Psychiatric Times Vol 29 No 11

Treating Adolescent Depression With Psychotherapy: The Three Ts

November 07, 2012

Despite the high prevalence of depression among youths, there are empirically supported treatments that have been shown to reduce depressogenic symptoms, including the 3 therapies outlined in this article.

The Importance of Friends

November 07, 2012

It is important for clinicians to address the issue of friendships when evaluating and treating children. Parents should be apprised about the critical need for a best friend or friends for their children.

The HEADS-ED: Review of a Mental Health Screening Tool for Pediatric Patients

November 06, 2012

A new screening tool based on the previously developed mnemonic designed to assist physicians with obtaining a psychosocial history from adolescents as part of a routine visit was developed by researchers at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.

Practical Tips From New Research on ADHD

November 06, 2012

Research over the past 2 decades has demonstrated that ADHD occurs frequently and causes considerable suffering in patients and their families. ADHD begins in early childhood and persists through adolescence and into adulthood in 70% of those affected.

Minding Our Zeros and Ones: Are Psychiatrists Ready for Neurotechnology?

November 03, 2012

Neurotechnology refers to the science of applying our emerging understanding of the brain, consciousness, thought, and higher-order activities of the mind into developing technologies. The tools of neurotechnology, however, are not new for psychiatrists.

Treatment of Traumatic Stress Disorder in Children and Adolescents

October 29, 2012

The role of prevention of trauma and prevention of functional impairment after trauma is paramount, because this may disrupt the accumulated physiological and psychological effect of stressors in the individual.

The Adolescent Brain Is Different

October 27, 2012

Assessments of partial culpability of adolescents are difficult in individual cases; however, the courts are moving away from mandatory sentencing to individual determinations, even for the most heinous crimes.

Developmental Psychopathology Comes of Age

October 27, 2012

Child and adolescent psychiatry is in a position to inform the entire practice of general psychiatry in numerous other areas, including mood disorders, ADHD, and psychosis, as well as the topics...