Therapists implementing interpersonal psychotherapy for depressed adolescents should routinely monitor depression symptoms and consider augmenting treatment for insufficient responders as early as week 4 of treatment.
Primary care providers are well positioned to provide critical support and personalized care for youth with gender dysphoria and their caregivers or families.
Data underscore the prospective impact of parental drinking and psychiatric symptoms on childhood mental health outcomes.
Investigators examined whether adolescents who use marijuana heavily develop acute psychotic symptoms at a much higher rate than youths who use marijuana minimally or not at all.
Recalling specific positive life experiences may build resilience and help lower vulnerability to depression among adolescents with a history of early-life stress.
The risk for mental disorders increased after severe infections requiring hospitalizations in children.
Study data found that a single 60-minute interview session may be sufficient for capturing obsessive-compulsive symptoms in youth.
Children in lower-income households more often receive a diagnosis of mental, behavioral, and developmental disorders.
Both electronic referral and care management by social workers increase the effective use of mental health services for adolescents in the United States significantly.
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.