Latest American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Stories

2009-11-22 08:12:10

Treatment that includes medication plus a structured training program for parents reduces serious behavioral problems in children with autism and related conditions, according to a study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). The study, which was part of the NIMH Research Units on Pediatric Psychopharmacology (RUPP) Autism Network, was published in the December 2009 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Results from a previous RUPP...

2009-10-26 09:30:00

PEMBROKE, Bermuda, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, Ltd (NYSE: AWH) announced today that Allied World U.S.' Susan Chmieleski, Senior Vice President, Healthcare Product & Risk Management, will speak at the 2009 American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychology (AACAP) annual meeting at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu, Hawaii on October 28, 2009. Ms. Chmieleski will speak on a panel discussing "Risk Management Concerns in Child and...

2009-06-22 16:09:12

 New research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has found substantial reductions in binge drinking since the national drinking age was set at 21 two decades ago, with one exception: college students. The rates of binge drinking in male collegians remain unchanged, but the rates in female collegians have increased dramatically.Reporting in the July issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the researchers say although policy...

Word of the Day
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'