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Exploratory tendencies may link to brain process in preteens

February 24, 2015

Adolescents who explore and pursue new experiences may have alternative brain processes compared with preteens who do not, according to preliminary findings presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 2015 annual meeting.

“These data provide initial evidence that connectivity between the rostrolateral prefrontal cortex and posterior putamen/insula correlates with exploratory tendencies emerging in early adolescents,” Andrew Kayser, MD, PhD, assistant professor at the University of California San Francisco, and American Academy of Neurology member, and colleagues wrote.

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About 25% of homeless children may require mental health services

February 19, 2015
Approximately 25% of children who are homeless have an increased risk for developmental delays and challenges in mental health status, according to data published in the…
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Experts call for unification of mental and physical health care under PCPs

February 18, 2015
Medical experts suggested combining pediatric mental and physical health care in a primary care setting to tackle disparities and social stigmas that impede access to…
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Familial recurrence risk high for Tourette Syndrome, OCD

February 18, 2015
Tourette Syndrome/chronic tic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder have a high recurrence risk among siblings and children of parents who are also diagnosed with…

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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Brief observations insufficient to diagnose autism symptoms

January 23, 2015
The presence of typical behaviors — or absence of atypical behaviors — among children during brief observation periods at a medical visit…
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Video-based therapy may help parents of infants with autism risk

January 21, 2015
Video feedback-based video therapy improved infant attentiveness to parents, parent-child interactions and other positive behavioral outcomes…
Meghan McCormick In the Journals

Intervention increased engagement, decreased disruption among students with behavioral disorder

January 16, 2015
INSIGHTS, a social-emotional learning program, increased behavioral engagement and decreased disruptive and off-task behaviors among young children…
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Targeted programs may halt adolescent, partner sexual violence

January 16, 2015
Prevention programs within the community, at school and through parenting may be efficacious in deterring adolescent intimate partner violence and…
Fetal alcohol syndrome diagnosis missed in adopted children In the Journals

Fetal alcohol syndrome diagnosis missed in adopted children

January 12, 2015
Over 85% of foster and adopted youth with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders were not previously diagnosed or were misdiagnosed with behavioral…
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Majority of eye tests successful in children with autism

January 12, 2015
Patients with autism spectrum disorder, particularly those who are nonverbal, demonstrated a lower success rate in intraocular pressure testing…
Melissa K. Holt, PhD In the Journals

Involvement with bullying increased risk for suicidal thoughts, behaviors

January 8, 2015
Involvement with bullying in any form is associated with suicidal ideation and behavior, according to meta-analyses results published in…
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Family factors mediated association between paternal depression, child behaviors

January 8, 2015
The association between depression in fathers in the postnatal stage and child development may be explained by family factors such as maternal…
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Pet dogs improved social skills among children with autism

January 6, 2015
Children with autism who live in homes with dogs show greater social skills compared to those without dogs in the home, according to a recent…

Top 5 psychiatry news stories of 2014

December 31, 2014
In 2014, Healio Psychiatry provided the latest developments in psychiatry and mental health research. The most-read articles summarized peer reviewed…
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