May 31st 2023
In this Contemporary Pediatrics® interview, Benjamin Maxwell, MD, chief of child and adolescent psychiatry, Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego, California, details the rise in pediatric mental health concerns, emergency department visits, and the potentially concerning aspects of social media among youth.
May 11th 2023
CASSY tool effective in predicting adolescent suicide attemptsMarch 14th 2023
In a recent study, the Ask Suicide-Screening Questions (ASQ) and the Computerized Adaptive Screen for Suicidal Youth (CASSY) tools both showed predictive viability for suicide attempts in adolescents.
Hormone therapy linked to positive changes in appearance congruence, mental health for transgender and nonbinary youthJanuary 23rd 2023
In what investigators are calling the largest study of its kind ever conducted in the US, results of the 2-year study, which included more than 300 transgender or nonbinary youth, underline the positive benefits seen with receipt of gender-affirming hormone therapy among this patient population.
HHS offers awards for supporting mental health in youthsJanuary 19th 2023
Nearly $245 million was awarded in Bipartisan Safer Communities Act funding from the US Department of Health and Human Services to help health care workers support mental health in youths and families.
Psychosis in an 18-year-old maleNovember 29th 2022
Alex, an 18-year-old male, presented to the emergency department with a 4-day history of paranoia, agitation, and disorganized behavior. He had no psychiatric history or prior mental health contact and no known medical conditions.
Traumatic events during COVID-19 lead to poor mental health in adolescentsOctober 21st 2022
In a recent report, the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention outlined the rise in poor mental health and suicidal behaviors in adolescents throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
How to manage mental health as a pediatricianOctober 20th 2022
In a recent interview, Thomas Young, MD, chief medical officer and founder for nView Health, outlined tools which pediatricians can use to provide their patients with proper care for mental health disorders.
Antidepressant use during pregnancy does not increase risk of neurodevelopmental disordersOctober 7th 2022
Although crude results of a study showed risk of neurodevelopmental disorders doubling when exposed to antidepressants during pregnancy, these results were not observed in a fully adjusted analysis.
Time-out effective in children with traumaOctober 5th 2022
A recent study found that parent management training programs which incorporated time-out as a behavioral response are just as effective in children with history of adverse child experiences (ACE) as those without ACE history.