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Antipsychotic prescriptions for children follow best practice guidelines 50% of the time

March 2, 2015

Clinicians who prescribe antipsychotic medications to Vermont Medicaid-insured children only follow best practice guidelines approximately 50% of the time, according to new study data.

However, researchers caution that it is possible that this percentage may be an overestimation due to a lack of metabolic monitoring self-reported by the clinicians included in the survey.

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Exploratory tendencies may link to brain process in preteens

February 24, 2015
Adolescents who explore and pursue new experiences may have alternative brain processes compared with preteens who do not, according to preliminary findings presented at…
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About 25% of homeless children may require mental health services

February 19, 2015
Approximately 25% of children who are homeless have an increased risk for developmental delays and challenges in mental health status, according to data published in the…
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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 impede access to…
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Determination of ADHD vs. Autism Spectrum Disorder

Psychiatric Annals, August 2012, Volume 42 Issue 8
1. Recognize that symptoms of inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder…
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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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Top 5 psychiatry news stories of 2014

December 31, 2014
In 2014, Healio Psychiatry provided the latest developments in psychiatry and mental health research. The most-read articles summarized peer reviewed…
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Maternal sensitivity associated with social, academic development

December 31, 2014
Early maternal sensitivity has social and academic development implications from early childhood through adulthood, recently published data…
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Preterm birth associated with decreased memory function

December 30, 2014
Children born prematurely may not recollect contextual memories as readily as children born full term, according to study findings in Child
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Fetal alcohol syndrome increased psychosocial issues in adulthood

December 29, 2014
People with fetal alcohol syndrome as children may have a greater level of psychosocial outcomes as they grow older, according to a Swedish study.The…
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Maternal depression increased likelihood of risky behavior in teens

December 26, 2014
Adolescents were more likely to engage in risky behavior if exposed to their mother’s depressive symptoms, especially during middle childhood…
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Infant attachment, early behavioral inhibition may predict adolescent social anxiety

December 22, 2014
Researchers found an association between consistently high behavioral inhibition in childhood and adolescent anxiety symptoms mainly among adolescent…
Pam Factor-Litvak In the Journals

Prenatal exposure to household chemicals associated with lower child IQ

December 18, 2014
Children exposed to two common household chemicals, di-n-butyl phthalate and di-isobutyl phthalate, during pregnancy had significantly lower IQ…
Maternal exposure to fine particulate air pollution may increase autism risk In the Journals

Maternal exposure to fine particulate air pollution may increase autism risk

December 18, 2014
Findings from an ongoing study suggest that a mother’s exposure to particulate matter air pollution during pregnancy may be linked to the…
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Cortical thinning, school problems associated with pediatric Crohn's

December 9, 2014
ORLANDO, Fla. — Two studies presented at the Advances in IBD meeting showed the potential neurological and psychological implications of…
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Boys showed higher relational aggression perpetration scores than girls

December 4, 2014
Boys scored significantly higher than girls in relational aggression perpetration and lower than girls in relational aggression victimization…
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