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How to identify PTSD in children

May 25, 2018   0 Comments

How to identify PTSD in children

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental illness that develops when the sadness associated with the exposure to unexpected violence, injury or harm does not fade away and instead acquires the form of painful memories. Listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Part V (DSM-5), there is no specific timeframe in which
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Children’s suicide-related hospital visits rise during school months, finds study

May 21, 2018   0 Comments

Children’s suicide-related hospital visits rise during school months, finds study

Getting back together with schoolmates, starting new classes, and plunging into the hub of happenings may sound thrilling to many students, but there are some who might not be excited by such a flurry of events. The very thought of school could trigger bouts of undue stress and performance anxiety in them that might snowball
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Study finds why depression and anxiety are common in thyroid problems

May 21, 2018   0 Comments

Study finds why depression and anxiety are common in thyroid problems

Depression and anxiety disorders – two of the commonest mental health problems – are associated with autoimmune thyroiditis (AIT), according to a German study published in the JAMA Psychiatry recently. AIT, also known as Hashimoto’s disease, is a severe thyroid condition that affects nearly 10 percent of people, leading to inflammation of thyroid glands. Thyroid
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Prenatal exposure to pollution and poverty may cause ADHD in children, says study

May 15, 2018   0 Comments

Prenatal exposure to pollution and poverty may cause ADHD in children, says study

Prenatal exposure to pollution, like environmental toxic or carcinogenic air pollutants, and socioeconomic disadvantage were linked to an increased possibility of developing ADHD symptoms and psychosocial stress in children aged nine, says a recent study, published in the journal Environmental Research. The study by the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health (CCCEH) examined nonsmoking pregnant
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Major depression rate escalating in US, especially among teens and young adults, says report

May 11, 2018   0 Comments

Major depression rate escalating in US, especially among teens and young adults, says report

There seems to be a steep increase in depression-related cases being reported in the United States. According to a recent report by health insurer Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS), there has been a 33 percent rise in the diagnosis of major depression in the U.S. across every demographic. The increase seems to be at a
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Sunovion’s Latuda can be used to treat pediatric bipolar depression

May 11, 2018   0 Comments

Sunovion’s Latuda can be used to treat pediatric bipolar depression

Long-term treatment with lurasidone, an atypical antipsychotic marketed by Sunovion as Latuda, is effective in improving depressive symptoms of bipolar 1 depression in pediatric patients, according to a recent research presented at the American Psychiatric Association (APA) 2018 annual meeting held from May 5-9, in New York City. Lurasidone is already in use for the
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Teens with conduct disorder show disrupted connectivity between specific brain areas, finds study

May 3, 2018   0 Comments

Teens with conduct disorder show disrupted connectivity between specific brain areas

Thousands of teenagers in the U.S. exhibit behavioral tendencies that can be described as far from social norms. Their inability to control and regulate emotional outbursts makes them vulnerable to common mental disorders like anxiety or depression. Now, a recent study, published online in the journal Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience in April 2018, carried
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