A child's weight at birth could determine their risk of being diagnosed with a mental health disorder later in life. Researchers found for every kilogram below average birth weight, the more likely a child was to experience mental health problems through childhood and adolescence.
Female mice show effects of the DAT mutation in brain regions unaffected in males, and vice versa. The findings reveal surprising differences in dopamine synapses between males and females controlling attention, pleasure, and motivation
Children born to women with gestational diabetes and obesity were twice as likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than those born to mothers who did not suffer from those conditions.
Children born at 37-38 weeks gestation scored significantly higher on teacher rating scales for ADHD, inattention, and cognitive problems than children born between 39-41 weeks.
A new neuroimaging study found a significant decrease in neural flexibility at both whole brain and sub-network levels associated with cognitive flexibility in children with ADHD.
Preterm babies who were fed maternal milk during and after a stay in NICU had greater academic achievement, higher IQs, and reduced risk of ADHD than their preterm peers who were not fed maternal milk.
Study reports the youngest children in a class are more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD, suggesting immaturity in a peer group may influence diagnosis.
Study reports medications for ADHD have little detectable impact on how much a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder learns in the classroom. However, the medications helped children retain attention, improve classroom behavior, and improve seat-time work.
Young children who experience social isolation are at risk of being diagnosed with ADHD and face loneliness as adults, a new study reports.
Using psychiatric medications to treat mental health disorders in children and adolescents does not increase the risk of developing substance use disorders later in life. In fact, pharmacological interventions reduce the risk of developing SUD for those with MDD, ADHD, and psychotic disorders.