The American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Medical Association, and the Society for Research in Child Development have expressed concern about the detrimental mental health effects immigration policies may have on adolescents.
The authors of this article emphasized the importance of actively involving a diverse group of interdisciplinary team members in the psychosocial care of these patients.
Persistent severe sleep problems during the first postnatal year are associated with an increased risk for anxiety problems. and emotional disorders at age 10.
The investigators found a significant total effect of childhood adversity on both auditory hallucinations and delusions and an indirect effect of childhood adversity on auditory hallucinations via dialogic inner speech.
Survivors of the neonatal intensive care unit are at an increased risk for psychiatric disorders during childhood and adolescence.
A neuroimaging study has identified network-level plasticity mechanisms involved in cognitive maturation during adolescence and into adulthood.
Sedentary behavior throughout adolescence is associated with the risk for depressive symptoms at age 18 years.
Early-life stress caused by adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) has been linked to alterations in HPA axis activity that persist into adulthood, which may play a role in mental health disorders, including depression.
There is a modest association between problematic video game involvement and certain forms of violence in adolescents, according to study data published in the Journal of Psychiatry Research.
Rates of access to and engagement with internet-based communication and/or social media were high, with most participants (96%) indicating access to a cell phone and social media sites, and most participants engaging in at least 1 social media activity per day.