Kids with ADHD and autism at a higher risk of developing anxiety

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and ADHD had more than twice (or 2.2 times) the risk of anxiety disorder and 2.7 times the risk of other mood disorders. Researchers also found that these psychiatric conditions were more prevalent in older children. Intervention during early childhood is important to promote the optimal development and well-being of people with an ASD

Kids with ADHD and autism at a higher risk of developing anxietyThe study, which compares comorbidities among patients with ASD and ADHD, and ASD alone, is one of the largest of its kind. A team of researchers from the Kennedy Krieger Institute used the data from a cross-sectional survey of children aged between six to seventeen years old with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The study included […]

Pregnant women with obesity, diabetes may have kids with psychiatric disorders

Pregnant women who have both severe obesity and diabetes may be more likely to have children with autism, ADHD and other psychiatric disorders than mothers who don’t have either condition during pregnancy, a new study suggests

Pregnant women with obesity, diabetes may have kids with psychiatric disordersEven without diabetes, severely obese mothers were 67% more likely to have children with mood and stress disorders than women who maintained a healthy weight during pregnancy, the study found. With pre-existing diabetes, obese mothers were more than six times as likely as other women to have children with ADHD, conduct issues or autism. These […]

All you need to know about ADHD

Although every person with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) presents differently, there are some common signs and symptoms associated with each of the three main types of ADHD

All you need to know about ADHDAttention deficit hyperactivity disorder is considered a neurobehavioral condition, which involves regular episodes of impulsive behavior, hyperactivity, or difficulties sustaining attention. In some cases, it is a combination of all the above. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 10.2 percent of children in the United States aged between 4 and […]

Risk factors for bipolar in children

Stress can play a role in the development of bipolar in children. More precisely, how a child responds to elevated stress has been suggested as a contributor to the development of bipolar disorder

Risk factors for bipolar in childrenBipolar disorder is a mental illness characterized by extreme swings in mood and thought. A person with bipolar disorder swings between periods of mania or less severe hypomania and depression. The onset of bipolar disorder typically occurs during young adulthood, but teens and children can also be diagnosed. Similarly to many mental health disorders, there are a number of […]

Here’s how to find out if you have ADHD

It's common to have times of inattention, sporadic motor activity, or even times of impulsivity, but in people with ADHD, these times are far more severe and frequent. These symptoms are more likely to interfere with the quality of their social life or affect their performance at school or at work

Here’s how to find out if you have ADHDGrowing up, many of us have experienced bouts of impulsivity and distractibility as energetic children. In adulthood, these behaviours reminiscent of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) could be due to the overwhelming demands of work, school or home life. However, there’s a difference between having these traits and being diagnosed with the brain disorder. In […]

Autism can be managed with timely intervention

A neurodevelopmental centre from Mumbai, has carried out an extensive study to analyse clinical outcomes of functional changes in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), before and after receiving the necessary intervention

Autism can be managed with timely interventionIf you remember the movie ‘Rain Man’, that won four Oscars, you would probably recognise the character named ‘Raymond’ played by Dustin Hoffman, who was autistic and possessed special skills. Autism has been a topic of discussion, for quite some time now. With more and more people coming forward and talking about it, one of […]

ADHD more prevalent in Indian children, says study

In a first, ADHD guidelines created and released at National Level as a study done in southern India shows a significant prevalence of this brain disorder. According to health experts, ADHD is a very prevalent disorder among children in India

ADHD more prevalent in Indian children, says studyA report issued by the Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP) noted that Attention Deficit Hypersensitivity Disorder (ADHD) is highly prevalent in children in India. According to the report, it could be the most common neuro-behavioural disorder among children in the country. “One of the biggest problems is that there was no one guideline or consensus […]

Kid with ADHD bags a spot in various books of world records

For any 6-year-old, getting their name in the Guinness Book of World records for skating non-stop is a great feat but in the case of this kid, ADHD didn’t deter him from doing what he loves, and that is what makes him extra special

Kid with ADHD bags a spot in various books of world recordsIf you ever happen to meet six-year-old Shlok Madye, you will be amazed at his interest in various activities. He is an official record holder in the Guinness Book of World Records, Limca Book of World Records and Asia Book of World Records for being part of the longest chain of rollers skaters, among 371 […]

23-year-old woman with ‘magic mushroom’ addiction puzzles city doctor

After cases of youngsters using the drug, Spice, were reported, doctors and psychiatrists say they are treating youngsters who are using this gateway drug that is known to create heightened state of ecstasy lasting about eight hours

23-year-old woman with ‘magic mushroom’ addiction puzzles city doctorShikha Rao, a 23-year old, was detected with borderline personality disorder. While treating her, Dr Sagar Karia, realised she was also using magic mushroom, a party drug, known for hazardous hallucinogenic effects. “Shikha is already suffering from a personality disorder, added to which she has caught on to this addiction. Magic mushroom gives a high […]

Mumbai psychiatrists warn against the unverified use of fidget spinners

The sudden rise of fidget spinners’ popularity has generated two countering point of views. One point of view propagates its utility as a stress relieving and concentration improving toys. While, other raises question on its fundamental purpose

Mumbai psychiatrists warn against the unverified use of fidget spinnersFidget spinners has become a sensation in US and it is making its way to India. Fidget spinners are known to be a stress relieving toy.  It is been marketed as a useful product to reduce anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and increase concentration. Marketers also claim that it is of great use therapies […]