Children & Adolescents

Oxytocin Delivered Intranasally Helped Youths with Severe Irritability, Disruptive Behavior Disorders
Researchers have published results of a clinical trial providing preliminary evidence that intranasal administration of the hormone oxytocin may be effective in reducing symptoms of severe… Read More
Neural Activation Patterns That May Help Distinguish Elevated Mania/Hypomania Risk From Depression Risk in Young People
One of the great challenges for psychiatric research is arriving at a reliable way of diagnosing bipolar disorder, and doing so as early in the course of the illness as possible so as to boost the… Read More
A School-Based Intervention to Reduce Bullying and the Psychological Harm It Causes
In nations around the globe, systems of primary and secondary education have gradually been making an important transition: from those that traditionally set special-needs children apart (when it… Read More
In Childhood Anxiety, CBT Helps By Normalizing Hyperactive Brain Circuits, Study Finds
A new study of brain network and circuit responses in young people with anxiety disorders who were treated with a course of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) suggests how the therapy helps to… Read More
Cannabis Use in Adolescence May Alter Development of Cerebral Cortex
More than a third of 12th graders report having used marijuana, also called cannabis. And 78 percent of first-time marijuana users are between the ages of 12 and 20 years. Concerningly, cannabis use… Read More