Posts Tagged 'child psychiatry'

Autism and ADHD Linked In New Child Psychiatry Study

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When you think of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as portrayed in the media, you might suppose that these two disorders are on opposite ends of the behavioral spectrum. Kids with autism are shown as being very withdrawn, preferring to sit in a corner and play with the same object for hours on end. Children with ADHD are stereotyped as being social butterflies, unable to sit still and concentrate on anything ...

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Early Diagnosis for Siblings with Autism Is Easier Now

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If you have a child who has been diagnosed with autism, you might wonder if their younger siblings may also be “on the spectrum”. This isn’t an idle worry. The genetic markers for autism have not been fully mapped. However, researchers have already identified 55 gene variants that are linked to the disorder. This is definitely something that can run in families. If you have one child with autism, the chances of a younger sibling having similar issues may ...

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Child Psychiatry Study Shows Seizure Location Matters

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A research study published in the “Epilepsia” medical journal has revealed a new finding about children and teen patients. Epilepsy is a seizure disorder that can originate in any area of the brain. It is sometimes accompanied by serious mental health disturbances. Because of this, child psychiatry specialists are often involved in the assessment of these patients. That’s why psychiatrists at the Children’s National Medical Center in D.C. had the opportunity to notice that certain patients tend to ...

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Can Child Psychiatry Help Kids Who Are Bullied?

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Schools should be a place to learn interesting and helpful facts and skills. Sadly, it is often a place where kids learn instead that life is unfair and other people can’t be trusted to “play nice”. Bullying is a pervasive problem and one without a quick fix. The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) states that as ...

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