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Parents struggle to find assistance when adoptions go awry

Amanda Alexander always wanted to adopt. In 2008, when her adoption agency sent a picture of a Russian girl who was available,...

ADHD medications tied to teenage weight gain

Stimulant medications, rather than the childhood ADHD they are used to treat, could be linked to weight gain during the teenage...

Childhood ADHD linked to obesity in teens

Having attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may put children at higher risk of becoming obese in adolescence,...

Prenatal acetaminophen exposure linked to ADHD risk

Children born to women who take acetaminophen during pregnancy may be at increased risk of attention deficit hyperactivity...

Night eating disorder needs more study

A fairly rare eating disorder whose signature is excessive eating - though not necessarily binging - at night needs further...

ADHD tied to more traffic accidents; medication may help

People with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to be in a serious traffic accident, but medication...

Where kids live affects how much healthcare they get: report

Children in Lebanon, New Hampshire, are more than twice as likely to have their tonsils removed as those in Bangor, Maine....

Bedroom computers, TV may add to autism sleep issues

Kids with autism and related disorders are prone to sleep disturbances but a new study finds that screen time, especially...

Wider ADHD definition risks unnecessary medication, say experts

A wider definition of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is causing inappropriate diagnosis and unnecessary...

Parents' ADHD goals tied to treatment choices: study

Parents' goals and concerns for their children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder may influence their decision...

ADHD, texting a dangerous driving combination: study

Teens with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder drive at a less consistent speed and spend more time out of their lane...

Addictive gaming more common with autism and ADHD

Children with an autism spectrum disorder spend about twice as much time playing video games as kids who don't have a developmental...

CORRECTION: Fewer minority kids diagnosed with ADHD

Black and Hispanic children are half as likely to be diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as their...

Fewer minority kids diagnosed with ADHD

Black and Hispanic children are half as likely to be diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as their...

ADHD medications not tied to drug, alcohol abuse

Taking Ritalin and other drugs for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) doesn't affect a child's chances of trying...

Childhood ADHD tied to obesity decades later

Boys who are diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in elementary school are more likely to grow...

Up to 1 in 5 children suffer a mental disorder: CDC

Up to 20 percent of children in the United States suffer from a mental disorder, and the number of kids diagnosed with one...

CORRECTION: What treatment's best for hyperactive preschoolers?

Parents of preschoolers at risk for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may first want to try behavior training...

What treatment's best for hyperactive preschoolers?

Parents of preschoolers at risk for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may first want to try behavior training...

GERD label makes parents more likely to want medicine

Telling the parents of babies who spit up and cry frequently that their child has gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD,...

Be cautious of mind-altering drugs for kids: doctors

Doctors warn about the ethical and medical implications of prescribing attention-boosting and mood-altering medications to...

Childhood ADHD may lead to troubles later on: study

Nearly a third of people diagnosed as children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) still have the condition...

ADHD rates creeping up in California

More children are being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) now than were a decade ago, according...

Horses to rescue Korea's Internet-addicted teens?

Four months ago, the parents of a teenage South Korean girl were at their wits' end over her addiction to surfing the Internet...

One in 25 youth attempt suicide: U.S. study

About one in 25 U.S. teens has attempted suicide, according to a new national study, and one in eight has thought about it....

Most teens with mental disorders not on meds: study

Despite concerns that too many U.S. youth use prescription psychiatric drugs, a new study suggests just one in seven teens...

A little exercise may help kids with ADHD focus

Twenty minutes of exercise may help kids with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) settle in to read or solve...

Kids with ADHD have dimmer prospects: study

Children with ADHD symptoms tend to fare worse as adults than do kids without problems in school, according to the longest...

Children with ADHD say stimulant drugs help them

Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who take stimulants such as Ritalin tend to feel the drugs...

Mom's fish, mercury intake tied to kids' ADHD risk

Children's risk of developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) later on in life may be tied to how much fish...

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