Attention deficit disorders

ADHD can cause lifelong problems, study finds

(HealthDay)—If children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, continue to have the condition in adulthood, a new study suggests that they may face an array of physical and mental health issues.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Leisure activities cultivate hope, resilience in disaster survivors

(Medical Xpress)—As survivors of Hurricane Sandy are learning, the emotional toll of natural disasters is as profound as their physical devastation. However, a new study of people who survived Japan's deadly earthquake ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Childhood abuse leads to poor adult health

The psychological scars of childhood abuse can last well into adulthood. New research from Concordia University shows the harm can have longterm negative physical effects, as well as emotional ones.

Psychology & Psychiatry

For many, 'Superstorm' sandy could take toll on mental health

(HealthDay)—Some of the numbers are staggering: more than 75 Americans dead, thousands evacuated from their homes, millions left without power for days and billions of dollars in damage from "superstorm" Sandy.

Addiction

With problem drinking, where you live may matter

Some people living in disadvantaged neighborhoods may be at increased risk of problem drinking—though much may depend on race and gender, according to a new study in the November issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol ...

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