Sunday February 23, 2020

ADD: Most Common Diagnosis in Child Suicides

Nearly a third of the children aged 5 to 11 who were considered for the study had a known mental health problem.

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A new study suggests that ADD is the most common diagnosis in child suicides

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This article originally appeared on Medical Daily. Suicide is always a hard topic to address, and losing a child to suicide can be especially difficult for a family to comprehend. Although many individuals who choose to take their own lives often suffer from depression, a new study has found that attention deficit disorder (ADD) is actually….repubhubembed{display:none;}


  • Enakshi Roy Chowdhury

    Children are being affected with mental problem named ADD because in today’s world we do not come back home and get our mother waiting for us with our food ready, we do not get to see our dad days after days. This is pushing the children towards loneliness and hence ADD

  • Antara

    We should pay heed to the mental wellbeing of the children of such tender age!

  • Aakash Mandyal

    In this world of Globalization we are moving too fast. We are in a rat race. Children are delicate matter to understand and parents are the one who can counsel them. There is no need to bring children to counsellors if parents shows empathy.

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  • Enakshi Roy Chowdhury

    Children are being affected with mental problem named ADD because in today’s world we do not come back home and get our mother waiting for us with our food ready, we do not get to see our dad days after days. This is pushing the children towards loneliness and hence ADD

  • Antara

    We should pay heed to the mental wellbeing of the children of such tender age!

  • Aakash Mandyal

    In this world of Globalization we are moving too fast. We are in a rat race. Children are delicate matter to understand and parents are the one who can counsel them. There is no need to bring children to counsellors if parents shows empathy.

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Here’s How Prolonged Sitting Can lead to Depression Among Teenagers

Prolonged sitting is linked to depression risk in adolescents

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Young people who spend too much time sitting still are at an increased risk of depression. Pixabay

Here’s a health advice. Young people who spend too much time sitting still are at an increased risk of depression, researchers have warned.

The study, published in the journal Lancet Psychiatry, found that an additional 60 minutes of light activity (such as walking or doing chores) daily at age 12 was associated with a 10 per cent reduction in depressive symptoms at age 18.

“Our findings show that young people who are inactive for large proportions of the day throughout adolescence face a greater risk of depression by age 18,” said study lead author Aaron Kandola from University College London in the UK. “We found that any degree of physical activity that can reduce the time we spend sitting down is likely to be beneficial,” Kandola added.

For the findings, the research team used data from 4,257 adolescents, who have been participating in longitudinal research from birth as part of the University of Bristol’s Children of the 90s cohort study.

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Youngsters who are inactive for large proportions of the day throughout adolescence face a greater risk of depression by age 18. Pixabay

The children wore accelerometers to track their movement for at least 10 hours over at least three days, at ages 12, 14 and 16. The accelerometers reported whether the child was engaging in light activity (which could include walking or hobbies such as playing an instrument or painting), engaging in moderate-to-physical activity (such as running or cycling), or if they were sedentary.

Depressive symptoms, such as low mood, loss of pleasure and poor concentration, were measured with a clinical questionnaire. The questionnaire measures depressive symptoms and their severity on a spectrum, rather than providing a clinical diagnosis.

Between the ages of 12 and 16, total physical activity declined across the cohort, which was mainly due to a decrease in light activity and an increase in sedentary behaviour.

The researchers found that every additional 60 minutes of sedentary behaviour per day at age 12, 14 and 16 was associated with an increase in depression score of 11.1 per cent, eight per cent or 10.5 per cent, respectively, by age 18.

Those with consistently high amounts of time spent sedentary at all three ages had 28.2 per cent higher depression scores by age 18, the study said.

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Every additional hour of light physical activity per day at age 12, 14 and 16 was associated with depression scores at age 18 that were 9.6 per cent, 7.8 per cent and 11.1 per cent lower, respectively.

“Light activity could be particularly useful because it doesn’t require much effort and it’s easy to fit into the daily routines of most young people,” said study senior author Joseph Hayes. (IANS)