in-person and online, reported greater emotional harm compared with children who experienced…
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Perinatal depression intervention did not provide long-term improvement among offspring

June 12, 2015
The Thinking Healthy Programme, a perinatal depression intervention, did not have long-term effects on children of mothers who received the…
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Excessive movement may increase attention, alertness among children with ADHD

June 12, 2015
Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder may exhibit excessive movement during cognitive performance in an effort to increase alertness…
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Brain connectivity analyses have implications for future ASD interventions

June 10, 2015
Results from two studies using functional MRI to examine brain connectivity among individuals with autism spectrum disorder offer new understandings…
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