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February 2007 News and Blog Posts (27)

Irritability in Children With Mood Disorders Has Varying Sources

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o Explain to patients who ask that the disorders described here are not the typical "cranky" behavior of children, but illnesses that have extreme effects on mood. Bipolar disorder and severe mood dysregulation can significantly impair a child's functioning.



BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 1 -- The extreme irritability in children with bipolar disorder appears to spring from different wells of frustration than the irritability in… Continue

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Irritability in Children With Mood Disorders Has Varying Sources

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 1 -- The extreme irritability in children with bipolar disorder appears to spring from different wells of frustration than the irritability in children with severe mood dysregulation, NIH researchers reported.



In a study comparing children with bipolar disorder or severe mood dysregulation with unaffected controls, extreme irritability sparked by a task designed to induce frustration revealed distinctly different brain activity patterns,… Continue

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Irritability in Children With Mood Disorders Has Varying Sources

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 1 -- The extreme irritability in children with bipolar disorder appears to spring from different wells of frustration than the irritability in children with severe mood dysregulation, NIH researchers reported.



In a study comparing children with bipolar disorder or severe mood dysregulation with unaffected controls, extreme irritability sparked by a task designed to induce frustration revealed distinctly different brain activity patterns,… Continue

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DVD Aims to Educate Clinicians, Patients on Borderline Personality Disorder

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - According to the Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Resource Center, BPD affects about 10 million persons in the United States and is 2 to 3 times more prevalent than bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. Despite this, the center, which is located at New York–Presbyterian Hospital's Westchester Division in White Plains, NY, notes that few people have even heard of the disorder. In a press release, the center's clinical director, Dr Otto Kernberg, notes that because of “the… Continue

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New Act by Congress Gives Boost to Autism Research

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - The passage and signing in December of the Combating Autism Act (S. 843), which authorizes $945 million over 5 years for research, screening, intervention, and education on autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and developmental disabilities, has been hailed by the advocacy group Cure Autism Now (CAN) as a “federal declaration of war on the epidemic of autism,” a disorder that affects 1 in 166 children. 1 Yet, some battles are already under way at NIMH's Intramural Research… Continue

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ADHD and the Adolescent Driver:

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - Driving is a dangerous undertaking for any adolescent. Automobile collisions account for 47% of all female and 37% of all male adolescent (16 to 19 years old) deaths in the United States.1 In 2002, the cost of police- reported crashes (both fatal and nonfatal) involving drivers aged 15 to 20 years was $40.8 billion.2These collisions are 4 times more likely to occur at night.3 In addition, they are twice as likely to take place on weekends4 and more likely to happen during… Continue

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Nonconventional and Integrative Treatments of Alcohol and Substance Abuse

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - Part 1



The high cost to society of alcohol and drug abuse reflects a crisis of epidemic proportions that has not been adequately addressed by conventional treatment approaches, including mainstream pharmacologic treatments, psychotherapy, and social programs. The annual costs associated with alcohol and drug abuse in the United States were estimated to be $246 billion in 1992, the most recent year for which data are available.1 Results of controlled trials and… Continue

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