child and adolescent psychiatry

Positive parenting helps prevent obesity in kids


February 7th, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 7 (IANS) Positive parenting during the child's formative years could help prevent obesity among them.Today, one out of five US children is obese. They are five times more ... Read more...

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Failing smell can be reversed with training


November 21st, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) Researchers seem to have cracked the mystery of failing smell and how it is linked with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease and even normal ageing.The findings by ... Read more...

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Early treatment can cure compulsive handwashing


April 4th, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 4 (IANS) Compulsive handwashing, the most conspicuous symptom of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) among children, can be cured with early recognition and treatment.OCD in childhood or adolescence often becomes ... Read more...

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Mums who drink early in pregnancy ‘more likely to have unruly kids’


March 22nd, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 22 (ANI): Teenagers whose mothers drank early in pregnancy are more likely to become unruly, aggressive and badly behaved, researchers claim.According to their study, the risk of anti-social behaviour rose ... Read more...

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Callous-unemotional traits help identify kids at risk of antisocial behavior


February 21st, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): Researchers have highlighted the importance of callous-unemotional traits (CU) in identifying children at risk of antisocial behavior and other adjustment problems.Indiana University Bloomington faculty member Nathalie M.G. Fontaine, ... Read more...

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Adult ADHD ’significantly ups risk of common form of dementia’


January 19th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): A new research has found that adults who suffer from attention-deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more than three times as likely to develop a common form of ... Read more...

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School-based program helps teens cope with asthma


December 8th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 08 (ANI): A new study has suggested that school-based intervention program designed for adolescents with asthma significantly improves asthma management and quality of life for the students who participate, and ... Read more...

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Medication common practice for insomnia in kids


July 27th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 27 (ANI): Insomnia is a major problem among children in mental health treatment and at least a quarter of these patients are given sleep medication, a new survey of child ... Read more...

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Delinquent kids don’t always take to crime


July 25th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) Children who fall foul of the law early in life don't necessarily take to a life of crime later on. This is one of the findings of the ... Read more...

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Once a criminal, not always a criminal


July 23rd, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): A new study has revealed that kids who come in conflict with the law early on in life do not necessarily become long-term criminals thereafter.Helmut Remschmidt and Reinhard ... Read more...

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Gene ‘makes kids more vulnerable to bullying’s effects’


July 23rd, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): It's well-known that children victimized by bullies face physical and emotional distress, and now researchers have discovered a genetic variation that moderates whether victims of bullying will go ... Read more...

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Difficult childhood linked to teenage drinking


July 6th, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 6 (ANI): A new study has established a correlation between a difficult childhood and alcohol consumption as a teenager.Researchers analysed the association between difficult childhood experiences and drunkenness among 9,189 ... Read more...

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Difficult childhood linked to teenage drinking


July 5th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, July 5 (IANS) An African study has found a link between a difficult childhood and alcohol consumption as a teenager. Researchers studied the association between adverse childhood experiences and drunkenness among ... Read more...

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Premature kids more likely to have psychiatric disorder


April 26th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 26 (IANS) Significant advances in neonatal intensive care have led to increased survival rates of children born at less than 26 weeks of gestation known as "extremely preterm children" -- ... Read more...

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Earliest signs of autism in babies after 6 months of birth


February 16th, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) Nascent symptoms of autism such as a lack of shared eye contact, smiling and communicative babbling appear in babies after the first six months of their birth. Autism is ... Read more...

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Teens who self-identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual at increased suicide risk


February 6th, 2010 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 6 (ANI): A new study has shown that teenagers who self-identify as gays, lesbians and bisexuals are at a greater risk of having suicidal thoughts.Moreover, those who were unsure of ... Read more...

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Parent training can help reduce behaviour problems in autistic kids


November 26th, 2009 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 26 (ANI): A treatment plan consisting of a combination of medication and a structured training program for parents can help reduce behaviour problems in children with autism and related conditions, ... Read more...

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Juvenile delinquency may be result of misunderstood social cues


September 20th, 2009 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 20 (ANI): Young offenders who mess with the law may have difficulty interpreting social cues in others, says a Japanese study.Lead author Wataru Sato from Kyoto University found that the ... Read more...

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Once-a-day oral medication lowers ADHD symptoms in kids


July 23rd, 2009 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): An oral stimulant given once daily has been found effective in reducing Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) symptoms in children for upto 13 hours, say researchers.Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) CII significantly ... Read more...

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Psychiatric disorders common in adults who have had anorexia


March 27th, 2009 - 11:18 am ICT by ANI
Washington, March 27 (ANI): After studying 51 teenagers with anorexia nervosa and an equal number of healthy persons for a number of years, a team of Swedish scientists have come to the ... Read more...

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Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder linked with ‘emptier brains’


January 17th, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 17 (IANS) Adolescents who experience the first outbreak of psychosis have less grey matter than healthy teenagers, a new study says. This change was noted in patients suffering from various ... Read more...

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Treating childhood anxiety will prevent complications later


December 26th, 2008 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 26 (IANS) A psychiatrist has made a strong pitch for treating childhood anxiety disorders or they could lead to substance abuse and mental disorders in adulthood. "Anxiety disorders may cause ... Read more...

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Facing fears may be kids best way to conquer their phobias


October 30th, 2008 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): Helping children face their fears may be the best way to help them manage their anxieties, suggests a new research.The study was presented at the annual meeting ... Read more...

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Back-to-school belly-ache blues may be more than just nerves


September 30th, 2008 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 30 (ANI): Back-to-school blues may be more than just nerves, according to researchers, who say that seasonal belly-aches are a result of a complicated and often misdiagnosed medical condition.Functional ... Read more...

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Dieting, exercise by adolescents may indicate anorexia


April 21st, 2008 - 1:43 pm ICT by admin
DPA Berlin, April 21 (DPA) A strict diet and exercise routine among adolescents may be the first signs of anorexia, noted Johannes Hebebrand, president of the Berlin-based German Society for Child and Adolescent ... Read more...

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