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 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.

Impulsivity in Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, ADHD

Impulsivity in Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, ADHD

Investigators examined the effect of early trauma on impulsivity and the feature of impulsivity in bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, and ADHD.

Pathways for Intellectual Disability in Children: Maternal Mental Illness vs Obstetric Complications

Pathways for Intellectual Disability in Children: Maternal Mental Illness vs Obstetric Complications

Investigators sought to determine the relationship between familial severe mental illness vs obstetric complications and the risk for developing intellectual disability

AAP: More Children Visiting Pediatric EDs for Mental Health

AAP: More Children Visiting Pediatric EDs for Mental Health

From 2012 to 2016 there was an increase in the number of children visiting pediatric emergency departments with mental health-related diagnoses.

Institutional Rearing Associated With Psychopathology Risk in Children

Institutional Rearing Associated With Psychopathology Risk in Children

Children reared in an institution are found to have increased vulnerability to psychopathology diagnoses between childhood and adolescence.

Self-Harm, Suicidality Among Adolescents Associated With Poor Outcomes, Recurrent Clinical Care

Self-Harm, Suicidality Among Adolescents Associated With Poor Outcomes, Recurrent Clinical Care

Youth who engage in self-harm should be a prioritized group for assessment and targeted treatment.

Parents' Technology Use Can Negatively Affect Children

Parents' Technology Use Can Negatively Affect Children

Parents' use of digital devices may exacerbate their child's poor behavior.

Combination Cognitive Behavioral Therapy With Fluoxetine Effective for Adolescent Depression

Combination Cognitive Behavioral Therapy With Fluoxetine Effective for Adolescent Depression

This research suggests that combination therapy not only produces greater proportional response in depression symptoms but that it is also effective in a broader range of individuals.

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