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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 conduct disorder.

“There's evidence already of differences in the brains of individuals with serious behavioral problems, but this is often simplistic and only focused on regions such as the amygdala, which we know is important for emotional behavior,” study researcher Luca Passamonti, MD, of the University of Cambridge, said in a press release. “But conduct disorder is a complex behavioral disorder, so likewise we would expect the changes to be more complex in nature and to potentially involve other brain regions.”

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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 1990, the suicide…
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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 childhood, suggesting…
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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 in adulthood. …
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Psychopharmacogenomics in Pediatric Psychiatry with a Focus on Cytochrome P450 Testing

Psychiatric Annals, January 2016, Volume 46 Issue 1
The recent advances in the field of pharmacogenetics have led to personalized medicine in pediatric psychiatry…
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Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services July 2015 CNE Activity

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

Topics include LGBT health disparities, improving employment outcomes in assertive community treatment, and a pilot…
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VIDEO: Managing psychiatric comorbidities of chronic illness in adolescents

May 31, 2016
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VIDEO: What to look for when treating anxiety in children, adolescents

June 7, 2016
ATLANTA — John T. Walkup, MD, professor of psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, provides several…

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Methylphenidate slightly increases cardiovascular risk among children

June 3, 2016
Use of methylphenidate among children and adolescents for treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder slightly increased the RR for…

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VIDEO: Managing psychiatric comorbidities of chronic illness in adolescents

May 31, 2016
ATLANTA — Susan Samuels, MD, child and adolescent psychiatrist at New York-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine, emphasizes the burden of…

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Trial quality, bias may diminish value of methylphenidate for ADHD

May 24, 2016
A recent clinical review in JAMA reported that evidence supporting the use of methylphenidate among adolescents for treatment of…

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VIDEO: How to integrate services for IPV survivors in a community setting

May 20, 2016
ATLANTA — Mayumi Okuda Benavides, MD, of Columbia University and New York-Presbyterian, explains how to integrate services for survivors of…

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Public health, mental health efforts are mutually beneficial

May 18, 2016
ATLANTA — During the William C. Menninger memorial convocation lecture here, Thomas Frieden, MD, MPH, director of the CDC, reaffirmed the…

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VIDEO: Expert provides new neuromodulation methods for OCD, ASD

May 18, 2016
ATLANTA — Eric Hollander, MD, a professor of psychiatry at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and director of the Compulsive…

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VIDEO Treating eating disorders in adolescents

May 14, 2016
ATLANTA — Matthew Shear, MD, MPH, assistant Professor of Psychiatry at New York-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine, discusses treatment…

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VIDEO: Research shows lasting effects of persistent marijuana use in teens

May 14, 2016
ATLANTA — Alecia Dager, PhD, of Yale School of Medicine and Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center, Hartford, Connecticut, discusses results…

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Depression, suicidal behavior more common in adolescent gang members

May 6, 2016
Depression and suicidal behavior were significantly more common among youth who joined gangs, than their peers who did not, according to findings in…

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