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Reduced neural response may be useful screening target for adolescent depression

July 25, 2016

Reduced reward positivity predicted first-onset depressive disorder among adolescent girls, suggesting blunted neural response may be an important target for screening and prevention.

“Adolescence is a high-risk period for the emergence of depression. Prospective studies show a marked increase in rates of depression from childhood through adolescence, and epidemiological studies indicate that the lifetime prevalence of depression in adolescence is approximately 11% to 14%,” Brady D. Nelson, PhD, of Stony Brook University, New York, and colleagues wrote. “Adolescence provides a unique opportunity to examine risk factors for depression before the marked increase in disorder incidence and symptoms, especially in girls, who exhibit the sharpest rise in risk.”

Young adults with mental illness less likely to receive mental health care

July 25, 2016
Recent findings suggest that approximately two-thirds of young adults with any mental illness do not receive necessary mental health care. “It is essential that…
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Treated prevalence of ASD increases following insurance mandates

July 18, 2016
The prevalence of treated children with autism spectrum disorders increased following implementation of state insurance mandates; however, treated prevalence was much…

NIH grant will advance autism technology for communication, language development

July 15, 2016
SPEAK MODalities and the Augmentative and Alternative Communication Laboratory at Purdue University recently received a phase 1 research grant from NIH to advance autism…

Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Update

Psychiatric Annals, January 2016, Volume 46 Issue 1
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is characterized by early-onset socialization and communication difficulties associated…
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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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APA 2016

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VIDEO: Expert provides new neuromodulation methods for OCD, ASD

May 18, 2016
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Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services July 2016 CNE Activity

July 5, 2016 Expires: 6/30/2019
Topics include psychiatric inpatient bedside handoff, advocating for the use of pharmacogenomics testing, and cognitive-behavioral prevention program…

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

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Low attention control may be genetic risk factor for anxiety

July 1, 2016
Recent findings indicated low attention control in early adolescence was associated with phenotypic and genetic risk for four different anxiety…

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Brain structure differs between child, adolescent conduct disorder

June 30, 2016
Recent findings provide novel evidence of quantitative differences in structural brain organization between childhood-onset and adolescence-onset…

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AAP updates recommendations for management of adolescent suicide

June 29, 2016
The American Academy of Pediatrics recently published updated recommendations regarding suicide risk and attempts in adolescents. “From 1950 to…

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Childhood ADHD diagnosis does not always precede adult ADHD

June 21, 2016
Recent findings showed a significant proportion of individuals with late-onset attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder did not meet criteria in…

Meeting News Coverage

Childhood trauma may increase risk for insomnia in adulthood

June 17, 2016
Data presented at the SLEEP 2016 annual meeting indicated childhood trauma, including abuse, divorce and parental death, was associated with insomnia…

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Childhood trauma increases risk for drug use in adolescence

June 16, 2016
Childhood trauma, ranging from interpersonal violence to car accidents, was associated with increased risk for illicit drug use, according to…

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Marijuana use in adolescence may increase risk for psychotic symptoms

June 15, 2016
Regular marijuana use significantly increased risk for subclinical psychotic symptoms, particularly paranoia and hallucinations, among adolescent…

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Psychiatry's Role in Supporting Healthy Development in Gender Diverse Children

Psychiatric Annals, June 2016, Volume 46 Issue 6
Increasing numbers of transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) children are presenting for care in medical and behavioral health settings. Most…

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Most antidepressants ineffective, unsafe for depression in youth

June 8, 2016
Findings from a network meta-analysis indicated that out of 14 antidepressant treatments, only fluoxetine had some efficacy for treatment of major…

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