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Sibling death in childhood may increase risk for early mortality

April 26, 2017

An individual whose sibling dies during childhood has an increased risk for short-term and long-term mortality, according to results of a population-based study.

The risk is even greater if siblings were close in age and of the same sex, the study suggests.

“Health care professionals should be aware of children’s vulnerability after experiencing sibling death, especially for same-sex sibling pairs and sibling pairs with close age,” Yongfu Yu, PhD, from Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark, said in a press release. “Social support may help to reduce the level of grief and minimize potential adverse health effects on the bereaved individuals.”

Vyvanse available as chewable tablet

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Childhood hardships increase risk for suicide

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Study shows indirect link between child abuse, opioid addiction

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FDA receives resubmitted NDA for SHP465 for ADHD

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Shire recently announced that the FDA acknowledged receipt of a class 2 resubmission of a New Drug Application for SHP465, a triple-bead mixed…

Dasotraline effective for ADHD in children

January 20, 2017
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Strong friendships may mitigate symptoms of game addiction

January 19, 2017
Among adolescents with excessive video gaming habits, those with more online social interaction had better mental health outcomes compared with those…

Self-threatening behavior increases among college students

January 18, 2017
Lifetime prevalence rates of “threat-to-self” characteristics, such as self-injury or suicidal ideation, consistently increased over the…

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Call to action seeks to address 'crisis' in pediatric behavioral, mental health training

January 18, 2017
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Using mental health care lowers risk for teen depression

January 17, 2017
Using mental health services in adolescence significantly decreases risk for depression in late adolescence, according to recent findings. …

Top research for psychiatrists treating children, adolescents

January 12, 2017
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Study suggests interventions for eating disorders before age 9 years

January 11, 2017
Recent findings indicated that a higher level of eating disorder symptoms at age 9 years predicted a higher level of symptoms at age 12 years…

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N-acetylcysteine may reduce substance use in adolescents

January 10, 2017
N-acetylcysteine, an over-the-counter antioxidant supplement with glutamatergic properties, was associated with reduced alcohol use among…

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Exercise may prevent depression in middle childhood

January 9, 2017
Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity predicted fewer depressive symptoms in middle childhood, suggesting increased physical activity may be useful…

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