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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Predictive Psychiatric Genetic Testing for At-Risk Minors: Risk vs Reward

Predictive Psychiatric Genetic Testing for At-Risk Minors: Risk vs Reward

Researchers identified 5 nonmedical themes that affect the decision to conduct predictive genetic testing for psychiatric conditions.

Peer Review Policy Leads to Decreased Use of Atypical Antipsychotics in Children

Peer Review Policy Leads to Decreased Use of Atypical Antipsychotics in Children

The use of atypical antipsychotics can be reduced with the implementation of a peer review prior authorization policy.

ADHD, Autism Associated With Postnatal Treatment of Congenital Hypothyroidism

ADHD, Autism Associated With Postnatal Treatment of Congenital Hypothyroidism

In children with congenital hypothyroidism behavioral problems can be mitigated through appropriate levels of treatment during infancy.

Adolescents Underreport Nonmedical Amphetamine Use

Adolescents Underreport Nonmedical Amphetamine Use

Adolescents don't realize that Adderall is an amphetamine.

More Risk, Challenge on School Playgrounds Linked to Happier Children

More Risk, Challenge on School Playgrounds Linked to Happier Children

Greater opportunities for risk and challenge were associated with fewer reports of bullying to adults.

CBT, Amitriptyline an Effective Migraine Treatment

CBT, Amitriptyline an Effective Migraine Treatment

Treatment with CBT and amitriptyline led to greater improvements in youth with chronic migraine.

Mental Health Counseling Lacking for Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivors

Mental Health Counseling Lacking for Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivors

Lack of medical coverage was cited as a reason adolescent and young adult cancer survivors avoid mental health treatment.

Maternal Pre- and Postpartum Depression Affects Child's Brain Development

Maternal Pre- and Postpartum Depression Affects Child's Brain Development

A significant gender effect was observed in the cohort, but the mechanism behind it remains unclear.

Physical Punishment of Children Declining in the US

Physical Punishment of Children Declining in the US

The decline was seen across all socioeconomic strata.

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