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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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FDA Alert: Medication and Medical Device Approvals
September 12, 2016   

The US FDA has approved the marketing of computerized cognitive tests to assess for possible concussions, granted tentative approval for Trokendi XR for migraine prevention, and approved abuse-deterrent Troxyca ER for severe pain management.
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Updated AAP Guidelines for Suicidality Screening in Adolescents
July 15, 2016   

With suicide rising to the second-leading cause of death among adolescents (15 to 19 years old), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated guidelines advising how to identify and manage adolescents at risk. The AAP released a clinical report that replaces previous recommendations made in 2007. The updated report encourages pediatricians to screen adolescents for significant suicide risk factors, such as a history of physical or sexual abuse, use of drugs and alcohol...
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Implications of a Meta-Analysis of Antidepressants for Major Depressive Disorder in Children and Adolescents
July 12, 2016   

In this comprehensive network meta-analysis, the authors analyzed the efficacy and tolerability of antidepressants in the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) in children and adolescents. Cipriani and colleagues reviewed the results from 34 randomized clinical trials that collectively tested treatment with 14 different antidepressants in youth (mean age 9 to 18 years) with MDD. In the analysis, only fluoxetine was superior to placebo...
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Most Children With TBI Present to Primary Care, Not Emergency Department
June 23, 2016   

A four-year study recently published by researchers from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that 81.9% of children had their first concussion visit within primary care. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia encompasses over 50 locations including 31 primary care centers, 14 specialty care center, 2 emergency departments (ED), 2 urgent care centers, and a 535-bed inpatient hospital. Researchers examined...
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News from the 2016 American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting
June 10, 2016   

Here are a few highlights from the poster sessions at the 166th annual American Psychiatric Association meeting.
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