Unruly children Blame parents for not teaching them to sleep, claims leading psychologistPsychologist blames 'profound lack of sleep' for difficultiesSleep-deprivation can lead to hyperactivity and other behavioural problemsShe says Britian is 'in the midst of an unspoken public health crisis' By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 01:44 GMT, 12 March 2013 | UPDATED: 01:58 GMT, 12 March 2013 Health crisis: Tanya Byron has said 'a profound lack of sleep' is to blame for behavioural problems among children Parents are failing to teach their children how to get a good night’s sleep, according to a psychologist.
Five disorders from depression to autism share a genetic link, which could pave the way for new treatments Autism, ADHD, bipolar disorder, depression and schizophrenia overlap at a genetic level Two gene markers common to all of the disorders govern the balance of calcium in brain cellsNew understanding could help develop treatments By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 13:46 GMT, 28 February 2013 | UPDATED: 15:52 GMT, 28 February 2013 The five most common mental health and developmental disorders share a common genetic root, a study has found.
E numbers still found in young children's medicines can trigger hyperactivity Drugs such as banana-flavoured penicillin can contain themUK's food watchdog only implemented voluntary banMost complied but some still put them in medicines By Jo Macfarlane PUBLISHED: 00:19 GMT, 6 January 2013 | UPDATED: 00:20 GMT, 6 January 2013 E number which can cause hyperactivity in children is still being found in common medicines Children are being exposed to banned artificial food colourings that can trigger hyperactivity –because they are still in medicines prescribed by GPs.
Eating two portions of fish a week while pregnant halves the risk of ADHD – but make sure it's haddock rather than tuna Children whose mothers ate two portions a week had a 60 per cent lower risk of developing symptoms But women advised to avoid eating too much oily fish | UPDATED: 16:23 GMT, 9 October 2012 The amount of fish a woman eats while pregnant may affect her child's chances of developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
ADHD 'affects as many over-60s as children' as youngsters 'may not grow out of condition' | UPDATED: 00:14 GMT, 9 August 2012 It's a condition we usually associate with the young.
Ritalin calms hyperactive children and prescriptions are soaring – but experts warn of serious side-effects and it's even being linked to suicide | UPDATED: 08:09 GMT, 9 May 2012 When the school holidays arrive, Andrea Antunes makes sure her son Ruben, ten, has a break — not just from classwork, but from the Ritalin pills he takes each day.
Ritalin calms hyperactive children and prescriptions are soaring – but experts warn of serious side-effects and it's even being linked to suicide | UPDATED: 23:29 GMT, 7 May 2012 When the school holidays arrive, Andrea Antunes makes sure her son Ruben, ten, has a break — not just from classwork, but from the Ritalin pills he takes each day.
Overdue babies 'twice as likely to develop ADHD in early childhood' | UPDATED: 00:25 GMT, 3 May 2012 Babies who spend too long in the womb are twice as likely to suffer behavioural problems in early childhood, researchers have warned.
Nuisance child No, my son's allergic to bread: Why experts think many 'unruly' youngsters may simply need a change of diet By Natasha Courtenay-Smith PUBLISHED: 21:48 GMT, 9 April 2012 | UPDATED: 21:48 GMT, 9 April 2012 Taylor, pictured with his mother, is a different boy since his diagnosis When she arrived at school to find her tearful six-year-old son standing next to an exhausted teacher, Crette Berry’s heart sank.
America has a drinking problem. No, not booze. I’m talking about soft drinks. According to the Beverage Marketing Corporation, the average American guzzles 44.7 gallons of the sweet stuff every year. Not sure what 44.7 gallons looks like? It’s about what you’d need to fill a small kiddie pool.