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Psychiatric, behavioral conditions linked to future long-term opioid use

Psychiatric, behavioral conditions linked to future long-term opioid use

Patients diagnosed with a prior psychiatric condition have increased odds of long-term opioid receipt than patients without these conditions.

Healthday Rate of diagnoses for ADHD stabilizing among preschoolers

Rate of diagnoses for ADHD stabilizing among preschoolers

Guidelines issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend behavior therapy as the first-line therapy for preschoolers.

News Acetaminophen use during pregnancy linked to higher risk of childhood behavioral problems

Acetaminophen use during pregnancy linked to higher risk of childhood behavioral problems

Children exposed to acetaminophen prenatally had an increased risk of multiple behavioral difficulties.

News Antidepressants regularly prescribed for off-label indications

Antidepressants regularly prescribed for off-label indications

Antidepressant use for anxiety, panic, and ADHD has increased.

News Rates of asthma, ADHD increasing among children living in poverty

Rates of asthma, ADHD increasing among children living in poverty

Rates of chronic conditions are on the rise in children, and children living in poverty have a higher risk of ADHD and asthma, compared with wealthier children.

News Stimulant misuse increasing in young adults

Stimulant misuse increasing in young adults

The rate of misuse of prescription stimulants has risen among young adults despite the rate of prescriptions remaining the same.

News ADHD diagnosis 3 times as likely for children in foster care

ADHD diagnosis 3 times as likely for children in foster care

Children in foster care are more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD and are more likely to have a comorbid disorder.

Healthday Preterm birth, poor fetal growth increase ADHD risk

Preterm birth, poor fetal growth increase ADHD risk

The earlier in a pregnancy a child is born, the greater their risk for developing ADHD.

Healthday Stimulant misuse may start earlier than expected

Stimulant misuse may start earlier than expected

Prescription diet pills were the most popular stimulant drug misused by females, while Adderall was the drug misused most often by males.

Healthday One in 10 kids receive attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder diagnosis

One in 10 kids receive attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder diagnosis

The number of children diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder was lowest among those without health insurance.

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