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Pet dogs may lower odds for childhood anxiety

November 30, 2015

Having a pet dog in the home was associated with a decreased likelihood of childhood anxiety, according to findings in Preventing Chronic Disease.

“Although dog ownership may improve adult physical activity, body weight and mental health, less is known about the relationship between pet dogs and children’s health,” Anne M. Gadomski, MD, MPH, of Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown, New York, and colleagues wrote. “In Australia and the United Kingdom, dog ownership was associated with increased accelerometer-measured physical activity among children aged 5 to 12 years and a lower likelihood of overweight or obesity among children aged 5 to 6 years.”

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Researchers find inadequate evidence of methylphenidate efficacy for ADHD

November 27, 2015
A recent Cochrane Review indicated methylphenidate may improve teacher-reported attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms, teacher-reported general behavior and…
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Stimulants worsen sleep outcomes among youth with ADHD

November 23, 2015
Results from a meta-analysis show stimulant medication led to longer sleep latency, worse sleep efficiency and shorter sleep duration among youth with…
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Older maternal age may be associated with greater depression, anxiety, stress in offspring

November 20, 2015
Recent findings show maternal age of 35 years and older was associated with increased symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress among young adult female offspring…
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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 and Mental Health Services May 2015 CNE Activity

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

Topics include therapeutic doll play, military nurses’ reintegration, and synthetic cannabinoids.
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VIDEO: Improved recognition, detection of bipolar disorder needed in adolescents

September 12, 2015
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Meta-analysis shows significant association between ADHD, obesity in children, adults

September 22, 2015
Results from a meta-analysis published in the American Journal of Psychiatry indicated a significant association between obesity and…

The Forgetful Patient

November 15, 2015 Expires: 11/15/2016
Aging sometimes is characterized by gradual decline in understanding, memory, and ability to perform activities of daily living. This educational…

Disability benefits for pediatric mental disorders increased consistently with population trends

September 21, 2015
The percentage of poor children who received federal disability benefits for at least one of 10 major mental disorders increased from 2004 to 2013…
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More restrictive gun laws may reduce prevalence of youth gun carrying

September 21, 2015
High school students living in states with more restrictive gun laws are less likely to carry a gun, according to recently published data in JAMA
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Studies examine effects of prenatal antidepressant exposure on maternal, child outcomes

September 21, 2015
Three studies recently published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology found little to no associations between prenatal…
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Family-based treatment superior to CBT for adolescent bulimia nervosa

September 18, 2015
Results from a randomized clinical trial indicated family-based treatment for adolescent bulimia nervosa was superior to cognitive behavioral therapy…
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Reanalysis shows low efficacy, increased harms of paroxetine, imipramine for adolescent depression

September 16, 2015
Reanalysis of a randomized controlled trial examining the efficacy and safety of imipramine and paroxetine compared with placebo among adolescents…
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Molecular testing may identify genetic mutations related to ASD

September 15, 2015
Chromosomal microarray analysis and whole-exome sequencing genetic testing may help to identify genetic mutations linked to autism spectrum disorder…
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VIDEO: Expert discusses how to screen, diagnose and treat ADHD in preschool-aged children

September 14, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Craig Donnelly, MD, professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth Medical Center, discusses…
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VIDEO: Improved recognition, detection of bipolar disorder needed in adolescents

September 12, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Rakesh Jain, MD, MPH, a clinical professor of the department of psychiatry at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center Medical School, briefly…
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