Stable home lives improve prospects for preemies: Medical challenges at birth less important than stressful home life in predicting future psychiatric health

As they grow and develop, children who were born at least 10 weeks before their due dates are at risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder and anxiety disorders. They also have a higher

Screen time no child’s play

Experts are urging parents to brush up on national guidelines following a rapid rise in screen time on electronic devices for children under two. A University of Queensland study found some young children might average

3q29 deletion survey: Distinct social profile, high ASD risk: Chromosomal deletion connected to both schizophrenia + autism

A survey of 93 people with 3q29 deletion syndrome reveals a distinct pattern of social disability and anxiety, even without a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. The results were published online in Molecular Autism on

Cause of rare pediatric brain disorder

An international effort led by physician-scientists at Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine (RCIGM), in collaboration with a team at the Montreal Children’s Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre (MCH-MUHC), has identified the cause