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Children with ADHD More Likely to Suffer from Mental Health Issues

Children with ADHD More Likely to Suffer from Mental Health IssuesiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A new study has found that children diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder are more likely to suffer from a number of mental health problems later in life.According to the study, which is set to be p...

Childhood ADHD on the Rise, Study Suggests

Childhood ADHD on the Rise, Study SuggestsJupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The number of children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is on the rise, a new study published on Monday suggests.Looking at health records from Southern California, insurance provid...

Childhood ADHD on the Rise, Study Suggests

Childhood ADHD on the Rise, Study SuggestsJupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The number of children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is on the rise, a new study published on Monday suggests.Looking at health records from Southern California, insurance provid...

Younger Kids Have Harder Time in Classroom, Study Finds

Younger Kids Have Harder Time in Classroom, Study FindsStockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) – MedPage reports that a new study shows that the younger your child is in the classroom, the more difficult it may be for them to focus on schoolwork and learn how to behave properly.According to study author Helga...

Study Links Prenatal Mercury Exposure to ADHD Symptoms

Study Links Prenatal Mercury Exposure to ADHD SymptomsJupiterimages/Thinkstock(BOSTON) -- A new study highlights the difficulty pregnant women face while eating for two, finding that more mercury exposure leads to a higher incidence of ADHD symptoms, while more fish consumption -- the main source of mercu...

Adderall Use on the Rise for Mothers

Adderall Use on the Rise for MothersiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- All over America, moms are turning to the prescription drug Adderall for relief. Adderall is a drug for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, but these women don't have ADHD; they say they need Adderall to be bet...

Should Kids Be Prescribed ADHD Medications Sooner?

Should Kids Be Prescribed ADHD Medications Sooner?iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who start taking medications as early as fourth grade may be more likely to score better academically than those who start taking medication in middle sch...

Prescriptions for ADHD Drugs Increasing, Says New FDA Research

Prescriptions for ADHD Drugs Increasing, Says New FDA ResearchComstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The number of children who received prescriptions for drugs used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) increased over an eight-year period while the number of antibiotic prescriptions declined, acco...

Childhood Bipolar Boom: More Cases or Misdiagnoses?

Childhood Bipolar Boom: More Cases or Misdiagnoses?Digital Vision/ValueLine(NEW YORK) -- Dr. Avram H. Mack, a child and adolescent psychiatrist in Washington, D.C., wonders if an explosion in childhood bipolar disorder reflects a true increase in the condition, or the inappropriate labeling of some you...

Study: Some Teens May Be Pre-Wired for Addiction

Study: Some Teens May Be Pre-Wired for Addiction(BURLINGTON, Vt.) -- Babies instinctively clutch on fingers and seek out their mother’s voice.  For many, it takes little effort to understand the difference between laughter and anger.But how instinctive is a teen’s desire to snort a ...

Prenatal Pollutants Linked to Childhood Anxiety, ADHD

Prenatal Pollutants Linked to Childhood Anxiety, ADHDJupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Inner-city women who breathe powerful airborne pollutants called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons while pregnant are more likely to have children who develop behavioral problems by the time they reach school age, r...

Study: Cellphone Radiation Linked to Behavior Problems in Mice

Study: Cellphone Radiation Linked to Behavior Problems in MiceJupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW HAVEN, Conn.) -- A new study could re-ignite the debate over the potentially dangerous effects of cellphone radiation on children's behavior.Researchers from the Yale School of Medicine found that exposing pregnant mice to ...

Youngest Kids in Grade More Likely to Be Diagnosed With ADHD

Youngest Kids in Grade More Likely to Be Diagnosed With ADHDFile photo. iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Children who are the youngest in their grades are more likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and be prescribed medication for the condition than their peers born ear...

Snoring Babies May Become Hyperactive Kids, Study Finds

Snoring Babies May Become Hyperactive Kids, Study FindsComstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The quality of sleep children get, including how much they snore as a baby, may affect their risk of growing into hyperactive kids down the line, suggests a new study.The findings, published Monday in the journal Pediat...

Study Finds Possible Link Between Anesthesia and ADHD

Study Finds Possible Link Between Anesthesia and ADHDJupiterimages/Thinkstock(ROCHESTER, Minn.) -- Young children who undergo multiple procedures requiring anesthesia could be at higher risk for developing attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) later on, according to a new study published in the...

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