Adolescents with CHD have a fivefold increase in rates of anxiety disorders and ADHD compared with healthy control patients.
AAP treatment guidelines from 2011 appear to have contributed to the stabilization.
The mutation-positive cohort was more likely to have issues with disruptive behaviors, anger control, and inappropriate movements compared with the mutation-negative cohort.
Children and teens who used stimulants for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder had lower bone mineral content and bone density than nonusers.
Investigators used decomposition methods to examine the relative importance of genetic and environmental components to the burden of ADHD.
These findings are important, as CDC rank alcohol-attributable mortality as the third leading cause of preventable death in the United States.
Investigators developed a test [The Test of Playfulness (ToP)] in order to examine children's play skills in peer-to-peer play interactions.
While there is no cure for ADHD, currently available treatments such as medication, psychotherapy, education, or training can help reduce symptoms and improve functioning.
Children with ADHD may adapt more poorly to changing positive reinforcements compared with typically developing children.
For some people, symptoms of ADHD do not emerge until after childhood.
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