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Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Using data from electronic health records, a predictive computer model was able to flag 38% of patients who attempted suicide an average 2 years before the attempt, according to a study in JAMA Network Open.
Young adults who started using cannabis regularly before age 18 were more likely to report later sleep troubles, according to a study published online in Sleep.
Text-based counseling has a greater impact when text messages are fewer but longer, and when texting sessions last longer, according to a study involving a text-based counseling helpline for children.
A digital therapeutic intervention delivered through a video game-like interface shows promise in improving attention in children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study in The Lancet Digital Health.
Three tactics can help emergency departments more effectively meet the needs of children and teens in crisis, and strengthen communities' abilities to address mental health conditions before they require emergency assistance.
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