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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 disorder, according to recent data.

Researchers from the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute in Melbourne, Australia, and colleagues examined the records of 391 Australian children aged 6 to 8 years. Participants not already diagnosed with ADHD were screened through reports submitted by parents and teachers, resulting in one group of children with ADHD (n=179) and another without (n=212).

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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 their shy peers who…
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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, regardless of psychologist…
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Brief intervention may decrease depressive symptoms in adolescents

September 24, 2014
Depressive symptoms seen among adolescents during the high school transition could be reduced with a low-cost, one-time intervention that educates about the changeable…
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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 July 2014 CNE Activity

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

Topics include parents’ experiences with child’s admission to acute care, diet restrictions and atypical antipsychotic…
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Experts debate PANDAS diagnosis in children

September 18, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Margaret K. Hostetter, MD, the B. K. Rachford professor and chair of department of…
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Atypical mentalizing, mirror neuron connectivity may be linked with social impairment in autism

April 18, 2014
Researchers studied the functional connectivity in theory of mind and mirror neuron system brain networks in adolescents with autism spectrum…
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Paternal obesity increased developmental disorder risk

April 11, 2014
Paternal obesity could be a greater risk factor for developmental disorders among children than maternal obesity, according to recent study findings…
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Autism, ADHD linked to gender variance in children

March 25, 2014
Study findings published in the Archives of Sex Behavior show that children with autism spectrum disorder or attention deficit/hyperactivity…
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Priority conditions could help pediatric mental health inpatient quality measurement

March 20, 2014
Priority conditions such as depression, bipolar disorder and psychosis could be used for pediatric mental health inpatient quality measurement…
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Electronic media use increased risk of poor well-being among young children

March 18, 2014
Poorer well-being in children may be linked to high-level use of electronic media, and girls appear to be at greater risk than boys, according to…
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Bullying, cyberbullying linked to suicidal ideation in children, adolescents

March 13, 2014
Peer victimization in the forms of in-person bullying and cyberbullying is a risk factor for suicidal ideation and attempts in children and…
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Advanced age of father linked to psychiatric illnesses in children

March 7, 2014
Children born to middle-aged fathers were more likely to be diagnosed with a broad range of psychiatric illnesses as the children aged, according to…
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Frequent school moves linked with increased psychotic symptoms, bullying involvement

March 4, 2014
School children who changed schools three or more times before age 12 years were more likely to display symptoms of psychosis, according to a recent…
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Ontario youth encounter unequal access to inpatient psychiatric services

March 3, 2014
Access to inpatient psychiatric care for youth in Ontario was notably inconsistent across different hospitals in the province, according to results…
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Teens with psychiatric disorders more likely to experience chronic pain

February 28, 2014
Adolescents with psychiatric disorders are likely to experience chronic pain, especially if they are diagnosed with a mood or anxiety disorder…
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