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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730428/need-for-a-more-developmental-perspective-qtc-prolongation-under-psychotropic-medication
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EDITORIAL
Veit Roessner, Nicole Wolff, Stefan Ehrlich, Robert Waltereit
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 20, 2017: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712019/maternal-body-mass-index-before-pregnancy-as-a-risk-factor-for-adhd-and-autism-in-children
#2
Christina Hebsgaard Andersen, Per Hove Thomsen, Ellen Aagaard Nohr, Sanne Lemcke
The risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorders (ASD) may be influenced by environmental factors such as maternal obesity before pregnancy. Previous studies investigating those associations have found divergent results. We aim to investigate in a large birth cohort this association further in children with ADHD, ASD and comorbid ADHD and ASD. Our study population consisted of 81,892 mother-child pairs participating in the Danish National Birth Cohort (DNBC). Information about pre-pregnancy weight and height was collected in week 16 of pregnancy; the analysis was divided into groups based on BMI...
July 15, 2017: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710695/serum-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-levels-in-treatment-na%C3%A3-ve-boys-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-treated-with-methylphenidate-an-8-week-observational-pretest-posttest-study
#3
Aynur Pekcanlar Akay, Halil Resmi, Sevay Alsen Güney, Handan Özek Erkuran, Gonca Özyurt, Enis Sargin, Ahmet Topuzoglu, Ali Evren Tufan
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is an important neurotrophin in the brain that modulates dopaminergic neurons. In this study, we aimed to investigate the changes in serum BDNF levels of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in response to OROS methylphenidate treatment. We also aimed to determine whether there were any pre-post-differences between ADHD subtypes and comorbid psychiatric disorders in serum BDNF levels. Fifty male children with ADHD and 50 male healthy controls within the age range of 6-12 years were recruited to the study...
July 14, 2017: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707138/gray-matter-changes-and-cognitive-predictors-of-2-year-follow-up-abnormalities-in-early-onset-first-episode-psychosis
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Josefina Castro-Fornieles, Nuria Bargalló, Anna Calvo, Celso Arango, Immaculada Baeza, Ana Gonzalez-Pinto, Mara Parellada, Montserrat Graell, Carmen Moreno, Soraya Otero, Joost Janssen, Marta Rapado-Castro, Elena de la Serna
This study aims to examine regional gray matter (GM) changes over a period of 2 years in patients diagnosed with early-onset first-episode psychosis (EO-FEP), and to identify baseline predictors of abnormalities at the follow-up. Fifty-nine patients with EO-FEP aged 11-17 years were assessed. Magnetic resonance imaging was carried out at admission and 2 years later. Changes over time were assessed with voxel-based morphometry. Fifty-nine patients (34 schizophrenia-SCZ, 15 bipolar disorder-BP, and 10 other psychotic disorders) and 70 healthy controls were assessed...
July 13, 2017: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689312/sleep-chronotype-and-sleep-hygiene-in-children-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-autism-spectrum-disorder-and-controls
#5
K B van der Heijden, R J Stoffelsen, A Popma, H Swaab
Sleep problems are highly prevalent in ADHD and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Better insight in the etiology is of clinical importance since intervention and prevention strategies of sleep problems are directed at underlying mechanisms. We evaluated the association of sleep problems and sleep patterns with sleep hygiene (behavioral/environmental practices that influence sleep quality, e.g. caffeine use), access to electronic media, chronotype, and anxiety/depression in children aged 6-12 years with ADHD, ASD, or typical development (TD) using parental questionnaires...
July 8, 2017: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688012/sex-differences-in-risk-based-decision-making-in-adolescents-with-conduct-disorder
#6
Justina Sidlauskaite, Karen González-Madruga, Areti Smaragdi, Roberta Riccelli, Ignazio Puzzo, Molly Batchelor, Harriet Cornwell, Luke Clark, Edmund J S Sonuga-Barke, Graeme Fairchild
Altered decision making processes and excessive risk-seeking behaviours are key features of conduct disorder (CD). Previous studies have provided compelling evidence of abnormally increased preference for risky options, higher sensitivity to rewards, as well as blunted responsiveness to aversive outcomes in adolescents with CD. However, most studies published to date have focused on males only; thus, it is not known whether females with CD show similar alterations in decision making. The current study investigated potential sex differences in decision making and risk-seeking behaviours in adolescents with CD...
July 7, 2017: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688011/separation-anxiety-among-birth-assigned-male-children-in-a-specialty-gender-identity-service
#7
Doug P VanderLaan, Alanna Santarossa, A Natisha Nabbijohn, Hayley Wood, Allison Owen-Anderson, Kenneth J Zucker
Previous research suggested that separation anxiety disorder (SAD) is overrepresented among birth-assigned male children clinic-referred for gender dysphoria (GD). The present study examined maternally reported separation anxiety of birth-assigned male children assessed in a specialty gender identity service (N = 360). SAD was determined in relation to DSM-III and DSM-IV criteria, respectively. A dimensional metric of separation anxiety was examined in relation to several additional factors: age, ethnicity, parental marital status and social class, IQ, gender nonconformity, behavioral and emotional problems, and poor peer relations...
July 7, 2017: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685401/high-maternal-vitamin-d-levels-in-early-pregnancy-may-protect-against-behavioral-difficulties-at-preschool-age-the-rhea-mother-child-cohort-crete-greece
#8
Vasiliki Daraki, Theano Roumeliotaki, Katerina Koutra, Georgia Chalkiadaki, Marianna Katrinaki, Andriani Kyriklaki, Mariza Kampouri, Katerina Margetaki, Marina Vafeiadi, Stathis Papavasiliou, Manolis Kogevinas, Leda Chatzi
Animal studies suggest that prenatal vitamin D status may affect fetal brain growth. However, human studies are scarce with conflicting results. We aimed to investigate the association of maternal 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH) D] levels with multiple neurodevelopmental outcomes at 4 years of age. We included 487 mother-child pairs from the prospective pregnancy cohort, "Rhea" in Crete, Greece. Maternal serum 25(OH) D concentrations were measured at the first prenatal visit (13 ± 2.4 weeks). Cognitive functions at 4 years were assessed by means of the McCarthy Scales of Children's Abilities...
July 6, 2017: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685400/effectiveness-of-outpatient-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-for-adolescents-under-routine-care-conditions-on-behavioral-and-emotional-problems-rated-by-parents-and-patients-an-observational-study
#9
Daniel Walter, Lydia Dachs, Martin Faber, Hildegard Goletz, Anja Goertz-Dorten, Christopher Hautmann, Claudia Kinnen, Christiane Rademacher, Stephanie Schuermann, Tanja Wolff Metternich-Kaizman, Manfred Doepfner
Few studies have examined the effectiveness of outpatient cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) delivered in routine care settings for children and adolescents with mental disorders. This observational study examined changes in behavioral and emotional problems of adolescents with mental disorders during routine outpatient CBT delivered at a university outpatient clinic and compared them with a historical control group of youths who received academic tutoring of comparable length and intensity. Assessments were made at the start and end of treatment (pre- and post-assessment) using parent ratings of the German versions of the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) and self-ratings of the Youth Self-Report (YSR) scale...
July 6, 2017: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674760/medical-comorbidities-in-children-and-adolescents-with-autism-spectrum-disorders-and-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorders-a-systematic-review
#10
REVIEW
Jet B Muskens, Fleur P Velders, Wouter G Staal
Somatic disorders occur more often in adult psychiatric patients than in the general adult population. However, in child and adolescent psychiatry this association is unclear, mainly due to a lack of integration of existing data. To address this issue, we here present a systematic review on medical comorbidity in the two major developmental disorders autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and formulate clinical recommendations. The literature was searched using the PubMed and PsycINFO databases (2000-1 May 2016) with the keywords "[((child and adolescent) AND (Autism OR Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder* OR ADHD)) AND ("Cardiovascular Diseases" [Mesh] OR "Endocrine System Diseases" [Mesh] OR "Immune System Diseases" [Mesh] OR "Neurobehavioral Manifestations" [Mesh] OR "Gastrointestinal Disorders" [Mesh] OR Somatic OR Autoimmune disease OR Nervous system disease OR Infection OR Infectious disease)]...
July 3, 2017: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667426/maternal-depressive-symptoms-during-pregnancy-are-associated-with-amygdala-hyperresponsivity-in-children
#11
Noortje J F van der Knaap, Floris Klumpers, Hanan El Marroun, Sabine Mous, Dirk Schubert, Vincent Jaddoe, Albert Hofman, Judith R Homberg, Henning Tiemeier, Tonya White, Guillén Fernández
Depression during pregnancy is highly prevalent and has a multitude of potential risks of the offspring. Among confirmed consequences is a higher risk of psychopathology. However, it is unknown how maternal depression may impact the child's brain to mediate this vulnerability. Here we studied amygdala functioning, using task-based functional MRI, in children aged 6-9 years as a function of prenatal maternal depressive symptoms selected from a prospective population-based sample (The Generation R Study). We show that children exposed to clinically relevant maternal depressive symptoms during pregnancy (N = 19) have increased amygdala responses to negative emotional faces compared to control children (N = 20) [F(1,36) 7...
June 30, 2017: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664290/suicide-in-adolescents-findings-from-the-swiss-national-cohort
#12
Nicole Steck, Matthias Egger, Benno G Schimmelmann, Stephan Kupferschmid
Suicide in adolescents is the second most common cause of death in this age group and an important public health problem. We examined sociodemographic factors associated with suicide in Swiss adolescents and analysed time trends in youth suicide in the Swiss National Cohort (SNC). The SNC is a longitudinal study of the whole Swiss resident population, based on linkage of census and mortality records. We identified suicides in adolescents aged 10-18 years from 1991 to 2013. A total of 2.396 million adolescents were included and 592 suicides were recorded, corresponding to a rate of 3...
June 29, 2017: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643110/refugee-children-s-sandplay-narratives-in-immigration-detention-in-canada
#13
Rachel Kronick, Cécile Rousseau, Janet Cleveland
Asylum seeking children arriving in Canada regularly face incarceration in medium-security-style immigration detention centres. Research demonstrates the human cost of detaining migrant children and families and the psychiatric burden linked with such imprisonment. This study aims to understand the lived experiences of children aged 3-13 held in detention. Informed by a qualitative methodology of narrative inquiry, child participants created worlds in the sand and generated stories to express their subjective experience...
June 22, 2017: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638947/genetic-and-environmental-influences-on-conduct-and-antisocial-personality-problems-in-childhood-adolescence-and-adulthood
#14
Laura W Wesseldijk, Meike Bartels, Jacqueline M Vink, Catharina E M van Beijsterveldt, Lannie Ligthart, Dorret I Boomsma, Christel M Middeldorp
Conduct problems in children and adolescents can predict antisocial personality disorder and related problems, such as crime and conviction. We sought an explanation for such predictions by performing a genetic longitudinal analysis. We estimated the effects of genetic, shared environmental, and unique environmental factors on variation in conduct problems measured at childhood and adolescence and antisocial personality problems measured at adulthood and on the covariation across ages. We also tested whether these estimates differed by sex...
June 21, 2017: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631023/the-influence-of-perceived-parenting-styles-on-socio-emotional-development-from-pre-puberty-into-puberty
#15
Min Yee Ong, Janna Eilander, Seang Mei Saw, Yuhuan Xie, Michael J Meaney, Birit F P Broekman
The relative impact of parenting on socio-emotional development of children has rarely been examined in a longitudinal context. This study examined the association between perceived parenting styles and socio-emotional functioning from childhood to adolescence. We hypothesized that optimal parenting associated with improvement in socio-emotional functioning from childhood into early adulthood, especially for those with more behavioral problems in childhood. Children between ages 7 and 9 years were recruited for the Singapore Cohort Study of Risk Factors for Myopia (SCORM)...
June 19, 2017: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620781/psychopathology-and-socioeconomic-position-what-can-be-done-to-break-the-vicious-circle
#16
EDITORIAL
Maria Melchior, Cédric Galéra, Laura Pryor
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 15, 2017: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589222/prescribing-of-medication-for-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-among-young-people-in-the-clinical-practice-research-datalink-2005-2013-analysis-of-time-to-cessation
#17
Tamsin Newlove-Delgado, Tamsin J Ford, William Hamilton, Ken Stein, Obioha C Ukoumunne
The aim of this study was to examine the time to cessation of ADHD medication amongst young people with ADHD aged 16 in the period 2005-2013. Previous studies of prescribing in primary care reported high rates of medication cessation amongst 16 and 17 year olds with ADHD. The examination of trends since the introduction of new NICE guidance in 2008 will support service planning and improvement of outcomes over the vulnerable transition period from child to adult services. We used primary care records from the Clinical Practice Research Datalink and identified cases prescribed ADHD medication at the time of their 16th birthday during the study period...
June 6, 2017: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585081/mental-health-assessed-by-the-strengths-and-difficulties-questionnaire-for-children-born-extremely-preterm-without-severe-disabilities-at-11%C3%A2-years-of-age-a-norwegian-national-population-based-study
#18
Silje Katrine Elgen Fevang, Mari Hysing, Kristian Sommerfelt, Irene Elgen
The aims were to investigate mental health problems with the Strength and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) in children born extremely preterm/extremely low birth weight (EP/ELBW) without severe disabilities compared to controls, and to identify peri-, or neonatal factors possibly predicting later mental health problems. A national Norwegian cohort of 11-year-old EP/ELBW children, excluding those with intellectual disabilities, non-ambulatory cerebral palsy, blindness and/or deafness, was assessed. Parents and teachers completed the SDQ...
June 5, 2017: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577262/altered-eeg-spectral-power-during-rest-and-cognitive-performance-a-comparison-of-preterm-born-adolescents-to-adolescents-with-adhd
#19
Anna-Sophie Rommel, Sarah-Naomi James, Gráinne McLoughlin, Daniel Brandeis, Tobias Banaschewski, Philip Asherson, Jonna Kuntsi
Preterm birth has been associated with an increased risk for ADHD-like behavioural symptoms and cognitive impairments. However, direct comparisons across ADHD and preterm-born samples on neurophysiological measures are limited. The aim of this analysis was to test whether quantitative EEG (QEEG) measures identify differences or similarities in preterm-born adolescents, compared to term-born adolescents with and without ADHD, during resting-state and cognitive task conditions. We directly compared QEEG activity between 186 preterm-born adolescents, 69 term-born adolescents with ADHD and 135 term-born control adolescents during an eyes-open resting-state condition (EO), which previously discriminated between the adolescents with ADHD and controls, and during a cued continuous performance task (CPT-OX)...
June 2, 2017: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551841/impaired-cardiac-profile-in-adolescents-with-an-increasing-trajectory-of-anxiety-when-confronting-an-acute-stressor
#20
Alejandro de la Torre-Luque, Aina Fiol-Veny, Xavier Bornas, Maria Balle, Jordi Llabres
Maladaptive patterns of cardiac adjustment to stress in adolescents may reveal their vulnerability to anxiety disorders (ADs). Traditional research in this field has focused on anxiety levels, whereas the time course of anxiety has rarely been considered. Nevertheless, since overall anxiety decreases as adolescence progresses, increasing time courses are clinically relevant and can be associated with maladaptive contextual adjustment. In this study, the cardiac pattern of adjustment to stress in adolescents with increasing anxiety was analysed...
May 27, 2017: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
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