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ADHD in children linked to disorders, lower academic, social performance

October 7, 2014

Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder had more academic difficulty, peer problems and comorbid disorders than those without the disorder, according to recent data.

Researchers from the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute in Melbourne, Australia, and colleagues examined the records of 391 Australian children aged 6 to 8 years. Participants not already diagnosed with ADHD were screened through reports submitted by parents and teachers, resulting in one group of children with ADHD (n=179) and another without (n=212).

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Intervention improved shy children’s academic performance

October 3, 2014
Recent data show shy children who participated in a temperament-based intervention had greater increases in critical thinking and math compared with their shy peers who…
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Psychotherapy rates for children using ADHD drugs vary by location

September 26, 2014
Recent data show receipt of psychotherapy among children who use attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder medication varied geographically, regardless of psychologist…
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Brief intervention may decrease depressive symptoms in adolescents

September 24, 2014
Depressive symptoms seen among adolescents during the high school transition could be reduced with a low-cost, one-time intervention that educates about the changeable…
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SSRIs for Anxiety and Depression in Children and Adolescents

Psychiatric Annals, March 2013, Volume 43 Issue 3
1. Understand which indications are best suited for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) administration in…
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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 debate PANDAS diagnosis in children

September 18, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Margaret K. Hostetter, MD, the B. K. Rachford professor and chair of department of…
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Children in dysfunctional families less able to cope with parents’ cancer diagnosis

July 10, 2014
Among children of cancer patients, general family dysfunction prior to diagnosis appears to be highly predictive of emotional distress and…
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Brain function, personality, life events predict adolescent binge drinking

July 8, 2014
Brain function, personality and life events can help predict which adolescents will become binge drinkers, according to recent study findings…
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Stressful experiences in childhood may affect brain structure

July 7, 2014
Early life stress can change developing parts of a child’s brain that cause a long-lasting negative effect, according to recent study findings…
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Relapse risk decreased with pediatric antidepressant treatment plus CBT

July 7, 2014
Long-term success of treatment for children and adolescents with depression treated with medication can be improved with the addition of cognitive…
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Concurrent antipsychotic, psychotropic use common among Medicaid-enrolled children

July 4, 2014
New data suggest an increase in concurrent, or combination, prescribing of second-generation antipsychotics with other psychotropic medications among…
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Low blood lead levels in children linked to behavioral problems

July 3, 2014
New data published in JAMA Pediatrics suggest that even low blood lead levels in children can cause emotional and behavioral problems. Jianghong
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Drug use risk increased among adolescents with authoritarian parents

June 27, 2014
Adolescents with authoritarian or neglectful parents are more likely to use drugs and alcohol compared with adolescents with authoritative or…
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Cognitive training benefited adolescents with traumatic brain injury

June 23, 2014
Targeted brain training could improve cognitive performance among adolescents who experienced traumatic brain injury, according to recent study…
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Parents of a child with ASD less likely to have more children

June 19, 2014
Parents of children with autism spectrum disorder are less likely to have more children compared with families without an affected child, according…
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Exposure to antiepileptic drugs via breast-feeding did not decrease cognitive function

June 18, 2014
Recent data show children who breast-fed from mothers taking antiepileptic drug experienced no adverse cognitive effects.Kimford J. Meador, MD,
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