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How Bullying Affects the Brain

A new study reports children and teens who face chronic bullying have altered brain structure, as well as problems with anxiety and depression. Researchers found those who were bullies had structural changes to the putamen and caudate, contributing to the development of anxiety related behaviors and emotional processing.
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Why Are There So Few Autism Specialists?

The complexity of the disorder, the need for multidisciplinary teams and life long support, lack of pay? The article reflects the situation in America but the reality is it's worldwide.

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Mental health among youths deteriorating due to lack of professionals in the field - The Malta Independent

Mental health among youths deteriorating due to lack of professionals in the field - The Malta Independent | ESCAP child and adolescent psychiatry | Scoop.it
While mental health has been deteriorating amongst youths and adults, physical health is on the increase, said by the President of the Maltese Association of Psychiatry Nigel Camilleri. During a...
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UK teenagers turn to mobile apps to help with mental ill health | Society | The Guardian

UK teenagers turn to mobile apps to help with mental ill health | Society | The Guardian | ESCAP child and adolescent psychiatry | Scoop.it
Usage of apps that help cope with anxiety, self-harm and depression has soared recently...
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Autism Associated with Zinc Deficiency in Early Development

Autism Associated with Zinc Deficiency in Early Development | ESCAP child and adolescent psychiatry | Scoop.it

"A new study reveals a mechanistic link between zinc levels in fetal development, genes and abnormal neural connections associated with autism.

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Common Medications Taken During Pregnancy Not Linked to ASD Risk 

A new study reports prenatal exposure to common antidepressants and antipsychotics does not increase the risk of a child developing autism.

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The HIV epidemic will not end unless we prioritise youth mental health

The HIV epidemic will not end unless we prioritise youth mental health | ESCAP child and adolescent psychiatry | Scoop.it
Mental illness puts young people at risk of infection and makes them less likely to seek care, says King’s College London’s Melanie Abas.
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World Mental Health Day 2018 curated collection | Springer Nature  

Read a curated collection of journal articles and book chapters on mental health from publishing imprints across Springer Nature.
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Child Abuse May Leave Molecular Scars on Victims

Child Abuse May Leave Molecular Scars on Victims | ESCAP child and adolescent psychiatry | Scoop.it
Researchers identify distinctive methylation differences in 12 regions of the male genome between those who had faced abuse as children and those who did not. Scientists say the discovery of this biomarker could be used as a tool for criminal investigations into child abuse.
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Why Autistic Kids Get Lost in the Details

Why Autistic Kids Get Lost in the Details | ESCAP child and adolescent psychiatry | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered how the brain chemical oxytocin affects our ability to separate important information from background noise.
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Childhood aggression and the co-occurrence of behavioural and emotional problems: results across ages 3–16 years from multiple raters in six cohorts in the EU-ACTION project

Childhood aggression and the co-occurrence of behavioural and emotional problems: results across ages 3–16 years from multiple raters in six cohorts in the EU-ACTION project | ESCAP child and adolescent psychiatry | Scoop.it

"Childhood aggression and its resulting consequences inflict a huge burden on affected children, their relatives, teachers, peers and society as a whole"

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Web Training for Parents Can Reduce Disruptive Behavior in Pre-K Kids

A new Finnish study finds that Internet- and telephone-assisted training for parents can be an effective approach for reducing disruptive behavior in children...
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September focused issue: Conduct Disorder and Aggressive Behaviour in Children and Adolescents - ESCAP

September focused issue: Conduct Disorder and Aggressive Behaviour in Children and Adolescents - ESCAP | ESCAP child and adolescent psychiatry | Scoop.it

ECAP September focused issue: Conduct Disorder & Aggressive Behaviour in Children & Adolescents. The guest editors select 9 original articles and 2 reviews to give insight into the latest research funded by an EU grant.

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Siblings of Children with ASD or ADHD Are At Elevated Risk of Both Disorders

According to a new study, siblings of children diagnosed with ASD or ADHD have an increased risk of being diagnosed with the disorders themselves. Researchers found the odds of being diagnosed with ASD were 30 times higher for those who had older siblings with autism, and 3.7 times higher for ADHD diagnosis.
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Landmark discovery uncovers first common genetic risk factors for ADHD

A global study has homed in on 12 specific genomic regions associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The research reveals the genetic underpinnings of this highly heritable condition and suggests this discovery is only a small part of the genetic puzzle that makes up ADHD.
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Brain Responses to Language in Toddlers with ASD Linked to Altered Gene Expression

Researchers report differential brain responses to speech in toddlers with ASD is associated with widespread gene expression activity in blood leukocyte cells.

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The future of child and adolescent psychiatry? ECAP December issue

The future of child and adolescent psychiatry? ECAP December issue | ESCAP child and adolescent psychiatry | Scoop.it

The ECAP December issue is now online. Bruno Falissard addresses the "grey area" between #mentalhealth and child and adolescent psychiatry in his editorial. There is also a special ESCAP Communication on Inpatient care in #Serbia.

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Prevalence of war-related adverse events, depression and anxiety among Syrian refugee children settled in Turkey

Prevalence of war-related adverse events, depression and anxiety among Syrian refugee children settled in Turkey | ESCAP child and adolescent psychiatry | Scoop.it
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Unique Patterns of Neural Communications Discovered in Brains of Autistic Children

Unique Patterns of Neural Communications Discovered in Brains of Autistic Children | ESCAP child and adolescent psychiatry | Scoop.it

A new study reveals unique connections within brain networks in children on the autism spectrum. Researchers say, in ASD, the amygdala shows marked differences in connection with the occipital cortex than in typically developing children.

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ECAP November issue: Volume 27, Issue 11 - ESCAP

ECAP November issue: Volume 27, Issue 11 - ESCAP | ESCAP child and adolescent psychiatry | Scoop.it

This November issue has two insightful editorials, a review article and an ESCAP communication article on war-related adverse events in Syrian refugee children. Read the issue here.

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Majority of First Suicide Attempts in Youth Result in Death

Majority of First Suicide Attempts in Youth Result in Death | ESCAP child and adolescent psychiatry | Scoop.it
First suicide attempts in young people are more deadly than previously thought, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Academy of...
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Bilimon Banke's curator insight, October 10, 3:08 PM
Some kids today don't think of suiside at a young age. Young people today see news on stuff, and they know not to do this. 
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ESCAP official journal: ECAP October, Volume 27, Issue 10  

ESCAP official journal: ECAP October, Volume 27, Issue 10   | ESCAP child and adolescent psychiatry | Scoop.it

This October issue continues with the focused issue theme with an editorial and systematic review highlighting the long-term negative impact of conduct disorder in adolescents and into adulthood.  

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Practicing Mindfulness Benefits Parents and Children

Practicing Mindfulness Benefits Parents and Children | ESCAP child and adolescent psychiatry | Scoop.it
According to a new study, practicing mindfulness can have beneficial effects on both parents and children. The study reports parents who practice mindfulness have better control of their emotions, which helps them to apply consistency and encourage their children. Children showed improvements in social skills and a decrease in negative behaviors when interacting with others.
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Thousands of autistic girls and women 'going undiagnosed' due to gender bias | Society | The Guardian

Thousands of autistic girls and women 'going undiagnosed' due to gender bias | Society | The Guardian | ESCAP child and adolescent psychiatry | Scoop.it
Number of girls and women with the condition in UK may be vastly underestimated, leading neuroscientist says...
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Mental health issues in young people up sixfold in England since 1995 - The Guardian 

Mental health issues in young people up sixfold in England since 1995 - The Guardian  | ESCAP child and adolescent psychiatry | Scoop.it
Proportion of four to 24-year-olds with mental health conditions rose to 4.8% in 2014...
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