Category Archives: Psych

Autism Care Improved, Dx Time Shortened by New Program

[Article Source:  Medical X-Press] Wait lists for a specialist to confirm an autism diagnosis can be agonizing and last months. As the prevalence of autism and autism spectrum disorders increase, so does the demand for a health care system that … Continue reading

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Effects of Maternal Smoking Continue Long After Birth

[Source:  Medical News Today] Image Credit: iStock Photo Early exposure to nicotine can trigger widespread genetic changes that affect formation of connections between brain cells long after birth, a new Yale-led study has found. The finding helps explains why maternal … Continue reading

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Antipsychotic Prescribing is Trending for Youth with Autism and Intellectual Disability

[Article Source:  Science Daily] Image Credit: Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry About one in ten youths treated with an antipsychotic are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder or intellectual disability. Conversely, one in six youths diagnosed … Continue reading

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Pediatric Tx Corner: Does Mindfulness Actually Work in Schools?

[Article and Image Source: The] A research team in Chicago has spent a year studying whether students who are taught to be in touch with their emotions do better academically. And they say the initial results are promising. Perhaps … Continue reading

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Hot Job! School Psychologist Job 2016/17 – Olympia, WA

Image Credit: iStock Photo PediaStaff has openings NOW for School Psychologists to start in August or September of 2016.  Secure your job now and enjoy your summer! * Locations to include counties of: Pierce, King, Thurston, Kitsap, Mason and Snohomish * We … Continue reading

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