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Top 10 psychiatry news stories in January

February 5, 2016

As the New Year begins to pick up speed, took a moment to reflect on the most popular psychiatry news stories published in January 2016.

Popular research includes potential treatment for suicidal thoughts, autism and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder risk, biomarkers of psychosis, a mindfulness-based stress reduction program for urban youth, neurobiology of borderline personality disorder and more.

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Treatment initiation high, follow-up low among adolescents with depressive symptoms

February 5, 2016
Although treatment initiation was high among adolescents with newly identified depression symptoms, follow-up care was not, according to recent findings. “Little…
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Parental depression negatively impacts children's school performance

February 3, 2016
Recent findings indicated parental depression negatively impacted school performance among offspring, particularly maternal depression among female children…
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Suicidality, aggression rates double in children taking antidepressants

January 28, 2016
Meta-analyses of clinical study reports indicated significantly higher rates of suicidality and aggression in children taking antidepressants, despite study limitations…
CME Article

Family Complications in Autism Diagnosis

Psychiatric Annals, August 2012, Volume 42 Issue 8
CME Educational Objectives 1. Understand that engaging parents is an important part of treatment for autistic…
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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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VIDEO: Pharmacologic treatment of child anxiety disorders

May 25, 2015
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Bullying during adolescence linked to long-term physical health risks

December 31, 2015
Physical and emotional peer victimization during adolescence cause immediate and long-term physical health problems, according to recent research in…
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Youth with conduct problems exhibit reduced gray matter volume in multiple regions

December 28, 2015
Meta-analysis indicated reduced gray matter volume in the insula, amygdala, frontal and temporal regions among youth with conduct problems…
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Poor mental health common, not definite in offspring of parents with depression

December 23, 2015
Adolescent mental health issues are common, but not inevitable, among offspring of parents with severe or recurrent depression. “Depression is…
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Separation from father leads to stress and depression in adolescents

December 22, 2015
Recent findings published in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry showed that adolescents experienced stress and depressive symptoms after separation…
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Mental disorders may be early risk factor for chronic pain in adolescents

December 21, 2015
Adolescents with affective, anxiety or behavior disorders are at increased risk for chronic pain, according to recently published data. “Our…

Top 5 ADHD stories of 2015

December 18, 2015
As 2015 comes to a close, took a moment to review the top stories regarding attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder throughout…

Rates of drug, alcohol use among teens declining, marijuana use remains stable

December 17, 2015
Over the past 5 years, rates of alcohol, tobacco, opioids and synthetic marijuana use have declined among teenagers, while rates of marijuana and…
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Early childhood depression may alter neural development

December 16, 2015
Experiencing a major depressive disorder episode in early childhood was associated with altered cortical gray matter volume loss and thinning in…
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Adolescents recently prescribed ADHD medication at greater risk for bullying

December 16, 2015
Middle and high school students prescribed attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder medication reported more peer victimization compared with ADHD…
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Cross-network interactions associated with attention weaker in children with ADHD

December 15, 2015
Cross-network interactions in the salience, central executive and default mode networks were significantly lower among children with…
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