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Study: Sleep Problems in Children with ADHD Linked to Poor Maternal Mental Health

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August 12, 2021Sleep problems in children with ADHD contribute to long-term mental health challenges, including anxiety, for their mothers, according to an Australian study recently published in the Journal of Attention Disorders.1The year-long study asked female caregivers of 379 children with ADHD to report on their child’s sleep patterns and their own mental health at three points — at the beginning of the study, 6 months later, and during the last month of the study.

The children were between 5 and 13 years old, and researchers controlled for child age, sex, ADHD symptom severity, medication use, comorbidities, caregiver age, and socioeconomic advantage in the study.Findings show that, while child sleep problems and maternal mental.

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