In his debut blog, Franco De Crescenzo summarises a narrative review that finds good evidence for the short-term pharmacological treatment of ADHD.[read the full story...]
Not all wealth is health: how does parental wealth affect children’s cognitive ability, mental and physical health?
Vishal Bhavsar reviews a cohort study which finds that greater parental housing wealth was associated with fewer emotional and behavioural problems in children.[read the full story...]
Sleep problems in infancy: a possible risk factor for ADHD?
Jack Barton summarises a recent longitudinal study from Finland, which suggests that sleep difficulties in infancy are associated with symptoms of inattention and hyperactivity at the age of 5 years.[read the full story...]
Is too much screen time bad for our children? Perhaps, but how much do we really know?
David Turgoose explores a systematic review of reviews that looks at the effects of screen time on the health and well-being of children and adolescents. The review found that higher levels of screen time were related to some physical and mental health concerns, such as poor diet, obesity and depression.[read the full story...]
QbTest is not a diagnostic tool, but it can increase the efficiency of ADHD diagnosis
Samuele Cortese is impressed by a recent RCT of QbTest: a computerised test of attention and activity, which can improve diagnostic decision-making in children and young people with suspected ADHD.[read the full story...]
Childhood bullying and mental illness in young adulthood
Jasmin Wertz appraises a recent Finnish cohort study, which explores how different forms of children’s bullying involvement are associated with mental illness and use of specialised psychiatric services in young adulthood.[read the full story...]