Attention Deficit Disorder News
June 24, 2019

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Leonardo da Vinci produced some of the world's most iconic art, but historical accounts show that he struggled to complete his works. New research now suggests the best ... read more

More Sleep May Help Teens With ADHD Focus and Organize

Teenagers with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may benefit from more sleep to help them focus, plan and control their ... read more

Childhood Methylphenidate Treatment Predicts Antidepressant Use During Adolescence

A new, 12-year longitudinal study, which monitored 6,830 children from early childhood into adolescence, has shown that consistent treatment with ... read more

Maternal Diet During Pregnancy May Modulate the Risk of ADHD Symptoms in Children

A study suggest that the risk of a child developing symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be modulated by the mother's diet ... read more
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Positive Findings With Dasotraline for ADHD in Children Ages 6-12

A new study in children aged 6 to 12 years of dasotraline, a promising new treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), showed significant improvement in efficacy in the treatment ... read more

Genetic Risk for ADHD Manifest in Brain Structure in Childhood

There is only scant scientific evidence on whether the genetic risk for developing specific psychiatric disorders or cognitive traits is manifest in brain structure from childhood and, to date, ... read more

African-American Mothers Rate Boys Higher for ADHD

African-American children often are reported by parents and teachers to display behaviors of ADHD at a higher rate than children from other racial and ethnic groups. For the first time, researchers ... read more

First Genetic Map of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

An international study, focused on the analysis of the genome of more than 50,000 people worldwide, has identified twelve specific fragments of DNA related to the vulnerability of the attention ... read more

Father's Nicotine Use Can Cause Cognitive Problems in Children and Grandchildren

A father's exposure to nicotine may cause cognitive deficits in his children and even grandchildren, according to a new study. The effect, which was not caused by direct secondhand exposure, may ... read more

Cumulative Sub-Concussive Impacts in a Single Season of Youth Football

In an investigation of head impact burden and change in neurocognitive function during a season of youth football, researchers find that sub-concussive impacts are not correlated with worsening ... read more

Higher Levels of Urinary Fluoride Associated With ADHD in Children

Higher levels of urinary fluoride during pregnancy are associated with more ADHD-like symptoms in school-age ... read more

Scientists Use AI to Develop Better Predictions of Why Children Struggle at School

Scientists using machine learning -- a type of artificial intelligence -- with data from hundreds of children who struggle at school, identified clusters of learning difficulties which did not match ... read more

ADHD May Increase Risk of Parkinson's Disease and Similar Disorders

Researchers have found that ADHD patients had an increased risk of developing Parkinson's and Parkinson-like diseases than individuals with no ADHD ... read more

Similar Changes in the Brains of Patients With ADHD and Emotional Instability

In both ADHD and emotional instability disorders (e.g. borderline and antisocial personality disorder as well as conduct disorder in children), the brain exhibits similar changes in overlapping ... read more

Largest Brain Study of 62,454 Scans Identifies Drivers of Brain Aging

In the largest known brain imaging study, scientists evaluated 62,454 brain SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography) scans of more than 30,000 individuals from 9 months old to 105 years of ... read more

Study Identifies Distinct Origin of ADHD in Children With History of Brain Injury

Physical brain injury in children contributes to the development of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), distinct from genetic risk for the ... read more

ADHD Medications: Of All Available Drugs, Methylphenidate Should Be First Option for Short-Term Treatment in Children

Study includes 133 double-blind randomized controlled trials with data from more than 14,000 children and adolescents and 10,000 ... read more

Individual Training of Parents Is Best for Small Children With ADHD

A major research project highlights that individual behavioral treatment and support for parents who have preschool children with ADHD is significantly better than what is currently routinely offered ... read more

Can We Predict the Long-Term Outcome of Boys With ADHD?

A new study reports on a group of boys diagnosed with ADHD in childhood (when they were, on average, 8 years old) and followed into adulthood (when they were in their early 40s). The goal was to ... read more

How Stimulant Treatments for ADHD Work

Stimulant medications are an effective treatment for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). In the classroom, parents and teachers say that medications like methylphenidate (MPH) can reduce ... read more

ADHD Drugs Do Not Improve Cognition in Healthy College Students

Contrary to popular belief across college campuses, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medications may fail to improve cognition in healthy students and actually can impair ... read more

Therapy Dogs Effective in Reducing Symptoms of ADHD, Study Finds

Researchers have found therapy dogs to be effective in reducing the symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in ... read more

Digital Media Use Linked to Behavioral Problems in Kids

Teens who spend lots of time using digital devices are prone to psychiatric problems, reports a team of scientists in a new study. Children who are heavy users of digital devices are twice as likely ... read more

Exposure to Air Pollution in Pregnancy Does Not Increase Symptoms of Attention-Deficit

A study of 30,000 children from seven European countries found no association between prenatal exposure to air pollution and symptoms of attention-deficit and ... read more

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