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2014-01-29 13:25:22

Findings raise concerns about path to autism early intervention A new study from researchers at Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, shows improvement towards universal early screening for autism. The report, published online today in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, also found that few approaches to early detection, such as screening during well-child visits, were evaluated to understand their impact on early...

2014-01-27 15:07:03

Prevalence unchanged when ASD combined with new social communication disorder; researchers say autism services appropriate for both A new study finds that the estimated prevalence of autism under the new DSM-5 criteria would decrease only to the extent that some children would receive the new diagnosis of social communication disorder (SCD). The study, funded in part by a research grant from Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, appears online in the...

2013-10-02 13:04:29

Reports new study in Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry A study published in the October 2013 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry found that approximately one in three teens with bipolar disorder developed substance abuse, for the first time, during 4 years of follow-up. The study also identified several risk factors that predicted who among these teens was most likely to develop substance abuse. Using data from...

2013-04-18 22:02:01

Watching tragedies such as those at the Boston Marathon and at the plant explosion in West, Texas, can leave many people feeling overwhelmed, helpless and upset. Experts at Baylor College of Medicine offer a few tips and resources to cope with these difficult times. "Those who have already endured a painful event may be re-traumatized. Additionally, parents may be wondering what to say and how to talk to their children, especially as many elements are still unknown," said Dr. Laurel L....

2013-04-10 16:37:58

The age at which a child with autism is diagnosed is related to the particular suite of behavioral symptoms he or she exhibits, new research from the University of Wisconsin—Madison shows. Certain diagnostic features, including poor nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors, were associated with earlier identification of an autism spectrum disorder, according to a study in the April issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Displaying...

2013-03-08 01:07:56

A study published in the March 2013 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry found that 9 out of 10 young children with moderate to severe attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) continue to experience serious to severe symptoms and impairment long after their original diagnoses, and in many cases, despite treatment. The study, a federally funded multi-center study led by investigators at Johns Hopkins Children's Center, is the largest...

Pageant Parents Expert Interview
2012-11-07 09:54:08

Jedidiah Becker for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The child beauty pageant is a uniquely American cultural phenomenon that has been catapulted into the media spotlight in recent years. Popular reality television shows like Toddlers & Tiaras and Here Comes Honey Boo Boo as well as films like Little Miss Sunshine and Living Dolls: The Making of a Child Beauty Queen have raised public awareness and debate about these pageants to an unprecedented level. In a recently...

2012-10-26 11:22:55

PHILADELPHIA, October 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A recently published systematic literature review and analysis of applicable studies has assessed the economic impact of ADHD in the United States. This analysis estimated that annual national excess costs for ADHD ranged from $143 billion to $266 billion. More than 70 percent of these overall excess costs were attributable to adults with ADHD or to adult family members of patients with ADHD. The analysis was published in the...

2012-07-31 12:32:50

Reports new study in Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry A study published in the July 2012 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry found that diverted medical marijuana use among adolescents receiving treatment for substance abuse is very common. Study participants from two adolescent substance abuse treatment programs in the Denver metropolitan area were asked questions about their medical marijuana use.121 of 164...

2012-06-19 23:52:48

A study published in the June 2012 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry found that young children who have been investigated for maltreatment by child welfare agencies have a higher prevalence of mental health problems and that very few receive treatment for those problems. Using data from the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being II (NSCAW II), a group of researchers led by Dr. Sarah McCue Horwitz, of Stanford University, examined...