Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Despite Claims, EPA Supplement Does Not Improve ADHD Symptoms in Youth

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A new study reports that the supplement EPA improved ADHD symptoms but a closer look calls these results into question.

New CDC Data Underscores Need to Address Adverse Childhood Experiences

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New prevention strategies are needed based on our increasing understanding of the impacts of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).

Parent Marijuana Use Associated With Substance Use in Children

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A new study examines longitudinal, intergenerational patterns associated with marijuana use.

Fluoxetine Not Helpful for Children with Autism

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A clinical trial finds Prozac no better than placebo for improving repetitive behaviors.

Smartphones, Loneliness, and Depression in Teens

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New study finds that smartphone use may precede experiences of loneliness and depressive symptoms among older teens according to longitudinal analysis.

Reforming Schools to Prevent Mental Health Issues

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New research explores the use of broad-based school-integrated resiliency and mindfulness interventions to prevent mental health concerns before they occur.

Non-Gender Affirmative Treatment Detrimental to Mental Health

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Gender identity conversion efforts impact psychological distress and lifetime suicidality in transgender people.

How Social Dynamics at School Impact Teen Suicide

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Teen suicide risk is influenced by relationships with adults and teachers, perceived popularity, close friendships, and school connectedness.

How to Involve Youth in Their Own Mental Health Care

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Clinicians play a key role in empowering adolescents and their parents to make decisions about their mental health treatment.

Connectedness at School Related to Students’ Emotional Health

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New research highlights differences in levels of school connectedness among students diagnosed with emotional and behavioral disorders,

School-Based Mindfulness Leads to Stress Reduction, Study Finds

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Researchers find improvements in stress-related outcomes among middle school students exposed to a school-based mindfulness training program.

Adding Fluoxetine to Therapy Not Superior to Therapy Alone in Depressed Teens

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The addition of fluoxetine to CBT did not further reduce depressive symptoms in young people with moderate-to-severe depression.

Teacher Perspectives on Student ADHD Medication Use

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Qualitative study examines patterns in teacher attitudes and knowledge related to medication of students for ADHD-type behaviors.
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Antidepressant Use More Than Doubles Risk of Suicide Attempts

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Throughout the past two decades, studies have warned of increased suicide rates in those taking antidepressants, especially in children and adolescents. Researchers also documented...

Traffic Pollution Linked to Anxiety and Depression in Childhood

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New research explores the impact of exposure to traffic-related air pollution on levels of anxious and depressive symptoms in childhood.

The Emotional Impact of Critical Consciousness on Youth

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Middle school students with critical consciousness of US politics and inequality exhibit more emotional distress and lower academic achievement.

Parent Training as Effective for Childhood Anxiety as Therapy

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Yale study finds that training parents how to react to child behaviors is as effective at reducing anxiety as providing therapy to the child.

Biomedical Model of Mental Illness Creates Stigma for College Students Using Services

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A study conducted on college-aged students finds strong correlations between biomedical characterizations of mental illness, pharmaceutical treatment, and social stigma.

Why Are the Youngest Children in a Classroom Diagnosed with ADHD?

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A new article examines the implications of relative age on the ADHD diagnosis.

Are Mental Health Screenings for Youth Worth the Risk?

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Researchers shed light on the limitations of mental health screening instruments for youth that are increasingly being used in schools and medical settings.

Marginalized Youth Feel Unheard and Unhelped By Mental Health Professionals

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A new study suggests the way that marginalized youth view the mental health treatment they have received plays a role in the continuation of their care once they reach adulthood.

Yoga and Mindfulness Benefit Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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A new review finds preliminary evidence for yoga and mindfulness-based interventions for youth diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Children Taking ADHD Drugs More Likely to Take Antidepressants as Teens

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Adhering to a commonly prescribed medication for ADHD in children is associated with higher chances of being prescribed antidepressants in adolescence.

Teacher Wellbeing Matters for Student Mental Health

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Teacher’s personal wellbeing plays a role in students’ mental health outcomes, suggests a new study.

Exposure to Antidepressants in the Womb Linked to Autism

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Researchers, publishing in Toxicology Research, review the evidence that antidepressant exposure in the womb is linked to autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in humans.

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