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.

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There were clear differences on brain scans between teens who said they had tried cannabis a couple of times and those who completely eschewed the drug, researchers reported.

Three in four parents are unaware when their teens have recurrent thoughts about suicide, and a big part of the problem may be that adolescents often deny feeling this way, a U.S. study suggests.

Children who have internalizing and externalizing symptoms or low social competence when they start school are at increased risk of mental-health problems in adolescence, according to new findings.

Kids may be more likely to develop depression and anxiety when their parents are regular drinkers, even when neither parent drinks enough to be considered an alcoholic, a Norwegian study suggests.

Teenage girls are twice as likely as boys to show depressive symptoms linked to social media use - mainly due to online harassment and disturbed sleep, as well as poor body image and lower self-esteem, researchers have found.

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"I was very intrigued by the slide you presented on adverse childhood events and future risk of autoimmune disease and wondered if you could explain the study in more detail."

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Roger McIntyre, MD; Robert Findling, MD; Xiao Wu, PhD; John Edwards, MD; Willie Earley, MD; Chris Gache, MD
Karen Corcoran-Walsh, MS, CAP; James Huges, PhD, LMHC, CAP
Sharon Wigal, PhD, Ann Childress, MD, Mary Ann McDonnell, PhD, Scott Kollins, PhD

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

Doris Greenberg, MD, and Charles Raison, MD, talk about how risk factors for children of deployed parents fit into the larger pattern of people who struggle when faced with stressors. Clinicians can help these patients by doing one important thing in their practice.

Tim Wilens, MD, talks with Charles Raison, MD, about changes in ADHD diagnostic criteria in DSM-5, including the number of symptoms needed and what relative impairment means when assessing adult ADHD.

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