Category: Parenting

ADHD Study

Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are up to three times more likely than other kids to use, abuse or become dependent on substances such as nicotine, cocaine and marijuana in adolescence and as young adults.  Still, it is not inevitable that children with ADHD will abuse drugs.  Parents should stay aware of changes in […]

Please post a question about children’s mental health for Dr. Forrest to review and answer.  Or you can reach her through this form. [contact-form] [contact-field label=”Name” type=”name” required=”true” /] [contact-field label=”Email” type=”email” required=”true” /] [contact-field label=”Website” type=”url” /] [contact-field label=”Comment” type=”textarea” required=”true” /] [/contact-form]

One recent study of money and happiness used data from the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, which surveyed 450,000 Americans about their household income, emotional state during the prior day, and overall feelings about their life and well-being. After analyzing the answers, they found that money did indeed buy happiness up to a point. As salary increased, so did […]

Interesting article in the April issue of Pediatrics that found that men suffering from postpartum depression are four times as likely to spank and half as likely to read to their children.  You can see the article here: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/abstract/peds.2010-1779v1