Moods of children with ADHD take toll on parents

07/24/2011 | LiveScience.com

The ups and downs in the moods of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder take a heavier toll on their parents than do those of children without the disorder, a recent study shows. "If you think about what it's like to parent a child with ADHD, it requires a kind of constant vigilance, a high level of energy," researcher Candice Odgers said. "This is important, because we know that stress and the burden of caregiving in general are associated with a whole host of problems, mental health and physical problems."

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