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.
The use of atypical antipsychotics can be reduced with the implementation of a peer review prior authorization policy.
Positive Family Interaction Therapy plus individual child cognitive-behavioral therapy reduces symptom severity in children with obsessive-compulsive disorder.
In children with congenital hypothyroidism behavioral problems can be mitigated through appropriate levels of treatment during infancy.
The FDA has granted Orphan Drug Designation to Valbenazine.
Adolescents don't realize that Adderall is an amphetamine.
Clinical differences may exist between the pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments commonly used for the management of ADHD.
Office visits present the opportunity to provide comprehensive education and health care services.
Researchers evaluated the discriminant validity, diagnostic utility, and informant agreement of the Screen for Child Anxiety and Related Emotional Disorder (SCARED).
These findings may prove valuable in counseling families about the likelihood of disease recurrence in subsequent offspring.
Work continues on refining our understanding on the identification of alcohol-related neurodevelopmental disorder (ARBD).
There is no conclusive evidence that antidepressants reduce chronic non-cancer pain in pediatric patients.
Childhood anxiety symptoms can be reduced by CBT and SSRIs.
A brief screening tool can identify patients at risk for suicide without significantly interrupting the flow of acute care.
Greater opportunities for risk and challenge were associated with fewer reports of bullying to adults.
Treatment with CBT and amitriptyline led to greater improvements in youth with chronic migraine.
Researchers found that students who were teased for years got lower grades.
Altered reward sensitivity may be an indicator of depression in preschool-aged children.
Fear and anxiety showed the strongest correlation with development of major depression in children.
Lack of medical coverage was cited as a reason adolescent and young adult cancer survivors avoid mental health treatment.
A significant gender effect was observed in the cohort, but the mechanism behind it remains unclear.
The decline was seen across all socioeconomic strata.
AAP treatment guidelines from 2011 appear to have contributed to the stabilization.
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