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Researchers find inadequate evidence of methylphenidate efficacy for ADHD

November 27, 2015

A recent Cochrane Review indicated methylphenidate may improve teacher-reported attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms, teacher-reported general behavior and parent-reported quality of life among youth with the disorder, however, evidence was low-quality and therefore could not confirm findings.

To assess benefits and harms of methylphenidate for children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Ole Jakob Storebø, PhD, of University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark, and colleagues analyzed 185 randomized trials that compared methylphenidate with placebo or no intervention among youth with ADHD. Analysis included 38 parallel-group trials with 5,111 randomized participants and 147 cross-over trials with 7,134 randomized participants. Study participants had a mean age of 9.7 years.

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Stimulants worsen sleep outcomes among youth with ADHD

November 23, 2015
Results from a meta-analysis show stimulant medication led to longer sleep latency, worse sleep efficiency and shorter sleep duration among youth with…
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Older maternal age may be associated with greater depression, anxiety, stress in offspring

November 20, 2015
Recent findings show maternal age of 35 years and older was associated with increased symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress among young adult female offspring…

NIMH increases efforts for human brain tissue collection, distribution for autism research

November 19, 2015
The NIMH has signed an agreement with the Foundation Associates LLC to establish a nationwide effort for the collection, storage and distribution of postmortem human…

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 and Mental Health Services May 2015 CNE Activity

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

Topics include therapeutic doll play, military nurses’ reintegration, and synthetic cannabinoids.
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Data show differing neurobiology behind reactive aggression in youth with disruptive behavior disorders

October 22, 2015
Among youth with disruptive behavior disorders, those with low levels of callous-unemotional traits exhibited greater threat responses during…
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Higher rates of trauma, mental illness found among youth with severe inhalant use

October 20, 2015
An analysis of incarcerated youth found that those with severe polyinhalant use exhibited the highest rates of traumatic experiences and mental…

SAMHSA, CMS, ASPE award $22.9 million for community-based mental, substance use disorder treatment

October 20, 2015
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, CMS and the Assistant Secretary of Planning and Evaluation recently awarded $22.9 million to…

SAMHSA addresses harms of conversion therapy, needs of LGBTQ youth

October 19, 2015
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration recently published a report addressing conversion therapy for minors with information…

NIH awards $5 million grant to research effects of adolescent substance use

October 19, 2015
The NIH has awarded a $5 million grant to the University of Pittsburgh for a multisite study on the impact of marijuana, alcohol and other drug use…
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Depressive symptoms common in adolescents with diabetes

October 19, 2015
In adolescents with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, symptoms of depression are common despite a low rate of depression diagnoses and treatment in these…
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Study shows comparable effects of child maltreatment among different genders, races

October 16, 2015
According to results from an observational study, different types of child maltreatment have comparable consequences for boys and girls of different…
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Twin, sister studies indicate similar estimated heritability of perinatal depression

October 15, 2015
According to analysis of a twin study and a sibling study, heritability of perinatal depression was estimated at 54% and 44%, respectively, and the…

Nationwide Children's Hospital establishes research institute for youth suicide prevention

October 15, 2015
A new center focusing on suicide prevention among youth has been established by the behavioral health department and the Research Institute at…
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Suicide attempt rates decrease following Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Suicide Prevention program

October 14, 2015
Study findings in JAMA Psychiatry show greater reductions in suicide attempt rates among youth in counties that implemented the Garrett Lee Smith…
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