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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918911/cortical-amygdala-volumetric-ratios-predict-onset-of-symptoms-of-psychosis-in-22q11-2-deletion-syndrome
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David Berhanu, Leah M Mattiaccio, Kevin M Antshel, Wanda Fremont, Frank A Middleton, Wendy R Kates
Dysfunction of cortical circuitry involving prefrontal cortex, cingulate gyrus and mesial temporal lobe has been implicated in the pathophysiology of psychotic symptoms. 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11DS) is a neurogenetic disorder that comports a 25-fold increased risk of developing psychosis. Morphological changes in the neuroanatomy of this syndrome may represent a biological risk factor for the development of psychosis. The present study explored ratios between cortical volumes and the amygdala. We also explored relationships between these ratios and the eventual development of psychosis in youth with 22q11DS...
November 25, 2016: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918172/an-experimental-test-of-the-bridges-to-high-school-intervention-on-harsh-parenting-and-early-age-intercourse-among-mexican-american-adolescents
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Miguelina Germán, Nancy A Gonzales, Stephen G West, Lorey A Wheeler
OBJECTIVE: Can an intervention that contained no content on sex or contraception reduce rates of early-age intercourse among Mexican American adolescents? The current study examined whether the Bridges to High School intervention designed, in part, to decrease harsh parenting, had a longitudinal effect on decreasing rates of early-age intercourse in the treatment versus control groups, as well as the moderating role of gender and linguistic acculturation. METHOD: The sample consisted of 516 Mexican American adolescents (Mage = 12...
December 5, 2016: Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917486/school-based-positive-youth-development-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Tess Curran, Lisa Wexler
BACKGROUND: The values, perspectives, and behavior patterns that begin in adolescence can continue throughout one's life. Because of these lifetime effects, much research has focused on adolescent risk and prevention, but a new body of knowledge investigates protective factors and strengths. Positive youth development (PYD) increases internal and external assets during adolescence and is often based within communities. This review, however, focuses on school-based PYD interventions because these institutions are the largest youth-serving institutions in the country...
January 2017: Journal of School Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904984/parenting-behaviors-parent-heart-rate-variability-and-their-associations-with-adolescent-heart-rate-variability
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Rebecca A Graham, Brandon G Scott, Carl F Weems
Adolescence is a potentially important time in the development of emotion regulation and parenting behaviors may play a role. We examined associations among parenting behaviors, parent resting heart rate variability, adolescent resting heart rate variability and parenting behaviors as moderators of the association between parent and adolescent resting heart rate variability. Ninety-seven youth (11-17 years; 49.5 % female; 34 % African American, 37.1 % Euro-American, 22.6 % other/mixed ethnic background, and 7...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Youth and Adolescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883930/reconciling-community-based-indigenous-research-and-academic-practices-knowing-principles-is-not-always-enough
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Melody E Morton Ninomiya, Nathaniel J Pollock
Historically, Indigenous health research in Canada has failed to engage Indigenous peoples and communities as primary stakeholders of research evidence. Increasingly, research ethics and methodologies are being positioned as tools for Indigenous self-determination. In response, mainstream institutions have developed new ethical principles for research involving Indigenous people. While these transformations are necessary steps towards re-orienting research practices, they are not prescriptive. In this paper, we make visible three dilemmas from a case study in which Indigenous health research frameworks provided limited guidance or were unclear about how to balance community priorities with Indigenous research principles...
November 5, 2016: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881893/what-predicts-adolescent-delinquent-behavior-in-hong-kong-a-longitudinal-study-of-personal-and-family-factors
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Daniel T L Shek, Li Lin
Using four waves of data from Secondary 1 to Secondary 4 (N = 3328 students at Wave 1), this study examined the development of delinquent behavior and its relationships with economic disadvantage, family non-intactness, family quality of life (i.e., family functioning) and personal well-being (i.e., positive youth development) among Hong Kong adolescents. Individual growth curve models revealed that delinquent behavior increased during this period, and adolescents living in non-intact families (vs. intact families) reported higher initial levels of delinquent behavior while those living in poor families (vs...
2016: Social Indicators Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863527/the-role-of-social-position-and-depressive-symptoms-in-adolescence-for-life-course-trajectories-of-education-and-work-a-cohort-study
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Evelina Landstedt, Anna Brydsten, Anne Hammarström, Pekka Virtanen, Ylva B Almquist
BACKGROUND: While a vast amount of studies confirm the social reproduction of class and status from one generation to the next, less is known about the role of health in the child generation for these processes. Research has shown that particularly mental distress in adolescence is important for future life chances. This study aimed to examine the importance of parental socioeconomic position and depressive symptoms in youth for life-course trajectories of education and labour market attachment among men and women...
November 18, 2016: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857509/preventing-adolescent-social-anxiety-and-depression-and-reducing-peer-victimization-intervention-development-and-open-trial
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Annette M La Greca, Jill Ehrenreich-May, Laura Mufson, Sherilynn Chan
BACKGROUND: Social anxiety disorder (SAD) and depression are common among adolescents, frequently comorbid, and resistant to change. Prevention programs for adolescent SAD are scant, and depression prevention programs do not fully address peer-risk factors. One critical peer-risk factor for SAD and depression is peer victimization. We describe the development and initial evaluation of a transdiagnostic school-based preventive intervention for adolescents with elevated symptoms of social anxiety and/or depression and elevated peer victimization...
December 2016: Child & Youth Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856672/executive-functioning-in-children-and-adolescents-with-perinatal-hiv-infection-and-perinatal-hiv-exposure
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Sharon L Nichols, Miriam C Chernoff, Kathleen M Malee, Patricia A Sirois, Steven P Woods, Paige L Williams, Cenk Yildirim, Dean Delis, Betsy Kammerer
BACKGROUND: Executive functions (EFs) are critical for management of life activities, but few studies have evaluated EFs in children and adolescents with perinatally acquired HIV (PHIV), who are at risk for problems in academics, behavior, and medication adherence. We compared EFs in youth with PHIV and in perinatally HIV-exposed but uninfected (PHEU) youth. METHODS: Four Delis-Kaplan Executive Function System (D-KEFS) subtests were administered to 173 youth with PHIV and 85 PHEU youth, aged 9 to <19 years, who were enrolled in the Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study (PHACS) Memory and Executive Functioning Study...
December 2016: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856671/deformed-subcortical-structures-are-related-to-past-hiv-disease-severity-in-youth-with-perinatally-acquired-hiv-infection
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C Paula Lewis-de Los Angeles, Kathryn I Alpert, Paige L Williams, Kathleen Malee, Yanling Huo, John G Csernansky, Ram Yogev, Russell B Van Dyke, Elizabeth R Sowell, Lei Wang
BACKGROUND: Combination antiretroviral therapy has led to increased survival among youth with perinatally acquired HIV (PHIV). However, cognitive deficits continue to be common. Histopathological studies in adults have found HIV concentrated in subcortical structures, which are involved in sensory processing, movement, and higher-order cognition that emerges with development. METHODS: We conducted magnetic resonance imaging and cognitive testing in 40 youth with PHIV at one site of the Adolescent Master Protocol of the Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study...
December 2016: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852593/humeral-retrotorsion-and-glenohumeral-motion-in-youth-baseball-players-compared-with-age-matched-nonthrowing-athletes
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Elliot M Greenberg, J Todd R Lawrence, Alicia Fernandez-Fernandez, Philip McClure
BACKGROUND: Baseball players exhibit a more posteriorly oriented humeral head in their throwing arm. This is termed humeral retrotorsion (HRT) and likely represents a response to the stress of throwing. This adaptation is thought to occur while the athlete is skeletally immature, however currently there is limited research detailing how throwing activity in younger players influences the development of HRT. In addition, it is presently unclear how this changing osseous orientation may influence shoulder motion within young athletes...
November 16, 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852272/the-theory-of-expanded-extended-and-enhanced-opportunities-for-youth-physical-activity-promotion
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Michael W Beets, Anthony Okely, R Glenn Weaver, Collin Webster, David Lubans, Tim Brusseau, Russ Carson, Dylan P Cliff
BACKGROUND: Physical activity interventions targeting children and adolescents (≤18 years) often focus on complex intra- and inter-personal behavioral constructs, social-ecological frameworks, or some combination of both. Recently published meta-analytical reviews and large-scale randomized controlled trials have demonstrated that these intervention approaches have largely produced minimal or no improvements in young people's physical activity levels. DISCUSSION: In this paper, we propose that the main reason for previous studies' limited effects is that fundamental mechanisms that lead to change in youth physical activity have often been overlooked or misunderstood...
November 16, 2016: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851797/a-qualitative-exploration-of-the-mental-health-and-psychosocial-contexts-of-hiv-positive-adolescents-in-tanzania
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Megan K Ramaiya, Kristen A Sullivan, Karen O' Donnell, Coleen K Cunningham, Aisa M Shayo, Blandina T Mmbaga, Dorothy E Dow
Although 85% of HIV-positive adolescents reside in sub-Saharan Africa, little is known about the psychosocial and mental health factors affecting their daily well-being. Identifying these contextual variables is key to development of culturally appropriate and effective interventions for this understudied and high-risk population. The purpose of this study was to identify salient psychosocial and mental health challenges confronted by HIV-positive youth in a resource-poor Tanzanian setting. A total of 24 qualitative interviews were conducted with a convenience sample of adolescents aged 12-24 receiving outpatient HIV care at a medical center in Moshi, Tanzania...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848172/two-years-of-relationship-focused-mentoring-for-first-nations-m%C3%A3-tis-and-inuit-adolescents-promoting-positive-mental-health
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Claire V Crooks, Deinera Exner-Cortens, Sarah Burm, Alicia Lapointe, Debbie Chiodo
First Nations, Métis, and Inuit (FNMI) youth are disproportionately affected by a range of negative health outcomes including poor emotional and psychosocial well-being. At the same time, there is increasing awareness of culturally-specific protective factors for these youth, such as cultural connectedness and identity. This article reports the findings of a mixed-methods, exploratory longitudinal study on the effects of a culturally-relevant school-based mentoring program for FNMI youth that focuses on promoting mental well-being and the development of cultural identity...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Primary Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843152/additive-effects-of-oxytocin-receptor-gene-polymorphisms-on-reward-circuitry-in-youth-with-autism
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L M Hernandez, K Krasileva, S A Green, L E Sherman, C Ponting, R McCarron, J K Lowe, D H Geschwind, S Y Bookheimer, M Dapretto
Several common alleles in the oxytocin receptor gene (OXTR) are associated with altered brain function in reward circuitry in neurotypical adults and may increase risk for autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Yet, it is currently unknown how variation in the OXTR relates to brain functioning in individuals with ASD, and, critically, whether neural endophenotypes vary as a function of aggregate genetic risk. Here, for we believe the first time, we use a multi-locus approach to examine how genetic variation across several OXTR single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) affect functional connectivity of the brain's reward network...
November 15, 2016: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834224/be-ing-prepared-guide-and-scout-participation-childhood-social-position-and-mental-health-at-age-50-a-prospective-birth-cohort-study
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Chris Dibben, Chris Playford, Richard Mitchell
BACKGROUND: Mental health is a major concern in many countries. We explore whether youth participation in the Scouts and Guides could protect mental health in later life and in particular whether it might reduce inequalities in mental health associated with early life socioeconomic position. METHODS: Using the 1958 birth cohort National Child Development Study, we tested whether Scouts-Guide attendance was associated with mental health (SF-36, Mental Health Index (MHI-5)) controlling for childhood risk factors and interacted with social class...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824311/-unmet-needs-in-the-recognition-and-treatment-of-childhood-depression
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Sandor Kalmar
In spite of the fact that the good mental health is indispensable condition of the development of sound personality, in the past years the somatic and mental state of our children did not improve. The author ascertains that there are several obstacles in the recognition, treatment and prevention of child-depression that causes a serious public health problem. He stresses the neurologic, neuropsychiatric, psychopathological and diagnostic deficiencies, and the low number of Child and Youth Dispensaries. He describes the situation of Hungarian Child and Youth Dispensaries network, and states positively that today the child-psychiatric services are not able to provide optimal provision for every depressive child...
September 2016: Neuropsychopharmacologia Hungarica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821128/electronic-screening-for-lifestyle-issues-and-mental-health-in-youth-a-community-based-participatory-research-approach
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Felicity Goodyear-Smith, Arden Corter, Hannah Suh
BACKGROUND: We previously developed YouthCHAT, a youth programme for electronic screening and intervention for lifestyle risk factors and mental health issues. Our aim was to tailor the YouthCHAT package for use in a clinic catering for disadvantaged youth, assess its acceptability and utility, and develop a framework to scale-up its implementation. METHODS: We used a community-based participatory research approach to implement YouthCHAT in a rural clinic in New Zealand...
November 8, 2016: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819619/-nicht-von-schlechten-eltern-nische-a-family-orientated-collaborative-care-approach-to-support-children-in-families-with-mentally-ill-parents
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Pascal Wabnitz, Klaus-Thomas Kronmüller, Erwin Wieskus-Friedemann, Sabine Kliem, Johannes Hoppmann, Monika Burek, Michael Löhr, Ulrich Kemper, André Nienaber
"Nicht von schlechten Eltern - NischE": A Family Orientated Collaborative Care Approach to Support Children in Families with Mentally Ill Parents The present work describes the setting- and multi-professional offer "NischE" in Gütersloh, a systemic approach for the care of children and their mentally ill parents. Children of mentally ill parents are a special risk group for developing their own mental illness. The aim of the collaborative care model between child and adolescent psychiatry, youth services and adult psychiatry is to enable affected families in terms of family-focused practice a low threshold access to different services...
November 2016: Praxis der Kinderpsychologie und Kinderpsychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819484/dampening-positive-affect-and-neural-reward-responding-in-healthy-children-implications-for-affective-inflexibility
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Kirsten Elizabeth Gilbert, Katherine Rose Luking, David Pagliaccio, Joan L Luby, Deanna M Barch
Blunted reward processing is evident in and may contribute to the onset of major depressive disorder. However, it is unclear what mechanisms contribute to the development of blunted reward-response prior to depression onset. The current study examined how individual differences in the tendency to dampen positive affect, an affect regulation strategy that decreases positive affect, are associated with reward responding and related brain activation in 39 healthy children (ages 7-10; 51% female; 79% White). To do this, we examined neural responses to winning a reward (candy) within the context of a previous loss, win, or neutral outcome...
November 7, 2016: Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
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