Psychology & Psychiatry

Does smoking marijuana cause teen behavior problems or vice versa?

As dozens of states move toward legalizing marijuana—for both medical and recreational purposes—scientists and parents have asked what the impact might be on children. Will more teens use pot? Will doing so cause behavioral ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Adults' political leanings linked with early personality traits

Our political attitudes in adulthood have roots in early childhood temperament, according to new findings published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Analyses of data from more ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Epigenetic changes at birth could explain later behavior problems

Epigenetic changes present at birth - in genes related to addiction and aggression - could be linked to conduct problems in children, according to a new study by King's College London and the University of Bristol.

Attention deficit disorders

Unhealthy diet during pregnancy could be linked to ADHD

New research led by scientists from King's College London and the University of Bristol has found that a high-fat, high-sugar diet during pregnancy may be linked to symptoms of ADHD in children who show conduct problems early ...

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