Monthly Archives: April 2015

Children with ADHD more likely to have eating disorder

A new study has suggested that children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder are more likely than other children to also have loss of control eating syndrome – a condition similar to binge eating disorder. The finding suggests the two conditions may … Continue reading

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Kids of severely obese moms have higher risk of ADHD

Six-year-olds whose mothers were severely obese before pregnancy are more likely to have developmental or emotional problems than kids of healthy-weight moms, according to a new study. The researchers had found evidence of this link in two previous studies, said … Continue reading

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Having a single mum and being taken to hospital during childhood linked to ADHD

BABIES born to young single mums are more likely to develop Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, according to groundbreaking Australian research. And children with ADHD are 70 per cent more likely to have been hospitalised as an infant, suggesting inflammation and … Continue reading

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Meds Trump Therapy Recommendation for Treating ADHD

When it comes to treating attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) a lot of kids are getting the meds they need—but they may be missing out on other treatments. Despite clinical guidelines that urge that behavioral therapy always be used alongside medication, … Continue reading

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Why we should let kids with ADHD to squirm?

Parents and teachers who tell kids with ADHD to sit still and focus may have it all wrong. A report from University of Central Florida researchers, conclude in the latest issue of the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology that the … Continue reading

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Scientists Link Autism To These Toxic Chemicals During Fetal Development

Scientists Link Autism To These Toxic Chemicals During Fetal Development Autism and intellectual disability (ID) rates are linked with exposure to harmful environmental factors during congenital development. Essentially what happens is during pregnancy… there are certain sensitive periods where the … Continue reading

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Does high altitude protect against ADHD?

A new study from the University of Utah has found the prevalence of ADHD decreases substantially at higher altitudes. One potential reason, according to researchers, is that people at higher elevations are breathing air with less oxygen, which triggers the … Continue reading

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Medicine for ADHD Becomes Less Effective

In November, the FDA announced it was concerned about whether 2 approved generic versions of the drug Concerta were equivalent to the brand-name drug. The agency has now given the manufacturers of the generics 6 months to prove their products … Continue reading

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Study says “Secondhand Smoke Might Triple Child’s Risk Of ADHD”

Children exposed to tobacco smoke at home are up to three times more likely to have attention deficit hyperactive disorder as unexposed kids, according to a new study from Spain. The association was stronger for kids with one or more … Continue reading

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Young Parents, Doubled ADHD Risk for Child?

Children born to teenage parents have a higher risk of getting ADHD, a large study suggests. The researchers looked at info on more than 50,000 people in Finland. They found that having one parent younger than 20 raised the risk … Continue reading

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