School Cash-for-ADHD Study: A Jarring Reminder to Be Wary of Unintentional Incentives
Youth Services Insider got our hands on a study out of North Carolina State University about a disturbing pattern in the diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. According to research done on ADHD diagnosing and medicating trends between 2003 and 2012, some children are mistakenly diagnosed with the condition because it represents a financial boon to school districts.
Special Health Care Needs of Children Investigated for Maltreatment
Research by the Texas-based organization Upbring explores the prevalence of special health care needs (SHCN) of children involved in the United States child welfare system. Its third white paper, entitled “Special Health Needs of Children Investigated for Maltreatment”, finds that behavioral SHCNs are more predictive of out-of-home placement than physical needs.
ADHD Diagnosis Three Times More Likely for Children in Foster Care
Research presented at the national conference of the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that children in foster care are more than three times as likely to have been diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than other children enrolled in Medicaid.
Atypical Antipsychotic Use Among Medicaid-Insured Children and Adolescents: Duration, Safety, and Monitoring Implications
A new report in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology reports that off-label use of antipsychotic drugs to treat children in the foster care system with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is on the rise.
Psychopathology in Young Children in Two Types of Foster Care Following Institutional Rearing
The first study to date to explore potential differences in psychiatric symptoms in children placed in different types of foster care. They assessed internalizing disorders, externalizing disorders, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in 54-month-old children living with foster families.