Antidepressants and Violent Crime in Youth

Antidepressants have carried a black box warning for years related to new or worsening suicidal behavior in children and young adults. A possible link, however, between SSRIs and other types of violent behavior has been more difficult to identify with studies finding inconsistent results. A recent large Swedish study, recently published in the journal PLOS […]

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Vermont Center for Children, Youth and Families

  Welcome to a new format to assist Vermont primary care clinicians and the general community to access new and quality information to help improve child mental health assessment and treatment.  We know the problem all too well:  emotional and behavioral problems are extremely common, affecting at least 1 in 5 children.  Vermont like every […]

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Extreme Picky Eating Linked to Mental Health Problems

A parent’s concern about their young child’s picky eating is one of the most common presenting complaints to primary care clinicians.  Generally, if a child is growing and otherwise healthy, the most common response is reassurance and some helpful strategies for how to help kids slowly expand their food repertoire.  This strategy usually works well, […]

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1st Developmental Psychopathology Special Lecture Tomorrow

The Vermont Center for Children, Youth and Families and the Research Center for Children, Youth, & Families is proud to introduce the first annual visiting professorship in developmental psychopathology.  Our inaugural recipient is Frank Verhulst, MD, PhD from Erasmus University and Sophia Children’s Hospital in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.  As part of his professorship, he will […]

New Website for Vermont Family Based Approach

Want more Vermont Family Based Approach?  If you do, a new blog and website has been created that will contain additional news and information.  You can also follow them at Twitter at @theVFBA.  One of the first posts is a link to an incredible video that describes the VFBA by child psychiatry fellow Sean Ackerman, […]

Harvard Reserach Study on Early Psychosis Looking for Participants

by Sarah Hope Lincoln Schizophrenia is a disorder that causes significant impairments in independent functioning. While many may associate the disorder with its ‘positive’ symptoms like delusions and hallucinations, there are many ‘negative’ symptoms as well – social and emotional deficits, as well as a loss of pleasure and motivation. The expression and persistence of […]

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CDC Launches New Website on Parenting of Young Children

by Allison Hall, MD Principals of good parenting like paying attention to positive behavior and using time out may sound easy but can be difficult to put into practice.   The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has recently created a website on parenting young children with some excellent explanations, useful forms such as schedules and charts […]

Study Finds Link Between In-Utero Acetaminophen Use and Child ADHD

A recent study in JAMA Pediatrics caused quite a bit of a stir in finding a possible link between acetaminophen taken during pregnancy and later childhood ADHD.   Acetaminophen has been one of the few medications that has been thought to be pretty safe to use during pregnancy and thus has been the “go to” […]

Next Child Psychiatry in Primary Care Conference Friday, May 30

Please mark your calendars to attend the 8th annual Child Psychiatry in Primary Care conference to be held Friday May 30, 2014 at the Doubletree Hotel in South Burlington, Vermont.  It promises to be another captivating and practically useful event for primary care clinicians, mental health professionals, and educators. We plan to have our usual […]

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AAP Releases New Child Media Guidelines

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently published an updated policy statement paper on recommended limits for media usage in kids.  The new report is designed to incorporate the increase of “new media” devices such as mobile phones and computers that are making up an increasingly larger portion of the total time. The trends necessitate […]

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