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Childhood parasomnias increase risk for psychotic experiences in early adulthood

May 28, 2015

Persistent childhood nightmares and night terrors were associated with increased risk for psychotic experiences at age 18 years, according to study findings in The British Journal of Psychiatry.

“Although recent research has suggested that the relationship between established risk factors for schizophrenia and psychotic experiences may be weaker than initially thought, the relevance of these subclinical experiences to early intervention strategies in psychosis remains important,” study researcher Andrew Thompson, MD, FRCPsych, of the University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom, and colleagues wrote. “One such potential risk factor in children that can be readily identified by parents, children and professionals is disturbance of sleep.”

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Prenatal, postnatal exposure to fine particulate matter increases risk for autism

May 27, 2015
Prenatal and postnatal exposure to fine particulate matter increased risk for autism spectrum disorder, according to study findings in Environmental
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Animal companions reduce social anxiety in children with ASD

May 27, 2015
Social anxiety, as measured by skin conductance responses, decreased in children with autism spectrum disorder when animals were present, according to a recent…
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Delaying cord clamping improves neurodevelopment at 4 years

May 26, 2015
While no differences were observed in full-scale IQ between infants with delayed umbilical cord clamping vs. those with early umbilical cord clamping, delayed clamping…

Damage Control for the Young

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Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services May 2014 CNE Activity

Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services May 2014 CNE Activity

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

Topics include use of a sensory room on an intensive care unit, characteristics of temper tantrums in preschoolers with…
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VIDEO: Managing anxiety disorders during the transition to adulthood

VIDEO: Managing anxiety disorders during the transition to adulthood

May 21, 2015
TORONTO — John T. Walkup, MD, a professor of psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and New…
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Parental motivation, enhanced care improves ADHD symptoms

March 23, 2015
Children with consistent attention-deficit/hyperactivity symptoms who were administered enhanced care by parents and providers exhibited improved…
Christine Fountain, PhD In the Journals

Children born via assisted reproductive technology at greater risk for autism

March 19, 2015
Children born as a result of assisted reproductive technology were twice as likely to have autism compared with those born without reproductive…

Course helps clinicians dentify trafficking victims in health care settings

March 13, 2015
A training session on recognizing and supporting victims of human trafficking, organized by the American Medical Women’s Association, will be…
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FDA approves Saphris for bipolar I disorder in pediatric patients

March 13, 2015
The FDA approved Saphris for the acute treatment of pediatric patients with bipolar I disorder, according to an Actavis press release.Saphris…
David Axelson In the Journals

Risk should be considered in children of parents with bipolar disorder

March 12, 2015
Mental health care providers should consider the future onset of bipolar disorder when assessing short episodes of manic symptoms, major depression…
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Data suggest increased prevalence of ADHD among children

March 11, 2015
Despite an apparent increased prevalence of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder among children, researchers caution professionals and the public…
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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…
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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
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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…
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