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Extended stimulant use does not reduce ADHD, stunts growth

March 28, 2017

Longitudinal analysis indicated associations between extended use of stimulant medications and shorter adult height but not symptom reduction.

“The [Multimodal Treatment Study] began as a 14-month randomized clinical trial to test hypotheses about four treatment strategies: medication management, behavior modification, their combination, or treatment-as-usual for a community comparison,” James M. Swanson, PhD, of University of California, Irvine, and colleagues wrote. “After the [randomized clinical trial], the [Multimodal Treatment Study] transitioned into an observational long-term follow-up, and analyses were performed to generate hypotheses for future studies. At 2, 3, and 8 years after baseline, [intention-to-treat] analyses of the randomly assigned groups were continued and indicated the initial symptom-related benefit and growth-related cost dissipated after the 14-month treatment-by-protocol phase.”

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Bystander intervention program reduced sexual violence among high-school students

March 28, 2017
Sexual violence and other forms of interpersonal violence perpetration were drastically reduced among Kentucky high schools following the implementation of a modified
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Adolescents with PTSD, conduct disorder misidentify anger, sadness

March 27, 2017
Among adolescents, PTSD was associated with falsely identifying angry faces as fearful and conduct disorder was associated with greater difficulty identifying sadness. …
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Workforce shortages culminate in 6-month ‘wait time’ for developmental pediatricians

March 24, 2017
The current shortage of pediatric subspecialists has resulted in a national ‘wait time’ of 6 months for children to be seen by developmental pediatricians
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Family Complications in Autism Diagnosis

Psychiatric Annals, August 2012, Volume 42 Issue 8
CME Educational Objectives 1. Understand that engaging parents is an important part of treatment for autistic children…
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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: January 2016

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Psychiatric Annals

“A person’s a person, no matter how small,” wrote Dr. Seuss in Horton Hears a Who!
In the mystery of…
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Adolescent depression treatments comparable in efficacy, cost

December 8, 2016
Recent findings showed comparable medium-term efficacy and cost among cognitive behavioral therapy, short-term psychoanalytical therapy and a brief…

Senate sends 21st Century Cures Act to Obama

December 7, 2016
The U.S. Senate passed the 21st Century Cures Act today in a landslide bipartisan vote — the final hurdle before it is sent to President…

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Irritability, fear, anxiety predict adolescent depression in those with genetic risk

December 7, 2016
Recent findings identified multiple developmental pathways to first-onset adolescent depression in individuals with familial risk, with irritability…

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AAP: More nonpharmacological therapies needed for children with emotional, behavioral problems

December 6, 2016
The AAP’s Council on Early Childhood released a policy statement encouraging pediatricians to advocate for increased access to care and…

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ADHD diagnosis among preschoolers stabilizes after publication of AAP guidelines

December 2, 2016
The release of the 2011 AAP practice guidelines for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder was associated with an end to an increasing trend in…

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Brain circuitry may indicate risk for substance abuse in bipolar disorder

December 1, 2016
MRI analysis indicated sex-specific associations between gray matter volume and future substance abuse in adolescents with bipolar disorder. …

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Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services December 2016 CNE Activity

December 1, 2016 Expires: 11/30/2019
Topics include respite for caregivers, electroconvulsive therapy, and mental health of the transgender population.

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

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Study refutes gaze aversion in autism

November 30, 2016
Recent findings indicated an association between diminished eye-looking in autism and passive insensitivity to social signals in others’ eyes…

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Children face increasing risk of accidental opioid ingestion

November 30, 2016
Hospitalizations from opioid poisonings more than doubled in children and adolescents during the last two decades, according to recent study…

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Trauma affects brains of boys, girls differently

November 29, 2016
Recent findings indicated sex-specific differences in insula volume among youth with PTSD, suggesting that trauma may present differently between…

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