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Childhood ADHD diagnosis does not always precede adult ADHD

June 21, 2016

Recent findings showed a significant proportion of individuals with late-onset attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder did not meet criteria in childhood, suggesting that a lack of a childhood diagnosis of should not preclude late-onset diagnosis in adulthood.

“To date, adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been conceptualized as a continuation of childhood ADHD. However, recent findings have suggested that, for some individuals, ADHD may not arise until adolescence or adulthood and may be associated with different risk factors and outcomes than childhood ADHD,” Jessica C. Agnew-Blais, ScD, of King’s College London, and colleagues wrote.

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Childhood trauma may increase risk for insomnia in adulthood

June 17, 2016
Data presented at the SLEEP 2016 annual meeting indicated childhood trauma, including abuse, divorce and parental death, was associated with insomnia in adulthood. …
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Childhood trauma increases risk for drug use in adolescence

June 16, 2016
Childhood trauma, ranging from interpersonal violence to car accidents, was associated with increased risk for illicit drug use, according to findings in the Journal of
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Marijuana use in adolescence may increase risk for psychotic symptoms

June 15, 2016
Regular marijuana use significantly increased risk for subclinical psychotic symptoms, particularly paranoia and hallucinations, among adolescent males. “Nearly…
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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…
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The Patient with an Eating Disorder

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Eating disorders are characterized by abnormal eating habits that adversely affect physical and/or mental health. This…
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VIDEO: How to accurately diagnose, treat conversion disorder in youth

April 6, 2016
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Preterm birth may affect developmental outcomes later in life

May 4, 2016
BALTIMORE — Despite comparable developmental outcomes at age 24 months, late-preterm children exhibited lower reading and math scores in…

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Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services June 2016 CNE Activity

June 3, 2016 Expires: 5/31/2019
Topics include heroin use, working with children in families with parental substance abuse, and the effects of short-term separation on the…

This activity is co-provided by Villanova University College of Nursing and SLACK Incorporated.

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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…

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