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10% of US Children Have a Serious Emotional Disturbance
September 21, 2017   

A new meta-analysis of population-representative studies revealed that 10% of US children experience a serious emotional disturbance (SED) that is functionally impairing...
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Meta-Analysis: What Treatments Are Safe and Effective in Pediatric Anxiety?
September 18, 2017   

A recent meta-analysis compared the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and pharmacotherapy for childhood anxiety disorders...
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SSRIs, SNRIs Show Small But Significant Benefit for Children and Adolescents With Common Mental Illnesses
September 11, 2017   

There continues to be much debate over the utility and risk-to-benefit ratio of antidepressant use within the pediatric population. In the present meta-analysis, Locher and colleagues investigated the safety and efficacy of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs)...
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Increased Risk of Suicide Attempt in LGB Adolescents
August 7, 2017   

Worldwide, the second leading cause of death amongst 15-29-year-olds is suicide, the rates of which have increased by 60% over the past 45 years...
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Adverse Events and Limited Efficacy for Antipsychotics in Pediatric Psychosis
July 14, 2017   

The treatment of psychosis in children and adolescents is perhaps more complicated and certainly less studied compared to psychosis in the adult population...
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Pediatric Suicide: Age Matters
June 20, 2017   

In the United States, the 4th leading cause of death among children age 5-14 years is suicide. In this study, Peyre and colleagues compared risk factors for suicide attempt in children and adolescents...
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Antidepressants and Risk for Autism, ADHD
May 12, 2017   

Recently published studies suggests that mothers' use of antidepressants during early pregnancy does not increase the risk of their children developing autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, conditions previously associated with these medications....
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Concussion in Children: New Data
January 11, 2017   

New studies address the association between early exercise following acute concussion and persistent postconcussive symptoms in children and adolescents as well as auditory biological markers of concussion in children.
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Prenatal and Postpartum Depression Linked to Altered Brain Structure in Offspring
December 10, 2016   

Prenatal depression is associated with alterations in gray matter in infants and young children; however, the relationship between postpartum depression and white matter development in children’s brains is unclear...
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Collaborative Care for Persistent Postconcussive Symptoms in Adolescents
December 8, 2016   

Sports-related concussions are often associated with postconcussive psychological symptoms, yet there is no evidence-based treatment for postconcussive symptoms in children and adolescents. A recent study tested a collaborative care intervention model...
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