Children exposed to Hurricane Sandy while in womb show higher rates of depression, ADHD: study

 ADHD in the News 2022-09-22

While city officials were able to calculate the physical destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy years ago, experts are still grasping the scope of the mental anguish it caused city residents — even those who were in the womb when it happened nearly a decade ago. In a study published Wednesday in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, researchers found that children who were in the womb during 2012’s Hurricane Sandy were more likely to develop depression, anxiety, and attention deficit/disruptive behavior disorders compared to children who were not.