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Autism Awareness: Review of Pharmacotherapy for Emotional/Behavioral Symptoms and Potential Future Targets
March 20, 2018   

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder typically diagnosed in childhood and characterized by persistent deficits in social communication and interaction and restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, and activities. There are no pharmacological agents approved...
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FDA Approves Lurasidone for Pediatric Bipolar Depression
March 8, 2018   

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved lurasidone for the treatment of bipolar depression in pediatric patients (ages 10 to 17)...
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UPDATE: New Guidelines Published for Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression in Adolescents in Primary Care
March 7, 2018   

Depression in children and adolescence is an enormous issue, especially given the potential risk for suicide in this young patient population. Unfortunately, in the primary care setting (which is where many patients are initially or solely seen by clinicians) as many as 2/3 of pediatric patients with depressive symptoms are not diagnosed...
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NIH Releases First Dataset from ABCD Study on Adolescent Brain Development
March 3, 2018   

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) released the first data from 4,500 participants in the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study....
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Drinking in Adolescence May Alter Brain Development
November 20, 2017   

A recent study found initiating drinking during adolescence was associated with disordered normal brain growth trajectories....
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Increased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in Pediatric Patients Taking Antidepressants
November 1, 2017   

A newly published study found there an increased risk for youths to develop type 2 diabetes with current use of antidepressants. The antidepressant subclass, duration of antidepressant use, cumulative antidepressant dose, and average daily dose were...
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Relative Age Within the School Year Affects Diagnosis of ADHD in Younger Children
October 27, 2017   

In a large study using population-based registry data, researchers found that younger age within the school year is associated with a higher likelihood of receiving a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)...
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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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