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Severe Mental Illness on the Decline in Youngsters--An 'Unexpected' Finding
Rates of severe mental illness in children and adolescents have dropped 16% since 1996, according to a new study. The lead author explains possible reasons for this surprising finding and concludes: "We're moving in the right direction!"
New Research in the Genetics of Autism
An expert discusses the clinical, biological, and genetic components of de novo mutations and autism spectrum disorders.
Poor Air Quality in Third Trimester and Autism
Maternal exposure to air pollution during pregnancy may be a contributing factor in the development of autism in offspring, new research shows.
New Findings Related to Childhood-Onset Psychopathology
Innovative approaches that advance our understanding of the mechanisms that confer risk for psychiatric illness in youths is the focus.
Some Conditions Linked to Preterm Birth Not Caused by Preterm Birth Itself
Preterm birth increases the risk of infant mortality and autism, but poor academic and social outcomes are likely caused by confounding factors and not preterm birth itself.
Exposure to Pollution Increases Autism Risk
Exposure to pollution in early life may increase the risk of autism spectrum disorders, according to researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health.
Shared Risk Factors in Multiple Psychiatric Disorders
The aggregation of psychiatric diagnoses in individual psychiatric patients, ie, the presence of multiple disorders in one individual, is a curious and sometimes disturbing observation in psychiatry.
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