Mental health in children and adolescents ADHD, autism, cerebral palsy and epilepsy are the most common developmental disorders among children. Les på norsk: Psykisk helse hos barn og unge Articles Article Updated 18.04.2016 Children with Specific Language Impairment This fact sheet is written by Joy Simpson in collaboration with Mabel L. Rice, University of Kansas, an international expert on language disabilities in children, and posted by permission. Public Health Report Updated 08.08.2019 Quality of life and mental health among children and adolescents Most children and adolescents in Norway thrive and have good mental health, however many people are diagnosed with mental disorders during their childhood or adolescence, Article Updated 07.05.2015 Finding the causes of ADHD A significant ADHD study was launched in January 2008 with an aim of finding the causes and early warning signs of ADHD among pre-school age children. Show more Studies ABC Study MOBAND Study of Cerebral Palsy ADHD Study News and research findings Research findings Published 01.02.2019 ADHD diagnoses poorly documented Many ADHD diagnoses are not well documented, according to a review of the medicals records of 549 children with an ADHD diagnosis. Research findings Published 03.11.2017 Long-term paracetamol use in pregnancy may increase child’s ADHD risk Using paracetamol (acetaminophen) for 29 days or more in pregnancy doubles the risk of a child being diagnosed with ADHD, according to a new study. Research findings Published 13.06.2019 Early autism screening has limited effect Early screening may not be as beneficial as previously thought, according to data from the Norwegian Mother, Father and Child Cohort Study. Research findings Published 09.06.2017 Most ADHD medicine used by December-born children Children born at the end of the year are more likely to receive ADHD medication or an ADHD diagnosis than children born early in the year. Show more Projects Project Published 10.12.2018 Psychobiological interaction effects Can problems with attention or hyperactivity related to ADHD be observed in a child’s second year of life? Project Published 21.11.2018 Prenatal exposure to toxicants and childhood neurodevelopmental disorders and cognitive functions (NeuroTox) Do maternal blood levels of perfluoroalkyl substances and different metals (e.g. mercury, lead, and arsenic) during pregnancy have negative effects on neurodevelopment in children? Project Published 13.11.2018 Long and shorter effect of prenatal exposure to maternal anxiety on child behaviour The primary objective is to examine the underlying mechanism of prenatal maternal anxiety on child behaviour. Project Published 28.09.2018 Maternal anxiety/depression and diet in pregnancy and child outcomes: Gene haplotype associations in parent-child-trios The purpose of this project is to investigate the relationship between genetic variants, environmental exposure in pregnancy and psychological difficulties in children. Project Updated 11.12.2018 The SHoT Study The SHoT Study (an acronym for the Norwegian name: Studentenes Helse- og Trivselsundersøkelse) is a national student survey for higher education in Norway. Project Updated 18.12.2018 Next-of-kin experiences with the provision of mental health care for children and adolescents This is a user survey among children and adolescents with 4-6 consultations at child and adolescent mental health outpatient clinics (CAMHS) in 2017. Project Updated 11.01.2019 Mild- to moderate iodine deficiency in pregnancy and early age and risk of impaired neuropsychological development This project will explore the associations between maternal iodine intake in pregnancy from food and supplements and markers of child brain development in The Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study. Project Updated 11.12.2018 Analysis of miRNA and DNA methylation stautus in ADHD triads This project will investigate whether epigenetic status at birth is important for neurodevelopmental disorders appearing in childhood and persisting into adulthood. Project Updated 14.12.2018 Psychiatric symptoms, other diagnoses and medication use among children with autism spectrum disorders in Norway The aim of this project is to investigate trajectories of emotional and behavioral disorders in autism spectrum disorder, as well as how they are diagnosed and treated. Show more Related topics: Theme Childhood and health promotion measures Information, news and advice about mental health in childcare and schools.