Browsing articles in "Child Psychiatry"


Medical Admissions Among Adolescents With Eating Disorders During the COVID-19 Pandemic
July 27, 2021   

The COVID-19 pandemic has reportedly been associated with worsening symptoms of eating disorders in both adults and adolescents. In a recent study, a chart review of patients ages 10-23 admitted to a children’s hospital for restrictive eating disorders from March 2017 to March 2021 was conducted. Eating disorder-related medical admissions at the hospital increased significantly during the...
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Association of Cannabis Use During Adolescence With Neurodevelopment
July 6, 2021   

The association between cannabis use and adolescent neurodevelopment is not well characterized longitudinally. Data from the IMAGEN study, a community-based cohort study conducted across eight sites in western Europe, was used to examine the association between cerebral cortical thickness and cannabis use in mid to late adolescence. Participants...
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Pharmacogenetic-Guided Treatment Shows No Benefit Over Standard Treatment for Adolescents With MDD
July 2, 2021   

The use of pharmacogenetics in clinical practice is growing, due to numerous commercial pharmacogenetics panels now widely available. A recent double-blind, randomized study was conducted to prospectively evaluate the clinical impact of combinatorial pharmacogenetics testing in adolescents with depression. Adolescents...
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Positive School Climate and Suicidality Among LGBTQ Youth
June 9, 2021   

Suicide has been increasing in the adolescent population and most particularly among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) youth. Stigma and discrimination towards sexual and gender minorities are thought to increase depressive symptoms that may in turn bring about suicidality. Given the ...
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Childhood Exposure to Air Pollution Linked to Psychiatric Symptoms in Young Adulthood
May 18, 2021   

Emerging evidence shows that air pollution can directly and indirectly harm the central nervous system. Recent results from the Environmental-Risk Longitudinal Twin Study reported on the association between air pollution and the development of psychopathology in a population-based cohort of...
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Association Between Gender-Affirming Surgery and Improved Mental Health
May 10, 2021   

Gender-affirming surgery refers to any surgical procedures offered to affirm the gender identities of transgender and gender diverse people. Evidence supporting a positive effect of gender-affirming surgeries on mental health is largely derived from low-quality studies. A secondary analysis of the...
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Disturbed Sleep and Depression in Children and Youths
April 9, 2021   

In a recently published meta-analysis, the relationship between disturbed sleep and depression was examined. A total of 22 studies were included in the study, of which 16 were included in the meta-analysis. Disturbed sleep was...
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High-Risk Youth Population Are Not Receiving Behavioral Health Services
April 6, 2021   

Literature on pediatric mental health has suggested that adverse children’s experiences have been widespread and have gone unaddressed or untreated. A recent cross-sectional study was conducted to estimate the proportion of children with high levels of adverse children’s experiences or mental health symptoms who have not been receiving services from behavioral health professionals...
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FDA Approves New Treatment For ADHD In Pediatric Patients
April 2, 2021   

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves viloxazine extended-release capsules for the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in pediatric patients 6 to 17 years of age...
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Ketamine for Adolescents With Treatment-Resistant Depression
March 23, 2021   

The glutamatergic agent, ketamine, has been increasingly studied and shown to have great benefit in adults with major depressive disorder but has not been as thoroughly examined in children and adolescents. In this study...
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