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Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

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.

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.
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