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Overall tobacco use prevalent among middle, high school students

November 18, 2014

Despite significant progress in decreasing tobacco use among adolescents, overall tobacco use remains high, as 1 in 5 high school students and 1 in 20 high school students currently use tobacco, according to an MMWR report.

René A. Arrazola, MPH, of the CDC, and colleagues assessed data from the 2013 National Youth Tobacco Survey to determine the prevalence of tobacco use among US middle and high school students. Surveyed students were asked if they ever (at least once) or currently (at least once in the past 30 days) use cigarettes, cigars, hookahs, smokeless tobacco, electronic cigarettes, pipes, snus, bidis, kreteks and dissolvable tobacco.

Patricia Quinn, MD

ADHD presentation, duration misunderstood among parents, teachers, HCPs

November 18, 2014
Data from a nationally representative, multi-arm survey indicate mothers, teachers and health care professionals have incorrect impressions of ADHD symptoms, diagnosis…
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GIS technology identified counties at high risk for youth self-inflicted injury

November 17, 2014
Geographic Information Systems maps identified counties in Illinois with the greatest burden of self-inflicted injury among adolescents in study findings published in…
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Autism increase in Denmark linked to reporting methods

November 11, 2014
Changes to diagnostic criteria explained the apparent increase in prevalence of autism spectrum disorders in Denmark, according to recently published…
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The Relationship Between Obesity and Depression Among Adolescents

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Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services May 2014 CNE Activity

Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services May 2014 CNE Activity

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Topics include use of a sensory room on an intensive care unit, characteristics of temper tantrums in preschoolers with…
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ADHD in children linked to disorders, lower academic, social performance

October 7, 2014
Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder had more academic difficulty, peer problems and comorbid disorders than those without the…
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Intervention improved shy children’s academic performance

October 3, 2014
Recent data show shy children who participated in a temperament-based intervention had greater increases in critical thinking and math compared with…
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Psychotherapy rates for children using ADHD drugs vary by location

September 26, 2014
Recent data show receipt of psychotherapy among children who use attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder medication varied geographically…
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Brief intervention may decrease depressive symptoms in adolescents

September 24, 2014
Depressive symptoms seen among adolescents during the high school transition could be reduced with a low-cost, one-time intervention that educates…
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Sensory processing may help with autism diagnosis, classification

September 23, 2014
Classification of people on the autism spectrum as well as an earlier diagnosis could be improved by measuring how fast the brain responds to sights…
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HHS grants aim to improve mental health services among youth

September 22, 2014
The US Department of Health and Human Services today announces $99 million in new grants to help improve mental health services for young people…
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Experts debate PANDAS diagnosis in children

September 18, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Margaret K. Hostetter, MD, the B. K. Rachford professor and chair of department of pediatrics, University of Cincinnati…
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Exercise before school day may reduce ADHD symptom severity

September 17, 2014
Physical activity may reduce symptom severity and moodiness and improve peer functioning among children at risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity…
Dieter Wolke, PhD In the Journals

Bullied children more likely to develop parasomnias

September 16, 2014
Children who are bullied have an increased risk for parasomnias, including nightmares, night terrors and sleepwalking, according to study findings in…
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Family dinners could protect adolescents from cyberbullying

September 11, 2014
The effects of cyberbullying among children could be reduced by sharing regular family meals, according to recent study findings published in JAMA
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