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Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

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.
Adolescents who were bullied within the past month were approximately 3 times more likely to report having attempted suicide, compared with peers who did not experiencing bullying, according to a published study.
Boys with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) show changes in brain white matter (WM) after four months of treatment with methylphenidate (MPH), according to a new randomized controlled trial.
Treatment with stimulant medication offers strong protection against a slate of serious functional outcomes in youth with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), suggests a study published online in the Journal of Adolescent Health.
Many children and adolescents with an anxiety disorder remained on medication for at least 5 years following their initial diagnosis, according to a study published in The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.
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