Suicidal Thoughts in Children on the Rise?CME / ABIM MOC / CESuicidal thoughts were reported by 8.4% of US children aged 9 to 10 years, and suicide attempt by 1.3%, according to a nationally representative observational study
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Can Screen Time for Kids Be OK?CME / ABIM MOC / CETechnology use by youths may exacerbate mental health and sleep problems, but a limited amount may improve connectedness and confidence, according to the Children’s Mental Health Report.
AAPA ADHD Guidelines Emphasize Team-Based CareFor ADHD, ongoing team-based treatment including medical and mental health clinicians, families, and school staff is best, says an updated American Academy of Pediatrics guideline that also stresses diagnosis of comorbidities.
In recent years the role of psychiatry in addressing psychological health issues in childhood and adolescence has greatly increased. Behavioral, developmental, and mental disorders affect between 7 and 12 million American youth but effective recognition and management strategies have become increasingly well-characterized. Children and adolescents are distinct patient populations with unique psychiatric health concerns warranting special attention from the psychiatric community.