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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 published in JAMA suggest.

Laura P. Richardson, MD, MPH, of Seattle Children’s Research Institute Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development, and colleagues randomly assigned 101 adolescents diagnosed with depression (aged 13 to 17 years) to a 12-month collaborative care intervention (n=50) or usual care (n=51) to determine the effect of both on depression outcomes.

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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 public domain, according…
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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 Pediatrics.The…
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Childhood disability rates increased over 10-year period

August 26, 2014
During the past 10 years, there has been a high increase in childhood disabilities due to neurodevelopmental or mental health problems, according to study results…
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SSRIs for Anxiety and Depression in Children and Adolescents

Psychiatric Annals, March 2013, Volume 43 Issue 3
1. Understand which indications are best suited for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) administration in…
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Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services July 2014 CNE Activity

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

7/1/2014
Topics include parents’ experiences with child’s admission to acute care, diet restrictions and atypical antipsychotic…
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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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Abuse, neglect more common among children with developmental delays

July 18, 2014
A higher risk for abuse and neglect is found among children with developmental disabilities than children developing at a typical rate, according to…
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Amygdala volume predicted childhood anxiety

July 16, 2014
The development of anxiety problems can be influenced by alterations in the development of the amygdala during childhood, according to recent study…
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Weighted blankets did not improve sleep among children with ASD

July 15, 2014
Weighted blankets did not improve sleep duration, falling asleep faster or waking less often among children with autism spectrum disorder, according…
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Bipolar disorder affects brains of children, adults differently

July 14, 2014
Greater activation in the right amygdala is more common among bipolar children, compared with adults, when viewing emotional faces, according to…

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

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Children in dysfunctional families less able to cope with parents’ cancer diagnosis

July 10, 2014
Among children of cancer patients, general family dysfunction prior to diagnosis appears to be highly predictive of emotional distress and…
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