Child and adolescent psychiatry

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  • Mental Health Scheduling

    The impetus for more efficient scheduling in community mental health stems from the fact that in nearly all contexts, there are limits on the resources available to deliver services. The failure of patients to attend scheduled psychiatric appointments compounds this problem. Psychiatric no-shows occur with a reported frequency as high as 60% (Smoller, McLean, Otto and Pollack, 1998). No-shows result in inefficiency and decreased productivity for the clinic, and are also a detriment to the patient. Missing psychiatric appointments has been associated with disruption of treatment, exacerbation of symptoms, functional impairment, and increased risk for psychiatric hospitalization (Molfenter, 2013) Missed appointments in child and adolescent…

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  • Penn State Hershey Diagnostic Summary

    an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Penn State Hershey College of Medicine, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Petrovic-Dovat completed her psychiatry residency at the UCLA San Fernando Valley Psychiatry Residency Training Program and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program at the University of Wisconsin School Of Medicine. Before psychiatry residency, she did postdoctoral research fellowship at the Penn State Hershey College of Medicine, at the Department of…

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  • Cause And Effect Of Peers

    Introduction Peers play an important role in the lives of adolescents and helps to continue a teen’s social and emotional development. The influence of peers begins at an early age and continues to increase throughout the teenage years. Relying on and having friends is entirely natural, healthy, and important, but also entirely possible to be persuaded the wrong way by friends. [1] [1] American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. (2012). Types of Peers Peers can be positive and…

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  • The Uniform Crime Report

    Our mission in the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is to help children and families with education and research and help meet their needs throughout their futures and careers of choice. During the first decade of AACAP World War I was going on and while that was happening Walter Fernald developed his the first clinic for the mentally disabled in 1925 and the first law for treatment. Later closer to the 1990 Owen Lewis and Harold Kopelwitz founded the Furman Initiative on…

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  • Corporal Punishment As Valid Means For Disciplining Children

    saying, "The state of the science is like a tennis match, constantly sending new volleys over the net. “One group says ‘I find this correlation.’ And another group says ‘well, you found it for the wrong reason.' And it goes back and forth.” While corporal punishment may not be necessary for all children as a disciplinary means, some feel it is a useful and valid tool for modifying the behavior of children, without lasting negative consequences, when applied in the proper way and under the…

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  • Mental Health Care Proposal

    The need for child mental health services exceeds the availability of trained providers in The United States. Recent changes in health care policy have improved insurance coverage for mental services, further increasing the number of children and adolescents seeking mental health treatment. With the national shift towards population medicine, it will be more imperative to integrate psychological screening and evidenced based mental health treatments into primary care and to develop efficient…

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  • Signs Of Emotional Abuse

    Emotionally abused children are usually characterized by behaviors that damage the child’s emotional growth through means of continuous criticism, frightening threats or neglecting the child’s need to be loved (Child Welfare Information Gateway, 2013). Signs of emotional abuse can include being depressed, inattentive, or detached (American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2014). Because emotional abuse is difficult to prove, it is crucial for a case to provide a collective…

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  • How Does Marijuana Affect Teenagers

    Greek philosopher Aristotle once said, “Good habits formed at youth make all the difference” (Aristotle) . Many people have an experimented with drugs at some point of their adolescent lives. One drug thought of to be the most common among teenagers is marijuana. As Aristotle may agree that bad habits form in youth can also make a big difference. Teenagers must become aware that there are many more negative effects than positive that marijuana can have on their lives. By creating awareness…

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  • Childhood Obesity: A Global Epidemic

    “Childhood obesity is now being rightly referred to as a global epidemic and WHO estimates that by 2015, approximately 2.3 billion adults will be overweight and more than 700 million children and adolescents will be obese.” (Industrial Psychiatry Journal) In today’s date in age Obesity has come to an all time high. Not only in adults but also in children and adolescents. This is an issue because having obesity at such a young age makes it more difficult to overcome as they get older not to…

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  • Causes Of Adolescent Depression

    About 15 percent of every child and teenager show symptoms of depression (Healthline), which is insane to think about. Depression is also the mental disorder that is associated the most with suicide, a quickly rising issue of this generation. At any given second, approximately 5 percent of kids and teens suffer from depression (American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry). Adolescent depression is a much larger problem than what most people believe. It directly affects many people…

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