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Adding to ADHD
ADHD, or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, can include problems with focusing, paying attention and controlling behaviors. Obviously, this disorder alone comes with its own challenges and difficulties. However, ADHD may not be the only disorder that patients have to cope with. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness ( NAMI ), “Over one-half of children living with ADHD live with at least one other major mental health condition.” What are the most common of these coexisting conditions for ADHD? And how do patients and families cope? Depression Be...
Taking a Look at ADHD Treatments
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is a common problem among children, and research suggests that it may be growing. So how are these young patients and their families coping with the disorder? What are the different treatment options and how many patients utilize them?
When Babies' Oxygen Runs Low
A number of pregnancy conditions can restrict the flow of oxygen to the baby. Researchers are learning more about how these conditions might affect children later on.
Defendant, Did You Take Your Meds Today?
There's a common misconception that all criminals are mentally ill or those with psychiatric disorders are more likely to commit crimes. Neither may be true – if the illness is treated. But untreated mental health conditions may play a role in some crimes.
The Lasting Effects of Childhood ADHD
A child diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may face difficulty learning, but what is the quality of life for these children years later? As adults, they may face even greater challenges.
Kids: Move More, Focus Better
The benefits of exercise go on and on for people of all ages. But for children with ADHD, physical activity may help concentration too.
Bullies Need Love Too
Most of the discussion about bullying focuses on a bully's victims. But the bullies themselves may be dealing with their own issues which contribute to their bad behavior.
One Fish, Two Fish, Go Low-Mercury Fish
One of the foods pregnant women need to watch out for is fish. They are advised to avoid fish with too much mercury. But eating fish with lower mercury levels might be a good idea.
The Abuse Is Past But Effects Linger
The impact of child abuse doesn't end when a child escapes an abusive environment. But knowing their future risks of health issues can help abused individuals seek treatment early.
Is ADHD Putting Young Women in Danger?
Did you know that ADHD affects people past childhood? For young women, the disorder could be potentially harmful.