In the Journals

Pediatric suicide attempts often involve OTC medications

October 10, 2019
Poison control center calls for suspected suicide-related pediatric self-poisonings often involve over-the-counter, or OTC, medications, including…

In the Journals

Adjusting for age, birth may provide unbiased measure of suicide patterns

September 13, 2019
Adjusting for chronological age and year of birth showed a more rapid increase and a smaller sex difference in the suicide mortality rates for U.S…

In the Journals

Kids with IBD at increased risk for later psychiatric disorders, study finds

August 30, 2019
Kids diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, are at increased risk for psychiatric disorders later in life, especially those who were…

In the Journals

ADHD drug may change brain white matter in boys

August 27, 2019
Methylphenidate — a drug used to treat ADHD — may affect specific tracts in brain white matter in boys with the disorder, according to…

In the Journals

Kids born to older parents less likely to have behavior problems

August 13, 2019
Children born to older parents are less likely to have externalizing behavior problems, according to a population-based cohort study that included…

In the Journals

Teens more likely to jump to heroin after misusing prescription opioids

July 22, 2019
Teenagers who reported nonmedical prescription opioid use during high school were significantly more likely to later use heroin, according to…

In the Journals

Screen time linked to depression in teens

July 19, 2019
Study findings published in JAMA Pediatrics indicated an association between computer, social media and television use and increases in depressive…

CME Article

Prevention of PTSD in Children and Adolescents

Psychiatric Annals, July 2019, Volume 49 Issue 7
Employing early intervention to prevent the development of PTSD in youth who have experienced a traumatic event is a significant public health goal…

In the Journals

Threat of parents’ deportation impacts health of Latinx youth

June 26, 2019
Latinx teens in California who have at least one immigrant parent have reported increasing levels of anxiety related to how immigration policies in…

In the Journals

Adolescent suicides reach highest recorded rate since 2000

June 25, 2019
The suicide rate for adolescents aged 15 to 19 years and young adults aged 20 to 24 years increased in 2017 to its highest point since 2000…

CME Article

Suicide in Adolescents

Psychiatric Annals, June 2019, Volume 49 Issue 6
Suicide is a leading cause of death in many nations around the world. Despite increased awareness of depression and suicidality in adolescents…

CME Article

Depression and Its Impact on Adolescents

Psychiatric Annals, June 2019, Volume 49 Issue 6
The adolescent period is a crucial time for brain development. Emotional skills mature, knowledge deepens, and coping skills develop. However, the…

CME Article

Anxiety Disorders in Adolescents

Psychiatric Annals, June 2019, Volume 49 Issue 6
Anxiety disorders are highly prevalent in adolescents and remain significantly undertreated. Appropriate screening, diagnosis, and treatment of…

Guest Editorial

Behavioral Health Issues in Adolescents

Psychiatric Annals, June 2019, Volume 49 Issue 6
Anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric disorders among adolescents in the United States, with an estimated lifetime prevalence of 31.9%…

Special Issue Article

Integrative Approaches to Stress, Anxiety, and Resilience

Pediatric Annals, June 2019, Volume 48 Issue 6
Anxiety is one of the most common psychiatric conditions affecting adolescents and youth in the United States, with over 30% of adolescents having an…

In the Journals

Team sports improve mental health of kids exposed to adversity

May 29, 2019
Research published in JAMA Pediatrics suggests that children exposed to adverse childhood events, or ACEs, who participated in team sports as…

In the Journals

Closing the gap: Girls’ suicide rate catching up with that of boys

May 17, 2019
Female youth aged 10 to 19 years had a significant and disproportionate increase in suicides between 1975 and 2005 compared with males in the same…

In the Journals

Proposition 8 increased rate of homophobic bullying among youth

May 13, 2019
The introduction of a voter referendum in California in 2008 that limited marriage to heterosexual couples, known as Proposition 8, increased the…

Special Issue Article

Strychnine: Old Remedy, Silent Killer

Pediatric Annals, May 2019, Volume 48 Issue 5
Toxin ingestion is a significant public health issue for children, accounting for hundreds of visits per day to emergency departments. The most…

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Therapy dog visits ease anxiety in hospitalized children

April 22, 2019
Pet therapy significantly reduced anxiety in children during hospitalization, according to a recent quasi-experimental study published in the…