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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 Psychology: Research and Practice.

“Father’s emotions affect their children,” Sheehan Fisher, PhD, instructor in psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and psychologist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, said in a press release. “New fathers should be screened and treated for postpartum depression, just as we do for mothers.”

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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 less anxiety regarding…
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Antibiotic effect on autism symptoms may impact future research

March 26, 2015
A course of amoxicillin for streptococcal pharyngitis dramatically and rapidly improved symptoms in a child with autism spectrum disorder, according to results of a case…
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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 published in JAMA

Coping Strategies for Child Bully-Victims

Psychiatric Annals, March 2013, Volume 43 Issue 3
1. Distinguish what types of bullying are most common at different ages.2. Describe six questions to screen for…
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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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Experts call for unification of mental and physical health care under PCPs

February 18, 2015
Medical experts suggested combining pediatric mental and physical health care in a primary care setting to tackle disparities and social stigmas that…
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Familial recurrence risk high for Tourette Syndrome, OCD

February 18, 2015
Tourette Syndrome/chronic tic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder have a high recurrence risk among siblings and children of parents who are…
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Abandoned, institutionalized children at greater risk for autism

February 17, 2015
Children who were abandoned at birth and raised at institutions may have an increased risk for social communication difficulties and autism spectrum…
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Therapy techniques vary based on individual, organizational factors

February 16, 2015
Therapists’ use of cognitive behavioral therapy, family therapy and psychodynamic therapy techniques is influenced by individual or…
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ADHD medication use reduced child, adolescent brain injury risk

February 16, 2015
The risk of brain injury to children and adolescents with ADHD was significantly reduced while patients were administered methylphenidate or…
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THC use among adolescents linked with poorer sleep

February 16, 2015
Adolescents who tested positive for tetrahydrocannabinol via urine tests were more likely to meet multiple sleep latency test criteria or have…
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Parents meet criteria for PTSD following child’s stroke

February 13, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Parents met criteria for posttraumatic stress disorder following their child’s stroke, and their children demonstrated…
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OCD, ADHD most common psychiatric disorders in Tourette Syndrome

February 13, 2015
The most common psychiatric comorbidities among those with Tourette Syndrome include obsessive compulsive disorder and…
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Sweetened beverages, energy drinks increase risk for hyperactivity/inattention

February 12, 2015
Consumption of sweetened beverages by middle school students increased their risk for hyperactivity and inattention, reinforcing the AAP’s…
Ryan J. Van Lieshout In the Journals

Low birth weight associated with increased risk for psychiatric disorders

February 9, 2015
Patients in their early to mid-30s who were born at extremely low birth weight have a greater risk for developing psychiatric disorders, according to…
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