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Study shows thousands of U.S. toddlers medicated for ADHD

Data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that more than 10,000 two- and three-year-olds, especially in poor families, being medicated for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, violating established medical guidelines.

Move over ADHD – is Sluggish Cognitive Tempo the next big thing?

That slow-moving, daydreaming kid who keeps forgetting to put his name on his papers might not just be overtired from staying up too late playing video games. He might be suffering from something researchers are calling Sluggish Cognitive Tempo (SCT).

Stimulants may prevent accidents by ADHD drivers

Washington - Adult men with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may avoid traffic accidents if they take their prescribed medication, said a Swedish study on Wednesday.

Op-Ed: Animated Video — 2013 in one whole minute

So someone put together an animated video, one whole minute in length, which captures everything you needed to know about 2013. You'll never guess which personages feature most ... or maybe you will?

New link between gut bacteria and autism

In a new study, scientists dosed mice modeling autism with a human gut bacterium. The dose reversed some disorder-associated behaviors in the animals.

Op-Ed: One in ten children have ADHD and have the diagnoses to prove it

According to a fairly recent study, ADHD diagnoses for children between the ages of 4 and 17 years old have risen by 42% in the last decade. If these diagnoses are true, more than one in 10 U.S. children have ADHD.

New warning about ‘study drugs’

A new warning has been issued about the dangers of taking prescription medicines as ‘study drugs’, to enable students to stay up late and cram for examinations.

Op-Ed: US therapist slams ‘fictional’ psychiatric standards

Sydney - A US psychotherapist called Gary Greenberg has dropped a tonnage of criticism on the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) the diagnostic Bible of the profession.

Suicide warning for kids on ADHD drug Strattera

In a medicines safety update this week, Australia's Therapeutic Goods Administration said that it had received 28 reports of suicidal thoughts in both teenagers and children as young as seven after taking ADHD drug Strattera.

Hyperactivity linked to inner ear disorders

New York - Inner ear disorders are often linked to the brain. A new study suggests that such conditions could be one of the causes of hyperactivity.

Tucson teacher accused of taping a student to a chair

Tucson - Anyone who has knowledge about young children understands that their focus time is limited and that they can’t sit still very long.

Study suggests addictive gaming more common with autism and ADHD

A new study published this week suggests boys with an autism spectrum disorder are more likely to have an increased risk of a gaming addiction. Researchers indicate more study is needed.

Op-Ed: Over-prescription of child psych medication is now a plague

Sydney - The issue of child psychiatric disorders and prescription of drugs has been around for years. Allegations of over-prescription and slap-happy medication for non-existent disorders are rampant. New studies indicate problems are getting worse.

8-year-old girl dies after doctors think brain tumor is ADHD

Kalmar - An 8-year-old girl died after doctors in southern Sweden failed to diagnose a brain tumor, believing her symptoms may have been attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), an investigation has found.

Op-Ed: ADHD diagnoses up sharply in black children, remain low in Asians

A recent study has found that, between 2001 to 2010, pediatric ADHD diagnoses jumped 67% in blacks, 60% in Hispanics, and 30% in whites, yet they remained unchanged and low in Asians and Pacific Islanders.

ADHD drugs may slow growth and delay puberty in teenage boys

Could ADHD stimulant drugs be slowing your son's growth or delaying his pubertal development? A new study suggests this may be the case.

Pediatricians admit to prescribing deadly drugs to healthy kids

Pediatricians are now touting the use of psychotropic drugs like Adderall on children who do not have attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), even though these drugs are known to cause seizures, hallucinations and sudden death in some cases.

ADHD drugs linked to suicides, psychotic episodes in children

The medication prescribed to children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is supposed to help the child, but a new study shows that it may actually be killing children instead.

Genetic research findings may lead to individualized ADHD meds

Research into ADHD has located specific genes that maybe interfering with brain signaling pathways.This discovery could lead to tailor-made drug prescriptions for those identified as having a particular genetic profile.

Starting ADHD medication earlier raises standardized test scores

New research shows that children who begin taking stimulant medication for ADHD (attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder) before 4th grade perform better on standardized tests, especially in math.

Op-Ed: Natural Medicine when Doctors Fail!

Clean water, clean food, and clean air are not as easy to come by as they once were. When one or more of these items are taken away from the human body, health problems will occur. Doctors fail to acknowledge the natural cures that cost next to nothing.

Cellphone radiation may cause ADHD in developing fetuses

A team of researchers at Yale discovered a strong link between radiation from cellular phones and babies born with ADHD and other developmental disabilities.

Study links anesthesia exposure in kids to ADHD

Children exposed to anesthesia before age 3 may have a higher risk of developing ADHD, suggests a new investigation. Researchers found two exposures to anesthesia might double the risk of attention-defici t/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in kids.

San Diego boy, 10, stabs 12-year-old friend to death: Sheriff

San Diego - The older boy died in hospital shortly after being stabbed in the chest with a kitchen knife while a group of children played in the 10-year-old's driveway.

Child fights ADHD with cup of coffee

Rather than turning to drugs to treat symptoms of ADHD– attention deficit hyperactivity disorder – a second grader is being treated by his mom with a daily dose of coffee.

CDC study finds developmental disabilities on the rise

According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children disabilities are on the rise in the U.S. including ADHD and autism, now one in six children have a developmental disability.

Study: ADHD drugs don't increase kids' risk of sudden death

Children and adolescents taking medications for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are not at greater risk of death from sudden cardiovascular events, according to University of Pennsylvania researchers, but other experts doubt this claim.

U.S. to examine link between food colouring and hyperactivity

Do those gummy bears and flavoured cereals cause hyperactivity in kids? That's what the Food and Drug Administration will be studying to determine if food dyes are linked to behavioral disorders.

Stay conscious about sleeping: Health risks and misconceptions Special

Sacrificing sleep for other priorities is a common practice but one which causes serious harm. Anyone sleeping seven to nine hours on a daily basis and wonder why they still feel faint, unfocused, anxious or irritable may have an undetected disorder.

New book emphasizes boosting confidence of children with AD/HD

AD/HD is a serious problem for many children and their families. Kerin Bellak-Adams’ new book provides solutions and exercises for AD/HD children to attain healthy self-esteem.
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