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Adolescents with PTSD, conduct disorder misidentify anger, sadness

Adolescents with PTSD, conduct disorder misidentify anger, sadness
March 27, 2017

Among adolescents, PTSD was associated with falsely identifying angry faces as fearful and conduct disorder was associated with greater difficulty identifying sadness.

“Our findings suggest that exposure to stress and trauma can have acute emotional impacts that simply translate to misidentification of important affective cues,” Shabnam Javdani, PhD, of New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, said in a press release.

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Workforce shortages culminate in 6-month ‘wait time’ for developmental pediatricians

March 24, 2017
The current shortage of pediatric subspecialists has resulted in a national ‘wait time’ of 6 months for children to be seen by developmental pediatricians

AEVI-001 fails to meet efficacy endpoint for ADHD

March 23, 2017
AEVI-001, an oral non-stimulant, did not meet its primary efficacy endpoint for ADHD, but did exhibit an encouraging trend in improvement at its highest dose, according…
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Deprivation prior to adoption negatively affects later mental health

March 21, 2017
Adoptees exposed to institutions shortly after birth had increased risk for mental and neurodevelopmental impairment later in life, despite living in supportive families…
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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 June 2015 CNE Activity

This activity is co-provided by Villanova University College of Nursing and SLACK Incorporated.

Topics include checklist for delirium, stress in first-year nursing students, and mantram repetition for insomnia.
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February 10, 2017
Approximately 18.1% of the U.S. population reported anxiety disorders in the past year, according to the NIMH. Of these, 22.8% were severe…

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Teens who vape may be on 'one-way bridge' to cigarette smoking

February 10, 2017
A sample of 12th graders who had never smoked a cigarette, but did use an e-cigarette, were more than four times likely to smoke a cigarette than…

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Male-typic brain anatomy may increase risk for ASD

February 8, 2017
Biological females with male-typic patterns of brain anatomy exhibited a greater predictive risk for autism spectrum disorders than their peers with…

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Biological, environmental factors are key to improving child development

February 6, 2017
To effectively prevent maladjustment in at-risk children, researchers recommended a shift in national funding priorities from focusing on biological…

FDA approves sNDA for Latuda to treat adolescent schizophrenia

January 31, 2017
Sunovion recently announced that the FDA approved a supplemental New Drug Application for Latuda for the treatment of schizophrenia in adolescents…

FDA receives resubmitted NDA for SHP465 for ADHD

January 24, 2017
Shire recently announced that the FDA acknowledged receipt of a class 2 resubmission of a New Drug Application for SHP465, a triple-bead mixed…

Dasotraline effective for ADHD in children

January 20, 2017
Sunovion Pharmaceuticals recently announced dasotraline, a dopamine and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, significantly improved ADHD in children…

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Strong friendships may mitigate symptoms of game addiction

January 19, 2017
Among adolescents with excessive video gaming habits, those with more online social interaction had better mental health outcomes compared with those…

Self-threatening behavior increases among college students

January 18, 2017
Lifetime prevalence rates of “threat-to-self” characteristics, such as self-injury or suicidal ideation, consistently increased over the…

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Call to action seeks to address 'crisis' in pediatric behavioral, mental health training

January 18, 2017
In a recent review, the American Board of Pediatrics identified a severe lack of pediatric residency training for behavioral and mental health…

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