Adolescents love their phones. But what is the downside of this addictive technology?
From 2008 to 2015 there was an increase in encounters for suicide ideation and suicide attempts among US children.
While overall prescribing of medications decreased compared with the early 2000s, the use of ADHD medication, asthma medicine, and contraceptive use increased while use of antibiotics, antihistamines, and upper respiratory combination medications decreased.
The percentage of patients seen at children's hospitals for suicidal ideation and suicide attempts more than doubled between 2008 and 2015. The academic school year may play a role.
Adolescents with no baseline sexual activity who underwent an emotional regulation sexual health intervention were less likely to report first-time vaginal or anal sex over a follow-up period of 30 months compared with adolescents who underwent a traditional health promotion sexual health intervention.
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among Americans between the ages of 15 and 24 years.
Further investigation into the family-based mechanisms of childhood-onset bipolar disorder may assist in the development of future targeted, effective therapies.
The investigators found that 4550 children had a psychiatric diagnosis (19.7%) by the age of 8 years, and that 57.7% of these diagnoses were behavioral.
Medicaid-insured children are at increased risk for mental health diagnoses and psychotropic prescriptions after hospitalization for an injury.
These findings suggest an urgent need for improved measures of social and clinical support in transgender and/or gender-nonconforming youth.
The presence of sleep disorders in children with chronic pain may result in greater pain levels and pain interference, a relationship that may in part be mediated by anxiety and depressive symptoms.
Latent Variable Approach Effective in Parsing Neural Mechanisms of Co-Occurring Anxiety, Irritability in YouthMay 01, 2018
These results indicate that a "latent variable" approach may be useful for neuropsychiatric research involving co-occurring symptoms.
Parents using intervention strategies in addition to the interventionist working directly with the child can be very beneficial, as an interventionist only gets to see a child for a few hours a week.
The concept of internet gaming disorder and the pathways leading to it are unclear.
The findings of this review would be useful for policy makers, educators, and health professionals focusing on prevention, as self-regulation attracts more attention as an intervention target.
These results challenge modern theories that disturbances in the endogenous opioid of patients with autism may affect pain reactivity.
Cognitive behavioral therapy may be effective for children in learning how to separate from their parents and engage in activities.
The results of this study suggest that children prenatally exposed to substances should receive early mental health assessment.
A range of interventions can successfully improve self-regulation in children and adolescents.
These data confirmed the increased risk for psychiatric disorders in women with PCOS, and indicated an increased risk for ADHD and ASD in their children.
Iatrogenic steroid-induced psychosis is a rare side effect of glucocorticoid therapy which is mostly seen in adults, although it has been reported in children and adolescents.
These results may be used to improve early identification of at-risk siblings based on a proband diagnosis of ADHD.
Teen pregnancy is higher among sexual minorities due to maltreatment and bullying.
Despite the recognition that early daily tobacco use likely increases the risk for later psychosis, investigation of the effect of covariates such as substance use, existing psychotic features, or parental/family factors was lacking in the literature.
A multisite, cross-sectional study found a large mismatch between previously diagnosed fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and the actual prevalence of cases identified.
Investigators believe this is the most comprehensive analysis of epigenetic alterations due to victimization stress in a pediatric population.
White matter brain architecture of crossing fibers in frontotemporal connections was shown to be more expressed in participants with better cognitive performance and less expressed in participants with more severe general psychopathology.
The issue of whether and how prenatal SSRI exposure affects offspring has remained murky.
Children show higher IQ scores and less sleep problems with the more fish that they consume.
Researchers identified 5 nonmedical themes that affect the decision to conduct predictive genetic testing for psychiatric conditions.
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