ADHD in the News 2016-05-03
More U.S. Kids Have Chronic Health Problems: Study
The number of American kids suffering from asthma and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is on the increase, with poor children being hit the hardest, researchers report. Children living in extreme poverty who had asthma and ADHD were nearly twice as likely to have at least one other chronic medical condition.
Children with ADHD may benefit from following healthy behaviors, new study suggests
Children with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder follow fewer healthy lifestyle behaviors than non-ADHD youth. ADHD youth may benefit from improving lifestyle choices such as increasing water consumption, decreasing screen time and getting at least one hour of physical activity per day.
Factors that help children thrive in the face of adversity
Research shows that people who experience four or more adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), such as economic hardship, exposure to violence or the death of a loved one, are more likely to have lasting physical and mental health problems. But new research suggests that certain family, social and community assets may boost a child's chances of flourishing in the face of adversity.
A Promising New Approach to Treating Children With ADHD
A new ADHD study focuses on treating children with behavioral therapy before medicine, and doctors say it's an approach that could change the way young children are treated (video).
4 Annoying Things People With ADHD Do
When you have ADHD, you feel the brunt of the symptoms, but the people in your life will feel secondary effects in ways that are small, ways that are big, and ways that are just plain annoying.
Psychiatric symptoms impact mental health court engagement
People living with mental illness are overrepresented in the criminal justice system. Interventions to help this population, such as mental health courts, are becoming popular across the country. New research finds that for mental health courts to be successful, every professional engaged in the process should be aware of the relationship between psychiatric symptoms and participant engagement within the system and connect participants with comprehensive treatment and services as early as possible.