ADHD in the News 2016-03-24

Online Parent Training Can Improve Preschoolers’ Behavior

Participation in remote parental training, both online and over the telephone, can significantly help parents lower their preschool children’s disruptive behavior, according to the new Strongest Families study from the Research Centre for Child Psychiatry at the University of Turku in Finland.

MIT study uncovers possible genetic link for ADHD, autism

A blockbuster MIT study provides new evidence of a genetic link for both attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism — a possible breakthrough researchers say could lead to the use of cutting-edge gene therapy treatments for behavioral and developmental syndromes in the future."

Startling number of kids diagnosed with psychological disorders

One in seven American children aged 2 to 8 suffers from a mental, behavioral or developmental problem, federal health officials report. Researchers analyzed data supplied by parents in the 2011-2012 National Survey of Children's Health, looking for reported speech and language problems, learning disabilities, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder, anxiety and more. "Based on the number of kids affected, this is something we need to pay attention to," said lead researcher Jennifer Kaminski, team leader for child development studies at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Can People with ADHD really tell, “Honest Lies”?

The sad truth for many who struggle with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), is that within communication, it is similarly hard to know, at times, what is for real and what is not. This applies to not only what those with ADHD say but what others around them also hear. Due to their executive functioning and processing challenges, people with ADHD can be prone to problematic processing and communication.

Study: Half of parents of uninsured minority children unaware they are Medicaid eligible

Half of parents of uninsured minority children are unaware that their children are Medicaid/CHIP-eligible, according to a new study. These uninsured children have suboptimal health, impaired access to care, and major unmet needs. The child's health issues can cause considerable financial burden for the family.

Research says adding this to family life can boost your child’s well-being

"Mindfulness" is more than a buzzword that's promising great benefits to adults and children alike. Experts say that adding mindful activities to family routine can have lasting and specific positive impact on children, too, from improving relationships to boosting relaxation, calming anxiety and helping school performance.