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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 men who had insecure attachments during infancy, according to study data.

“Our study suggests that it is the combination of both early risk factors that predicts anxiety in adolescence, particularly social anxiety,” Erin Lewis-Morrarty, PhD, of the department of psychology at the University of Maryland, said in a press release. “The findings can inform the prevention and treatment of adolescent social anxiety by identifying specific factors that increase risk for this outcome among children who are persistently shy.”

Pam Factor-Litvak In the Journals

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 scores than children…
Maternal exposure to fine particulate air pollution may increase autism risk In the Journals

Maternal exposure to fine particulate air pollution may increase autism risk

December 18, 2014
Findings from an ongoing study suggest that a mother’s exposure to particulate matter air pollution during pregnancy may be linked to the development of autism…
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Cortical thinning, school problems associated with pediatric Crohn's

December 9, 2014
ORLANDO, Fla. — Two studies presented at the Advances in IBD meeting showed the potential neurological and psychological implications of treating pediatric…

Neglect in Children

Psychiatric Annals, March 2013, Volume 43 Issue 3
1. Learn how to manage the complexities of defining neglect in children.2. Examine the multiple contributors to…
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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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Screening instrument identified detained youth in need of mental health services

November 6, 2014
Detained youths identified as at-risk for a mental health issue according to a youth screening instrument were more likely to receive a follow-up…
Rebecca Cunningham In the Journals

Youth with assault-related injury twice as likely to return to ED for violent re-injury

November 5, 2014
Recent data show adolescents who presented to the ED with assault-related injuries were nearly twice as likely as their peers with non-assault…
Mary T. Caserta, MD In the Journals

Congenital HHV-6 may negatively affect neurodevelopment

November 4, 2014
Recent data show children with congenital human herpesvirus-6 had lower neurodevelopmental test scores compared with healthy children at age 1 year…
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Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders more prevalent than previously indicated

October 31, 2014
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders were more prevalent among a cohort of first graders in the Midwest than indicated by previous estimates, according…
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More research needed in school-based mental health interventions

October 22, 2014
Research is lacking for studies of mental health promotion and care interventions implemented through school-based programs for children in low- and…
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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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