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 and adolescents. Some of these interventions are even being incorporated into school delivered programs to promote overall well-being and prevent mental health conditions. However, the current state of the evidence has not caught up with the public interest and utilization of these practices. This talk will provide the audience with a summary of what is known about the use of complementary health approaches by youth in the United States and a series of highlights of the current level of evidence for these approaches. Emphasis will be placed on where there is a need for additional research to justify the use of these interventions clinically, and how providers can weigh the risks of unknown potential benefit with the reported minimal risk of harm from the interventions.
The Dynamic Brain: Leading-Edge Approaches From Human Neuroscience to Brain Functional Differences in ADHD, Autism and Neurodevelopmental Differences
There is a professional practice gap in understanding the application of systems and computational neuroscience techniques to brain functional differences in neuropsychiatric disorders of...
Leveraging Implementation Science to Optimize Behavioral Health Services in Schools
Mental health innovations are frequently implemented in schools and other community service contexts, but are frequently not based on the rapidly growing literature on implementation science.
The Developmental Pathways Project: Lessons Learned While Conducting a 17-Year Cohort Study of Depression and Conduct Problems in Seattle Adolescents
Viewers will learn about a Seattle cohort study, the Developmental Pathways Project, that has contributed to understanding the etiology, phenomenology and outcomes of comorbid depression and conduct...
Promoting Early Detection and Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder in Washington State Communities
Early detection of ASD is critical for optimizing child outcomes, yet many barriers to identifying and serving these children exist in our current healthcare delivery system.
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