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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]

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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]

November 27, 2018
by Patricia Tomasi

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New Study Finds Women At Increased Risk For Anxiety Following Cesarean Delivery

November 27, 2018 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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The search is ongoing into the multiple causes of prenatal and postpartum depression (PPD), the umbrella term for several maternal mental health illnesses that also include anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder and psychosis. Now, a new Italian study adds to the ongoing research into the causes of PPD after its results show that new mothers are at an increased risk for anxiety following elective cesarean births. [More]