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Cognitive-behavioral prevention program improves depression onset in at-risk adolescents

October 2, 2015

Results from a four-site randomized clinical trial show a cognitive-behavioral prevention program improved onset of depression and positively affected developmental competence 6 years after treatment among adolescents at risk for depression.

“Single-site studies have demonstrated the efficacy of an adaptation of the Coping with Depression for Adolescents intervention in preventing the onset of depression relative to usual care in adolescents with subsyndromal depressive symptoms and in those with a parental history of depression,” David A. Brent, MD, of Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and colleagues wrote.

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Theater program may improve social outcomes among children with autism

October 2, 2015
A 10-week, 40-hour, theater-based program significantly improved social ability among children with autism spectrum disorder, according to study findings in the Journal
Alan L. Nager, MD, MHA In the Journals

Screening tool identified mental health issues among adolescents presenting to ED

October 2, 2015
An 11-item mental health screening tool successfully detected alcohol/drug abuse, traumatic exposure and maladaptive behavioral symptoms among adolescents and young…
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Pre-, postnatal smoke exposure associated with pediatric behavioral problems

September 30, 2015
Exposure to tobacco smoke during the pre- and postnatal periods was associated with internalizing and externalizing problems in childhood, according to study findings in…
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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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VIDEO: Improved recognition, detection of bipolar disorder needed in adolescents

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…
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Changing diagnoses may account for increased prevalence of autism

July 22, 2015
From 2000 to 2011, autism diagnoses among children in special education programs increased more than threefold, potentially due to the…
Child birth, mental illness top reasons behind adolescent hospitalizations In the Journals

Child birth, mental illness top reasons behind adolescent hospitalizations

July 21, 2015
In Texas, mental diseases and disorders and pregnancy and childbirth accounted for the majority of hospitalizations among children aged 10 to 14…
Arash Anoshiravani, MD, MPH In the Journals

Mental illness hospitalizations more common among juvenile prisoners

July 21, 2015
Detained juvenile offenders were more likely to be hospitalized for mental illness, often accompanied by substance abuse, than the general…
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Children with long QT syndrome treated for ADHD at increased cardiac risk

July 21, 2015
According to a recent study, pediatric patients with long QT syndrome who also were treated with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder medications…

Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services receives Cedars-Sinai grant to care for traumatized youth immigrants

July 20, 2015
Cedars-Sinai has granted $50,000 to Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services to provide mental health care for minors with trauma who recently immigrated…

National health report: Preterm birth rate declines, teen depression rises

July 17, 2015
The NIH’s America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2015 report, an annual compendium of health statistics, showed a…
Meeyoung Oh Min, MSW, PhD In the Journals

Adolescents prenatally exposed to cocaine more likely to have sex at an early age

July 17, 2015
Adolescents exposed to cocaine in utero were 2.2 times more likely to engage in sexual intercourse earlier than adolescents unexposed to cocaine…
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Visual hallucinations in children with schizophrenia may be due to delayed brain development

July 16, 2015
Visual hallucinations among children with schizophrenia may be due to delayed development of the inferior longitudinal fasciculus, as results from…
William Copeland In the Journals

Children with psychiatric problems more likely to have dysfunctional adulthood

July 15, 2015
Individuals with psychiatric problems in childhood were more likely to have problems functioning in adulthood, according to study findings in JAMA
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Pupil dilation when viewing sad stimuli may be biomarker of pediatric depression risk

July 14, 2015
Physiological reactivity to sad stimuli, measured via pupil dilation, may be a biomarker of…
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