Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

High-dose antipsychotic use in children and young adults without psychosis is associated with an increased risk of unexpected death, according to a study published online in JAMA Psychiatry.


Children who are spanked, slapped, shoved or otherwise physically punished may be more prone to antisocial behavior as adults, a U.S. study suggests.

Children and adolescents who suffer from depression or behavior problems may be more likely to play potentially fatal "choking games" to achieve a euphoric high than young people who don't have mental health issues, a French study suggests.

NEW YORK—Nearly one in 50 U.S. high school students considers themself transgender, and more than a third of those say they attempted suicide in the previous year, according to the first study of its kind by a government agency released on Thursday.

Measuring movement during a 90-second fear-induction task can distinguish children with internalizing diagnoses from controls, new research shows.

Children exposed to valproate in utero had a 48% increased risk of developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), compared with children with no exposure to the drug, according to a new study.



Often, patients will have adopted the irrational idea that to experience difficulty and not be successful from the start is tantamount to being a failure.

We’ve been hearing a lot about “helicopter parents” and the effect this kind of parenting has on children, even into adulthood. But what happens in the marital dyad when the parents focus on the child or children?


"I need some guidance on how not to miss bipolar disorder in the kids and adolescents I see in my practice. What steps do you recommend I take in order to not miss it? Mind you, I also don’t want to over-diagnose this disorder!"



Celso Arango, MD; Daisy Ng-Mak, PhD; Elaine Finn, MS; Aidan Byrne, MSc; Krithika Rajagopalan, PhD; Antony Loebel, MD
Robert Goldman, PhD; Lenard Adler, MD; Thomas Spencer, MD; Robert Findling, MD, MBA; Seth Hopkins, PhD; Kenneth Koblan, PhD; Kaushik Sarma, MD; Xiaohai Wan, PhD; Antony Loebel, MD
Stephen Faraone, PhD; Rick Nullmeier, BA; Norberto DeSousa, MA; Floyd Sallee, MD, PhD; BEv Incledon, PhD; Timothy Wilens, MD
Michael Tocco, PhD; Christoph Correll, MD; Robert Goldman, PhD; Josephine Cucchiaro, PhD; Ling Deng, PhD; Antony Loebel, MD



Temple Grandin

Bestselling author Temple Grandin, PhD, spoke to hundreds of Psych Congress 2017 attendees about the difficulties  faced by young people with autism, and how adults can help them overcome those challenges. Watch part of her presentation here.

Timothy Wilens MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, explains his three tips for practitioners who regularly prescribe stimulants to older adolescents, college age students, and individuals with histories of substance abuse.

Darrel A. Regier, MD, MPH, American Psychiatric Association, DSM-5 Task Force Vice Chair, explains changes to autism spectrum disorder in DSM-5.