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Epilepsy drugs during pregnancy linked with later childhood behavioral problems
A new Epilepsia study has uncovered an increased risk of behavioral problems in children of mothers with epilepsy who took common antiepileptic drugs during pregnancy. (2019-06-05)

Screening for behavioral health first step to getting treatment
Health plans seldom require screening for substance abuse and mental health in primary care even though it can improve detection, according to a new Brandeis University study published in the July issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine. This may be a missed opportunity to help people with mental illness or substance abuse problems, only a fraction of whom currently receive treatment. (2007-07-10)

Children with behavioral problems more at risk of inflammation
Researchers from Harvard and Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health found that children with behavioral problems at the age of 8, had higher levels of two proteins (C-reactive protein -- CRP; and Interleukin 6 -- IL-6) in their blood when tested at the age of 10. This was the case even after a large number of other factors, including sex, race, background, and medication use, were taken into account. (2013-09-04)

Trouble sleeping associated with behavioral problems in children with autism
New research from the University of Missouri has found associations between trouble sleeping and behavioral problems in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. (2016-02-16)

Bedwetting may be linked to social status
Bedwetting and behavior problems may not be related to each other but, rather, to a child's socioeconomic status, according to a new study. (2003-05-02)

Permissive Parenting May Be Hurting Kids' Sleep
Lax parenting that doesn't set limits or enforce rules consistently is likely to mean the child isn't getting a good night's rest. Researchers also found that intense negative temperament, highly emotional children and those with behavioral problems are also more likely to have problems sleeping at night. (1997-10-09)

Is acetaminophen use when pregnant associated with kids' behavioral problems?
Using the common pain-relieving medication acetaminophen during pregnancy was associated with increased risk for multiple behavioral problems in children, according to an article published online by JAMA Pediatrics. (2016-08-15)

Dog owners hide the truth from shelters about their pets' behavioral problems
Many dog owners who relinquish their pets to animal shelters are not entirely honest about their dogs' behavioral problems - probably for fear that their pets will be put to sleep, according to a study from the University of Pennsylvania and University of California veterinary schools. According to the researchers, these behavioral problems may sometimes pose a risk to an adopting family who could unknowingly take in an aggressive animal. (2006-01-30)

Combat exposure may jeopardize the behavioral health of women in the military
In a recent study, combat exposure among Army enlisted women was associated with an increased likelihood of developing behavioral health problems post-deployment, including post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and at-risk drinking. (2016-08-02)

Snoring may increase risk of learning problems in some children
Some children who snore may be at increased risk of learning problems, according to a study presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference. (2003-05-19)

Early behavior problems linked with wheezing later in childhood
Behavior problems early in life may be associated with increased later risk of developing wheeze, according to a study to be presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference in Orlando, Florida. (2004-05-24)

Study ties frequent school changes to behavior problems
Children who frequently change schools are more likely than those who don't to have behavioral health problems. In fact, transitions can be so disruptive to children that parents need to weigh the potential academic benefit they may get versus the academic, social and emotional impact of making the transition. (2003-05-04)

Genetics risk, prenatal smoking may predict behavioral problems
Researchers have found evidence of an interaction between prenatal smoking and genetic risk factors that increase aggressive behavior in children, especially in girls. (2014-04-23)

Blood lead levels associated with increased behavioral problems in kids in China
Elevated blood lead levels appear to be associated with teacher-reported behavioral problems in a study of preschool children in China. (2014-06-30)

Kids' sleep-related breathing problems
Children with sleep-related breathing problems (such as snoring or apnea) frequently have concurrent behavioral sleep problems (such as waking repeatedly). (2012-12-06)

Preschoolers who sleep less have more behavior problems
Fewer minutes and hours of sleep add up to more problems in the daytime behavior of children aged two to five, according to new research. (1999-06-14)

Prenatal cocaine use linked to behavior problems in boys
Boys exposed to persistent levels of cocaine in the womb are more likely to have behavioral problems like hyperactivity in their early school years, new research suggests. (2004-08-12)

Alcohol problems hinder smoking cessation
People with current or past alcohol problems have more trouble quitting smoking and are more dependent on nicotine than people who have never had alcohol problems, new research shows. (1999-11-08)

Family dysfunction a strong predictor of emotional problems in children of cancer patients
A cancer diagnosis affects the whole family, and a significant number of children of cancer patients may be at risk for emotional and behavioral problems. (2014-06-23)

Why are some young victims of domestic violence resilient?
A longitudinal study of American children finds that children who witnessed domestic violence against their mothers were almost four times more likely than other children to develop emotional or behavioral problems. The study also finds that more than half of the children exposed to violence adapted well, at least in part because of their easy-going natures and the mental health of their mothers. (2009-04-29)

Poor mental and physical health in pregnancy linked to infant sleep problems
Severe and persistent infant sleep problems in the first year are linked to poor maternal mental and physical health during pregnancy, a new study by the Murdoch Children's Research Institute has found. (2019-10-02)

Benefits of treating behavioral, functional problems caused by Alzheimer's disease
A class of drugs known as cholinesterase inhibitors has a significant impact on behavioral problems and the ability to perform everyday tasks in patients with Alzheimer's disease, according to a study led by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC) and UCSF. (2003-01-07)

Is there a link between soy formula and attention deficit disorder?
Does soy-based infant formula lead to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? There's much speculation -- but little science -- on this association. Shedding some light on this problem, a UC Irvine-led study discovered that a mineral found in high levels in soy milk appears to be linked to behavioral problems. (2002-10-06)

Study examines which adolescents benefit most from sleep interventions
In a recent study of adolescents, the benefits of cognitive-behavioral sleep interventions were greatest among individuals with higher levels of anxiety and depressive symptoms. (2017-11-22)

Parents who had severe trauma, stresses in childhood more likely to have kids with behavioral health problems
A new study finds that severe childhood trauma and stresses early in parents' lives are linked to higher rates of behavioral health problems in their own children. (2018-07-09)

Study strengthens link between premature births and behavioral problems
An international study developed at Michigan State University and published in the May 26 issue of The Lancet shows that children who are born weighing less than two pounds exhibit a number of behavioral problems later in life - including hyperactivity and social problems - despite their cultural differences. (2001-05-23)

Early child-parent attachment affects behavior, especially for boys
A meta-analysis of 69 studies involving almost 6,000 children ages 12 and younger shows that children, especially boys, who are insecurely attached to their mothers in the early years have more behavior problems later in childhood. The studies included in this meta-analysis used a range of methods for assessing children's behavior problems, including parent and teacher questionnaires and direct observations. (2010-03-25)

Reading and behavior problems intertwined in boys
Researchers from King's College London and the University of Wisconsin-Madison studied the link between reading and behavior problems in boys. Over the course of three studies, they found that the two problems are linked by both genetic factors as well as shared environments. The final results show that reading and behavior problems cause each other. The findings imply that proper interventions in preschool that target either reading or behavior problems are likely to produce changes. (2006-02-09)

Iron supplements reduce ADHD in low birth weight infants
In a study published today in Pediatrics, scientists at UmeƄ University in Sweden conclude that giving iron supplements to low birth weight infants reduces the risk of behavior problems like ADHD later in life. (2012-12-10)

Inadequate sleep leads to behavioral problems
A recent Finnish study suggests that children's short sleep duration even without sleeping difficulties increases the risk for behavioral symptoms of ADHD. (2009-04-27)

Real Life, Labs, Research: The 9th Matilda White Riley Behavioral and Social Sciences Day
Every year, OBSSR honors the research trajectory and continuing influence of Dr. Matilda White Riley in the behavioral and social sciences across and beyond the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In 2016, OBSSR has turned the celebration into the Real Life, Labs, Research. The 9th Matilda White Riley Behavioral and Social Sciences Day. (2016-05-06)

Training parents is good medicine for children with autism behavior problems
Children with autism spectrum disorders who also have serious behavioral problems responded better to medication combined with training for their parents than to treatment with medication alone, Yale researchers and their colleagues report in the February issue of Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. (2012-02-24)

Children with sleep apnea have higher risk of behavioral, adaptive and learning problems
A new study found that obstructive sleep apnea, a common form of sleep-disordered breathing, is associated with increased rates of ADHD-like behavioral problems in children as well as other adaptive and learning problems. (2013-03-29)

International adoptees have fewer behavior problems than domestic adoptees
Most international children who are adopted are well-adjusted and have fewer behavioral problems than children who are adopted domestically, according to an article in the May 25 issue of JAMA. (2005-05-24)

Childhood TV viewing a risk for behavior problems
Daily television viewing for two or more hours in early childhood can lead to behavioral problems and poor social skills, according to a study of children 2.5 to 5.5 years of age. Researchers found that the impact of TV viewing on a child's behavior and social skills varied by the age at which the viewing occurred. More importantly, heavy television viewing that decreased over time was not associated with behavior or social problems. (2007-10-01)

Parent training reduces serious behavioral problems in children with autism
Young children with autism spectrum disorder, who also have serious behavioral problems, showed improved behavior when their parents were trained with specific, structured strategies to manage tantrums, aggression, self-injury, and non-compliance. The findings from this parent training study by Yale and Emory University researchers were published recently in the Journal of the American Medical Association. (2015-05-01)

Benefits of living with father depend on dad's antisocial behavior
Children who live with highly antisocial fathers show an increase in behavioral problems the longer they live with their father, a new study reports. (2003-02-19)

Children in high-quality early childhood education are buffered from changes in family income
A new Norwegian study shows that while losses in family income ought to predict increases in behavior problems for many children, attending high-quality early childhood centers offered protection against economic decline. The study looked at 75,000 children from birth through age 3, in addition to their families. In Norway, publicly subsidized high-quality early childhood education and care is available to all children, from low-income to affluent, starting at age 1. (2014-10-23)

Poor sleep may affect cognitive abilities and behavior of children with kidney disease
Many children with chronic kidney disease report fatigue and problems with sleep. Sleep problems and fatigue were associated with lower executive functioning and more emotional-behavioral symptoms. Results from the study will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2019 Nov. 5-10 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. (2019-11-07)

Kids and parents: A two way street
New findings show not only that marital conflict increases behavioral problems in children, but also that behavioral problems in children lead to increased marital conflict over time. Too, the researchers found that the effects of marital conflict vary across children within the same family. The study's findings were particularly marked in families with stepchildren. Consideration needs to be given to both how child behavior evokes parental responses and how parents' behavior evokes responses from children. (2005-02-10)

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