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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, suggesting that some children with more severe and stable symptoms show significant improvements.

“This finding highlights the importance of close surveillance of these two domains independently over time,” Peter Szatmari, MD, of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health at The Hospital for Sick Children at the University of Toronto, and of the Pathways in ASD Study Team, and colleagues wrote.

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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 institutionalized or…
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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 aged younger than…
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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 published in…
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Immune Response and Inflammation in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Psychiatric Annals, September 2012, Volume 42 Issue 9
CME Educational Objectives1. Become familiar with the concept of “susceptibility genes” and the interplay…
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Journal of Psychosocial Nursing

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.

Topics include parents’ experiences with child’s admission to acute care, diet restrictions and atypical antipsychotic…
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Involvement with bullying increased risk for suicidal thoughts, behaviors

January 8, 2015
Involvement with bullying in any form is associated with suicidal ideation and behavior, according to meta-analyses results published in…
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Family factors mediated association between paternal depression, child behaviors

January 8, 2015
The association between depression in fathers in the postnatal stage and child development may be explained by family factors such as maternal…
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Pet dogs improved social skills among children with autism

January 6, 2015
Children with autism who live in homes with dogs show greater social skills compared to those without dogs in the home, according to a recent…

Top 5 psychiatry news stories of 2014

December 31, 2014
In 2014, Healio Psychiatry provided the latest developments in psychiatry and mental health research. The most-read articles summarized peer reviewed…
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Maternal sensitivity associated with social, academic development

December 31, 2014
Early maternal sensitivity has social and academic development implications from early childhood through adulthood, recently published data…
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Preterm birth associated with decreased memory function

December 30, 2014
Children born prematurely may not recollect contextual memories as readily as children born full term, according to study findings in Child
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Fetal alcohol syndrome increased psychosocial issues in adulthood

December 29, 2014
People with fetal alcohol syndrome as children may have a greater level of psychosocial outcomes as they grow older, according to a Swedish study.The…
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Maternal depression increased likelihood of risky behavior in teens

December 26, 2014
Adolescents were more likely to engage in risky behavior if exposed to their mother’s depressive symptoms, especially during middle childhood…
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Infant attachment, early behavioral inhibition may predict adolescent social anxiety

December 22, 2014
Researchers found an association between consistently high behavioral inhibition in childhood and adolescent anxiety symptoms mainly among adolescent…
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Prenatal exposure to household chemicals associated with lower child IQ

December 18, 2014
Children exposed to two common household chemicals, di-n-butyl phthalate and di-isobutyl phthalate, during pregnancy had significantly lower IQ…
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