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Younger kindergarteners more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD

12/01/2019 Claire McCarthy, MD 0

A study found that kindergarteners born in August are more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD, and treated for it, than children born in September—but only if the school has a September 1 cutoff for enrollment. This raises the concern that teachers and doctors are misjudging normal behavior for a child’s age as ADHD.

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Getting your baby to sleep through the night: The good (and maybe not-so-good) news

19/11/2018 Claire McCarthy, MD 0

Parents of newborns may be disappointed to learn the results of a Canadian study: even at one year, nearly half of the babies in the study did not sleep a full eight hours. However, the babies did not experience any adverse developmental effects, and parents should remember that children will eventually sleep through the night.

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