Children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder are 9 times more likely to present to the emergency department (ED) for psychiatric reasons.
Pediatric speech disorder diagnoses more than doubled amid COVID-19 pandemic
Recent data revealed a 110% increase in speech disorder diagnoses for children aged 0 to 12 years in 2022, compared to the pre-pandemic era.
The impact of mild sleep deprivation on the quality of life in children
As little as 39 minutes less sleep per night for 1 week can have an impact on the quality of life of children.
Early initiation, quick escalation to high-intensity drinking can promote screening in adolescents
According to a recently published study, identification of early initiation and quick escalation to high-intensity drinking in adolescents and young adults can increase screenings for these types of behaviors.
Managing aggression in pediatric patients
At the 44th National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Conference, pediatric aggression was discussed, including which patients are at greater risk and which management strategies are most appropriate.
New screening tool shows success in identifying movement disorders in patients with inborn errors of metabolism
Researchers designed a new screening tool to assist nonmovement disorders specialists with identifying involuntary movements in patients aged at least 4 years of age with an inborn error of metabolism.
Autism rates increase, still great disparities in race and gender
Both the CDC and the AAP stress the need to look at how resources are allocated for autism spectrum disorder.
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