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Supportive family ties decrease risk for violence among adolescent males

April 27, 2015

SAN DIEGO — Adolescent males who reported having supportive family relationships were significantly less likely to be associated with violence, according to data presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting.

Alison Culyba, MD, MPH, of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and colleagues interviewed 283 males aged 10 to 24 years about their relationships with adults and peers, involvement with violence, academic performance and substance use. Study participants were asked to categorize their relationships with family members as supportive, unsupportive or mixed supportive/unsupportive.

Yaron Finkelstein, MD Meeting News Coverage

Deliberate self-poisoning during adolescence a significant predictor of suicide

April 27, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Results from a population-based study presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting indicated that presentation to the hospital for…
Lisa Shulman, MD Meeting News Coverage

Cognitive, behavioral impairment persists after ASD resolves

April 26, 2015
SAN DIEGO — When an early autism spectrum disorders diagnosis resolves, in which the child no longer meets the diagnostic criteria, there are frequently learning…
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Family history, MMR vaccine status do not affect autism occurrence

April 22, 2015
Receipt of measles-mumps-rubella vaccine was not associated with increased risk for autism spectrum disorders, regardless of whether older siblings had autism, according…
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Depression in Patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Psychiatric Annals, August 2012, Volume 42 Issue 8
CME Educational Objectives 1. Know how to accurately diagnose depression in patients with autism spectrum disorder…
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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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LGBT mental health: APA CEO highlights sessions at 2014 conference

May 3, 2014
Saul M. Levin, MD, MPA, chief executive officer and medical director of the American Psychiatric Association…
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In the Journals

Late preterm birth associated with poor cognition in adulthood

March 9, 2015
Late preterm birth is associated with lower performance on neurocognitive, visuospatial and executive functioning tests in adulthood, according to…
Bisphenol A exposure may increase autism spectrum disorder risk In the Journals

Bisphenol A exposure may increase autism spectrum disorder risk

March 6, 2015
Exposure to bisphenol A, a chemical often found in consumer food and beverage containers and other household products, may be associated with the…
In the Journals

More than half of US enforces prior authorizations for pediatric antipsychotic prescriptions

March 6, 2015
More than half of the United States has implemented prior authorization policies for pediatric atypical antipsychotic use, according to a JAMA
In the Journals

Suffocation suicide rates increase

March 5, 2015
Suicide rates by suffocation increased by 6.7% on average annually for females and 2.2% annually for males during 1994 through 2012, according to…
In the Journals

Genetic factors may influence autism risk

March 5, 2015
Autism may be caused by genetic and moderate nonshared environmental influences, according to data published in JAMA Psychiatry. The study included…
Antipsychotic prescriptions for children follow best practice guidelines 50% of the time In the Journals

Antipsychotic prescriptions for children follow best practice guidelines 50% of the time

March 2, 2015
Clinicians who prescribe antipsychotic medications to Vermont Medicaid-insured children only follow best practice guidelines approximately 50% of the…
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Exploratory tendencies may link to brain process in preteens

February 24, 2015
Adolescents who explore and pursue new experiences may have alternative brain processes compared with preteens who do not, according to preliminary…
Mary E. Haskett In the Journals

About 25% of homeless children may require mental health services

February 19, 2015
Approximately 25% of children who are homeless have an increased risk for developmental delays and challenges in mental health status, according to…
In the Journals

Experts call for unification of mental and physical health care under PCPs

February 18, 2015
Medical experts suggested combining pediatric mental and physical health care in a primary care setting to tackle disparities and social stigmas that…
In the Journals

Familial recurrence risk high for Tourette Syndrome, OCD

February 18, 2015
Tourette Syndrome/chronic tic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder have a high recurrence risk among siblings and children of parents who are…
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