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Childhood parasomnias increase risk for psychotic experiences in early adulthood

May 28, 2015

Persistent childhood nightmares and night terrors were associated with increased risk for psychotic experiences at age 18 years, according to study findings in The British Journal of Psychiatry.

“Although recent research has suggested that the relationship between established risk factors for schizophrenia and psychotic experiences may be weaker than initially thought, the relevance of these subclinical experiences to early intervention strategies in psychosis remains important,” study researcher Andrew Thompson, MD, FRCPsych, of the University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom, and colleagues wrote. “One such potential risk factor in children that can be readily identified by parents, children and professionals is disturbance of sleep.”

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Prenatal, postnatal exposure to fine particulate matter increases risk for autism

May 27, 2015
Prenatal and postnatal exposure to fine particulate matter increased risk for autism spectrum disorder, according to study findings in Environmental
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Animal companions reduce social anxiety in children with ASD

May 27, 2015
Social anxiety, as measured by skin conductance responses, decreased in children with autism spectrum disorder when animals were present, according to a recent…
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Delaying cord clamping improves neurodevelopment at 4 years

May 26, 2015
While no differences were observed in full-scale IQ between infants with delayed umbilical cord clamping vs. those with early umbilical cord clamping, delayed clamping…
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Differentiation of Social Phobia from High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder

Psychiatric Annals, August 2012, Volume 42 Issue 8
CME Educational Objectives 1. To identify symptom similarities between social phobia and high-functioning autism…
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Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services May 2014 CNE Activity

Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services May 2014 CNE Activity

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

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VIDEO: Managing anxiety disorders during the transition to adulthood

VIDEO: Managing anxiety disorders during the transition to adulthood

May 21, 2015
TORONTO — John T. Walkup, MD, a professor of psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and New…
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Genetic factors may influence autism risk

March 5, 2015
Autism may be caused by genetic and moderate nonshared environmental influences, according to data published in JAMA Psychiatry. The study included…
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Antipsychotic prescriptions for children follow best practice guidelines 50% of the time

March 2, 2015
Clinicians who prescribe antipsychotic medications to Vermont Medicaid-insured children only follow best practice guidelines approximately 50% of the…
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Exploratory tendencies may link to brain process in preteens

February 24, 2015
Adolescents who explore and pursue new experiences may have alternative brain processes compared with preteens who do not, according to preliminary…
Mary E. Haskett In the Journals

About 25% of homeless children may require mental health services

February 19, 2015
Approximately 25% of children who are homeless have an increased risk for developmental delays and challenges in mental health status, according to…
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Experts call for unification of mental and physical health care under PCPs

February 18, 2015
Medical experts suggested combining pediatric mental and physical health care in a primary care setting to tackle disparities and social stigmas that…
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Familial recurrence risk high for Tourette Syndrome, OCD

February 18, 2015
Tourette Syndrome/chronic tic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder have a high recurrence risk among siblings and children of parents who are…
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Abandoned, institutionalized children at greater risk for autism

February 17, 2015
Children who were abandoned at birth and raised at institutions may have an increased risk for social communication difficulties and autism spectrum…
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Therapy techniques vary based on individual, organizational factors

February 16, 2015
Therapists’ use of cognitive behavioral therapy, family therapy and psychodynamic therapy techniques is influenced by individual or…
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ADHD medication use reduced child, adolescent brain injury risk

February 16, 2015
The risk of brain injury to children and adolescents with ADHD was significantly reduced while patients were administered methylphenidate or…
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THC use among adolescents linked with poorer sleep

February 16, 2015
Adolescents who tested positive for tetrahydrocannabinol via urine tests were more likely to meet multiple sleep latency test criteria or have…
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