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No link between primary care mental health screening, depression in children, adolescents

February 9, 2016

Researchers from the University of North Carolina and RTI International found no evidence of a direct link between screening children and adolescents for major depressive disorder in primary care settings and depression, according to data published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

However, the researchers added that evidence revealed some screening tools are accurate, and some treatments are beneficial for adolescents, but not young children, with no evidence they will cause harm.

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USPSTF recommends screening adolescents for depression

February 9, 2016
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has issued an update to its recommendations for the screening of depression in children and adolescents.The B grade…
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Child abuse in youth organizations rare compared with other settings

February 9, 2016
Child abuse, including verbal, physical and sexual abuse, rarely occurred in youth-serving organizations when compared with abuse committed by family members or other…
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Neuroticism may increase risk for anxiety, depression

February 8, 2016
Adolescents with a strong personality trait of neuroticism were significantly more likely to develop anxiety and depression disorders, according to recent findings…
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Psychopharmacogenomics in Pediatric Psychiatry with a Focus on Cytochrome P450 Testing

Psychiatric Annals, January 2016, Volume 46 Issue 1
The recent advances in the field of pharmacogenetics have led to personalized medicine in pediatric psychiatry…
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The Forgetful Patient

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Aging sometimes is characterized by gradual decline in understanding, memory, and ability to perform activities of…
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Parental death during childhood increases risk for suicide long-term

November 11, 2015
Parental death during childhood was associated with an increased long-term risk for suicide, regardless of cause of death, according to study…
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Web-based autism screening tool increases monthly screening rate

November 2, 2015
WASHINGTON — A web-based version of a standard autism spectrum disorder screening chart significantly increased the monthly rate of pediatric…
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In-house behavioral health care may improve screening for mental health, substance use

November 2, 2015
Adolescents who received care from either a pediatrician or a behavioral health care practitioner embedded in a pediatric office were more likely to…
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Children with autism may have increased risk for obesity

November 2, 2015
Children with autism have increased risk for unhealthy weight, particularly if they experience sleep or affective problems, according to study…
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Oxytocin nasal spray safe, effective for social interaction in autism

October 29, 2015
Nasal spray containing oxytocin led to improved social responsiveness among young children with autism, according to study findings in Molecular
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Living in the US may increase ‘risk taking’ behaviors in teens

October 29, 2015
Among adolescents of Puerto Rican decent, those living in the United States were more likely to seek out “‘risky experiences”…
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Extended-release guanfacine safe, effective for hyperactive symptoms in children with ASD

October 28, 2015
Extended-release guanfacine was safe and effective for short-term treatment of hyperactivity, impulsiveness and distractibility in children with…
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ADHD affects white matter differently in boys, girls

October 27, 2015
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder affects white matter differently in boys and girls, according to study findings in the Journal of the
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Most teen smokers experiment with flavored tobacco products first

October 27, 2015
Adolescents who try tobacco often start out with flavored products, and most current teen smokers report preferring flavored tobacco, according to…
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Medicaid-covered children in foster care at increased risk for ADHD

October 26, 2015
WASHINGTON — Children in foster care and enrolled in Medicaid were at more than three times greater risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity…
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