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Adolescent cannabis use moderates link between genetic risk for schizophrenia, brain development

August 26, 2015

Cannabis use in adolescence moderated the association between genetic risk for schizophrenia and cortical maturation among males, according to study findings in JAMA Psychiatry.

“Given the solid epidemiologic evidence supporting a link between cannabis exposure during adolescence and schizophrenia, we investigate whether the use of cannabis during early adolescence (by 16 years of age) is associated with variations in brain maturation as a function of genetic risk for schizophrenia, as assessed with the recently developed polygenic risk score,” Leon French, PhD, of the Rotman Research Institute in Toronto, and colleagues wrote.

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Strategies to regulate emotion effective among maltreated children

August 26, 2015
When given strategies to regulate emotions, adolescents who experienced maltreatment were able to modulate their emotional responses when viewing positive, negative and…
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Teens of military parents more likely to engage in dangerous behaviors

August 25, 2015
Teenage children with parents or caregivers in the military are more likely to experience adverse events and engage in dangerous behavior during times of war than their…
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In-utero exposure to psychotropic drugs increases risk for negative neonatal outcomes

August 24, 2015
Exposure to psychotropic drugs during pregnancy increases risk for negative outcomes among infants, so much so that researchers recommend the population be considered…
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Differentiation of Social Phobia from High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder

Psychiatric Annals, August 2012, Volume 42 Issue 8
CME Educational Objectives 1. To identify symptom similarities between social phobia and high-functioning autism…
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Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services June 2015 CNE Activity

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

Topics include checklist for delirium, stress in first-year nursing students, and mantram repetition for insomnia.
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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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Weaker working memory in adolescents associated with unsafe sexual behavior

June 25, 2015
Weaker working memory in adolescents was associated with an increase in unsafe sexual behavior, according to a recent study published in Child
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FDA: Daytrana patch may cause permanent loss of skin color

June 24, 2015
The FDA has issued a warning that use of the Daytrana patch, an attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder treatment, may lead to permanent loss of…
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Cesarean section may increase risk for autism diagnosis

June 24, 2015
Children born by cesarean section are approximately 20% more likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, according to data published in…
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Physicians recommend elements to look for in suspected child physical abuse evaluations

June 24, 2015
A panel of child abuse pediatricians recently convened to establish guidelines on evaluation of suspected physical abuse among children presenting…

Six of 10 adolescents discharged from substance abuse treatment completed program

June 23, 2015
Approximately 60% of adolescents discharged from substance abuse treatment in 2011 completed treatment, according to a short report from the…
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Policies to reduce youth alcohol consumption should target all ages

June 22, 2015
Alcohol policies that target all age groups are more likely to decrease the likelihood for youth alcohol consumption when compared with policies…
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Cyberbullying linked to depression in adolescents

June 22, 2015
According to analysis of existing research, there is a consistent relationship between cyberbullying and depression; however, the relationship…
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Consuming fermented food may reduce social anxiety

June 22, 2015
Young adults who consumed more fermented food felt less socially anxious than those who did not, according to study findings in Psychiatry
Janet Wojcicki, PhD In the Journals

Exposure to maternal depression may influence child telomere length, lead to behavioral problems

June 19, 2015
Children with oppositional defiant behavior were more likely to have shorter telomeres, a marker of cellular aging that is associated with increased…
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Anesthesia may negatively impact IQ, comprehension in children

June 18, 2015
The use of anesthesia in pediatric patients aged 4 years or younger may be associated with lower IQ, lower language compression and changes in brain…
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