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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 attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is of very low quality and should be reconsidered for future therapy guidelines.

“Methylphenidate was associated with improved teacher-reported symptoms of ADHD and general behavior and parent-reported quality of life,” Ole J. Storebø, PhD, of the child and adolescent psychiatric department at Region Zealand Psychiatry in Denmark, and colleagues wrote. “However, given the risk of bias in the included trials, and the low quality of evidence, the magnitude of improvement is uncertain.”

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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 intimate partner…
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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 center’s…
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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, Impulsive and Autism…
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Coping Strategies for Child Bully-Victims

Psychiatric Annals, March 2013, Volume 43 Issue 3
1. Distinguish what types of bullying are most common at different ages. 2. Describe six questions to screen for…
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The Patient with Insomnia

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Approximately one-third of adults report some form of sleep disturbance occurring during the course of a week…
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VIDEO: Treating mood, anxiety disorders in emerging adults

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CDC: ADHD treatment rates for young children do not reflect AAP-recommended guidelines

May 4, 2016
Recent findings from the CDC indicated medication was more common than psychological services for treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity…

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Aggression more common in youth who experience cyber and in-person bullying

May 3, 2016
BALTIMORE — Youth who experienced multiple types of bullying were more likely to exhibit aggressive behaviors than those who experienced only…

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Gaps in Medicaid coverage negatively affect pediatric mental health care

May 3, 2016
BALTIMORE — Children who experienced gaps in Medicaid coverage were less likely to be prescribed psychotropic or antipsychotic treatment or…

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Children diagnosed with ASD at younger age after AAP universal screening recommendation

May 2, 2016
BALTIMORE — Children born before the AAP recommendation for universal infant autism spectrum disorder screening, at 18 and 24 months, were…

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Living with an incarcerated parent may increase risk for bullying

May 2, 2016
BALTIMORE — Children who lived with incarcerated parents were more likely to be bullies, according to data presented at the Pediatric Academic…

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Mental health disorders, care increase among military children in US

May 2, 2016
BALTIMORE — Mental health diagnoses and care significantly increased among military-connected children within the last 15 years, according to…

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Most pediatricians do not use mental health clinicians to co-manage patients

May 1, 2016
BALTIMORE — The majority of general pediatricians did not use mental health professionals in the co-management of most of their patients with…

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Aerial vector control spraying linked to increased risk for ASD in children

April 30, 2016
BALTIMORE — Aerial dispersal of pesticides intended to combat mosquitoes increased the risk for autism spectrum disorder and developmental…

Campus climate affects student utilization of mental health services

April 27, 2016
Recent findings from the RAND Corporation indicated college students were more likely to use mental health services if their campus was perceived as…

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State funding for ASD services highest among whites, lowest among Hispanics, blacks

April 25, 2016
Recent findings show that white non-Hispanics received the highest per-person spending for autism spectrum disorder services in California, while…

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