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Youth who identify as goth may be more at risk for depression, self-harm

August 27, 2015

Analysis of a longitudinal, community-based cohort indicated more young people who identified with goth subculture met criteria for clinical depression and self-harm than those who did not identify with the subculture.

“Previous research has suggested that deliberate self-harm is associated with contemporary goth subculture in young people; however, whether this association is confounded by characteristics of young people, their families, and their circumstances is unclear,” Lucy Bowes, PhD, of Oxford University, and colleagues wrote.

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Adolescent cannabis use moderates link between genetic risk for schizophrenia, brain development

August 26, 2015
Cannabis use in adolescence moderated the association between genetic risk for schizophrenia and cortical maturation among males, according to study findings in JAMA
Katie A. McLaughlin, PhD In the Journals

Strategies to regulate emotion effective among maltreated children

August 26, 2015
When given strategies to regulate emotions, adolescents who experienced maltreatment were able to modulate their emotional responses when viewing positive, negative and…
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Teens of military parents more likely to engage in dangerous behaviors

August 25, 2015
Teenage children with parents or caregivers in the military are more likely to experience adverse events and engage in dangerous behavior during times of war than their…
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Determination of ADHD vs. Autism Spectrum Disorder

Psychiatric Annals, August 2012, Volume 42 Issue 8
1. Recognize that symptoms of inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder…
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JPN May 2015

Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services May 2015 CNE Activity

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

Topics include therapeutic doll play, military nurses’ reintegration, and synthetic cannabinoids.
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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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Integrating behavioral care into primary care improves outcomes in children, adolescents

August 13, 2015
Integrated medical-behavioral primary care improved behavioral health in children and adolescents, compared with those who received usual care…
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Selective eating may predict mental health issues in children

August 12, 2015
Children who demonstrated selective eating, or “picky eating” behaviors, were at a higher risk for developing mental health issues such…
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Heightened sensitivity to reward influences cognitive performance among children with ADHD

August 11, 2015
Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder exhibited greater improvement in cognitive task performance with reinforcement because of…
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AHA: Teens with major depression, bipolar disorder at risk for early CVD

August 10, 2015
Major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder in adolescents are moderate-risk conditions associated with accelerated atherosclerosis and early CVD…
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Childhood physical, sexual abuse associated with increased risk for developing ulcerative colitis

August 10, 2015
Adults who were physically or sexually abused during childhood had an estimated twofold increased risk for developing ulcerative colitis, according…
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Marijuana use in adolescence may not affect adult health outcomes

August 7, 2015
Adolescent use of marijuana, at varying degrees, did not influence mental and physical health outcomes in adulthood, according to study findings in…

Research finds lower risk for preterm birth among pregnant women taking SSRIs

August 7, 2015
Women with psychiatric disorders who used selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors during pregnancy had a lower risk for late preterm and very preterm…
Scott Hadland, MD, PhD In the Journals

Attempted suicide, childhood maltreatment common among youth living, working on streets

August 6, 2015
Self-reported attempted suicide and childhood maltreatment were common among children living or working on the street in Vancouver, Canada…
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Adolescents see improved mental health after bariatric surgery

August 3, 2015
Following bariatric surgery, most teens with severe obesity experience improved mental health; however, one in five continues to experience symptoms…
Thomas Insel

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…
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