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Articles  |  July 1, 2014
Continuity of Preschool Depression

Preschool depression and conduct disorder were stronger risk factors for developing full DSM-5 criteria for major depression in later childhood and early adolescence than well-established risk factors such as maternal history of depression or traumatic life events. Early interventions for preschool depression and conduct disorder could help young children at uniquely high risk for later major depression.

Articles  |  July 1, 2014
Effects of Childhood Bullying Persist Far Into Midlife

A five decade-long nationwide study revealed that the impact of being bullied in childhood persists up to mid-life. The harmful effects extend beyond psychological distress to lower levels of education, physical and cognitive health problems, and poor social functioning.

Reviews and Overviews  |  July 1, 2014
Treating Anxiety Disorders in Youths

Both CBT and SSRIs are effective treatments for separation, generalized, and social anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. The combination of CBT and an SSRI is superior to either alone. Comorbidity of childhood anxiety disorders is the rule rather than the exception. Early intervention for childhood anxiety disorders is recommended to prevent impaired development and accumulated functional disability. Family education and training can reduce reinforcement of anxiety and avoidance, but parents with their own anxiety disorders or other psychopathology may need separate treatment.

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