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Exploratory tendencies may link to brain process in preteens

February 24, 2015

Adolescents who explore and pursue new experiences may have alternative brain processes compared with preteens who do not, according to preliminary findings presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 2015 annual meeting.

“These data provide initial evidence that connectivity between the rostrolateral prefrontal cortex and posterior putamen/insula correlates with exploratory tendencies emerging in early adolescents,” Andrew Kayser, MD, PhD, assistant professor at the University of California San Francisco, and American Academy of Neurology member, and colleagues wrote.

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About 25% of homeless children may require mental health services

February 19, 2015
Approximately 25% of children who are homeless have an increased risk for developmental delays and challenges in mental health status, according to data published in the…
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Experts call for unification of mental and physical health care under PCPs

February 18, 2015
Medical experts suggested combining pediatric mental and physical health care in a primary care setting to tackle disparities and social stigmas that impede access to…
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Familial recurrence risk high for Tourette Syndrome, OCD

February 18, 2015
Tourette Syndrome/chronic tic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder have a high recurrence risk among siblings and children of parents who are also diagnosed with…
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Sweetened beverages, energy drinks increase risk for hyperactivity/inattention

February 12, 2015
Consumption of sweetened beverages by middle school students increased their risk for hyperactivity and inattention, reinforcing the AAP’s…
Ryan J. Van Lieshout In the Journals

Low birth weight associated with increased risk for psychiatric disorders

February 9, 2015
Patients in their early to mid-30s who were born at extremely low birth weight have a greater risk for developing psychiatric disorders, according to…
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Topics include use of a sensory room on an intensive care unit, characteristics of temper tantrums in preschoolers with disruptive behaviors, and…
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AAP urges regular behavioral and emotional problem screenings

February 6, 2015
The American Academy of Pediatrics declared a need for more behavioral screenings to reliably diagnose and treat behavioral and emotional problems in…
Jessie P. Buckley, MPH In the Journals

Chronic narcotic use common among pediatric IBD patients

February 5, 2015
Chronic narcotic use is prevalent among children with inflammatory bowel disease, especially those with anxiety and depression, according to new…
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Postnatal maternal bereavement stress associated with increased psychosis risk in offspring

January 30, 2015
Severe postnatal maternal bereavement stress may be associated with an increased risk for psychosis in offspring, especially following a suicide in…
Peter Szatmari In the Journals

ASD symptom severity differences increased by age 6 years

January 28, 2015
Only a small portion of developmental trajectories in autism spectrum disorder severity and adaptive functioning occurs during the preschool years…
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Neglect linked to changes in neurocognitive, behavioral functioning

January 27, 2015
Severe neglect in infancy may be associated with changes to brain development and associated behavioral functioning, especially among children…
Patricia A. Cavazos-Rehg, PhD In the Journals

Most pro-marijuana tweets involved those aged younger than 25 years

January 26, 2015
Study findings published in the Journal of Adolescent Health indicate the majority of tweets about marijuana were sent and received by Twitter users…
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Familial link found between conduct disorder and emotion recognition

January 23, 2015
Adolescents may have an increased chance of developing conduct disorder if emotion recognition impairments are present, according to a recent study…
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