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Neurological Differences Observed In Autistic Brains

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Some of the most intriguing and potentially influential research currently being conducted on autism centers around the question of how the autistic brain differs from that of a typical individual. One such study was recently concluded at Kanazawa University in Japan that focused on impairments in the anterior prefrontal cortex (aPFC) and how they affect the […]

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The Psychiatric Effects of Bullying

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For the duration of their school aged years, children spend more time with their peers than they do with their parents. It is this simple fact that suggests this time is just as important in shaping their long-term functioning as their home lives. In fact, Alexandra Sifferlin reports for Time that a child’s interaction with […]

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ADHD Treatments Ineffective In Young Children

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Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder is now being diagnosed in children younger than ever before. Many American youths are now diagnosed with ADHD before even starting kindergarten. Unfortunately, despite the early detection and intervention, these same kids are still suffering from symptoms years later. A study published in the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry found that […]

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Questionable Use of Antipsychotics on Children

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Far too often, youths are being prescribed powerful antipsychotics “off-label”, or for a different use than the drug was initially intended. Researchers report that for those under 18 of normal intelligence, there’s no indication that the drugs have any positive effect. As Sharon Kirkey reports for the Ottawa Citizen, presciption medication designed for schizophrenia, for […]

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Children’s Recovery From Trauma Difficult But Possible

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There’s no questioning the horrific nature of the recent tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. Sadly, the events of the shooting are likely to continue to plague the victims for weeks, months, or even years. Victims of trauma, such as the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, find themselves planning for another traumatic event each time they find […]

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Children Fare Better Than Adults Following Hemorrhagic Stroke

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According to research conducted at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, OH, children who suffer a hemorrhagic stroke a better chance of survival than adults. Out of 59 children observed, 34-percent did not survive past a 5-year span after stroke, which is 5 to 20-percent better than the survival rate of adults in a 1-year span […]

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Pediatric Mental Health Research Garners Award

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A professor at the University of Texas has been awarded “the largest prize in psychiatry” for her revolutionary work in the treatment of pediatric mood disorders, such as bipolar disorder and depression. Dr. Karen Wagner works at the medical branch of UT in Galveston and sought to end “evidence-based prescribing” for children with mood disorders. […]

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Children’s Migraines Have Detrimental Effect

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As someone who suffered through migraine headaches as a child, a recent article published at Huffington Post hits close to home. It raises awareness for parents and teachers that migraines in children are, potentially, a serious concern and are certainly worth investigating. In a study of more than 5-thousand children in Brazil, researchers found that […]

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