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Parents’ divorce is more damaging to adolescents than to younger children, U.K. study finds

LONDON — Unhappy parents should not stay together “for the sake of the children,” as divorcing is less harmful if it takes place earlier in childhood, new research shows. The first large study to assess the emotional impact on children of their parents splitting up has found that the greatest risk of repercussions in the… Read More »

Older Sibling with Autism or ADHD Ups Risk for Younger Kids

Having an older sibling with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) raised the risk of being diagnosed with either condition, according to a study of population-based medical records. Children whose older brother or sister had autism were 30 times more likely to receive an autism diagnosis and 3.7 times more likely to be… Read More »

When starting school, younger children are more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD, study says

Could a child’s birthday put him or her at risk for an ADHD misdiagnosis? The answer appears to be yes, at least among children born in August who start school in states where enrollment is cut off at a Sept. 1 birth date, according to a new study led by Harvard Medical School researchers. The… Read More »