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Risk for autism linked to herpes infection in pregnant women

February 22, 2017

Pregnant women with an active case of genital herpes were twice as likely to have a child diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, according to a study that recently appeared in mSphere.

According to researchers, this is the first study to report a connection between antibody levels of anti-herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2) and the risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) among offspring.  

Pilot project increases mental health care access for homeless

February 21, 2017
A 5-year program for mental health in homeless children improved access to mental health services and increased educational support, according to initial findings…
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Study draws link between addiction, sports participation

February 20, 2017
Participation in sports and risk for substance use disorders may be associated, according to findings published in Psychology of Sport and Exercise. “Potential…
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Adolescent suicide attempts decrease after passage of same-sex marriage laws

February 20, 2017
Recent findings suggest that implementation of same-sex marriage policies reduced suicide attempts among adolescent sexual minorities. “Prior research suggests an…
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 children…
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Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services September 2016 CNE Activity

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

Topics include managing workplace violence, complex working conditions in forensic psychiatric settings, and…
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VIDEO: What to look for when treating anxiety in children, adolescents

June 7, 2016
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Most popular psychiatry news stories of 2016

December 30, 2016
In 2014, an estimated 43.6 million adults aged 18 years or older, or 18.1% of all U.S. adults, had any mental illness in the past year, excluding…

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Lower IQ found in some adolescent psychiatric disorders

December 28, 2016
Lower IQ was associated with past-year fear and distress disorders and was not associated with PTSD, anxiety or eating disorders, according to recent…

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Review indicates reliable mental health screening tools for Latino children

December 20, 2016
To improve mental health care for Latino children and bridge barriers, a recent literature review identified several mental health screening tools…

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Anxiety measure reliable, valid for anxiety in ASD

December 19, 2016
Recent findings indicated the Anxiety Disorders Interview Schedule-Child/Parent, Parent Version was a reliable and valid measure for comorbid and…

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Early life anesthesia does not pose significant long-term risk for children

December 16, 2016
Children exposed to anesthesia for surgery prior to age 4 years had a slightly greater risk for lower academic performance and intelligence quotient…

SAMHSA accepting applications for pediatric behavioral health grants

December 15, 2016
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration recently announced it is accepting applications for up to $60.2 million in grants to…

Healthy Baby/Healthy Child

Pediatricians as Psychiatrists

Pediatric Annals, December 2016, Volume 45 Issue 12
The overall health of children and teenagers is dependent on their physical and psychological health. As pediatricians, it is important to enquire…

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AAP recommendations address mental health care for low-income families

December 14, 2016
The American Academy of Pediatrics recently published recommendations to improve mental health care access for low-income children and families in…

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TV food advertisements may increase preschoolers' eating in the absence of hunger

December 9, 2016
Reduced exposure to TV food advertisements in preschool-aged children may decrease the priming and reinforcement of dietary behavior that lead to…

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Adolescent depression treatments comparable in efficacy, cost

December 8, 2016
Recent findings showed comparable medium-term efficacy and cost among cognitive behavioral therapy, short-term psychoanalytical therapy and a brief…

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