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Aerobic Exercise May Benefit Children With Behavioral Disorders

This post originally featured on the Psychiatry Advisor. HealthDay News — Children with behavioral disorders might fare better at school if they get some exercise during the day, according to a study published online Jan. 9 in Pediatrics. The researchers focused on children and teenagers with conditions that included autism spectrum disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder,

Rare Genetic Mutations Found in Up to 25% of Children With ADHD

November 09, 2016 Share this content: The mutation-positive cohort was more likely to have issues with disruptive behaviors, anger control, and inappropriate movements compared with the mutation-negative cohort. As of 2011, an estimated 11% of US children aged 4-17 years have been diagnosed with  attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and the numbers continue to increase.1

ADHD Medications and Bone Density

October 13, 2016 This article originally appeared on Endocrinology Advisor. Share this content: Children and teens who used stimulants for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder had lower bone mineral content and bone density than nonusers. Bone mineral content (BMC) and bone mineral density (BMD) appeared to be lower among children and adolescents who were taking stimulants when