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Psychiatry

Small but meaningful link between teen oral contraceptives and future depression

August 02, 2021

Adolescent oral contraceptive use is associated with a small yet meaningful increased risk of experiencing an episode of major depressive disorder (MDD) in early adulthood, especially among women with no history of MDD in adolescence.

Emotion dysregulation in childhood may increase risk of anorexia nervosa as a teen

July 15, 2021

Eating disorders have been associated with an inability to control one’s emotions. An investigation examines whether dysregulation in childhood may increase the risk of a future anorexia nervosa diagnosis when a child reaches adolescence.

Addressing mental health concerns in type 1 diabetes patients in a pandemic

June 25, 2021

Although the mental toll of the pandemic has been high for everyone, it’s been especially difficult for children with chronic diseases such as type 1 diabetes. A session at the virtual Scientific Sessions for the American Diabetes Association addressed how one program tackled these concerns.

Is internet-delivered CBT effective in treating social anxiety disorder?

May 18, 2021

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is an effective way to treat social anxiety disorder, but some children and families struggle to find a local therapist that can help. A study examines whether internet delivered CBT can be effective.