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A Family of Mental Health Disorders
Depression, autism and schizophrenia have very different symptoms. But new genetic research suggests that they may share a root cause.
ADHD Meds May Be Heart Safe
Some patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be concerned that their medication may affect their heart health. So, researchers set out to see if taking ADHD medicine was linked to serious heart problems.
Long-Term Treatment for Adult ADHD
Adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are often prescribed medications to treat their condition. However, there hasn't been much research on the long-term outcomes of such treatment.
Once ADHD, Always ADHD?
Early detection of ADHD is important for children. But what happens after diagnosis? Do the children improve? Does medication matter?
Substance Use in Teens with ADHD
Kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may have a harder time in life and wind up reaching for substances to cope. Early interventions may improve later habits.
Tips for Parents of Children with ADHD
Millions of American children are affected by attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Kids with ADHD face a number of learning and behavioral issues, including difficulty paying attention, hyperactivity and impulsive behavior. These issues can lead to poor performance at school, low self-esteem and troubled relationships.
Mixing Mental Health and Substance Use
If you're treating a teen for mental health, it's important to understand the big picture. The big picture includes how much they drink, smoke or use marijuana.
Unstable Homes, Less Stable Minds
A variety of factors can contribute to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Among these may be violence in the home and depression in children's parents.
OCD Ain't ADHD
Millions of Americans have serious behavioral and attention issues. While attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be to blame for many of these issues, another behavioral disorder could also be the culprit.
How Does ADHD Affect Thinking Skills?
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can make school hard for some kids. Certain thinking skills may be most affected by attention issues.