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No link between primary care mental health screening, depression in children, adolescents

February 9, 2016

Researchers from the University of North Carolina and RTI International found no evidence of a direct link between screening children and adolescents for major depressive disorder in primary care settings and depression, according to data published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

However, the researchers added that evidence revealed some screening tools are accurate, and some treatments are beneficial for adolescents, but not young children, with no evidence they will cause harm.

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USPSTF recommends screening adolescents for depression

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The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has issued an update to its recommendations for the screening of depression in children and adolescents.The B grade…
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Child abuse in youth organizations rare compared with other settings

February 9, 2016
Child abuse, including verbal, physical and sexual abuse, rarely occurred in youth-serving organizations when compared with abuse committed by family members or other…
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Neuroticism may increase risk for anxiety, depression

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Overview and Management of Common Sleep Disorders in Children: A Review for Psychiatrists

Psychiatric Annals, January 2016, Volume 46 Issue 1
Sleep problems are common among children and adolescents, with up to 50% of children experiencing sleep difficulties and as many as 4% receiving a…

This issue: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Psychiatric Annals, January 2016, Volume 46 Issue 1

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. Currently, the US Food and Drug

Pediatric Speech and Language Disorders in the Context of Evidence-Based Taxonomies

Psychiatric Annals, January 2016, Volume 46 Issue 1
Disorders of speech and language affect approximately 6% of children, yet they remain largely understudied, underidentified, and underserved. This…

Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Update

Psychiatric Annals, January 2016, Volume 46 Issue 1
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is characterized by early-onset socialization and communication difficulties associated with restricted interests and

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Higher mortality risk for ASD may be mediated by comorbid psychiatric, neurologic disorders

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Mortality risk for individuals with autism spectrum disorders was two times that of individuals without autism, though findings suggest mechanisms…

Approximately 2 out of 5 young adults receive prescription medication as sole mental health service

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Prescription services were the most common type of mental health service received among young adults aged 18 to 25 years in 2014, according to a…
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ASD, ADHD risk may be influenced by antidepressant-related factors, not antidepressant use

January 8, 2016
Recent findings suggest risk for autism and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder may be influenced by factors associated with prenatal…
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