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Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Counties with higher concentrations of poverty also had higher rates of pediatric suicide, according to a study published online in JAMA Pediatrics.
Adolescent psychiatric inpatients who were cyberbullied had significantly higher scores on post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anger, and fantasy dissociation scales than their hospitalized peers who were not cyberbullied, a study found.
Over the past decade, the rate of benzodiazepine exposures and overdoses among adolescents has significantly grown, and medical outcomes have become more severe.
A 3-day intensive crisis intervention program for adolescents at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, resulted in significant reductions in suicidal ideation 3 months later.
New research suggests high school students who have had a sports-related concussion may be at increased risk of dying by suicide.

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