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ADHD Diagnosis More Likely For Youngest Members Of A Class

ADHD Diagnosis More Likely For Youngest Members Of A Class

Research published in this months edition of CMAJ suggests the youngest cohorts in a classroom are more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD that their slightly older counterparts. Researchers consider the diagnosis could well be inaccurate for most. The research also considers the significant social and health ramifications of an inappropriate diagnosis of ADHD.

Childhood Epilepsy: Study Finds Boys At Greater Risk Of Developing Psychiatric Disorders

Childhood Epilepsy: Study Finds Boys At Greater Risk Of Developing Psychiatric Disorders

While it has previously been reported that children with epilepsy have a greater risk for developing psychiatric disorders and behavioral problems; a new study has identified that gender plays a great role in determining the potential development of specific problems. Girls, the study suggests, are more inclined to develop emotional problems, while their male counterparts faced a greater risk for developing hyperactivity and attention deficits.

Students With ADHD More Likely To Drop Out Of High School

Students With ADHD More Likely To Drop Out Of High School

Teens with ADHD and those who smoke are at greater risk of dropping out of high school, a new report from UC Davis School of Medicine has discovered. It is reported that 32.3 percent of students with ADHD drop out of high school while 15 percent of teens with no reported psychiatric disorders leave school prior to graduation.