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Exploratory tendencies may link to brain process in preteens

February 24, 2015

Adolescents who explore and pursue new experiences may have alternative brain processes compared with preteens who do not, according to preliminary findings presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 2015 annual meeting.

“These data provide initial evidence that connectivity between the rostrolateral prefrontal cortex and posterior putamen/insula correlates with exploratory tendencies emerging in early adolescents,” Andrew Kayser, MD, PhD, assistant professor at the University of California San Francisco, and American Academy of Neurology member, and colleagues wrote.

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About 25% of homeless children may require mental health services

February 19, 2015
Approximately 25% of children who are homeless have an increased risk for developmental delays and challenges in mental health status, according to data published in the…
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Experts call for unification of mental and physical health care under PCPs

February 18, 2015
Medical experts suggested combining pediatric mental and physical health care in a primary care setting to tackle disparities and social stigmas that impede access to…
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Familial recurrence risk high for Tourette Syndrome, OCD

February 18, 2015
Tourette Syndrome/chronic tic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder have a high recurrence risk among siblings and children of parents who are also diagnosed with…
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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 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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Collaborative care intervention improved depression among adolescents

September 2, 2014
An intervention that included patient and parent engagement and education improved depression in adolescents seen in primary care, recent study data…
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Study on link between MMR vaccine and autism redacted from publication

August 28, 2014
A recently published study that assessed timing of measles-mumps-rubella vaccination and autism among young black boys has been removed from the…
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AAP: Insufficient sleep among adolescents a public health issue

August 27, 2014
Recent data show the potential role of later school times as a means to reduce adolescent sleepiness, according to a technical report published in…
Amy Houtrow In the Journals

Childhood disability rates increased over 10-year period

August 26, 2014
During the past 10 years, there has been a high increase in childhood disabilities due to neurodevelopmental or mental health problems, according to…
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Behavior problems common among cognitively delayed children

August 13, 2014
Children with cognitive delay are more likely to have behavior problems compared with typically developing children, according to recent study…
Pratik Mukherjee, MD, PhD In the Journals

Brain connectivity differs among children with autism, sensory processing disorders

August 8, 2014
Children with sensory processing disorders have decreased structural brain connections in sensory regions different from those among children with…
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Oxytocin linked with social skills in children with, without autism

August 8, 2014
Oxytocin’s ability to boost social function could be useful in treating some children with autism, according to recent study findings published…
Pasquale Alvaro In the Journals

Adolescent depression, anxiety linked to insomnia

August 5, 2014
Depression and generalized anxiety disorder can predict insomnia, according to recent study findings published in Sleep Medicine. “People with…
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Some electronic game play may have positive effects on social behavior, life satisfaction

August 4, 2014
Recent data show a small but statistically significant association between different levels of electronic game engagement and psychosocial…
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Program benefited PCPs treating adolescent depression

August 1, 2014
A depression screening and treatment program increased feelings of comfort and accountability among primary care providers treating depression in…
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