Maternal Depression, Domestic Violence May Raise Kids’ Risk For AD/HD.

HealthDay (2/8, Mann) reports, “Preschoolers whose parents report depression and intimate partner violence may be more likely to develop attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) by the age of six.” Furthermore, “young children with depressed moms may be more likely to receive prescription drugs to treat behavioral and mental health issues down the road,” according to a study published online Feb. 4 in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. The study “included more than 2,400 children who were three years old” and their parents who answered questionnaires regarding domestic violence and personal depression history.

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— “Maternal Depression, Violence at Home May Raise Child’s ADHD Risk, “Denise Mann, HealthDay, February 7, 2013.

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