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Selected NIMH Science News on Children and Adolescents


Continued Use of Stimulants for ADHD Likely Does Not Increase Risk for Hypertension, but May Affect Heart Rate
Science Update - September 07, 2011

Attention Woes in Kids with Tourette Syndrome Likely Caused by Co-occurring ADHD
Science Update - December 20, 2010

ADHD: Signs, Symptoms, Research
Video - September 14, 2010

Ben Vitiello on Symptoms of ADHD in Children
Audio - April 27, 2010

Ben Vitiello on Treatment Options for ADHD in Children
Audio - April 27, 2010

ECG Screening for Heart Conditions in ADHD Children is Borderline Cost Effective
Science Update - March 10, 2010

Overall Multimodal Treatment of ADHD (MTA) Study Results

Questions Raised About Stimulants and Sudden Death
Science Update - June 15, 2009

ADHD Medication Treatment Associated with Higher Academic Performance in Elementary School
Science Update - April 27, 2009

Short-term Intensive Treatment Not Likely to Improve Long-term Outcomes for Children with ADHD
Science Update - March 26, 2009

Anxiety Disorders

Computer-Based Treatment Eases Anxiety Symptoms in Children
Science Update - March 13, 2012

Adding Psychotherapy to Medication Treatment Improves Outcomes in Pediatric OCD
Science Update - September 21, 2011

Teen Brain Less Discerning of Threat vs. Safety, More Vulnerable to Stress
Science Update - April 28, 2011

Most Teens with Eating Disorders Go Without Treatment
Science Update - March 07, 2011

Joel Sherrill on Anxiety Disorders in Children
Audio - April 27, 2010

Brain Emotion Circuit Sparks as Teen Girls Size Up Peers
Press Release - July 15, 2009

Bipolar Disorder

Pattern Recognition Technology May Help Predict Future Mental Illness in Teens
Science Update - April 2, 2012

Atypical Antipsychotic More Effective than Older Drugs in Treating Childhood Mania, but Side Effects Can Be Serious
Science Update - January 11, 2012

Most Kids with Rapidly Shifting Moods Don’t Have Bipolar Disorder
Science Update - November 30, 2010

Imaging Studies Help Pinpoint Child Bipolar Circuitry
Science Update - April 8, 2010

Same Genes Suspected in Both Depression and Bipolar Illness
Science Update - January 28, 2010


Interventions Show Promise in Treating Depression Among Preschoolers
Science Update - November 17, 2011

Brain Chemical Linked to Joylessness Provides Insight Into Teen Depression
Science Update - October 06, 2011

Depressed Teens with History of Abuse Less Likely to Respond to Combination Treatment
Science Update - April 04, 2011

Overall Findings from the Treatment of SSRI-resistant Depression in Adolescents (TORDIA) study

Teens Who Recover from Hard-to-treat Depression Still at Risk for Relapse
Science Update - December 2, 2010

Prevent Suicide in Young Adults
Audio - September 8, 2010

Early Treatment Decisions Crucial for Teens with Treatment-resistant Depression
Science Update - May 26, 2010

Ben Vitiello on Childhood Depression
Audio - April 27, 2010

Jane Pearson on Warning Signs for Childhood Suicide
Audio - April 14, 2010

Jane Pearson on Childhood Suicide and Keeping Kids Safe Online
Audio - April 14, 2010

Family History of Depression Alters Brain’s Response to Reward and Risk
Science Update - April 6, 2010

Substance Use Associated with Low Response to Depression Treatment Among Teens
Science Update - December 9, 2009

Overall Findings from the Treatment of Adolescents with Depression Study (TADS)

Long-term Depression Treatment Leads to Sustained Recovery for Most Teens
Science Update - November 18, 2009

New Approach to Reducing Suicide Attempts Among Depressed Teens (TASA Study)
Science Update - September 29, 2009

Re-shaping Negative Thoughts Shields At-Risk Teens from Depression
Science Update - June 9, 2009

Searching for Risk Factors of Suicidal Events During Antidepressant Treatment
Science Update - May 29, 2009

Suicidal Thinking May Be Predicted Among Certain Teens with Depression
Science Update - February 17, 2009

Getting Closer to Personalized Treatment for Teens with Treatment-resistant Depression
Science Update - February 11, 2009

Adolescents with Depression Not Harmed in Studies Using Placebo
Science Update - January 15, 2009

Epidemiological Data

National Survey Dispels Notion that Social Phobia is the Same as Shyness
Science Update - October 17, 2011

Majority of Youth with Mental Disorders May Not Be Receiving Sufficient Services
Science Update - January 4, 2011

National Survey Confirms that Youth are Disproportionately Affected by Mental Disorders
Science Update - September 27, 2010

An Overview of American Children and Mental Health
Video - February 26, 2010

National Survey Tracks Rates of Common Mental Disorders Among American Youth
Press Release - December 14, 2009