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Psychotherapy rates for children using ADHD drugs vary by location

September 26, 2014

Recent data show receipt of psychotherapy among children who use attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder medication varied geographically, regardless of psychologist supply in some cases.

Researchers assessed receipt of at least one outpatient therapy visit in 2010 among 301,530 children receiving ADHD medication from 1,516 US counties. Therapy visits were individual, group or family visits. The mean age of the children was 11.6 years. Researchers evaluated receipt of therapy by county and how it varied across counties based on the supply of licensed psychologists by quintile.

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Brief intervention may decrease depressive symptoms in adolescents

September 24, 2014
Depressive symptoms seen among adolescents during the high school transition could be reduced with a low-cost, one-time intervention that educates about the changeable…
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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…
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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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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 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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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…
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Autism, ADHD linked to gender variance in children

March 25, 2014
Study findings published in the Archives of Sex Behavior show that children with autism spectrum disorder or attention deficit/hyperactivity…
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Priority conditions could help pediatric mental health inpatient quality measurement

March 20, 2014
Priority conditions such as depression, bipolar disorder and psychosis could be used for pediatric mental health inpatient quality measurement…
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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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