Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Childhood ADHD Types & Treatments

American Psychiatric Association data reveal that between 3% and 7% of U.S. school age children have some form of ADHD. Read more about the disorder and recommended treatments in this slideshow.

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Short Forms of Parent General Behavior Inventory Reliable at Identifying Youth Mood Symptoms

Short Forms of Parent General Behavior Inventory Reliable at Identifying Youth Mood Symptoms

The short forms each displayed diagnostic accuracy comparable with that of the full-length scales.

Orbitofrontal Connectivity Associated With Mood, Anxiety Symptoms in Adolescents Who Use Marijuana

Orbitofrontal Connectivity Associated With Mood, Anxiety Symptoms in Adolescents Who Use Marijuana

Marijuana usage is increasing in adolescents, and the rate of comorbidity with mood and anxiety disorders is high. These findings may aid in identifying adolescents who are potentially at risk.

Parent, Teacher Reports of Adolescent Behavior Important in Mental Health Monitoring

Parent, Teacher Reports of Adolescent Behavior Important in Mental Health Monitoring

These data emphasize the important role of parents and teachers in detecting mental health needs in adolescents.

Lifetime Engagement in Self-Harm Associated With Emotional Abuse, Neglect in Childhood

Lifetime Engagement in Self-Harm Associated With Emotional Abuse, Neglect in Childhood

Although emotional abuse and neglect may not be as easily detected as other forms of maltreatment, professionals must be aware of their long-term effect on nonsuicidal self-injury likelihood.

Parents' Childhood Affects Their Children's Behavioral Health

Parents' Childhood Affects Their Children's Behavioral Health

Parents' adverse childhood events, such as abuse, neglect, or household dysfunction, can impact their children's lives.

Strong Social Networks May Mitigate the Effects of Childhood Adversity

Strong Social Networks May Mitigate the Effects of Childhood Adversity

These findings support initiatives targeted at reducing the effect of negative early childhood experiences on psychopathology.

TECH Parenting Can Limit Negative Effect of Media on Kids

TECH Parenting Can Limit Negative Effect of Media on Kids

TECH parenting framework can promote positive and specific media parenting behaviors that could help mitigate the potential negative impacts of media consumption for youth.

Nonstimulants May Be an Appropriate Alternative to Stimulants for Treating ADHD

Nonstimulants May Be an Appropriate Alternative to Stimulants for Treating ADHD

Nonstimulants may be an appropriate alternative in cases in which co-occurring conditions might prevent the administration of stimulants.

Factors That Influence Whether Adolescents Seek Help for Depression

Factors That Influence Whether Adolescents Seek Help for Depression

Clinical intervention focusing on parental involvement may be effective in combating depression in children.

Exploring Physical Activity Trends in Youth at Clinically High Risk for Psychosis

Exploring Physical Activity Trends in Youth at Clinically High Risk for Psychosis

Treatment modes targeting motivation may be effective in promoting exercise in youth at clinically high risk for psychosis.

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