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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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.

Adolescents Underreport Nonmedical Amphetamine Use

Adolescents Underreport Nonmedical Amphetamine Use

Adolescents don't realize that Adderall is an amphetamine.

More Risk, Challenge on School Playgrounds Linked to Happier Children

More Risk, Challenge on School Playgrounds Linked to Happier Children

Greater opportunities for risk and challenge were associated with fewer reports of bullying to adults.

CBT, Amitriptyline an Effective Migraine Treatment

CBT, Amitriptyline an Effective Migraine Treatment

Treatment with CBT and amitriptyline led to greater improvements in youth with chronic migraine.

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