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Top 10 most-read Infectious Diseases in Children stories of 2019

January 2, 2020
To kick off the new year, IDC has assembled a list of the 10 most-read stories of 2019. Please follow the links to access the full stories.  

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ADHD, autism and 6 psychiatric disorders share common genetic structure

December 12, 2019
Researchers have identified eight psychiatric disorders that share a common genetic structure, according to study results published in Cell.

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Cohort study reveals age-specific risks for childhood and adolescent mental disorders

November 21, 2019
A nationwide population-based cohort study published in JAMA Psychiatry has reported the “first comprehensive assessment” of the…

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Majority of counties in the US have no child psychiatrists

November 4, 2019
Although the number of child psychiatrists in the United States increased 21.3% from 2007 to 2016, 70% of U.S. counties had no child psychiatrists…

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Racial, ethnic disparities persist in ADHD diagnosis

November 1, 2019
Racial and ethnic inequalities in rates of ADHD diagnosis remain despite overall increasing prevalence and incidence of adults diagnosed, according…

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Fetal acetaminophen exposure may increase child's risk for ADHD, autism

October 31, 2019
Fetal acetaminophen exposure may increase a child’s risk for ADHD and autism spectrum disorder, according to results of a prospective cohort…

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Patients with comorbid autism and ADHD can safely take ADHD medication

October 22, 2019
Patients with autism spectrum disorder and co-occurring ADHD can safely and effectively take medication for ADHD, according to a study conducted in…

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One in six American children has a developmental disability

October 11, 2019
Between 2009 and 2017, approximately one in six children aged 3 to 17 years in the United States had a diagnosed developmental disability, according…

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Current ADHD medications provide patients, clinicians with ‘exciting’ options

October 8, 2019
Tim Wilens, MD, chief of the division of child and adolescent psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and professor of psychiatry at…

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Women, girls with ADHD six times more likely to have teenage pregnancy

October 2, 2019
Women and girls with ADHD are significantly more likely to give birth as teenagers than those without ADHD, according to a nationwide cohort study…


AAP updates 2011 ADHD guideline

October 1, 2019
The AAP has updated its clinical practice ADHD guideline for the first time since 2011. The recommendations focus predominantly on evaluation…

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Unique metabolic signature in baby teeth linked to ADHD, autism

September 27, 2019
Researchers identified metabolic signatures in baby teeth that were unique to ADHD, autism spectrum disorder and both neurodevelopment conditions…

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Kids who start school at younger age at increased risk for ADHD

September 25, 2019
Results of a population-based cohort study that included more than 1 million school-age children in the United Kingdom suggested that the youngest…

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Maternal anxiety during pregnancy, early childhood linked to hyperactivity in teens

September 25, 2019
Children born to mothers with anxiety during pregnancy and a few years after birth were more likely to have hyperactivity when they were 16 years…

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Maternal anemia in early pregnancy tied to ASD, ADHD in offspring

September 18, 2019
Maternal anemia in early pregnancy appeared to be linked to greater risk for autism spectrum disorder, ADHD and intellectual disability among…

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Prenatal acetaminophen exposure tied to greater ADHD risk in offspring

September 16, 2019
Prenatal exposure to acetaminophen was linked to an increased risk for ADHD in offspring, according to a nationwide study in Taiwan published in…

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Adult ADHD persistence may increase car crash risk

August 29, 2019
Individuals whose childhood ADHD persists into adulthood appear to be at increased risk for motor vehicle crashes, according to data published in…

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C-section birth linked to autism, ADHD

August 28, 2019
Offspring born via cesarean delivery were at increased risk for autism spectrum disorder and ADHD compared with those born by vaginal delivery…

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ADHD drug may change brain white matter in boys

August 27, 2019
Methylphenidate — a drug used to treat ADHD — may affect specific tracts in brain white matter in boys with the disorder, according to…

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ADHD, hypomanic symptoms appear to share genetic factors

August 15, 2019
Researchers found overlap between ADHD and hypomanic symptoms across childhood and adolescence, which appears to reflect a genetic link between these…