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Early Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Recent attention has focused on identification of early signs that may identify children at risk for development of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Differences in feeding patterns, vocalization, and visual attention have been found between children with ASD and controls.



Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

The Impact of Screen Media on Children

Are screen media good or bad for children?” In essence, screen media constitute neurologically potent, arousing input to the developing brain. Unlike conventional toxins, their effects are mediated by sense organs. However,...

Antipsychotic Prescribing in Children: What We Know—What We Need to Know

A pair of recent research articles has cast the public spotlight on treating children and adolescents with antipsychotic medications.1,2 In the first report, a large and broadly representative group of child and adolescent patients, all naive to antipsychotic medications, was followed for approximately 10 weeks after initiating treatment with olanzapine, risperidone, quetiapine, or aripiprazole.