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Most psychiatric disorders do not increase risk for violence

Most psychiatric disorders do not increase risk for violence
May 1, 2015

In a longitudinal study of adolescents from a juvenile detention center, psychiatric disorders were not predictors of future violence, except for substance use disorders.

Katherine S. Elkington, PhD, of Columbia University Medical School, and colleagues assessed violence and psychiatric disorders via self-reports from 1,659 adolescents in the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center in Chicago. Study participants, aged 13 to 25 years, were interviewed up to four times between 3 and 5 years after detention.

Thalia Eley, PhD In the Journals

Researchers observe environmental link between parental, child anxiety

May 1, 2015
The association between parental and offspring anxiety is significantly environmental and independent of genetic confounds, according to study findings in the American
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Researchers find sexting, sexualized online activity significantly prevalent among sexually abused adolescents

April 30, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Study findings presented here at the Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting suggest sexual texting, online sexual solicitations and offline…
Dieter Wolke, PhD Meeting News Coverage

Bullying increases risk for depression, anxiety in late adolescence

April 29, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Being bullied by peers has similar or worse long-term effects on mental health as being maltreated by adults, according to data presented here.To…
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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 and Mental Health Services May 2014 CNE Activity

Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services May 2014 CNE Activity

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

Topics include use of a sensory room on an intensive care unit, characteristics of temper tantrums in preschoolers with…
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LGBT mental health: APA CEO highlights sessions at 2014 conference

May 3, 2014
Saul M. Levin, MD, MPA, chief executive officer and medical director of the American Psychiatric Association…
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Susanna Visser, MS, DrPh In the Journals

CDC: One-third of children with ADHD received both medication, behavioral therapy

April 2, 2015
Researchers found that, while a majority of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder received behavioral therapy or medication…

Childhood Precursors to Psychopathy

Psychiatric Annals, April 2015, Volume 45 Issue 4
Because psychopathy is associated with a more sinister course of antisocial behavior among criminal offenders, identifying childhood precursors of

Risperidone Use in Children: Gynecomastia, Hyperprolactinemia, and Other Controversies

Psychiatric Annals, April 2015, Volume 45 Issue 4
The use of neuroleptics, especially risperidone, and their common side effect of hyperprolactinemia and the rare but significant adverse effect of
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Paternal, maternal depression may influence toddler anxiety, behavior

March 27, 2015
Data suggest both maternal and paternal depression plays a role in a child’s behavior, according to research published in Couple and Family
Website found to ease pre-surgery anxiety in children and parents In the Journals

Website found to ease pre-surgery anxiety in children and parents

March 26, 2015
Parents and children who used the Web-based Tailored Intervention for Preparation for parents and children undergoing Outpatient Surgery reported…
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Common air pollutant linked to cognitive, behavioral impairment in developing brains

March 25, 2015
Prenatal exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons has been linked to cognitive and behavioral impairment in developing brains, according to data…
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Children with autism found more likely to have gastrointestinal symptoms

March 25, 2015
Children with autism spectrum disorder are more likely to have gastrointestinal symptoms as infants and toddlers compared with children with typical…
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Advisory committee calls for further clarification of true pediatric drug indications

March 25, 2015
The Pediatric Advisory Committee of the FDA met Tuesday to review data for numerous drugs to determine their safety for pediatric populations.Based…
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Parental motivation, enhanced care improves ADHD symptoms

March 23, 2015
Children with consistent attention-deficit/hyperactivity symptoms who were administered enhanced care by parents and providers exhibited improved…
Christine Fountain, PhD In the Journals

Children born via assisted reproductive technology at greater risk for autism

March 19, 2015
Children born as a result of assisted reproductive technology were twice as likely to have autism compared with those born without reproductive…
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