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Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Newly published research casts doubt on the common notion that time spent on social media is increasing anxiety and depression in teenagers.
Smartphone dependency in adolescents predicts loneliness and depression months later, suggests a study published online in the Journal of Adolescent Health.
SAN DIEGO—Children with bipolar disorder who were treated with lurasidone had a lower risk of all-cause and psychiatric-related hospitalization than those treated with aripiprazole or olanzapine, according to a retrospective claims database study.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated its 2011 clinical practice guideline on the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children from age four to 18 years old.
Gender identity conversion efforts were associated with higher odds of attempted suicide and severe psychological distress in a survey of 27,715 transgender adults, according to a study published online in JAMA Psychiatry.
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