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Prenatal BPA exposure may increase risk for anxiety, depression in boys

Prenatal BPA exposure may increase risk for anxiety, depression in boys
August 26, 2016

Greater prenatal exposure to Bisphenol A was associated with more depression and anxiety symptoms in boys aged 10 to 12 years but not girls, according to recent findings.

“Experimental and epidemiological studies suggest that gestational exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA), an ubiquitous endocrine disrupting chemical, may lead to neurobehavioral problems in childhood; however, not all results have been consistent,” Frederica Perera, MPH, DrPH, PhD, of Columbia University, New York, and colleagues wrote.

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Metformin effective for weight gain associated with atypical antipsychotic use in children

August 24, 2016
Metformin significantly improved BMI and weight outcomes among children and adolescents who experienced weight gain associated with atypical antipsychotic use for autism…
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Analysis shows large racial disparities in mental health care for children, young adults

August 24, 2016
Mental health care visits were significantly lower among black and Hispanic children and young adults, compared with their white peers, according to recent findings. …
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Childhood abuse increases risk for premature mortality in women

August 23, 2016
Childhood abuse was associated with greater risk for all-cause mortality in adulthood among women but not men, according to recent findings. “A large literature…
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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…
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The Patient with Insomnia

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Approximately one-third of adults report some form of sleep disturbance occurring during the course of a week…
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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…

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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…

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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…

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Stimulant treatment safe, effective for ADHD in epilepsy

April 21, 2016
Data presented at the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting indicated stimulant medication was effective and safe for treatment of…

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Dyanavel XR now available for ADHD in US

April 20, 2016
Tris Pharma Inc. recently announced the launch of Dyanavel XR, extended-release oral suspension, CII, for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in…

AAP: North Carolina legislation discriminates against transgender children

April 19, 2016
A recent press release from the AAP called for the repeal of North Carolina’s HB2 legislation, which omitted transgender citizens from…

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Autism common comorbidity of genetic disorders

April 19, 2016
Recent findings presented at the American Academy of Neurology annual meeting indicated autism spectrum disorders are a common comorbidity of genetic…

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Adjunctive extended-release molindone effective for impulsive aggression in ADHD

April 18, 2016
Data presented at the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting indicated certain dosages of extended-release molindone were effective for…

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Study finds predictors of better CBT adherence in youth with anxiety

April 15, 2016
PHILADELPHIA — Female sex, higher family socioeconomic status, lower externalizing factors and other variables predicted better treatment…

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Childhood abuse increases risk for migraine, depression, anxiety

April 15, 2016
Emotional and sexual abuse during childhood had a significant and direct impact on migraine, depression and anxiety outcomes in adulthood, while…

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