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Antipsychotics Are Being Given To Kids With Temporary Behavioral Problems Like ADHD

Medical Daily- The Grapevine July 2, 2015 By Ed Cara Doctors may be unnecessarily prescribing powerful side-effect prone antipsychotics to kids, according to a new study from the Journal of American Medicine (JAMA) Psychiatry. The study authors found that drugs normally recommended for the treatment of mental illnesses like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are often […] Continue reading →

Autism and prodigy share a common genetic link

Science Daily April 22, 2015 Source:  Ohio State University A new study in the journal Human Heredity found that child prodigies share some of the same genetic variations on chromosome 1 with those who have autism. In a previous study, co-author Ruthsatz and a colleague had found that half of the prodigies in their sample […] Continue reading →

Binge eating in children correlated to ADHD

MedicalXpress • April 23, 2015 Recent findings in the International Journal of Eating Disorders suggest a common biological mechanism linking ADHD and an eating disorder—a loss of control eating syndrome (LOC-ES)—akin to impulsive binge eating. Lead researcher Reinblatt and her colleagues found that the odds of having LOC-ES were 12 times higher for children diagnosed […] Continue reading →

MMR Vaccine and Autism: Yet Again, No Link Exists — Even For Children At Risk For Autism

Forbes Tara Haelle Contributor PHARMA & HEALTHCARE 4/21/2015 @ 11:00AM 13,631 views A study just published in JAMA today found that the likelihood of developing autism was statistically no different for those at-risk children (having an older sibling with ASD) if they received the MMR vaccine. “In addition …this study dispels another myth: namely, that […] Continue reading →