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Mental Health News & Research

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

Bipolar or ADHD ?

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Bipolar Disorder in Children: How do they relate?

Bipolar and Genetics

Genetic Research and Bipolar Disorder Amy Pattishall   Penn State College of Medicine 2002   Bipolar Disorder Affective disorder characterized by recurrent manic and depressive episodes. High level of psychiatric service use and morbidity. About 15% suicide rate among...

Your Child Does Not Have Bipolar Disorder

Have you been told your child has bipolar disorder? Do you wonder whether your child has been correctly diagnosed? Are you reluctant to give your child medications? Do you want to understand the scientific evidence for the disorder and its treatment?

Asperger’s Disorder Review

This disorder did fall under the category of Pervasive Developmental Disorders in which Autistic Disorder, Rett’s Disorder, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder and PDD NOS also fell under. The classification is now revised.

Asperger’s Disorder

Until the criteria for Autism and Asperger’s Disorder are better delineated, clinicians should focus on the level of language development of children with PDDs in order to best estimate prognosis and treatment.

Attention disorder affects teens’ driving skills

Last Updated: 2002-10-28 10:00:30 -0400 (Reuters Health) By Paula Moyer SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters Health) - The already-steep learning curve for adolescent drivers is a mountain for those who live with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to Dr....

ADHD and Brain Imaging

BRAIN-IMAGING STUDY SHEDS MORE LIGHT ON UNDERLYING CAUSE OF ATTENTION-DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY SYNDROME Lancet 2003; 362 : 1699-1707 Results of a US study in this week's issue of THE LANCET provide details of the underlying physical causes of attention-deficit...

Multimodal Treatment Study of Children with ADHD (MTA)

 Matt Barcellona  Penn State College of Medicine 2002 Goal of study: 3 Questions 1) How do long term and behavioral treatments compare with one another? 2) Are there additional benefits of combining medicinal and behavioral treatments? 3) How does careful systematic...

Children and Psychiatric Medication – a multimodal presentation

Children's Medications - a multimodal presentation A Presentation from  Penn State College of Medicine Supported in part by an advocacy grant from The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 2005 - 2008 Chrome browser users may need the IE-On-Chrome...

Childhood Immunizations and Autism

Childhood Autism and Immunizations   Childhood Immunizations and Autism   Childhood Immunizations and Autism: Factual or Fanatical? Chad Cox Penn State University College of Medicine 2003 MMR...

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