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Postnatal maternal bereavement stress associated with increased psychosis risk in offspring

January 30, 2015

Severe postnatal maternal bereavement stress may be associated with an increased risk for psychosis in offspring, especially following a suicide in the nuclear family, according to data published in BMJ.

However, prenatal bereavement stress was not associated with an increased risk for later severe mental illness in offspring.

Peter Szatmari In the Journals

ASD symptom severity differences increased by age 6 years

January 28, 2015
Only a small portion of developmental trajectories in autism spectrum disorder severity and adaptive functioning occurs during the preschool years, suggesting that some…
In the Journals

Neglect linked to changes in neurocognitive, behavioral functioning

January 27, 2015
Severe neglect in infancy may be associated with changes to brain development and associated behavioral functioning, especially among children institutionalized or…
Patricia A. Cavazos-Rehg, PhD In the Journals

Most pro-marijuana tweets involved those aged younger than 25 years

January 26, 2015
Study findings published in the Journal of Adolescent Health indicate the majority of tweets about marijuana were sent and received by Twitter users aged younger than…
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Immune Response and Inflammation in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Psychiatric Annals, September 2012, Volume 42 Issue 9
CME Educational Objectives1. Become familiar with the concept of “susceptibility genes” and the interplay…
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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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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…
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…
Meeting News Coverage

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…
In the Journals

Boys showed higher relational aggression perpetration scores than girls

December 4, 2014
Boys scored significantly higher than girls in relational aggression perpetration and lower than girls in relational aggression victimization…
In the JournalsPerspective

Overall tobacco use prevalent among middle, high school students

November 18, 2014
Despite significant progress in decreasing tobacco use among adolescents, overall tobacco use remains high, as 1 in 5 high school students and 1 in…
Patricia Quinn, MD

ADHD presentation, duration misunderstood among parents, teachers, HCPs

November 18, 2014
Data from a nationally representative, multi-arm survey indicate mothers, teachers and health care professionals have incorrect impressions of ADHD…
In the Journals

GIS technology identified counties at high risk for youth self-inflicted injury

November 17, 2014
Geographic Information Systems maps identified counties in Illinois with the greatest burden of self-inflicted injury among adolescents in study…
In the Journals

Autism increase in Denmark linked to reporting methods

November 11, 2014
Changes to diagnostic criteria explained the apparent increase in prevalence of autism spectrum disorders in Denmark, according to recently published…
In the Journals

Quality of community-based ADHD care needs improvement

November 6, 2014
Recent data indicate community-based ADHD care is inconsistent with evidence-based practice guidelines; however, some variability is unrelated to the…
In the Journals

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…
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