Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Eight Steps to Treatment Traumatic experiences are common in childhood and adolescence and can have significant psychological effects on the child’s emotional well-being and overall development. Outcomes can be affected positively or negatively depending on responses and interventions.
Recurrence Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Baby Siblings Research Consortium Study ABSTRACT Objective: The recurrence risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is estimated to be between 3% and 10%, but previous research was limited by small sample sizes and biases related to ascertainment, reporting, and stoppage factors. This study used prospective methods to obtain […]
Low positive affect (PA) may be an early vulnerability factor for unipolar depressive disorder in at-risk children, and has more of an impact than high negative affect (NA), according to a study published in the July issue of the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.
Asperger syndrome (AS) is a developmental disorder. It is an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), one of a distinct group of neurological conditions characterized by a greater or lesser degree of impairment in language and communication skills, as well as repetitive or restrictive patterns of thought and behavior. Other ASDs include: classic autism, Rett syndrome, childhood […]
Children And Depression From a distance, Callie (not her real name) appears to be a normal if quiet 5-year-old girl. But when faced with a toy that blows large soap bubbles – an activity that makes the vast majority of kindergarteners squeal and leap with delight – she is uninterested in popping the bubbles or […]
Deborah Brauser May 24, 2011 (Honolulu, Hawaii) — Virtual reality training may help improve complex social attention in school-aged children with higher-functioning autism (HFA), suggests new research presented here at the American Psychiatric Association (APA) 2011 Annual Meeting. Head-mounted virtual reality apparatus In the pilot program, 18 children with HFA and 20 healthy controls wore […]
Women who reported not taking a daily prenatal vitamin immediately before and during the first month of pregnancy were nearly twice as likely to have a child with an autism spectrum disorder as women who did take the supplements — and the associated risk rose to seven times as great when combined with a high-risk […]
Most of the increase seen among boys, children under 3, researchers note More children aged 3 and younger are now being treated for autism in Massachusetts, a new study finds. One in 129 children in Massachusetts born between 2001 and 2005 was enrolled in early intervention programs for an autism spectrum disorder by their third […]
First-graders suffer when teacher support and material resources are lacking, study suggests WEDNESDAY, March 9 (HealthDay News) — First-grade classrooms with poor environments — not enough resources, teachers who feel disrespected by colleagues — have been linked to a higher number of mental health problems in students, according to a new study. The study doesn’t […]
Juvenile Fibromyalgia February 11, 2011- Juvenile fibromyalgia is, well, fibromyalgia: a chronic non-inflammatory musculoskeletal pain condition characterized by widespread pain and multiple tender points.