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NIH supports multi-year, multi-site research project on autism biomarkers

July 31, 2015

The NIH recently announced its involvement in a privately and publicly funded multi-year project to develop and improve clinical research tools for autism spectrum disorder.

During the next 4 years, the project will receive a total of $28 million to enhance clinical measures of social impairment associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in an effort to improve behavioral evaluations and drug therapies.

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Poverty linked to reduced brain development in children

July 29, 2015
Children from families living below the federal poverty level are at risk for reduced development of gray matter in the frontal and temporal lobes, according to recent…
In the Journals

Teens medically prescribed marijuana more likely to report addiction

July 29, 2015
High school seniors using marijuana for medical reasons were 10 times more likely to report addiction to the drug than peers who obtain marijuana illegally, according to…
Dieter Wolke, PhD In the Journals

Premature infants more likely to be socially withdrawn as adults

July 28, 2015
Infants in Germany who are born at very low birth weights or are very premature are more likely to be socially withdrawn, neurotic and exhibit signs of autism later in…
CME Article CME

Depression in Patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Psychiatric Annals, August 2012, Volume 42 Issue 8
CME Educational Objectives 1. Know how to accurately diagnose depression in patients with autism spectrum disorder…
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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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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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VIDEO: Managing anxiety disorders during the transition to adulthood Meeting News CoverageVideo

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 York-Presbyterian Hospital, discusses the…
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Public health approach needed to curb incidence of neonatal abstinence syndrome in US

May 21, 2015
The incidence for the postnatal opioid withdrawal syndrome — known as neonatal abstinence syndrome — increased almost five-fold in the…
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Use of drugs at music festivals, raves high among teens

May 20, 2015
Despite overall drug use decreasing in the U.S., high school seniors who attend raves or music festivals, even sporadically, had a much higher…
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Suicide rates increase in black children, decrease in white children

May 18, 2015
Over a 20-year period, stable childhood suicide rates were offset by an increased rate in children who were black and a decreased rate in children…
Meeting News Coverage

Changing conversation about marijuana may improve public health, policy outcomes

May 17, 2015
TORONTO — As legislation continues to address the hotly debated topic of marijuana use, psychiatrists have a potentially key role in educating…
Paul Summergrad Meeting News Coverage

APA 2015 to feature novel clinical research, practice-related sessions

May 15, 2015
TORONTO — The 168th annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association will feature innovative clinical research and practice-related…
Natasha A. Schvey, PhD In the Journals

Military experience can negatively affect parent, child mental health

May 12, 2015
Two recently published studies indicate symptoms of psychiatric disorders were more prevalent among war veterans and their children compared with…
Silje Steinsbekk, PhD In the Journals

Insomnia at age 4 years increases risk for psychiatric disorders at age 6 years

May 12, 2015
Children who experienced insomnia at age 4 years were at increased risk for developing symptoms of psychiatric disorders at age 6 years, according to…
JPN May 2015

Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services May 2015 CNE Activity

May 1, 2015 Expires: 4/30/2018
Topics include therapeutic doll play, military nurses’ reintegration, and synthetic cannabinoids…
Amy Heneghan, MD In the Journals

Teens referred to child welfare services have increased risk for suicide, other risky behaviors

May 7, 2015
Adolescents referred to U.S. child welfare services for alleged maltreatment were approximately 50% more likely to attempt suicide compared with…
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