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Reduced neural response may be useful screening target for adolescent depression

July 25, 2016

Reduced reward positivity predicted first-onset depressive disorder among adolescent girls, suggesting blunted neural response may be an important target for screening and prevention.

“Adolescence is a high-risk period for the emergence of depression. Prospective studies show a marked increase in rates of depression from childhood through adolescence, and epidemiological studies indicate that the lifetime prevalence of depression in adolescence is approximately 11% to 14%,” Brady D. Nelson, PhD, of Stony Brook University, New York, and colleagues wrote. “Adolescence provides a unique opportunity to examine risk factors for depression before the marked increase in disorder incidence and symptoms, especially in girls, who exhibit the sharpest rise in risk.”

Young adults with mental illness less likely to receive mental health care

July 25, 2016
Recent findings suggest that approximately two-thirds of young adults with any mental illness do not receive necessary mental health care. “It is essential that…
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Treated prevalence of ASD increases following insurance mandates

July 18, 2016
The prevalence of treated children with autism spectrum disorders increased following implementation of state insurance mandates; however, treated prevalence was much…

NIH grant will advance autism technology for communication, language development

July 15, 2016
SPEAK MODalities and the Augmentative and Alternative Communication Laboratory at Purdue University recently received a phase 1 research grant from NIH to advance autism…
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Coping Strategies for Child Bully-Victims

Psychiatric Annals, March 2013, Volume 43 Issue 3
1. Distinguish what types of bullying are most common at different ages. 2. Describe six questions to screen for…
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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: January 2016

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Psychiatric Annals

“A person’s a person, no matter how small,” wrote Dr. Seuss in Horton Hears a Who!
In the mystery of…
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VIDEO Treating eating disorders in adolescents

May 14, 2016
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VIDEO: Research shows lasting effects of persistent marijuana use in teens

May 14, 2016
ATLANTA — Alecia Dager, PhD, of Yale School of Medicine and Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center, Hartford, Connecticut, discusses results…

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Depression, suicidal behavior more common in adolescent gang members

May 6, 2016
Depression and suicidal behavior were significantly more common among youth who joined gangs, than their peers who did not, according to findings in…

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Exposure to two adverse events hampers flourishing among children

May 6, 2016
BALTIMORE — Research presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting indicated that future mental and physical health was significantly…

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Bullying may increase risk for depression, anxiety in children with ASD

May 5, 2016
BALTIMORE — Data presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting indicated significant associations between bullying and depression and…

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Preterm birth may affect developmental outcomes later in life

May 4, 2016
BALTIMORE — Despite comparable developmental outcomes at age 24 months, late-preterm children exhibited lower reading and math scores in…

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Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services June 2016 CNE Activity

June 3, 2016 Expires: 5/31/2019
Topics include heroin use, working with children in families with parental substance abuse, and the effects of short-term separation on the…

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

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CDC: ADHD treatment rates for young children do not reflect AAP-recommended guidelines

May 4, 2016
Recent findings from the CDC indicated medication was more common than psychological services for treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity…

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Aggression more common in youth who experience cyber and in-person bullying

May 3, 2016
BALTIMORE — Youth who experienced multiple types of bullying were more likely to exhibit aggressive behaviors than those who experienced only…

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Gaps in Medicaid coverage negatively affect pediatric mental health care

May 3, 2016
BALTIMORE — Children who experienced gaps in Medicaid coverage were less likely to be prescribed psychotropic or antipsychotic treatment or…

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Children diagnosed with ASD at younger age after AAP universal screening recommendation

May 2, 2016
BALTIMORE — Children born before the AAP recommendation for universal infant autism spectrum disorder screening, at 18 and 24 months, were…

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