Children with ADHD sleep both poorly and less
6 hours ago
A new study from Aarhus University has now documented that there is some truth to the claim by parents of children with ADHD that their children have more difficulty falling asleep and that they sleep more poorly than other ...
CDC: Preschoolers with ADHD often given drugs before therapy
May 03, 2016
Too many preschoolers with ADHD still are being put on drugs right away, before behavior therapy is tried, health officials say.
Children with ADHD may benefit from following healthy behaviors, new study suggests
May 02, 2016
A new study shows that children with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder follow fewer healthy lifestyle behaviors than non-ADHD youth, suggesting that they may benefit from improving lifestyle choices such as increasing ...
Children with mild attention problems 'fall behind their peers at school'
Apr 29, 2016
Young children with mild attention problems can go unnoticed at primary school and fall behind their peers academically, according to new research published today.
Risk of drug abuse lower for teens prescribed stimulant medications early in life
Apr 27, 2016
Teens who take prescribed stimulant medications such as Ritalin, Adderall, Concerta and methylphenidate within a medical context early in life are at lower risk for developing substance use problems in adolescence, according ...
Increased odds of ADHD for kids with some types of vision problems
Apr 25, 2016
Children with vision problems not correctable with glasses or contact lenses may be twice as likely to have a diagnosis of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), suggests a study in the May issue of Optometry and ...
Could a brain 'growth chart' spot attention problems early? New study suggests so
Apr 13, 2016
Want to know if your child's height and weight are on track? Check the growth chart that the doctor gives you after each yearly checkup.
Pediatricians vary widely in diagnosing ADHD, depression
Apr 01, 2016
(HealthDay)—There is a large variation in how often U.S. pediatricians diagnose and prescribe drugs for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other mental health conditions, a new study suggests.
ADHD or just immature?
Mar 10, 2016
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is typically diagnosed in childhood and manifests as an inability to sustain attention and control activity levels and impulse control. Some reports have indicated a prevalence ...
Most teens who misuse prescription stimulants say they use other people's medication
Mar 03, 2016
Using someone else's medication is the most common form of prescription stimulant misuse among adolescents, according to a University of Florida Health study, which found that 88 percent of teens who used the drugs non-medically ...