Despite what appears to be a surprisingly high prevalence, and their status as a global public health problem, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) are under-recognized and often missed or misdiagnosed. Latest FASD prevalence estimates range from 2 to 5% of the younger elementary school population in active case ascertainment studies. Information on diagnosis and what has come to be called “FASD-informed care” (including innovative tailored treatments) can be useful in the practice of child psychiatry, psychology and other health disciplines. This is especially true because there are high rates of mental health problems in the clinical population of those meeting criteria for a condition on the fetal alcohol spectrum.
Pediatric Research in Complementary and Integrative Health
Complementary and Integrative Health Approaches such as yoga, biofeedback, meditation, and mindfulness techniques are becoming more widely used by individuals in the United States, including children...
Innovations for Promoting Positive Mental Health in School Settings: Integrating and Advancing the Evidence Base
There is limited understanding of school-based models for the prevention of mental and behavioral health problems and strategies for promoting positive youth development.
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) Among Washington State’s Children: Implications for Mental Health Intervention
The lack of taking an adverse childhood experiences (ACE) history limits early anticipation or assessment of stress-related health issues, delaying or preventing interventions that foster health and...
Helping Parents of Adolescents: Stringing Pearls from Developmental Science, Family Systems Theory and Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Clinicians treating adolescents for mental health problems may specialize in individual models of evidence based therapies but fail to include the family as part of the treatment plan. Since most...
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