Children & Adolescents

Children & Adolescents

Benefits of Bringing Therapy to the Pediatrician’s Office

A brief intervention delivered at the pediatrician’s office can significantly help children and teenagers with anxiety and depression, new research suggests.

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Suicidal Behavior in Young People with Bipolar Disorder

A new study of adolescents and young adults with bipolar disorder has found structural and functional differences in the brains of those with the disorder who have attempted suicide and those who have not.

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Sleep Disturbances Linked to Symptom Severity Among Those At High Risk for Psychotic Disorders

Insomnia is a common complaint among people who go on to develop schizophrenia or other psychotic disorders, as well among people who are considered at high risk for these disorders but never develop them.

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Brain imaging helps predict alcohol use

Neuroimaging data can improve the performance of a model that aims to predict if a child will begin moderate to heavy drinking by the time he or she reaches age 18, according to a new study published in the

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Brain Cells

Microglia, immune cells that reside in the brain and spinal cord, are a first-line defense against infection in the central nervous system. But the immune cells play more than a protective role—they also help shape developing neural circuits.

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