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Mental Health News & Research

This page lists some useful resources related to children and mental health.

Effects of Violence

EFFECTS OF VIOLENCE ON CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS   Summary by C. Petersen     EVERY THREE HOURS A GUN KILLS A CHILD Children’s Defense Fund, 2002   FACTORS RELATED TO VIOLENCE POVERTY CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR DRUG AND ALCOHOL...

Pharmacologic Treatment of Social Phobia

Pediatric Social Phobia and Treatment with SSRI Antidepressants  Kourtney Koslosky Penn State College of Medicine October 19, 2007   Overview (1)   Social phobia, or social anxiety disorder, is characterized by a persistent and intense fear or anxiety of at...

Self Mutilative Behavior

Understanding Self Mutilative Behavior  Jill Flemming High  Penn State College of Medicine  March 2005 Self Mutilative Behavior (SMB)  definition: -Deliberate damage to one’s own body tissue without suicidal intent -Part of the larger class of self-injurious behavior...

Self-Injurious Behavior (SIB) in Adolescents

Self-Injurious Behavior (SIB) in Adolescents: an Important Consideration as a Risk Factor for Suicide  Shilpa Patel Penn State College of Medicine March  2003   I.                   Epidemiology   Adolescent Suicide “Each year, 1 in 5 teens in the US seriously...

Skin-picking and Self-injurious Behavior

Skin-picking as a form of self-injurious behavior Amy Gedeon Penn State College of Medicine September 2002   Self-Mutilation Intentional infliction of bodily injury to oneself, without intent to die Three types Severe but infrequent – e.g. amputation; associated...

Rett’s Disorder – Past and Present

Rett’s Disorder – Past and Present Lindsay D. de Flesco Penn State College of Medicine 2001 Introduction n     Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) n    Key Features: n    Delay or loss of appropriate social skills, language, and behavior n    Affects many...

Recognizing Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Recognizing and Predicting  Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Children  Laura Arensmeyer January 2005   Introduction   PTSD is an anxiety disorder in which exposure to a trauma results in persistent re-experiencing of the event, avoidance of stimuli...

PANDAS and First-Degree Relatives

Psychiatric Disorders in First-Degree Relatives of Children with Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS) 3 (A journal article by Lougee, Perlmutter, Nicolson, Garvey, and Swedo)  This Article Review is...

Treatment Update of OCD

Current trends in the treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Lisa Bonavita   The Pennsylvania State University – College of Medicine November 2004   DSM-IV Diagnosis of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Either Obsessions or Compulsions: Obsessions defined as all...
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