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Adolescent cannabis use moderates link between genetic risk for schizophrenia, brain development

August 26, 2015

Cannabis use in adolescence moderated the association between genetic risk for schizophrenia and cortical maturation among males, according to study findings in JAMA Psychiatry.

“Given the solid epidemiologic evidence supporting a link between cannabis exposure during adolescence and schizophrenia, we investigate whether the use of cannabis during early adolescence (by 16 years of age) is associated with variations in brain maturation as a function of genetic risk for schizophrenia, as assessed with the recently developed polygenic risk score,” Leon French, PhD, of the Rotman Research Institute in Toronto, and colleagues wrote.

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Strategies to regulate emotion effective among maltreated children

August 26, 2015
When given strategies to regulate emotions, adolescents who experienced maltreatment were able to modulate their emotional responses when viewing positive, negative and…
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Teens of military parents more likely to engage in dangerous behaviors

August 25, 2015
Teenage children with parents or caregivers in the military are more likely to experience adverse events and engage in dangerous behavior during times of war than their…
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In-utero exposure to psychotropic drugs increases risk for negative neonatal outcomes

August 24, 2015
Exposure to psychotropic drugs during pregnancy increases risk for negative outcomes among infants, so much so that researchers recommend the population be considered…

The Relationship Between Obesity and Depression Among Adolescents

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Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services June 2015 CNE Activity

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

Topics include checklist for delirium, stress in first-year nursing students, and mantram repetition for insomnia.
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VIDEO: Managing anxiety disorders during the transition to adulthood

VIDEO: Managing anxiety disorders during the transition to adulthood

May 21, 2015
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Teens medically prescribed marijuana more likely to report addiction

July 29, 2015
High school seniors using marijuana for medical reasons were 10 times more likely to report addiction to the drug than peers who obtain marijuana…
Dieter Wolke, PhD In the Journals

Premature infants more likely to be socially withdrawn as adults

July 28, 2015
Infants in Germany who are born at very low birth weights or are very premature are more likely to be socially withdrawn, neurotic and exhibit signs…
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Students who report poorer mental health use social networking websites more frequently

July 27, 2015
Analysis of a representative sample of middle and high school students indicated students with poor mental health used social networking sites more…
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Experts release GI symptom management guidelines for children with autism

July 24, 2015
Despite the critical nature of nutrition management in children with autism spectrum disorder, no guidelines previously existed for parents or…

UCLA, University of Texas researchers develop assessment tool for bereavement disorder in youth

July 24, 2015
Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Texas have developed an assessment tool for bereavement disorder…
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Changing diagnoses may account for increased prevalence of autism

July 22, 2015
From 2000 to 2011, autism diagnoses among children in special education programs increased more than threefold, potentially due to the…
Child birth, mental illness top reasons behind adolescent hospitalizations In the Journals

Child birth, mental illness top reasons behind adolescent hospitalizations

July 21, 2015
In Texas, mental diseases and disorders and pregnancy and childbirth accounted for the majority of hospitalizations among children aged 10 to 14…
Arash Anoshiravani, MD, MPH In the Journals

Mental illness hospitalizations more common among juvenile prisoners

July 21, 2015
Detained juvenile offenders were more likely to be hospitalized for mental illness, often accompanied by substance abuse, than the general…
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Children with long QT syndrome treated for ADHD at increased cardiac risk

July 21, 2015
According to a recent study, pediatric patients with long QT syndrome who also were treated with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder medications…

Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services receives Cedars-Sinai grant to care for traumatized youth immigrants

July 20, 2015
Cedars-Sinai has granted $50,000 to Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services to provide mental health care for minors with trauma who recently immigrated…
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