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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Self-Regulation Interventions Beneficial for Children

Self-Regulation Interventions Beneficial for Children

A range of interventions can successfully improve self-regulation in children and adolescents.

Adverse Neurodevelopmental and Mental Health Outcomes in PCOS

Adverse Neurodevelopmental and Mental Health Outcomes in PCOS

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.

Psychosis Could Be a Potential Side Effect of Steroid Treatment in Kids

Psychosis Could Be a Potential Side Effect of Steroid Treatment in Kids

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.

Bullying, Maltreatment in Childhood May Increase Risk for Teen Pregnancy

Bullying, Maltreatment in Childhood May Increase Risk for Teen Pregnancy

Teen pregnancy is higher among sexual minorities due to maltreatment and bullying.

Limited Evidence of Victimization-Induced DNA Methylation

Limited Evidence of Victimization-Induced DNA Methylation

Investigators believe this is the most comprehensive analysis of epigenetic alterations due to victimization stress in a pediatric population.

Heritable Cognitive Ability, Psychopathology Associated With White Matter Properties

Heritable Cognitive Ability, Psychopathology Associated With White Matter Properties

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.

Consuming Fish May Improve Long-Term Cognitive Functioning in Children

Consuming Fish May Improve Long-Term Cognitive Functioning in Children

Children show higher IQ scores and less sleep problems with the more fish that they consume.

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.

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