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Raising a child with autism: How optimism can help to cope - Science Daily


Raising a child with autism: How optimism can help to cope
Science Daily
The Relationship Between Optimism, Coping, and Depressive Symptoms in Hispanic Mothers and Fathers of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2016; DOI: 10.1007/s10803-016-2776-7 ...

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Linking brain development and autism - Medical Xpress


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Linking brain development and autism
Medical Xpress
"A major issue with autism diagnoses is that a lot of centers are inundated with people who are looking to receive an evaluation for their child, and it's not uncommon for there to be a very long wait to see a clinician," she said. "One of the nice ...

Kids with ADHD Tend to Miss Out On Healthy Behaviors - PsychCentral.com (blog)


PsychCentral.com (blog)

Kids with ADHD Tend to Miss Out On Healthy Behaviors
PsychCentral.com (blog)
Children diagnosed with attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) tend to engage in fewer healthy lifestyle behaviors compared to their non-ADHD peers, according to a new study published online in the Journal of Attention Disorders. The ...
Are our smartphones afflicting us all with symptoms of ADHD?The Conversation US
ADHD Research Finds Brains Of Kids 'Significantly' Different In MRI StudyHuffington Post Australia
How I Overcame ADHD Without Knowing ItThe New Indian Express

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On the Brink of Breakthroughs in Diagnosing and Treating Autism - Scientific American (blog)


Scientific American (blog)

On the Brink of Breakthroughs in Diagnosing and Treating Autism
Scientific American (blog)
There's a popular saying in the autism community: “ I f you've met one person with autism, you've met one person with autism.” Although this phrase is meant to convey the remarkable variation in abilities and disabilities among people with autism ...

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ADHD Research Finds Brains Of Kids 'Significantly' Different In MRI Study - Huffington Post Australia


Huffington Post Australia

ADHD Research Finds Brains Of Kids 'Significantly' Different In MRI Study
Huffington Post Australia
New Australian research claims to have ended long-running debate about whether Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) exists in children, finding "compelling evidence" that it's a real medical condition. The James Cook University research, ...
Kids with ADHD Tend to Miss Out On Healthy BehaviorsPsychCentral.com (blog)
Feds urge behavior therapy before drugs for kids with ADHDBabyCenter (blog)
How I Overcame ADHD Without Knowing ItThe New Indian Express
University of Virginia
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CDC Issues Treatment Plan for ADHD Kids - Patch.com


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CDC Issues Treatment Plan for ADHD Kids
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Medicating ADHD children with Ritalin, Adderall and other powerful drugs is often the first and only treatment they receive. But the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) emphasized this week that behavior therapy should be the first step ...
Are Canadians overmedicating children with ADHD?Toronto Star
New CDC Report Emphasizes Importance of Behavior Therapy for ADHDADDitude (blog)
CDC warns that Americans may be overmedicating young children with ADHDWalla Walla Union-Bulletin

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Therapy Too Often Takes Back Seat to Drugs for ADHD-Diagnosed Preschoolers, Says CDC - AllGov


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Therapy Too Often Takes Back Seat to Drugs for ADHD-Diagnosed Preschoolers, Says CDC
AllGov
NEW YORK (AP) — Too many preschoolers with ADHD still are being put on drugs right away, before behavior therapy is tried, health officials say. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday that three in four young kids diagnosed ...

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How autism can make the teenage years even tougher - Sydney Morning Herald


Sydney Morning Herald

How autism can make the teenage years even tougher
Sydney Morning Herald
Having Aspergers, now formally known as Autism Spectrum Disorder, has made many of the usual trials of teenage-hood tougher for Jack. Moving up to secondary school, making new friends, finding a sport or hobby, these mole hills can become mountains ...

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ADHD Associated With Video Game Addiction - Psychiatric Times


Psychiatric Times

ADHD Associated With Video Game Addiction
Psychiatric Times
Video game addiction appears to be associated with ADHD and other psychiatric disorders, according to a new study.1. “Excessively engaging in gaming may function as an escape mechanism for, or coping with, underlying psychiatric disorders in attempt to ...

ADHD Linked to Disturbed Sleep in Children - PsychCentral.com (blog)


PsychCentral.com (blog)

ADHD Linked to Disturbed Sleep in Children
PsychCentral.com (blog)
Parents of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have long reported that their kids have a great deal of difficulty settling into bed and falling asleep. Until now, however, scientific studies that measure sleep quality through ...
Children with ADHD have real sleep problems: Sleep both poorly and lessHindustan Times
Sleep remains elusive for children with ADHDTimes of India

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