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Attention deficit disorder often lasts past childhood, study says

ADHD - LA Times

Researchers find a majority of children with ADHD have continued symptoms, or symptoms of another psychiatric disorder, in adulthood. Childhood attention deficit hyperactivity disorder frequently persists into adulthood, bringing heightened risks of additional psychiatric issues and nearly five times the risk of suicide, according to a 20-year study that followed children diagnosed with the disorder.


Sex-changing treatment for kids: It's on the rise

Gender Identity Disorder

A small but growing number of teens and even younger children who think they were born the wrong sex are getting support from parents and from doctors who give them sex-changing treatments, according to reports in the medical journal Pediatrics....


Autistic kids' siblings more likely to share condition than thought

Siblings of kids with autism have a higher risk of being diagnosed with the disorder than previously believed, suggests a new study.


Memory training improves intelligence in some children, report says

Brain games can help with abstract reasoning months after the training, but they work only for those who really need and enjoy the exercises, a study says. Training a child to hold a whole cluster of items in his or her memory for even a short time may feel like trying to hold a wave on the sand.


Parents' divorce may contribute to suicidal thoughts years later

Parents' divorce may contribute to suicidal thoughts years later

Adults who were children when their parents divorced are more likely to seriously consider suicide than adults who grew up in intact families, ...


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