Childhood Mental Disorders And Illnesses

Introduction to Disorders of Childhood

Childhood Mental Disorders and Illnesses — In The News
About 7 Percent of Kids Worldwide Have ADHD: Study

TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- About 7 percent of children worldwide have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new research concludes. This estimate -- which differs significantly from other recent appraisals -- is based on data from 175 prior studies conducted over nearly four decades. The approximation could help public health... Read More

Mental Health Woes Common Among Homeless Kids, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- One-quarter of homeless children in the United States require mental health services -- far more than kids in the general population, a new study shows. North Carolina State University researchers examined data on 328 children, aged 2 months to 6 years, at 11... Read More

'Play' May Be More Stressful for Kids With Autism: Study

FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children with autism appear to approach play differently than typically developing children, a recent study contends. "Children with autism lack a social component to their play and don't 'adjust' their play accordingly when another is involved," said study co-author Blythe Corbett, an... Read More

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Anxiety About New Guidelines For Asperger's Disorder

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) is the text used by psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers for making diagnoses for people with behavioral disorders. Last month, the new edition of... Read More

When Fear Keeps Kids From School, School Phobia

Most parents are familiar with the old story. Your child feigns a headache or sore throat so they don’t have to go to school. They do it with a... Read More

Childhood Television Viewing And Violent Behavior

The LA Times printed an article that reviews recent studies linking adult criminal behavior with childhood exposure to violent television programming. Dr. Claire McCarthy, a pediatrician at Boston Children’s... Read More