Childhood Psychiatric Disorders

Trust is indispensible for effective drugs

We all know about banksters. Perhaps we can now add 'drugsters' to our vocabulary. The largest drug companies, it seems, are not far behind the big banks when it comes to corporate malfeasance.

Friday, 27 July, 2012, 12:00am

Campaign to address 'ignorance' over ADHD

The mainland's first nationwide education campaign to raise awareness about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) kicked off in several cities last week .

21 May 2012 - 12:00am

Autism linked to maternal obesity, diabetes

Young women, here's a compelling reason to lead a healthy lifestyle: do it for your future children's sake. Diabetic or obese mothers are more likely to have a child with autism or other neurodevelopmental disability, according to a major study published yesterday in the journal Pediatrics.

10 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Concern for children as autism is redefined

Half of Hong Kong's children currently diagnosed as autistic may be denied treatment following a major change to the clinical definition, concern groups warned.

20 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Music and paint are a perfect mix

The children are the picture of concentration, swaying their bodies to the musical beat while making strokes and dots on their canvasses with their paintbrushes. They listen to instructions attentively, and draw with focus.

28 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Learning disability burdens parents

More than half the parents of children who suffer from learning impairment said in a survey the problems had damaged their relationship with their spouse and their children. About 40 per cent of the 32 parents polled by the Boys' and Girls' Clubs Association said the immense mental pressure had led to physical health problems.

29 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

A disorder in many forms

Children with language disorder may have problems with comprehension, expression and speech. Some forms are congenital, others are acquired.

Acquired forms can be overcome through early intervention.

7 May 2008 - 12:00am

Big endeavours

There is little cheer to be found on a grey Wednesday morning in Mid-Levels, but at the Watchdog Early Learning and Development Centre, the sun is always shining as children scuttle down the hallway on tricycles and pedal cars and the sound of joyful nursery tunes fills the air.

4 May 2008 - 12:00am

Alarm over child speech development

Parents too busy to chat blamed for speech, language deficiencies

Parents have been encouraged to spend more time talking to their children after a survey found that about 10 per cent of children in the first three years of primary school in Hong Kong have communication disorders.

30 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

A brush with hope

Illustrator Law Wai-kit says although there's still some way to go before his special needs students can communicate in full capacity, he will continue to do his best to help them.

'I get more satisfaction out of teaching and helping these kids, than earning money from teaching other children,' Law says.

7 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Attention disorder also affects those with a high IQ

Having a high IQ does not prevent people from suffering from attention deficit disorder, a conference was told yesterday.

1 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Fund helpers for parents of retarded, Salvation Army urges

The Salvation Army has urged the government to subsidise parents of mentally retarded children so they can hire domestic helpers to help look after them.

In a survey by the Christian charity organisation of 1,025 parents of mentally disabled children, 67.3 per cent of respondents said they struggled to lift their children while looking after them.

18 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

More child psychiatrists sought

Parents with children suffering from attention deficiency and hyperactivity disorder are demanding the government hire more child psychiatrists to shorten waiting times for specialist help that can range from one to three years.

6 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Kids taste toxic side of life

IN MONTREAL, CANADA, a man walks into a school and shoots students randomly, wounding 20, one of them fatally, before turning a gun on himself.

In south London, Britain, a four-year-old girl who can't read yells from the back seat of a car, 'Look mummy, there's McDonald's' because she recognises the logo.

9 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Out of focus

JASON COULD NEVER focus on one activity. His mother complained that he never slowed down - not even to eat or at bedtime. He would interrupt his parents' conversations. At school, he would daydream and have arguments and fight. He always had to win every game.

20 Feb 2006 - 12:00am