Browsing articles in "Child Psychiatry"


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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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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