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Pilot project increases mental health care access for homeless

February 21, 2017

A 5-year program for mental health in homeless children improved access to mental health services and increased educational support, according to initial findings.

“We've learned a lot over the past 5 years,” Mary Haskett, of North Carolina State University, said in a press release. “For example, we found that by having all 11 family shelters in Wake County come together, they were better able to advocate collectively for improved community services — such as better access to Head Start, mental health providers and organizations that provide educational support. This not only helps kids and families, but has significantly boosted job satisfaction among shelter staff.”

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Study draws link between addiction, sports participation

February 20, 2017
Participation in sports and risk for substance use disorders may be associated, according to findings published in Psychology of Sport and Exercise. “Potential…
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Adolescent suicide attempts decrease after passage of same-sex marriage laws

February 20, 2017
Recent findings suggest that implementation of same-sex marriage policies reduced suicide attempts among adolescent sexual minorities. “Prior research suggests an…
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Brain-stem volume may predict aggression in ASD

February 20, 2017
Brain-stem volume may indicate risk for aggression in autism spectrum disorders, according to recent findings. “Aggressive behaviors are common in individuals…
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Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Update

Psychiatric Annals, January 2016, Volume 46 Issue 1
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is characterized by early-onset socialization and communication difficulties associated…
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The Patient with Insomnia

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Approximately one-third of adults report some form of sleep disturbance occurring during the course of a week…
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Insurance status may influence ED experience for children with mental health diagnoses

October 31, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO — Children and adolescents who present to the ED with mental health diagnoses were more likely to be transferred to another…

Dasotraline improves ADHD in children

October 31, 2016
Dasotraline, a dopamine and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, improved ADHD symptoms in children aged 6 to 12 years, according to study findings…

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Using telemedicine in mental health emergencies increases access, lowers costs

October 28, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO — Using a telemedicine evaluation for pediatric mental health emergencies in ED or urgent care facilities may improve access to…

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Dyanavel XR effective, safe for ADHD in children

October 27, 2016
SAN ANTONIO — Poster data presented here indicated efficacy and safety of Dyanavel XR, an extended-release oral suspension amphetamine for…

Latuda effective, safe for schizophrenia in adolescents

October 27, 2016
Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. recently announced study results that indicated Latuda statistically significantly improved schizophrenia symptoms…

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Parent-led intervention has long-term effects on autism symptom severity

October 25, 2016
Recent findings indicated a parent-mediated social communication intervention for children aged 2 to 4 years with autism had long-term effects on…

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Exposure to suicide on social media does not affect suicidal ideation behavior rates

October 25, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO — Findings presented at the 2016 AAP National Conference and Exhibition indicated no significant association between highly…

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PCPs prescribing medication for ADD, depression should 'start low, go slow'

October 24, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO — When considering medication for children and adolescents with ADHD, depression and anxiety, PCPs should start with a low dose…

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School-aged children show signs of ADHD in early morning despite treatment

October 23, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO — Despite receiving stable doses of stimulant medications, children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity

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AAP recommends personalized media use plans for children, adolescents

October 21, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO — Parents and health care providers should work together to construct a Family Media Use Plan for children aged 5 to 18 years…

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