Choice of needle size when vaccinating childrenAmong concerns with administering these multiple and frequent immunizations in young children are the potential pain and adverse effects associated with injections. Along with inducing pain in some children, the early negative experience of needle-related procedures can interfere with adherence to immunization schedules and create long-lasting effects of anxiety and stress around needle-related procedures that remain into adulthood.
Transgender kids: At greater risk of poor mental health?Despite earlier studies that reveal increased depression an anxiety in transgender children and adolescents, new research published in Pediatrics reveals that children who were supported in their choice of gender identity were no more likely to suffer negative psychosocial effects than other children.
Benzos linked to adverse health eventsThe death rate from overdoses involving benzodiazepines, a class of sedatives that includes Xanax, Valium, and Klonopin, has increased more than four-fold since 1996, according to a study appearing online in the American Journal of Public Health.
Impact of tweeting and instagramming on teen mental healthTeenagers who spend most of their time online comparing their lives to others may experience increased depression and anxiety. See what you can do to help.
Functional vision loss in children: What to say to parents, the patientFunctional vision loss in children is a relatively common problem. Although physicians may be hesitant to delve into conversations with children and parents when there is no evidence of organic disease, it is better to probe for cause of stress, anxiety, or depression stemming from issues with family, school, outside activities, or friends, and to identify for the patient and parents areas for attention that may be previously unknown or overlooked.
Bipolar disorder in children: Assessment and diagnosisBipolar disorder is a serious mental health disorder that is often first diagnosed during young adulthood or adolescence. Symptoms of the illness, however, also can appear in early childhood.
Acne and anxietyAnalysis yields significant association between acne and psychiatric disorders.
[BLOG]: Examining US prescription opiates utilization trendsThe findings of a new research report from Express Scripts on the use of prescription opiates in the United States indicate that physicians are being more cautious about prescribing pain medications.1 The report shows both a drop in the short-term use of opioids and stabilization in the number of patients using these medications longer term.
Increased risk of psychiatric diagnoses seen following ICU admissionCritically ill patients requiring mechanical ventilation in an intensive care unit (ICU) may be at increased risk of a new psychiatric illness and medication use following hospital release, according to a report published March 19 in JAMA.
Botulinum toxin injections demonstrate anti-depressive effects
Botulinum toxin injections demonstrate anti-depressive effectsNew research suggests botulinum toxin type A has anti-depressive qualities along with its well-known cosmetic effects.