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Trial quality, bias may diminish value of methylphenidate for ADHD

May 24, 2016

A recent clinical review in JAMA reported that evidence supporting the use of methylphenidate among adolescents for treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is of very low quality and should be reconsidered for future therapy guidelines.

“Methylphenidate was associated with improved teacher-reported symptoms of ADHD and general behavior and parent-reported quality of life,” Ole J. Storebø, PhD, of the child and adolescent psychiatric department at Region Zealand Psychiatry in Denmark, and colleagues wrote. “However, given the risk of bias in the included trials, and the low quality of evidence, the magnitude of improvement is uncertain.”

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VIDEO: How to integrate services for IPV survivors in a community setting

May 20, 2016
ATLANTA — Mayumi Okuda Benavides, MD, of Columbia University and New York-Presbyterian, explains how to integrate services for survivors of intimate partner…
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Public health, mental health efforts are mutually beneficial

May 18, 2016
ATLANTA — During the William C. Menninger memorial convocation lecture here, Thomas Frieden, MD, MPH, director of the CDC, reaffirmed the center’s…
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Pediatric Speech and Language Disorders in the Context of Evidence-Based Taxonomies

Psychiatric Annals, January 2016, Volume 46 Issue 1
Disorders of speech and language affect approximately 6% of children, yet they remain largely understudied…
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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 Treating eating disorders in adolescents

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No link between primary care mental health screening, depression in children, adolescents

February 9, 2016
Researchers from the University of North Carolina and RTI International found no evidence of a direct link between screening children and adolescents…

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USPSTF recommends screening adolescents for depression

February 9, 2016
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has issued an update to its recommendations for the screening of depression in children and adolescents.The B…

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Child abuse in youth organizations rare compared with other settings

February 9, 2016
Child abuse, including verbal, physical and sexual abuse, rarely occurred in youth-serving organizations when compared with abuse committed by family…

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Neuroticism may increase risk for anxiety, depression

February 8, 2016
Adolescents with a strong personality trait of neuroticism were significantly more likely to develop anxiety and depression disorders, according to…

Top 10 psychiatry news stories in January

February 5, 2016
As the New Year begins to pick up speed, Healio.com/Psychiatry took a moment to reflect on the most popular psychiatry news stories published in…

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Treatment initiation high, follow-up low among adolescents with depressive symptoms

February 5, 2016
Although treatment initiation was high among adolescents with newly identified depression symptoms, follow-up care was not, according to recent…

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Parental depression negatively impacts children's school performance

February 3, 2016
Recent findings indicated parental depression negatively impacted school performance among offspring, particularly maternal depression among female…

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Suicidality, aggression rates double in children taking antidepressants

January 28, 2016
Meta-analyses of clinical study reports indicated significantly higher rates of suicidality and aggression in children taking antidepressants…

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FDA approves Adzenys extended-release orally disintegrating tablet for ADHD

January 28, 2016
The FDA recently approved Adzenys XR-ODT for the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children age 6 years and older, according…

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Extremely preterm infants at increased risk for ASD

January 27, 2016
The prevalence of autism spectrum disorder was greater among children born very preterm, suggesting an increased risk among this population…

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