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...
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.
ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, can cause a variety of behavioral problems among children on its own. However, new research is showing a potential connection between ADHD and other issues as these children enter adolescence.
Sleeping for Sanity
Recent studies have shown that many Americans are finding it harder and harder to get a decent amount of sleep, but why? Studies have pointed to physical issues, like obstructive sleep apnea, as well as mental health issues, like stress and depression. It's been proven that losing weight can greatly improve symptoms of sleep apnea. But what about treating mental health issues? In a question similar to the "chicken versus the egg" conundrum, could sleep problems traditionally thought to be symptoms of mental disorders actually be the cause of the mental disorders? Could treating sleep disord...
Air Pollution and Newborns’ Emotional Health
Is something in the air affecting kids' behavior these days? Maybe –chemicals from air pollution breathed in by expectant moms may play a part in their children's behavior issues later on.
Adult ADHD Leads to Health Problems
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most common psychiatric condition in children. Many believe that the symptoms of ADHD are likely to go away with age - but a new study claims otherwise.
Comparing Childhood Mental Illnesses
When do mental illnesses start to display symptoms? A recent study shed light on the prevalence of psychiatric disorders in children, and the differences between the United States and another country.
Getting Your Bell Rung
With football season in full swing, it's time to get reacquainted with concussions: what to expect, how to treat and when to return to action.
Violence: Side Effect of Perscription Drugs
Illegal street drugs are not the only drugs associated with violent behavior. Various prescription drugs have been linked to violent outbursts, even homicide, by mental health patients.
Side Affects for ADHD in Children?
Diagnosing your child with ADHD at a young age may reduce later symptoms of depression and thoughts of suicide. A new study considers the possibility of ADHD children being more susceptible to depression and suicidal behavior.