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Reduced neural response may be useful screening target for adolescent depression

July 25, 2016

Reduced reward positivity predicted first-onset depressive disorder among adolescent girls, suggesting blunted neural response may be an important target for screening and prevention.

“Adolescence is a high-risk period for the emergence of depression. Prospective studies show a marked increase in rates of depression from childhood through adolescence, and epidemiological studies indicate that the lifetime prevalence of depression in adolescence is approximately 11% to 14%,” Brady D. Nelson, PhD, of Stony Brook University, New York, and colleagues wrote. “Adolescence provides a unique opportunity to examine risk factors for depression before the marked increase in disorder incidence and symptoms, especially in girls, who exhibit the sharpest rise in risk.”

Young adults with mental illness less likely to receive mental health care

July 25, 2016
Recent findings suggest that approximately two-thirds of young adults with any mental illness do not receive necessary mental health care. “It is essential that…
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Treated prevalence of ASD increases following insurance mandates

July 18, 2016
The prevalence of treated children with autism spectrum disorders increased following implementation of state insurance mandates; however, treated prevalence was much…

NIH grant will advance autism technology for communication, language development

July 15, 2016
SPEAK MODalities and the Augmentative and Alternative Communication Laboratory at Purdue University recently received a phase 1 research grant from NIH to advance autism…

Childhood Precursors to Psychopathy

Psychiatric Annals, April 2015, Volume 45 Issue 4
Because psychopathy is associated with a more sinister course of antisocial behavior among criminal offenders…
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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: January 2016

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VIDEO Treating eating disorders in adolescents

May 14, 2016
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VIDEO: How to accurately diagnose, treat conversion disorder in youth

April 6, 2016
PHILADELPHIA — Rochelle Caplan, MD, of the University of California, Los Angeles, discusses conversion disorder in children and adolescents…

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Autism prevalence remains steady with 1 in 68 US children affected

April 5, 2016
Autism spectrum disorder affects an estimated 1 in 68 children in the United States, with no change from the previously reported year, according to a…

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VIDEO: Treating mood, anxiety disorders in emerging adults

April 5, 2016
PHILADELPHIA — In this video, Aude Henin, PhD, of Massachusetts General Hospital, discusses the significance of treating mood and anxiety…

CMS finalizes Medicaid, CHIP parity requirements for mental health services

March 31, 2016
CMS recently finalized a rule to increase access to mental health and substance use services for individuals with Medicaid or Children’s Health…

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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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