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After adjustment for family-related factors and gestational age

Lower Birth Weight May Up Risk for Psychiatric Disorders

ADHD, autism, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression tied to birth weight in sibling pairs
About half of the estimated 16.5 percent of U.S. children with a treatable mental health disorder do not receive needed treatment from a mental health professional

Many Children Not Receiving Needed Mental Health Treatment

About half of the 7.7 million children with at least one mental health disorder did not receive treatment
There is discordance in communication priorities for patients with ulcerative colitis and their gastroenterology physicians

Patient, Doctor Communication Priorities Differ in Ulcerative Colitis

Second study highlights importance of recognizing the emotional impact of ulcerative colitis
Higher childhood blood lead levels are associated with more psychopathology during the life course

Psychopathology in Adulthood Up With Child Lead Exposure

Higher childhood blood lead levels linked to increase in general psychopathology
Outpatient benzodiazepine use increased from 2003 to 2015

2003 to 2015 Saw Increase in Outpatient Benzodiazepine Use

Fourfold increase seen in rate of coprescribing with opioids; twofold increase with other sedating meds
Higher childhood blood lead levels are associated with more psychopathy during the life course

Psychopathic Traits in Adulthood Up With Child Lead Exposure

Higher childhood blood lead levels linked to increase in general psychopathy
More than two-thirds of stroke survivors aged 50 years or older report being in complete mental health

Most Stroke Survivors ≥50 Years Report Complete Mental Health

Odds of being in complete mental health up more than fourfold for those with at least one confidant
Concurrent use of benzodiazepine receptor modulators and opioids and of nonselective and selective benzodiazepine receptor modulators increased from 1999-2000 to 2013-2014

Benzodiazepine, Opioid Co-Usage Up in the United States

Increases also noted in co-use of nonselective and selective benzodiazepine receptor modulators
Therapists implementing interpersonal psychotherapy for depressed adolescents should routinely monitor depression symptoms and consider augmenting treatment for insufficient responders as early as week 4 of treatment

Assessing Symptoms After 4 Weeks of Psychotherapy Helpful in Teens

Week 4 seems better than week 8 for assessing response, implementing treatment augmentation
Adherence to psychotherapy is associated with improved outcomes in individuals with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures

Psychotherapy May Reduce Frequency of Nonepileptic Seizures

Adherence to psychotherapy linked to lower seizure frequency, higher quality of life, fewer ED visits