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Teens Contemplate Suicide

3 million U.S. Teens Contemplate Suicide WASHINGTON (Reuters) –Three million American teens have thought seriously about or even attempted suicide, a government survey released Sunday showed. More than 13 percent of young Americans between 14 and 17 years of age...

Mania or ADHD: Assessment with CBCL

Differentiating Mania from ADHD in Prepubertal Children Using the Child Behavior Checklist Augusta Czysz   Penn State College of Medicine 2002   Background: Child Behavior Checklists (CBCL) were first published in 1978 and 1979 by Achenbach and Edelbrock. They consist...

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.

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...
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