Children & Adolescents

Brain imaging helps predict alcohol use
Neuroimaging data can improve the performance of a model that aims to predict if a child will begin moderate to heavy drinking by the time he or she reaches age 18, according to a new study published… Read More
Brain Cells
Microglia, immune cells that reside in the brain and spinal cord, are a first-line defense against infection in the central nervous system. But the immune cells play more than a protective role—they… Read More
Shyness in Early Childhood
Social reticence—a personality trait characterized by shy, withdrawn behavior—early in life may lead to poor social functioning in the long-term. While this has been long understood, researchers are… Read More
New Technique Recreates Large-Scale Genetic Errors
Second-generation antipsychotic medications like risperidone (Risperdal) and aripiprazole (Abilify) can help reduce agitation and irritability in children with autism spectrum disorders. Read More