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Paternal, maternal depression may influence toddler anxiety, behavior

March 27, 2015

Data suggest both maternal and paternal depression plays a role in a child’s behavior, according to research published in Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice.

“Father’s emotions affect their children,” Sheehan Fisher, PhD, instructor in psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and psychologist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, said in a press release. “New fathers should be screened and treated for postpartum depression, just as we do for mothers.”

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Website found to ease pre-surgery anxiety in children and parents

March 26, 2015
Parents and children who used the Web-based Tailored Intervention for Preparation for parents and children undergoing Outpatient Surgery reported less anxiety regarding…
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Antibiotic effect on autism symptoms may impact future research

March 26, 2015
A course of amoxicillin for streptococcal pharyngitis dramatically and rapidly improved symptoms in a child with autism spectrum disorder, according to results of a case…
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Common air pollutant linked to cognitive, behavioral impairment in developing brains

March 25, 2015
Prenatal exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons has been linked to cognitive and behavioral impairment in developing brains, according to data published in JAMA

SSRIs for Anxiety and Depression in Children and Adolescents

Psychiatric Annals, March 2013, Volume 43 Issue 3
1. Understand which indications are best suited for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) administration in…
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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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Fetal alcohol syndrome increased psychosocial issues in adulthood

December 29, 2014
People with fetal alcohol syndrome as children may have a greater level of psychosocial outcomes as they grow older, according to a Swedish study.The…
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Maternal depression increased likelihood of risky behavior in teens

December 26, 2014
Adolescents were more likely to engage in risky behavior if exposed to their mother’s depressive symptoms, especially during middle childhood…
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Infant attachment, early behavioral inhibition may predict adolescent social anxiety

December 22, 2014
Researchers found an association between consistently high behavioral inhibition in childhood and adolescent anxiety symptoms mainly among adolescent…
Pam Factor-Litvak In the Journals

Prenatal exposure to household chemicals associated with lower child IQ

December 18, 2014
Children exposed to two common household chemicals, di-n-butyl phthalate and di-isobutyl phthalate, during pregnancy had significantly lower IQ…
Maternal exposure to fine particulate air pollution may increase autism risk In the Journals

Maternal exposure to fine particulate air pollution may increase autism risk

December 18, 2014
Findings from an ongoing study suggest that a mother’s exposure to particulate matter air pollution during pregnancy may be linked to the…
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Cortical thinning, school problems associated with pediatric Crohn's

December 9, 2014
ORLANDO, Fla. — Two studies presented at the Advances in IBD meeting showed the potential neurological and psychological implications of…
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Boys showed higher relational aggression perpetration scores than girls

December 4, 2014
Boys scored significantly higher than girls in relational aggression perpetration and lower than girls in relational aggression victimization…
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Overall tobacco use prevalent among middle, high school students

November 18, 2014
Despite significant progress in decreasing tobacco use among adolescents, overall tobacco use remains high, as 1 in 5 high school students and 1 in…
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ADHD presentation, duration misunderstood among parents, teachers, HCPs

November 18, 2014
Data from a nationally representative, multi-arm survey indicate mothers, teachers and health care professionals have incorrect impressions of ADHD…
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GIS technology identified counties at high risk for youth self-inflicted injury

November 17, 2014
Geographic Information Systems maps identified counties in Illinois with the greatest burden of self-inflicted injury among adolescents in study…
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