Psychotic Symptoms (Summer)

Date of Issue: 07/01/2014 | Volume: 5 | Number: 4

Issue Links:Learning Objectives | Editorial Information

This issue examines both the psychiatric and medical causes of hallucinations and informs the clinician on evaluation and current treatment of hallucinations in children and adolescents.

In This Issue


Hallucinations in Children and Adolescents

Topics: Child Psychiatry

Hallucinations can be scary for parents and other caregivers, but they don’t usually signal major psychopathology and are mostly associated with anxiety and stressful events.

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Expert Q&A

Early Risk of Psychosis and Prodromal Syndromes

Topics: Child Psychiatry

Dr. Carrie Bearden of UCLA details the criteria for prodromal syndromes and what these mean for a young person's prognosis.

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Research Update

Does Dose Matter When it Comes to Antidepressants and Self-Harm?

Topics: Antidepressants | Child Psychiatry | Depressive Disorder

Concerns about the possible risk of suicide in young people taking antidepressants are often voiced by experts and parents. But how much of a role does dosage play in the risk of suicide and self-harm among young people on antidepressants?

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News of Note

Hookah Use Substantially Increasing Among Teens

Topics: Addiction | Child Psychiatry

There is a misconception that smoking out of a hookah—a water pipe that uses flavored tobacco or tobacco-like products—is safer than smoking regular cigarettes, and this may be leading to an increase in this method of smoking, especially among teens.

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