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Researchers find inadequate evidence of methylphenidate efficacy for ADHD

November 27, 2015

A recent Cochrane Review indicated methylphenidate may improve teacher-reported attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms, teacher-reported general behavior and parent-reported quality of life among youth with the disorder, however, evidence was low-quality and therefore could not confirm findings.

To assess benefits and harms of methylphenidate for children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Ole Jakob Storebø, PhD, of University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark, and colleagues analyzed 185 randomized trials that compared methylphenidate with placebo or no intervention among youth with ADHD. Analysis included 38 parallel-group trials with 5,111 randomized participants and 147 cross-over trials with 7,134 randomized participants. Study participants had a mean age of 9.7 years.

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Stimulants worsen sleep outcomes among youth with ADHD

November 23, 2015
Results from a meta-analysis show stimulant medication led to longer sleep latency, worse sleep efficiency and shorter sleep duration among youth with…
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Older maternal age may be associated with greater depression, anxiety, stress in offspring

November 20, 2015
Recent findings show maternal age of 35 years and older was associated with increased symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress among young adult female offspring…

NIMH increases efforts for human brain tissue collection, distribution for autism research

November 19, 2015
The NIMH has signed an agreement with the Foundation Associates LLC to establish a nationwide effort for the collection, storage and distribution of postmortem human…

Childhood Precursors to Psychopathy

Psychiatric Annals, April 2015, Volume 45 Issue 4
Because psychopathy is associated with a more sinister course of antisocial behavior among criminal offenders…
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Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services July 2015 CNE Activity

This activity is co-provided by Villanova University College of Nursing and SLACK Incorporated.

Topics include LGBT health disparities, improving employment outcomes in assertive community treatment, and a pilot…
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VIDEO: Improved recognition, detection of bipolar disorder needed in adolescents

September 12, 2015
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Brain structure differs between girls, boys with autism

September 4, 2015
Recent data published in Molecular Autism show brain differences between girls and boys with autism spectrum disorder, some of which are associated…
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Meta-analysis identifies brain abnormalities that may explain disparities of MDD in youth

September 2, 2015
A meta-analysis identified reliable neural abnormalities among youth with major depressive disorder that may explain seemingly disparate symptoms of…
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Brain abnormalities may persist into young adulthood among adolescents with ADHD

September 1, 2015
Young adults diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder in adolescence exhibited structural and functional deficits associated with…

Simon Foundation partners with Interactive Autism Network to further autism research

August 31, 2015
The Interactive Autism Network has partnered with the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative to advance and increase internet-mediated autism…
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Youth who identify as goth may be more at risk for depression, self-harm

August 27, 2015
Analysis of a longitudinal, community-based cohort indicated more young people who identified with goth subculture met criteria for clinical…
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Adolescent cannabis use moderates link between genetic risk for schizophrenia, brain development

August 26, 2015
Cannabis use in adolescence moderated the association between genetic risk for schizophrenia and cortical maturation among males, according to study…
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Strategies to regulate emotion effective among maltreated children

August 26, 2015
When given strategies to regulate emotions, adolescents who experienced maltreatment were able to modulate their emotional responses when viewing…
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Teens of military parents more likely to engage in dangerous behaviors

August 25, 2015
Teenage children with parents or caregivers in the military are more likely to experience adverse events and engage in dangerous behavior during…
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In-utero exposure to psychotropic drugs increases risk for negative neonatal outcomes

August 24, 2015
Exposure to psychotropic drugs during pregnancy increases risk for negative outcomes among infants, so much so that researchers recommend the…
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Deaths among youth with HIV less common; other complications emerge

August 24, 2015
Although opportunistic infections and death are less common among HIV-infected youth receiving ART, these patients are now experiencing higher rates…
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