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Article ID: 709641

Simple Directions From Parents Can Guide Children’s Discovery

University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Whether it’s probing a child’s understanding of a topic through questions or engaging in hands-on activities alongside them, parents can guide their children to learn in new ways through simple directions, according to a study by psychology researchers at The University of Texas at Austin.

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14-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EDT

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Article ID: 709335

Mental Health Issues Increased Significantly in Young Adults Over Last Decade

American Psychological Association (APA)

The percentage of young Americans experiencing certain types of mental health disorders has risen significantly over the past decade, with no corresponding increase in older adults, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

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8-Mar-2019 11:40 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 709604

Literature Review and Meta-Analysis Analyzes How DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria For Autism May Affect Diagnosis Rate

Columbia University Irving Medical Center

A five-year follow-up systematic review and meta-analysis of 33 studies—conducted to determine changes in the frequency of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis since the publication of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual 5 (DSM-5)—was published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

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14-Mar-2019 7:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 709564

Campaign to Change Social Norms around FGM in Africa Shows Promise

George Washington University

W. Douglas Evans, PhD, a professor of prevention and community health at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health and his colleagues studied the Saleema Initiative in Sudan, a public health campaign to raise awareness of the harm caused by FGM and to change the way the public thinks about this practice.

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13-Mar-2019 12:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    13-Mar-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 709493

Blunting pain’s emotional component

Washington University in St. Louis

Pain researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown in rodents that they can block receptors on brain cells that are responsible for the negative emotions associated with pain, such as sadness, depression and lethargy. The findings could lead to new, less addictive approaches to pain treatment.

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12-Mar-2019 11:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 709462

Child victims of sex trafficking receive mixed messages: If we aren’t ‘aggressors’ then why are we arrested?

Wichita State University

The following joint op-ed was written by Dr. Karen Countryman-Roswurm, Center for Combating Human Trafficking at Wichita State University, and Linda Smith of Shared Hope International.

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12-Mar-2019 1:10 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 709515

Geriatric Psychiatry Training Program Aims to Ease Shortage

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

After recently gaining accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, along with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, will soon begin offering the first training program in the El Paso area for geriatric psychiatry.

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12-Mar-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 709501

First double-blind controlled trial of TNS shows reduced symptoms in some children with ADHD

Elsevier

Currently approved in Canada and Europe for adults with medication-resistant depression and seizures, trigeminal nerve stimulation (TNS) has been found to be an effective and safe means of treatment for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), reports a study published in the April 2019 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP).

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12-Mar-2019 11:50 AM EDT
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Article ID: 709421

Fear of hospitalization keeps men from talking about suicide

UC Davis Health

Fear of psychiatric hospitalization is one of the primary reasons that older men -- an age and gender group at high risk for suicide -- don’t talk about suicide with their physicians. Researchers discovered this finding as part of a pre-launch, stakeholder assessment of a multimedia program designed to encourage men to open up to their primary care providers about suicidal thoughts.

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11-Mar-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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