Persistent ADHD associated with overly critical parents
Feb 08, 2016
For many children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, symptoms appear to decrease as they age, but for some they do not and one reason may be persistent parental criticism, according to research published by the ...
Research shows association among childhood ADHD, sex and obesity
Feb 04, 2016
The incidence of childhood and adult obesity has increased significantly over the past three decades. New research shows that there is an association between obesity development during adulthood and childhood attention deficit ...
Evaluating ADHD medicines to reduce highway crashes
Jan 11, 2016
University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers are determining whether an extended-release medication for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder can improve highway safety and help prevent accidents – especially ...
Lead exposure linked to ADHD in kids with genetic mutation
Jan 07, 2016
Exposure to small amounts of lead may contribute to ADHD symptoms in children who have a particular gene mutation, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological ...
ADHD meds may raise risk for psychotic side effects in some kids: study
Dec 30, 2015
(HealthDay)—Stimulant medications, such as those used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), may raise the risk for psychotic side effects among young patients who have a parent with a history of serious ...
Making bicycling safer for kids with ADHD
Dec 16, 2015
Child development experts have long known that children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder are more likely to have an accident while crossing the street on their bicycles.
Children's ADHD symptoms and peer relationships influence each other over time
Dec 16, 2015
Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are restless, inattentive, and impulsive, and they have difficulty with social functioning, often having fewer friends and being rejected more than children without ...
Distractibility trait predisposes some to attentional lapses
Dec 15, 2015
People vary according to different personality traits, such as extraversion or conscientiousness, and new research suggests that they also vary according to a particular cognitive trait: distractibility. The findings are ...
Interactions between attention-grabbing brain networks weak in ADHD, study says
Dec 15, 2015
Interactions between three brain networks that help people pay attention are weaker than normal in children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to a new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine.
New report finds 43 percent increase in ADHD diagnosis for US schoolchildren
Dec 08, 2015
Twelve percent of U.S. children and teens had a diagnosis of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in 2011, a number that has jumped by 43 percent since 2003, according to a large national study based on parental ...