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ADHD in children linked to disorders, lower academic, social performance

October 7, 2014

Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder had more academic difficulty, peer problems and comorbid disorders than those without the disorder, according to recent data.

Researchers from the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute in Melbourne, Australia, and colleagues examined the records of 391 Australian children aged 6 to 8 years. Participants not already diagnosed with ADHD were screened through reports submitted by parents and teachers, resulting in one group of children with ADHD (n=179) and another without (n=212).

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Intervention improved shy children’s academic performance

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Psychotherapy rates for children using ADHD drugs vary by location

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Brief intervention may decrease depressive symptoms in adolescents

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Experts debate PANDAS diagnosis in children

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Program benefited PCPs treating adolescent depression

August 1, 2014
A depression screening and treatment program increased feelings of comfort and accountability among primary care providers treating depression in…
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Students with food allergies more likely to be bullied

July 29, 2014
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Mental health of children affected by HIV comparable to children with HIV

July 21, 2014
Children affected by HIV experience anxiety and depression similar to children with HIV, which researchers said is indicates a need for policy and…
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Interventions reduced stress in mothers of preterm infants

July 21, 2014
A brief intervention could reduce symptoms of trauma, anxiety and depression in mothers of preterm infants, according to recent study findings…
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Treatment could improve mental health of mothers with offspring with disabilities

July 21, 2014
Mental health needs of mothers of children with disabilities can be improved by trained mentors and professionals, according to recent study findings…
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Abuse, neglect more common among children with developmental delays

July 18, 2014
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Amygdala volume predicted childhood anxiety

July 16, 2014
The development of anxiety problems can be influenced by alterations in the development of the amygdala during childhood, according to recent study…
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Weighted blankets did not improve sleep among children with ASD

July 15, 2014
Weighted blankets did not improve sleep duration, falling asleep faster or waking less often among children with autism spectrum disorder, according…
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Bipolar disorder affects brains of children, adults differently

July 14, 2014
Greater activation in the right amygdala is more common among bipolar children, compared with adults, when viewing emotional faces, according to…
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July 1, 2014 Expires: 6/30/2016
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