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ED admissions for adolescent sexual abuse double

November 7, 2019
The number of ED admissions related to confirmed adolescent sexual abuse more than doubled from 2010 through 2016 in the United States, according to…

CDC: Many leading causes of death associated with adverse childhood experiences

November 5, 2019
More than 15% of adults in the United States reported four or more adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs, according to a new CDC report. These…

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Autism associated with excessive weight gain among children

November 5, 2019
Children with autism spectrum disorder are 41% more likely to develop obesity than typically developing children living in the same geographical…

Court case highlights misconceptions surrounding pediatric transgender care

October 29, 2019
A Texas court case involving a custody dispute over a young child who may identify as transgender has ignited a national debate about the appropriate…

Meeting News

Rate of pediatric suicide higher in areas with more poverty

October 27, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Counties with higher levels of poverty have higher levels of pediatric and adolescent suicide, according to research presented at…

Meeting News

Febrile seizures following vaccination do not affect development, behavior

October 26, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Children who experience febrile seizures following vaccination have similar developmental and behavioral outcomes compared with…

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Fluoxetine may not treat OCD symptoms in patients with ASD

October 22, 2019
Children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders who exhibit obsessive-compulsive disorder behaviors had significantly lower scores for OCD…

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Suicidal thoughts, attempts rising among black teens

October 22, 2019
Between 1991 and 2017, nearly one in five high school students reported suicidal ideation, and more than one in 10 had a plan for suicide, according…

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AAP policy statement stresses pediatricians’ role in mental health care

October 21, 2019
An updated policy statement and a technical report issued by the AAP highlighted the need for increased involvement among pediatricians in their…

Healthy Baby/Healthy Child

Detecting Early Developmental Delays in Children

Pediatric Annals, October 2019, Volume 48 Issue 10
Development is a core part of the care we provide to our pediatric patients. It should be monitored and evaluated at every visit. Whether it is…

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One in six American children has a developmental disability

October 11, 2019
Between 2009 and 2017, approximately one in six children aged 3 to 17 years in the United States had a diagnosed developmental disability, according…

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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…

Meeting NewsVideo

Transgender treatment controversies persist among clinicians

October 9, 2019
SAN DIEGO — In a video interview, Jack Drescher, MD, clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and…

GuidelinesPerspective

AAP updates 2011 ADHD guideline

October 1, 2019
The AAP has updated its clinical practice ADHD guideline for the first time since 2011. The recommendations focus predominantly on evaluation…

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Fine motor skill deficits may predict language delays in children with autism

September 30, 2019
Fine motor skills were a key predictor of language outcomes in two longitudinal cohorts of language-delayed preschoolers with autism spectrum…

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Air pollution linked to increased psychiatric symptoms in children

September 30, 2019
Findings from a case-crossover study revealed an association between daily outdoor air pollution levels and increased symptoms of psychiatric…

In the Journals

Unique metabolic signature in baby teeth linked to ADHD, autism

September 27, 2019
Researchers identified metabolic signatures in baby teeth that were unique to ADHD, autism spectrum disorder and both neurodevelopment conditions…

In the Journals

Not all screen time negatively affects kids’ academic achievement

September 26, 2019
Overall screen time does not negatively affect children’s and teenagers’ academic achievement, according to findings from a systematic…

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Light intervention plus CBT helps teens get more sleep

September 26, 2019
Combination light flash therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy enabled an earlier bedtime and increased sleep time by 43 minutes in teenagers…

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Prescription drug misuse during adolescence increases risk for substance abuse later

September 26, 2019
Researchers identified any high-frequency prescription drug misuse during the transition from adolescence to adulthood as a strong risk factor for…