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The COVID generation: how is the pandemic affecting kids’ brains?

13 Jan, 2022 | 08:53h | UTC

The COVID generation: how is the pandemic affecting kids’ brains? – Nature

 


AAP Interim guidance on supporting the emotional and behavioral health needs of children, adolescents, and families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

17 Dec, 2021 | 09:57h | UTC

Interim Guidance on Supporting the Emotional and Behavioral Health Needs of Children, Adolescents, and Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic – American Academy of Pediatrics

Commentary: AAP Issues Guidance for Children’s Emotional Needs During COVID-19 – HealthDay

 


M-A: Psychiatric disorders in individuals born very preterm / very low-birth weight.

28 Nov, 2021 | 21:11h | UTC

Psychiatric disorders in individuals born very preterm / very low-birth weight: An individual participant data (IPD) meta-analysis – EClinicalMedicine

 


RCT: Universal screening in high schools can help identify and initiate treatment for depression in adolescents.

11 Nov, 2021 | 08:35h | UTC

Screening in High Schools to Identify, Evaluate, and Lower Depression Among Adolescents: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Network Open

News release: School-based screening increases identification of, treatment for depression – Penn State

Commentaries:

Universal Depression Screening in Schools—Promises and Challenges in Addressing Adolescent Mental Health Need – JAMA Network Open

Universal School-Based Depression Screening May Connect More Students to Care – Psychiatric News Alert

 

Commentaries on Twitter

 


Cluster RCT: An exercise intervention may improve academic achievement among children.

19 Oct, 2021 | 09:45h | UTC

Exercise Intervention for Academic Achievement Among Children: A Randomized Controlled Trial – Pediatrics

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


RCT: Oxytocin does not improve social functioning in children with autism spectrum disorder.

14 Oct, 2021 | 09:52h | UTC

News release: Oxytocin does not improve social functioning in children with autism spectrum disorder, NIH-funded study suggests – National Institutes of Health

Original study: Intranasal Oxytocin in Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder – New England Journal of Medicine

 


RCT: Preemptive intervention may improve developmental outcomes in infants showing early signs of autism.

21 Sep, 2021 | 09:01h | UTC

Effect of Preemptive Intervention on Developmental Outcomes Among Infants Showing Early Signs of Autism: A Randomized Clinical Trial of Outcomes to Diagnosis – JAMA Pediatrics (free for a limited period)

Commentaries:

Intervening Before 18 Months May Reduce Odds of Autism Diagnosis in Babies Identified at High Risk – Psychiatric News Alert

Expert reaction to trial looking at the effect of a pre-emptive intervention in children showing early signs of autism on developmental outcomes – Science Media Centre

Autism therapy aimed at infants may reduce likelihood of later diagnosis – The Guardian

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Many predicted some kind of ‘Covid slide’ in learning. Test results show how bad it is.

29 Aug, 2021 | 18:55h | UTC

Many predicted some kind of ‘Covid slide’ in learning. Test results show how bad it is – CNN

Report: Learning during COVID-19: Reading and math achievement in the 2020-21 school year – NWEA

Related:

[Preprint] Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on early child cognitive development: initial findings in a longitudinal observational study of child health.

 


The Lancet Series: Active ingredients for addressing youth anxiety and depression.

27 Aug, 2021 | 09:05h | UTC

Homepage: Active ingredients for addressing youth anxiety and depression – The Lancet Psychiatry (free registration required for all articles)

The knowns and unknowns of SSRI treatment in young people with depression and anxiety: efficacy, predictors, and mechanisms of action

See commentary: The benefits and harms of antidepressants for youth depression and anxiety #ActiveIngredientsMH – The Mental Elf

Circadian rhythm sleep–wake disturbances and depression in young people: implications for prevention and early intervention

Harnessing emotional mental imagery to reduce anxiety and depression in young people: an integrative review of progress and promise

Identifying and integrating active ingredients for mental health

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Systematic review: The impact of COVID-19 lockdown on child and adolescent mental health.

25 Aug, 2021 | 08:58h | UTC

The impact of COVID-19 lockdown on child and adolescent mental health: systematic review – European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Related: M-A: Child and youth mental health problems have doubled during COVID-19. (several articles on the subject)

 


Study commentary: How risky for developing psychosis are ‘At Risk Mental States’ in youths?

24 Aug, 2021 | 08:45h | UTC

How risky for developing psychosis are ‘At Risk Mental States’ in youths? – The Mental Elf

Original study: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis: Psychosis Risk in Children and Adolescents With an At-Risk Mental State – Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Nine in ten children with ADHD may experience symptoms into young adulthood.

19 Aug, 2021 | 08:45h | UTC

Nine in Ten Children With ADHD May Experience Symptoms Into Young Adulthood – Psychiatric News Alert

Original study: Variable Patterns of Remission From ADHD in the Multimodal Treatment Study of ADHD – The American Journal of Psychiatry

 


[Preprint] Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on early child cognitive development: initial findings in a longitudinal observational study of child health.

16 Aug, 2021 | 01:11h | UTC

Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Early Child Cognitive Development: Initial Findings in a Longitudinal Observational Study of Child Health – medRxiv

Commentary: Children born during pandemic have lower IQs, US study finds – Researchers blame lack of stimulation as parents balanced childcare with working from home – The Guardian

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Opinion: A call to revise the diagnosis of oppositional defiant disorder—diagnoses are for helping, not harming.

16 Aug, 2021 | 00:48h | UTC

A Call to Revise the Diagnosis of Oppositional Defiant Disorder—Diagnoses Are for Helping, Not Harming – JAMA Psychiatry (free for a limited period)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


European guideline and expert statements on the management of narcolepsy in adults and children.

13 Aug, 2021 | 09:02h | UTC

European guideline and expert statements on the management of narcolepsy in adults and children – European Journal of Neurology

 


M-A: Child and youth mental health problems have doubled during COVID-19.

10 Aug, 2021 | 10:03h | UTC

Commentary: Child and youth mental health problems have doubled during COVID-19 – The Conversation

Original study: Global Prevalence of Depressive and Anxiety Symptoms in Children and Adolescents During COVID-19: A Meta-analysis – JAMA Pediatrics

Editorial: Addressing the Global Crisis of Child and Adolescent Mental Health – JAMA Pediatrics

Related:

More data on the harmful effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of adolescents.

COVID has caused ‘mass trauma,’ worsening mental health globally.

COVID’s mental-health toll: how scientists are tracking a surge in depression

CDC Report: Mental health-related emergency department visits among children aged under 18 years raised during the COVID-19 Pandemic

WHO: COVID-19 disrupting mental health services in most countries

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Illness duration and symptom profile in symptomatic school-aged children tested for SARS-CoV-2 – “Only 25 (1.8%) of 1379 children experienced symptoms for at least 56 days.”

4 Aug, 2021 | 10:06h | UTC

Illness duration and symptom profile in symptomatic UK school-aged children tested for SARS-CoV-2 – The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health

Invited commentary: Citizen science and biomedical research (free registration required)

Commentaries:

Expert reaction to study looking at long-lasting symptoms from COVID-19 in children – Science Media Centre

Long Covid uncommon in children, analysis finds – King’s College London

Study finds long-term Covid symptoms rare in school-age children – The Guardian

Most children with Covid-19 recover within a week, but a small percentage have long-term symptoms, a study says. – The New York Times

Related:

Long-term Symptoms After SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Children and Adolescents – “This study found a low prevalence of symptoms compatible with long COVID in a randomly selected cohort of children assessed 6 months after serologic testing”.

Cohort study: Risk factors for long covid in previously hospitalized children.

Study shows low incidence of post-acute COVID-19 symptoms (“Long Covid”) in children after mild disease

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


AAP Interim guidance on supporting the emotional and behavioral health needs of children, adolescents, and families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

4 Aug, 2021 | 10:03h | UTC

Interim Guidance on Supporting the Emotional and Behavioral Health Needs of Children, Adolescents, and Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic – American Academy of Pediatrics

 


RCT: A prevention program for insomnia in at-risk adolescents.

7 Jul, 2021 | 08:38h | UTC

A Prevention Program for Insomnia in At-risk Adolescents: A Randomized Controlled Study – Pediatrics (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Using a program to combat teen insomnia – Contemporary Pediatrics AND Cognitive behavioral program may prevent insomnia in at-risk adolescents – Medicom

 


More data on the harmful effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of adolescents.

6 Jun, 2021 | 23:52h | UTC

Depressive symptoms, mental wellbeing, and substance use among adolescents before and during the COVID-19 pandemic in Iceland: a longitudinal, population-based study – The Lancet Psychiatry

Commentaries: A lost generation? COVID-19 and adolescent mental health – The Lancet Psychiatry AND COVID-19 pandemic has had significant impact on the mental health of adolescents – Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


M-A: Parenting interventions to promote early child development in the first three years of life.

3 Jun, 2021 | 10:37h | UTC

Parenting interventions to promote early child development in the first three years of life: A global systematic review and meta-analysis – PLOS Medicine

 


Meta-analysis: New generation antidepressants for depression in children and adolescents – “most newer antidepressants may reduce depression symptoms in a small and unimportant way compared with placebo”.

25 May, 2021 | 08:40h | UTC

New generation antidepressants for depression in children and adolescents: a network meta‐analysis – Cochrane Library

Summary: Newer generation antidepressants for depression in children and adolescents: a network meta-analysis – Cochrane Library

Commentary: Best evidence suggests antidepressants aren’t very effective in kids and teens. What can be done instead? – The Conversation

 


AAP Clinical Report: Collaborative care in the identification and management of psychosis in adolescents and young adults.

25 May, 2021 | 08:41h | UTC

Collaborative Care in the Identification and Management of Psychosis in Adolescents and Young Adults – Pediatrics

 


Cohort study: Babies surviving Group B strep more likely to require special educational support.

21 May, 2021 | 08:27h | UTC

Babies surviving Group B strep more likely to require special educational support – London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Original study: Mortality, neurodevelopmental impairments, and economic outcomes after invasive group B streptococcal disease in early infancy in Denmark and the Netherlands: a national matched cohort study – The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health

 


Systematic review: Cognitive behavioral therapy may improve outcomes for autism spectrum disorders.

21 May, 2021 | 08:21h | UTC

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Systematic Review – Pediatrics (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 


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