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Childhood ADHD diagnosis does not always precede adult ADHD

June 21, 2016

Recent findings showed a significant proportion of individuals with late-onset attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder did not meet criteria in childhood, suggesting that a lack of a childhood diagnosis of should not preclude late-onset diagnosis in adulthood.

“To date, adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been conceptualized as a continuation of childhood ADHD. However, recent findings have suggested that, for some individuals, ADHD may not arise until adolescence or adulthood and may be associated with different risk factors and outcomes than childhood ADHD,” Jessica C. Agnew-Blais, ScD, of King’s College London, and colleagues wrote.

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Childhood trauma may increase risk for insomnia in adulthood

June 17, 2016
Data presented at the SLEEP 2016 annual meeting indicated childhood trauma, including abuse, divorce and parental death, was associated with insomnia in adulthood. …
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Childhood trauma increases risk for drug use in adolescence

June 16, 2016
Childhood trauma, ranging from interpersonal violence to car accidents, was associated with increased risk for illicit drug use, according to findings in the Journal of
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Marijuana use in adolescence may increase risk for psychotic symptoms

June 15, 2016
Regular marijuana use significantly increased risk for subclinical psychotic symptoms, particularly paranoia and hallucinations, among adolescent males. “Nearly…
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Psychiatry's Role in Supporting Healthy Development in Gender Diverse Children

Psychiatric Annals, June 2016, Volume 46 Issue 6
Increasing numbers of transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) children are presenting for care in medical and…
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VIDEO: Pharmacologic treatment of child anxiety disorders

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Study explores brain activity behind children’s moral judgements

March 23, 2016
Recent findings indicated children’s moral judgements are a result of both early and automatic processing and later cognitive reassessment…

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Poor mental health common in young transgender women, health care reform needed

March 21, 2016
Mental health, substance abuse and comorbid psychiatric disorders were common in a community-recruited sample of young transgender women, further…

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Neural correlates of irritability differ between disruptive mood dysregulation disorder, bipolar disorder

March 17, 2016
Recent findings indicated different neural mechanisms associated with irritability between youth with disruptive mood dysregulation disorder and…


The Patient with Insomnia

March 15, 2016 Expires: 3/15/2017
Approximately one-third of adults report some form of sleep disturbance occurring during the course of a week, including difficulty falling or…

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Abnormal white matter microstructure present in young adults with psychosis

March 14, 2016
Recent findings provide evidence that neurodevelopmental factors cause changes in the cellular composition of white matter circuits essential to high…

NIDA releases online guide for early childhood prevention of drug use

March 14, 2016
The National Institute on Drug Abuse recently launched an online guide about early childhood interventions to prevent drug use and other unhealthy…

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Younger age at school entry increases risk for ADHD diagnosis

March 11, 2016
Entering school at an earlier age increased the risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder diagnosis and medication treatment among a cohort…

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Adolescents with asthma may be more at risk for anxiety, stress

March 11, 2016
Anxiety and stress levels were higher among adolescents with asthma symptoms such as waking up in the middle of the night and shortness of breath…

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Symptoms may be stronger predictors of bipolar disorder than diagnoses in at-risk youth

March 1, 2016
Anxiety, depression, affective lability and mania were significant predictors of new-onset bipolar spectrum disorder in youth with familial risk for…

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USPSTF depression screening recommendation highlights primary care, mental health integration

February 26, 2016
The recently updated U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation for depression screening in children and adolescents provides the opportunity…

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