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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 disorder, according to recent data.

Researchers from the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute in Melbourne, Australia, and colleagues examined the records of 391 Australian children aged 6 to 8 years. Participants not already diagnosed with ADHD were screened through reports submitted by parents and teachers, resulting in one group of children with ADHD (n=179) and another without (n=212).

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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 their shy peers who…
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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, regardless of psychologist…
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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 about the changeable…
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The Relationship Between Obesity and Depression Among Adolescents

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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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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…
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Sibling bullying increased risk for depression, self-harm in young adults

September 9, 2014
Children who were bullied by siblings were significantly more likely to experience depression, anxiety and self-harm by early adulthood compared with…
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Collaborative care intervention improved depression among adolescents

September 2, 2014
An intervention that included patient and parent engagement and education improved depression in adolescents seen in primary care, recent study data…
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Study on link between MMR vaccine and autism redacted from publication

August 28, 2014
A recently published study that assessed timing of measles-mumps-rubella vaccination and autism among young black boys has been removed from the…
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AAP: Insufficient sleep among adolescents a public health issue

August 27, 2014
Recent data show the potential role of later school times as a means to reduce adolescent sleepiness, according to a technical report published in…
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Childhood disability rates increased over 10-year period

August 26, 2014
During the past 10 years, there has been a high increase in childhood disabilities due to neurodevelopmental or mental health problems, according to…
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Behavior problems common among cognitively delayed children

August 13, 2014
Children with cognitive delay are more likely to have behavior problems compared with typically developing children, according to recent study…
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Brain connectivity differs among children with autism, sensory processing disorders

August 8, 2014
Children with sensory processing disorders have decreased structural brain connections in sensory regions different from those among children with…
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Oxytocin linked with social skills in children with, without autism

August 8, 2014
Oxytocin’s ability to boost social function could be useful in treating some children with autism, according to recent study findings published…
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Adolescent depression, anxiety linked to insomnia

August 5, 2014
Depression and generalized anxiety disorder can predict insomnia, according to recent study findings published in Sleep Medicine. “People with…
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Some electronic game play may have positive effects on social behavior, life satisfaction

August 4, 2014
Recent data show a small but statistically significant association between different levels of electronic game engagement and psychosocial…
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