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Childhood traumatic brain injury linked to long-term health issues

August 31, 2016

There are potentially causal effects between childhood and adolescent traumatic brain injury and later, long-term impairments with regard to a range of health and social outcomes, according to data published in PLOS Medicine.

The researchers further concluded that age-sensitive clinical guidelines and preventive strategies should be targeted at children and adolescents.

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Parental psychiatric disorders increase risk for attempted suicide, violence

August 31, 2016
Children whose parents have psychiatric disorders have higher risk for attempted suicide and violent offending, particularly if parents have antisocial personality…
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Unhealthy diet during pregnancy linked to ADHD symptoms in youth

August 30, 2016
Avoiding an unhealthy diet while pregnant may reduce the risk for ADHD symptoms in early-onset persistent youth, due to lower DNA methylation of the insulin-like growth…
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Substance abuse, smoking more common in youth with mood disorders

August 30, 2016
Adolescents with bipolar disorder, particularly those with comorbid conduct disorder, were significantly more likely to smoke cigarettes and have substance use disorder…
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SSRIs for Anxiety and Depression in Children and Adolescents

Psychiatric Annals, March 2013, Volume 43 Issue 3
1. Understand which indications are best suited for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) administration in…
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The Patient with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

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Adults affected with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are likely to develop significant psychosocial…
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Reduced neural response may be useful screening target for adolescent depression

July 25, 2016
Reduced reward positivity predicted first-onset depressive disorder among adolescent girls, suggesting blunted neural response may be an important…

Young adults with mental illness less likely to receive mental health care

July 25, 2016
Recent findings suggest that approximately two-thirds of young adults with any mental illness do not receive necessary mental health care. “It…

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Treated prevalence of ASD increases following insurance mandates

July 18, 2016
The prevalence of treated children with autism spectrum disorders increased following implementation of state insurance mandates; however, treated…

NIH grant will advance autism technology for communication, language development

July 15, 2016
SPEAK MODalities and the Augmentative and Alternative Communication Laboratory at Purdue University recently received a phase 1 research grant from…

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Augmenting CBT with partial agonist ineffective for pediatric OCD

July 11, 2016
D-cycloserine augmentation of cognitive behavioral therapy was not superior to placebo among youth with obsessive-compulsive disorder, according to…

NIMH research to further explore computer game to treat irritability in children

July 8, 2016
Following positive results from an open pilot study, researchers from the NIMH plan to conduct a larger study to confirm efficacy of a computer game…

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Residential moving dramatically impacts children’s physical, mental well-being

July 7, 2016
Residential moving can adversely impact the physical and mental health of children across all stages of childhood, according to numerous recent…

NSDUH: One in 13 youth have serious suicidal thoughts

July 6, 2016
From 2013 to 2014, approximately one in 13 young adults in the U.S. had serious thoughts about suicide, according to recent findings from the…

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Telepsychiatry increases mental health care access for children in rural areas

July 6, 2016
Recent findings indicated severe geographical barriers to child and adolescent psychiatry services among rural youth, highlighting the efficacy of…

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Direct, indirect childhood trauma increases risk for addiction

July 5, 2016
Experiencing direct and indirect forms of violence during childhood significantly increased risk for drug and alcohol dependence later in life. …

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