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Childhood MH Disorders

Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents

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

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 […]

What is Asperger Syndrome?

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 […]

Virtual Reality Improves Social Attention in Autistic Kids

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 start prenatal vitamins early are less likely to have children with autism

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 […]

Massachusetts Study Shows Sharp Rise in Early Autism Diagnoses

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 […]

Classroom Environment May Affect Kids’ Mental Health

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 […]

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