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AAP calls for action on gun control after Texas mass shooting

AAP calls for action on gun control after Texas mass shooting
November 7, 2017

In the aftermath of the most recent mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, the AAP has urged a push for gun reform from those in all levels of government in a statement made by Fernando Stein, MD, FAAP.

Stein said in the statement that the “epidemic of gun violence” can be prevented much like any other epidemic. He called for immediate action from elected leaders to promote expansion of background checks, the ban of assault weapons and the strengthening of the country’s mental health resources.

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Depression screening alone insufficient for detecting suicide risk

October 26, 2017
Screening for depression alone did not accurately identify suicide risk in pediatric inpatient medical units, according to data presented at the American Academy of…
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Adolescents turn to social media when in need of mental health care

October 24, 2017
Adolescents with the greatest need for mental health services were more likely to seek help from peers or informal online communities than from adults or professionals…
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Self-harm increases by 68% in teen girls

October 18, 2017
Between 2011 and 2014, self-harm incidence increased among children and adolescents, particularly among girls aged 13 to 16 years. “The elusive nature of self-harm…
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Pharmacotherapy for Aggression in Children and Adolescents

Psychiatric Annals, April 2010, Volume 40 Issue 4
Aggression is a behavior that is hardwired in individuals as part of the fight or flight response to a perceived…
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Youth Suicide: August 2017

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and Psychiatric Annals

Suicidal ideation and behavior, as well as death by suicide, in children and adolescents present a particularly…
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American Heart Association Scientific Sessions

American Heart Association Scientific Sessions

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VIDEO: Expert identifies new ways to improve profitability

March 2, 2017
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