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en, a professional association in the united states of psychiatrists specializing in work with children and adolescents.

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  • those symptoms can be, understandably, very troubling. when a child has ocd, according to the american academy of child and adolescent psychiatry (aacap) and the international ocd¬†foundation, he may have obsessive, uncontrollable thoughts about almost anything, such as burglars entering his house, being exposed to dangerous germs, or a specific sexual or violent image. everydayhealth.com

  • finally, disparities in care based on race and ethnicity have raised concerns about the need for adapting evidence-based treatments to specific cultural contexts and beliefs (sue et al. 2009). guidelines about cultural competency in treatment approaches recommend that providers consider such issues as cultural beliefs that may pose barriers to care or contribute to differences in expressing symptoms (for example, aacap 2013); however, the question of whether evidence-based treatments should be adapted to specific cultural needs is still debated (bernal et al. 2009). additional research on the effectiveness of psychotherapies among diverse populations would be beneficial. hhs.gov

  • symptoms of psychosis are seen in numerous mental health disorders, such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression, and with some forms of alcohol or drug abuse, according to the american academy of child and adolescent psychiatry (aacap). the two most common psychotic symptoms are delusions and hallucinations, according to aacap. delusions are false but firmly held beliefs. hallucinations are false sensory perceptions, such as hearing voices when no one is talking. medicinenet.com

  • with pediatric safety and efficacy data lacking for most drugs used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, use of these drugs in pediatric patients is more off-label than on-label, noted christoph u. correll, m.d., of the albert einstein college of medicine in the bronx. dr. correll is also a member of the american academy of child and adolescent psychiatry (aacap). medpagetoday.com