Autism in Children and Adolescents (November/December)

Date of Issue: 11/01/2019 | Volume: 10 | Number: 8

Issue Links:Learning Objectives | Editorial Information

For our 2019 autism issue we interviewed Dr. Lauren Brookman-Frazee on helping clinicians dissect ASD related difficulties and put together more effective treatment plans. We also cover research on mothers’ impact on children’s social emotional growth, and we report on the question of neurotoxicity of antipsychotics, with guidance on medication selection.

In This Issue

Editor’s Note

Note From the Editor-in-Chief

Topics: Child Psychiatry

Welcome to the final 2019 issue of the Carlat Child Psychiatry Report. Our theme for this issue is autism, and we have a number of insights to share.

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Clinical Update

Exploring the Potential Neurotoxicity of Antipsychotics in Younger Populations

Topics: Antipsychotics | Autism | Autism Spectrum Disorder | Neurotoxicity

With all the existing concerns about use of antipsychotic medications, particularly in off label situations, should we be also concerned about the potential for neurotoxicity? In this article we break down the topic and make suggestions for thoughtful patient care.

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Expert Q&A

Managing Irritability in Autism

Topics: Autism | Autism Spectrum Disorder | Irritability | Symptom Assessment | Symptom Management

What can child psychiatrists do to sort out irritability in children and teens with Autism? This article helps you to go beyond singular derivative symptoms such as ‘irritability’ to help clinicians arrive at a more nuanced understanding that can lead to more specific and effective management.

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Research Update

Engage Those Infants: Maternal Interaction and Autism

Topics: Autism | Autism Spectrum Disorder | Connect | Connection | Dysregulation | Engagement

More and more research points to the central importance of supporting better caregiver-child relationships in the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Read this article to hear about the impact of maternal efforts to engage high and low risk infants.

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Research Update

Heart Rate Changes Linked to ­Emotional Dysregulation

Topics: ADHD | Anxiety | attention | Conduct Disorder | Depression | Dysregulation | Emotional dysregulation | Heart rate

Clinical psychiatry is becoming more attuned to the utility of tracking physiological markers of regulation and dysregulation. The study clarifies where we are in understanding heart rate as a clue in diagnosis and management.

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Research Update

Weight Gain From Aripiprazole Same as Risperidone

Topics: Antipsychotics | Aripiprazole | Autism | Autism Spectrum Disorder | Risperidone | Weight gain

Weight gain is a common side effect of antipsychotic treatment in children and adolescents. Is one medication less problematic than another? This article reports on a comparison between risperidone and aripiprazole. The results might surprise you.

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Research Update

Crocus Sativus vs Methylphenidate for ADHD

Topics: ADHD | Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder | Crocus Sativus | methylphenidate | Saffron

There are so many alleged herbal remedies touted to treat psychiatric disorders. See our take on this head to head study of Crocus Sativus aka. Saffron versus methylphenidate in ADHD.

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CME Post-Test

CME Post-Test - Autism in Children and Adolescents, CCPR, November/December 2019

Topics: CME Post-Test

The post-test for this issue is available for one year after the publication date to subscribers. By successfully completing the test you will be awarded a certificate for 1 CME credits.

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