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Obese teens found less likely to use oral contraceptives

July 1, 2015

Contraception, especially oral contraception, is significantly less likely to be used by obese adolescents, compared with adolescents of normal weight, according to recently published data.

“Sexually active obese 18- to 19-year-old adolescent women were significantly less likely than normal weight peers to use any contraception; when obese adolescents used contraception, they used it less consistently than did normal weight adolescents. Consequently, sexually active obese adolescents in our sample were less protected from unintended pregnancy,” Tammy Chang, MD, MPH, MS, department of family medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and colleagues wrote.

Mark Olfson, MD, MPH In the Journals

Antipsychotics may be excessively, unnecessarily prescribed to adolescents

July 1, 2015
Results from a population-level, retrospective, observational study suggest that much of the antipsychotic use among children in the United States targets limited…
David Finkelhor, PhD In the Journals

More than one-third of US youth experienced physical assault in last year

June 29, 2015
Results from the National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence published in JAMA Pediatrics suggest that more than one-third of children in the United States…
Argyris Stringaris, MD, PhD In the Journals

Decreased brain response to reward anticipation may be a predictor of adolescent depression

June 26, 2015
Reduced brain response to reward anticipation varied across the risk spectrum for depression among adolescents, and increased risk for anhedonia, low mood and depressive…
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Adolescent Abdominal Pain with a Twist

Pediatric Annals, June 2012, Volume 41 Issue 6
Delineate the DSM-IV criteria for trichotillomania.Identify the clinical findings in patients with…
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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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VIDEO: Managing anxiety disorders during the transition to adulthood

VIDEO: Managing anxiety disorders during the transition to adulthood

May 21, 2015
TORONTO — John T. Walkup, MD, a professor of psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and New…
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In the Journals

Delaying cord clamping improves neurodevelopment at 4 years

May 26, 2015
While no differences were observed in full-scale IQ between infants with delayed umbilical cord clamping vs. those with early umbilical cord…
VIDEO: Pharmacologic treatment of child anxiety disorders Meeting News CoverageVideo

VIDEO: Pharmacologic treatment of child anxiety disorders

May 25, 2015
TORONTO — In this video, John T. Walkup, MD, a professor of psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and New York-Presbyterian Hospital…
Meeting News Coverage

Transition to adulthood often highlights developmental shortcomings of adolescents with anxiety

May 22, 2015
TORONTO — The transition to adulthood often highlights the struggle children with anxiety have meeting developmental milestones, such as…
VIDEO: Managing anxiety disorders during the transition to adulthood Meeting News CoverageVideo

VIDEO: Managing anxiety disorders during the transition to adulthood

May 21, 2015
TORONTO — John T. Walkup, MD, a professor of psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, discusses the…
In the Journals

Public health approach needed to curb incidence of neonatal abstinence syndrome in US

May 21, 2015
The incidence for the postnatal opioid withdrawal syndrome — known as neonatal abstinence syndrome — increased almost five-fold in the…
In the Journals

Use of drugs at music festivals, raves high among teens

May 20, 2015
Despite overall drug use decreasing in the U.S., high school seniors who attend raves or music festivals, even sporadically, had a much higher…
In the Journals

Suicide rates increase in black children, decrease in white children

May 18, 2015
Over a 20-year period, stable childhood suicide rates were offset by an increased rate in children who were black and a decreased rate in children…
Meeting News Coverage

Changing conversation about marijuana may improve public health, policy outcomes

May 17, 2015
TORONTO — As legislation continues to address the hotly debated topic of marijuana use, psychiatrists have a potentially key role in educating…
Paul Summergrad Meeting News Coverage

APA 2015 to feature novel clinical research, practice-related sessions

May 15, 2015
TORONTO — The 168th annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association will feature innovative clinical research and practice-related…
Natasha A. Schvey, PhD In the Journals

Military experience can negatively affect parent, child mental health

May 12, 2015
Two recently published studies indicate symptoms of psychiatric disorders were more prevalent among war veterans and their children compared with…
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