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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]

June 18, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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An Association Exists Between Fatty Acids During Pregnancy And Rising ADHD Levels In Children, New Study Finds

June 18, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, as it's commonly known, is on the rise. But why? Is it just that we’re becoming more aware and accepting of the disorder or is something else causing the increase? “It was already known that children with ADHD have higher omega-6 to omega-3 ratios,” researcher Monica Lopez told us, “so we wanted to test whether these higher omega-6 to omega-3 ratios were involved in the origin of the symptoms.” [More]

May 14, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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New Study Shows How Virtual Reality Could Be Used In the Treatment Of Autism, ADHD, and Schizophrenia

May 14, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study from the University of Waterloo, published in Scientific Reports, aimed to examine the way we learn to perceive the passage of time. Is time perception rigidly fixed in the brain, or is it flexible and open to change? If the latter, how rapidly can our brain adapt to changes in timing statistics? [More]

January 29, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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New Study Shows Link Between Siblings, Autism And ADHD

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

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According to a new study published in JAMA Pediatrics, compared to later-born siblings of non-diagnosed children, later-born siblings of children with autism were more likely to be diagnosed with autism or with ADHD. Likewise, compared to later-born siblings of non-diagnosed children, later-born siblings of children with ADHD were more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD or with autism. [More]

January 15, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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New Study Finds Black Mothers Rate ADHD Higher Than White Mothers For Both Black And White Children

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

adhd black mothers
Studies have shown rates of ADHD to be higher among Black children, especially boys. A new study published in the Journal of Attention Disorders looked at why this may be the case. Most of the research on the topic of ADHD and assessments up to this point has only included Hispanic and White children with Hispanic and White informants. The new study addressed the key gaps in the existing literature by including Black and White boys and mothers. [More]

March 21, 2015
by Lee Kehoe, MS, LMHC, NCC

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Tylenol maker, McNeil Consumer Healthcare pleads guilty- Threat to Children’s Development Exposed

March 21, 2015 07:55 by Lee Kehoe, MS, LMHC, NCC  [About the Author]

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Expecting parents have growing concerns over Tylenol’s recent connection to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), with numerous findings reporting pregnant women’s use of Tylenol may be linked to the onset of ADHD in their school aged children. Now even children’s Tylenol presents a risk to children’s cognitive development and behaviors. With so much untapped neuronal connectivity, the child’s brain is susceptible to environmental conditions that could drastically alter and impact the child’s development and health well into adulthood. [More]