Tuesday, April 06, 2004

TV linked to attention problems
: "A new study has found that the more time preschoolers spend in front of the tube, the greater their risk of having attention problems by school age. In fact, U.S. researchers found that for each hour of television watched daily, youngsters boost their chances -- by about 10 per cent -- of developing attention, or concentration, problems by the age of seven."

Monday, April 05, 2004

Preschoolers lead growth of antidepressant use, study reveals: "The use of paroxetine and other antidepressant medications continues to grow by about 10% annually among children and adolescents, according to a study published in the April issue of Psychiatric Services. The study profiles trends of prescription antidepressant use in children and adolescents using prescription claim information from a random, nationwide sample..."