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October 29, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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New Study Finds Connection Between Sleep Problems In Children With ADHD And ASD And Parental Mental Health

October 29, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study, titled, Associations between parenting stress, parent mental health and child sleep problems for children with ADHD and ASD, looked at whether sleep problems experienced by children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) were connected to parenting stress. About one in 59 children in the U.S. has been diagnosed with ASD and like ADHD, and it’s more common in boys than girls, about four times more common. One in 37 boys and one in 151 girls were diagnosed with ASD in 2018. [More]

October 22, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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Nearly Half Of Women Surveyed Had Hypomanic Symptoms Following Childbirth

October 22, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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Bipolar disorder is a neuroprogressive illness and early detection is vital. One of the most potent triggers for a bipolar episode is childbirth. Unfortunately, research on postpartum bipolar disorder (PPBD) is scarce, however, a new study published in Psychiatry Research found that nearly 50 per cent of postpartum women had hypomanic symptoms. [More]

October 18, 2019
by Tina Arnoldi

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Can We Treat Loneliness With a Pill?

October 18, 2019 09:09 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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Researchers at the Brain Dynamics Laboratory in Chicago conducted a trial for the hormone pregnenolone with volunteers who have high scores on a loneliness scale. The hormone may benefit the lonely person who desires human connection yet also has an instinct for self-preservation. [More]

October 15, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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Premenopausal Women At Higher Risk Of Developing Depression Following Childbirth

October 15, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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The average age of women giving birth is on the rise. Most countries participating in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) experienced a two to four-year increase in the mean age of women giving birth. At the same time, adolescent fertility rates remain high in low and middle-income countries. A new study published in the Journal of Psychiatry Investigation examined the impact of age at childbirth on the maternal mental health of premenopausal women in Korea. [More]

October 8, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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This Type Of Therapy Improves The Communication Skills Of Children With Autism

October 8, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in children is 1 in 59 and boys are four times more likely to be diagnosed with autism than girls. Research has shown that early intervention can help improve communication skills and the most well known autism therapy is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). A new study looked at a type of ABA which is showing great promise in helping children with autism. [More]