According to The Huffington Post, two Australian studies will be conducted over the next 4 years following the success of other studies evaluating the effect of sleep and anxiety treatment for children with ADHD.
Children with ADHD often have sleep and anxiety disorders flying under the radar, and new studies are revealing treatment for these conditions can improve ADHD symptoms in children too.
More than 300,000 young Australians have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and research shows 70 percent of these children are affected by sleep difficulties. Sixty four percent of children with ADHD are also affected by anxiety.Clinical psychologist and researcher Dr Emma Sciberras told The Huffington Post Australia most children with ADHD have one or more additional conditions.
“There are some particular conditions that go under the radar and don’t tend to get picked up by clinicians,” Sciberras, who is an honorary research fellow at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, said.