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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Infections, Antibiotics Associated With Subsequent Increased Risk for Mental Disorders in Youth

Infections, Antibiotics Associated With Subsequent Increased Risk for Mental Disorders in Youth

The risk for mental disorders increased after severe infections requiring hospitalizations in children.

Interview-Only Version of Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale Effective for OCD Monitoring in Youth

Interview-Only Version of Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale Effective for OCD Monitoring in Youth

Study data found that a single 60-minute interview session may be sufficient for capturing obsessive-compulsive symptoms in youth.

Mental, Behavior, Developmental Disorders in Children Increased in Low-Income Households

Mental, Behavior, Developmental Disorders in Children Increased in Low-Income Households

Children in lower-income households more often receive a diagnosis of mental, behavioral, and developmental disorders.

Electronic Referrals and Social Workers Improve Use of Mental Health Services for Adolescents

Electronic Referrals and Social Workers Improve Use of Mental Health Services for Adolescents

Both electronic referral and care management by social workers increase the effective use of mental health services for adolescents in the United States significantly.

Psychosocial Factors Key in Pediatric Care for Special-Needs Kids

Psychosocial Factors Key in Pediatric Care for Special-Needs Kids

Pediatric providers need to be aware of the impact of psychosocial factors on the health and wellness of children and youth with special health care needs and their families.

Childhood Trauma May Be Associated With Psychotic Experiences in Adulthood

Childhood Trauma May Be Associated With Psychotic Experiences in Adulthood

Exposure to trauma in childhood may be associated with an increased chance of having psychotic experiences in early adulthood.

Antipsychotics Increase Risk for Unexpected Death in Youths

Antipsychotics Increase Risk for Unexpected Death in Youths

Antipsychotic use is associated with an increased risk for unexpected death among children and youths.

Infections Linked to Increased Later Risk for Mental Disorders

Infections Linked to Increased Later Risk for Mental Disorders

Infections requiring hospitalization or treatment with anti-infective agents are associated with an increased subsequent risk for mental disorders.

Behavioral Health Screening Advocated for Teens With Epilepsy

Behavioral Health Screening Advocated for Teens With Epilepsy

Teen patients with epilepsy experience high levels of depressive symptoms, with 13% requiring behavioral health interventions.

USPSTF: Evidence Lacking for Prevention of Child Maltreatment

USPSTF: Evidence Lacking for Prevention of Child Maltreatment

The USPSTF concludes that the evidence on the benefits and harms of primary care interventions for preventing child maltreatment is currently inadequate.

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