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Paternal, maternal depression may influence toddler anxiety, behavior

March 27, 2015

Data suggest both maternal and paternal depression plays a role in a child’s behavior, according to research published in Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice.

“Father’s emotions affect their children,” Sheehan Fisher, PhD, instructor in psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and psychologist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, said in a press release. “New fathers should be screened and treated for postpartum depression, just as we do for mothers.”

Website found to ease pre-surgery anxiety in children and parents In the Journals

Website found to ease pre-surgery anxiety in children and parents

March 26, 2015
Parents and children who used the Web-based Tailored Intervention for Preparation for parents and children undergoing Outpatient Surgery reported less anxiety regarding…
Richard E. Frye, MD, PhD In the Journals

Antibiotic effect on autism symptoms may impact future research

March 26, 2015
A course of amoxicillin for streptococcal pharyngitis dramatically and rapidly improved symptoms in a child with autism spectrum disorder, according to results of a case…
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Common air pollutant linked to cognitive, behavioral impairment in developing brains

March 25, 2015
Prenatal exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons has been linked to cognitive and behavioral impairment in developing brains, according to data published in JAMA
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Determination of ADHD vs. Autism Spectrum Disorder

Psychiatric Annals, August 2012, Volume 42 Issue 8
1. Recognize that symptoms of inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder…
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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.

Topics include use of a sensory room on an intensive care unit, characteristics of temper tantrums in preschoolers with…
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Autism increase in Denmark linked to reporting methods

November 11, 2014
Changes to diagnostic criteria explained the apparent increase in prevalence of autism spectrum disorders in Denmark, according to recently published…
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Quality of community-based ADHD care needs improvement

November 6, 2014
Recent data indicate community-based ADHD care is inconsistent with evidence-based practice guidelines; however, some variability is unrelated to the…
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Screening instrument identified detained youth in need of mental health services

November 6, 2014
Detained youths identified as at-risk for a mental health issue according to a youth screening instrument were more likely to receive a follow-up…
Rebecca Cunningham In the Journals

Youth with assault-related injury twice as likely to return to ED for violent re-injury

November 5, 2014
Recent data show adolescents who presented to the ED with assault-related injuries were nearly twice as likely as their peers with non-assault…
Mary T. Caserta, MD In the Journals

Congenital HHV-6 may negatively affect neurodevelopment

November 4, 2014
Recent data show children with congenital human herpesvirus-6 had lower neurodevelopmental test scores compared with healthy children at age 1 year…
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Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders more prevalent than previously indicated

October 31, 2014
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders were more prevalent among a cohort of first graders in the Midwest than indicated by previous estimates, according…
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More research needed in school-based mental health interventions

October 22, 2014
Research is lacking for studies of mental health promotion and care interventions implemented through school-based programs for children in low- and…
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ADHD in children linked to disorders, lower academic, social performance

October 7, 2014
Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder had more academic difficulty, peer problems and comorbid disorders than those without the…
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Intervention improved shy children’s academic performance

October 3, 2014
Recent data show shy children who participated in a temperament-based intervention had greater increases in critical thinking and math compared with…
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Psychotherapy rates for children using ADHD drugs vary by location

September 26, 2014
Recent data show receipt of psychotherapy among children who use attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder medication varied geographically…
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