Saint Sophie's Psychiatric Center

Fargo, North Dakota

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Similar to the US Surgeon General’s advisory on pediatric mental health, the American Psychological Association has issued an advisory specific to social media use in children and teens. The potential risk of harm appears to be highest in young adolescents, approximately 10-14 years of age, as this is a period of significant developmental transition. A summary of the recommendations is as follows:
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The US Surgeon General recently published an advisory regarding the mental health of children and young people in the United States. This was in response to a steady increase in rates of depression, anxiety, and suicide in this demographic over the past decade. This advisory serves as a guide for the organizations that surround young people, as well as the people who care for them, with goals and recommendations of increased awareness, knowledge, and equitable access to mental health services.
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The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry posted a great resource, Autism Spectrum Disorder: Parents’ Medication Guide.
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