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It may be possible to boost social interaction in people with autism by using a new therapeutic drug target, University of Pennsylvania researchers say.
Simple diagnostic tools like yes-or-no questions lack the nuance required to keep autistic children from being misdiagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to a new report from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
While one study found that taking vitamin D during pregnancy may hinder early ADHD symptoms, another recent study believes that gestational use of diabetes medications may lead to them.
An online self-help intervention program can improve attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) behaviors in children and increase satisfaction in a parental role.
A recent, large meta-analysis looked at nearly 2,000 girls aged 8 to 13 years, and observed that those with ADHD were at a higher risk for other mental disorders.
Researchers report that atopic dermatitis (AD) is associated with increased risk of ADHD in adults and children. Patients with more severe AD were at even higher risk.
The researchers noted that suicide in this age group is not well studied, despite a recent uptick: in 2014, suicide was the 10th leading cause of death for children aged 5 to 11 years.
Behavioral treatment impacted the children's homework completion and accuracy, researchers found, "whereas long-acting stimulant medication resulted in limited and largely nonsignificant acute effects on homework performance."
Childhood symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) persist into adulthood in as many as 60 percent of patients, according to findings published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

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