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DSM-5, controversial update to psych manual, released

The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, known simply as the DSM-5, was released by the American Psychiatric Association this week amid criticism of the guide’s changes.... Read more»

Is ADHD linked to obesity?

A new study finds that boys diagnosed with ADHD had considerably higher rates of adult obesity than their counterparts, suggesting a connection. ... Read more»

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Study: Industrial chemicals cause hyperactivity, learning problems

Industrial chemicals, first linked to learning problems in children, may also play a role in attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new research suggests.... Read more»