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Sensory processing may help with autism diagnosis, classification

September 23, 2014

Classification of people on the autism spectrum as well as an earlier diagnosis could be improved by measuring how fast the brain responds to sights and sounds, according to recent study findings published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities.

“One of the challenges in autism is that we don’t know how to classify patients into subgroups or even what those subgroups might be,” Sophie Molholm, PhD, associate professor in the Dominick P. Purpura department of neuroscience and the Muriel and Harold Block Faculty Scholar in Mental Illness in the department of pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, N.Y., said in a press release. “This has greatly limited our understanding of the disorder and how to treat it.”

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HHS grants aim to improve mental health services among youth

September 22, 2014
The US Department of Health and Human Services today announces $99 million in new grants to help improve mental health services for young people, according to a…
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Experts debate PANDAS diagnosis in children

September 18, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Margaret K. Hostetter, MD, the B. K. Rachford professor and chair of department of pediatrics, University of Cincinnati, provides an overview…
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Exercise before school day may reduce ADHD symptom severity

September 17, 2014
Physical activity may reduce symptom severity and moodiness and improve peer functioning among children at risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in the home…
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Psychiatric Annals, March 2013, Volume 43 Issue 3
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November 2011: Treatment of Child and Adolescent Mental Health

With a shortage of pediatric mental health specialists, care for affected children increasingly falls to the primary…
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Experts debate PANDAS diagnosis in children

September 18, 2014
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Electronic media use increased risk of poor well-being among young children

March 18, 2014
Poorer well-being in children may be linked to high-level use of electronic media, and girls appear to be at greater risk than boys, according to…
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Bullying, cyberbullying linked to suicidal ideation in children, adolescents

March 13, 2014
Peer victimization in the forms of in-person bullying and cyberbullying is a risk factor for suicidal ideation and attempts in children and…
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Advanced age of father linked to psychiatric illnesses in children

March 7, 2014
Children born to middle-aged fathers were more likely to be diagnosed with a broad range of psychiatric illnesses as the children aged, according to…
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Frequent school moves linked with increased psychotic symptoms, bullying involvement

March 4, 2014
School children who changed schools three or more times before age 12 years were more likely to display symptoms of psychosis, according to a recent…
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Ontario youth encounter unequal access to inpatient psychiatric services

March 3, 2014
Access to inpatient psychiatric care for youth in Ontario was notably inconsistent across different hospitals in the province, according to results…
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Teens with psychiatric disorders more likely to experience chronic pain

February 28, 2014
Adolescents with psychiatric disorders are likely to experience chronic pain, especially if they are diagnosed with a mood or anxiety disorder…
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Indoor tanning among high school students linked with risk-taking behaviors

February 27, 2014
More than 13% of US high school students reported indoor tanning in 2011, with a greater prevalence among female, older and non-Hispanic white…
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Potential biomarker identified to aid depression diagnosis

February 27, 2014
Levels of cortisol found in saliva samples gathered from teenagers pointed to a certain biological marker that could help clinicians diagnose major…
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Prenatal exposure to acetaminophen increased ADHD-like behaviors, hyperkinetic disorders

February 26, 2014
Children whose mothers used acetaminophen during their pregnancy are at increased risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder-like behavioral…
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More research needed on antipsychotic treatment in adolescents with bipolar disorder

February 25, 2014
Patient-centered research on the safety and efficacy of antipsychotic medications in adolescents and young adults with bipolar disorder is needed…
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