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Aerial vector control spraying linked to increased risk for ASD in children

April 30, 2016

BALTIMORE — Aerial dispersal of pesticides intended to combat mosquitoes increased the risk for autism spectrum disorder and developmental delays by 25% among children living in those areas, according to recent research presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting.

Other studies have already shown that pesticide exposure might increase a child’s risk for autism spectrum disorder or developmental delay,” Steven D. Hicks, MD, PhD, of the department of pediatrics at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, said in a press release. “Our findings show that the way pesticides are distributed may change that risk.”

Campus climate affects student utilization of mental health services

April 27, 2016
Recent findings from the RAND Corporation indicated college students were more likely to use mental health services if their campus was perceived as supportive of mental…
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State funding for ASD services highest among whites, lowest among Hispanics, blacks

April 25, 2016
Recent findings show that white non-Hispanics received the highest per-person spending for autism spectrum disorder services in California, while Hispanics received the…
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Improving sleep quality in children with ASD may improve cognitive functioning

April 25, 2016
Children with autism spectrum disorder exhibited better memory consolidation across sleep than in wake conditions, despite poorer sleep quality, according to data…
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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 Nervous, Worried Patient

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Anxiety disorders are one of the most common psychiatric conditions in the general population. This educational…
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Preschool poverty may affect brain connectivity, depression later in childhood

January 19, 2016
Poverty in early childhood may impact hippocampal and amygdala connectivity development, leading to negative mood symptoms later in childhood…
In the Journals

Mindfulness program effective for stress, trauma in urban middle school students

January 15, 2016
An adapted mindfulness-based stress reduction program effectively reduced stress and trauma symptoms among urban middle school students, according to…
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The Nervous, Worried Patient

January 15, 2016 Expires: 1/15/2017
Anxiety disorders are one of the most common psychiatric conditions in the general population. This educational activity will review the diagnosis…

Organizations team up to improve mental health support for college students of color

January 14, 2016
The JED Foundation and the Steve Fund recently announced a collaboration to establish recommended practices for colleges and universities to improve…

Child Psychiatry

Psychiatric Annals, January 2016, Volume 46 Issue 1

This issue: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Psychiatric Annals, January 2016, Volume 46 Issue 1

Overview and Management of Common Sleep Disorders in Children: A Review for Psychiatrists

Psychiatric Annals, January 2016, Volume 46 Issue 1
Sleep problems are common among children and adolescents, with up to 50% of children experiencing sleep difficulties and as many as 4% receiving a…

Pediatric Speech and Language Disorders in the Context of Evidence-Based Taxonomies

Psychiatric Annals, January 2016, Volume 46 Issue 1
Disorders of speech and language affect approximately 6% of children, yet they remain largely understudied, underidentified, and underserved. This…

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. Currently, the US Food and Drug

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 with restricted interests and
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