Early Prenatal Anemia May Increase Risk of Autism, ADHD

A new Swedish study suggests anemia early in pregnancy may increase the risk of autism, ADHD and intellectual disability in children. Anemia is a common condition in late pregnancy and…

Home Environment May Improve Psychiatric Outcomes for Earliest Preemies

A new study suggests that a preterm infant’s home and family environment has more of an impact on the child’s psychiatric health than medical challenges at birth. The findings are…

IBD in Childhood May Up Risk of Mental Health Issues

A new Swedish study suggests children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have a greater risk for psychiatric disorders. Researchers believe that more psychological support and longer follow-up is needed for…

Uninsured Kids With Mental Health Emergencies Often Transferred to Another Hospital

Children without health insurance who present to the emergency department (ED) for mental health issues are more likely to be transferred to another hospital compared to kids with private insurance,…

Study: Too Many Kids With ADHD Given Antipsychotic Drugs

A new study finds that many antipsychotic drug prescriptions given to children and teens with attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) do not appear to be clinically warranted. The findings, published in…

Study IDs Gene Sets Tied to 5 Mental Disorders

An international study has revealed specific sets of genes associated with the development of ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, bipolar disorder, major depression and schizophrenia. Researchers analyzed more than 400,000 individuals…

Teens with ADHD Far More Likely to Engage in Risky Driving, Get Into Accidents

A new large-scale study finds that teen drivers with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are significantly more likely to get into car accidents, be issued traffic and moving violations, and engage…

Noninvasive Brain Stimulation May Reduce ADHD Symptoms

A new study suggests that trigeminal nerve stimulation (TNS), a noninvasive electrical stimulation treatment, may reduce symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. “Many parents are hesitant to give strong…