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Mental Health News & Research

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

Autism and Genetics

Autism and Genetics   Exploring Autism: the Search for a Genetic Etiology Katharine E. Yoder Penn State College of Medicine 2004   Introduction  Autistic Disorder is described in the DSM IV as having the characteristics of: 1.     Qualitative impairment in social...

ADHD and Tourette Treatment

ADHD and Tourette Syndrome:  A Treatment Challenge  Colin Bridgeman Pennsylvania State University Penn State College of Medicine 2004   Tourette’s Syndrome or Disorder (TS):   1)   First described by Georges Gilles de la Tourette in 1885   2)  Epidemiology:   A)  The...

Children and Psychiatric Medication – a multimodal presentation

Medications for the Child a multimodal presentation A Presentation from Penn State College of Medicine   Highlights of the presentation on psychiatric medication for the child include: Medication in ADHD, Anxiety and Depression Multimodal Treatment Study of Children...

Helping Children Cope After A Disaster

Issues related to disaster and trauma intervention are addressed in the following booklet.  This booklet is to assist parents and professionals in helping children after a disaster.  The Child Advocate is devoted to children and the parents and professionals that work...

Shared Parenting: The New Frontier

A shared parenting arrangement is defined as involving at least 30 percent of the time with each parent, the incidence of shared care among divorced couples increased from 2.2 percent to 14.2 percent between 1980 and 1992. By 2001, it had reached 32 percent.

Divorce Effects on Children

Divorce is an intensely stressful experience for all children, regardless of age or developmental level; many children are inadequately prepared for the impending divorce by their parents based on 1980 and 1990 studies.

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