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Most psychiatric disorders do not increase risk for violence

Most psychiatric disorders do not increase risk for violence
May 1, 2015

In a longitudinal study of adolescents from a juvenile detention center, psychiatric disorders were not predictors of future violence, except for substance use disorders.

Katherine S. Elkington, PhD, of Columbia University Medical School, and colleagues assessed violence and psychiatric disorders via self-reports from 1,659 adolescents in the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center in Chicago. Study participants, aged 13 to 25 years, were interviewed up to four times between 3 and 5 years after detention.

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Researchers observe environmental link between parental, child anxiety

May 1, 2015
The association between parental and offspring anxiety is significantly environmental and independent of genetic confounds, according to study findings in the American
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Researchers find sexting, sexualized online activity significantly prevalent among sexually abused adolescents

April 30, 2015
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Bullying increases risk for depression, anxiety in late adolescence

April 29, 2015
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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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Brief observations insufficient to diagnose autism symptoms

January 23, 2015
The presence of typical behaviors — or absence of atypical behaviors — among children during brief observation periods at a medical visit…
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Video-based therapy may help parents of infants with autism risk

January 21, 2015
Video feedback-based video therapy improved infant attentiveness to parents, parent-child interactions and other positive behavioral outcomes…
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Intervention increased engagement, decreased disruption among students with behavioral disorder

January 16, 2015
INSIGHTS, a social-emotional learning program, increased behavioral engagement and decreased disruptive and off-task behaviors among young children…
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Targeted programs may halt adolescent, partner sexual violence

January 16, 2015
Prevention programs within the community, at school and through parenting may be efficacious in deterring adolescent intimate partner violence and…
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Fetal alcohol syndrome diagnosis missed in adopted children

January 12, 2015
Over 85% of foster and adopted youth with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders were not previously diagnosed or were misdiagnosed with behavioral…
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Majority of eye tests successful in children with autism

January 12, 2015
Patients with autism spectrum disorder, particularly those who are nonverbal, demonstrated a lower success rate in intraocular pressure testing…
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Involvement with bullying increased risk for suicidal thoughts, behaviors

January 8, 2015
Involvement with bullying in any form is associated with suicidal ideation and behavior, according to meta-analyses results published in…
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Family factors mediated association between paternal depression, child behaviors

January 8, 2015
The association between depression in fathers in the postnatal stage and child development may be explained by family factors such as maternal…
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Pet dogs improved social skills among children with autism

January 6, 2015
Children with autism who live in homes with dogs show greater social skills compared to those without dogs in the home, according to a recent…

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December 31, 2014
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