Young people with ADHD 'more likely' to come from deprived neighbourhoods
Apr 06, 2018
Children and young adults diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are twice as likely to come from the most socio-economically deprived neighbourhoods in England than the least deprived, new research ...
Anomalous brain structure ID'd in preschoolers with ADHD
Apr 03, 2018
(HealthDay)—Anomalous brain development is evident among medication-naive preschoolers with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study published in the April issue of the Journal of the International ...
Linking teen driving behaviors to ADHD, other mental health factors
Mar 30, 2018
Teenage drivers ages 16 to 19 are three times more likely to get into fatal accidents than their older counterparts. In this age group, around 20 percent in the United States have been affected by symptoms associated with ...
Study finds children with autism and ADHD at higher rise for anxiety
Mar 30, 2018
Children with both autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at increased risk for being diagnosed with or treated for anxiety and mood disorders, according to a study published ...
New study finds younger aged children with symptoms of ADHD have reduced brain size
Mar 26, 2018
Children as young as four years old with symptoms of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) showed reduced brain volumes in regions essential for behavioral control, according to a study published today in the Journal ...
Kids with severe brain injuries may develop ADHD: study
Mar 19, 2018
(HealthDay)—Young children who sustain a severe head injury may struggle with attention problems as they grow older, researchers say.
Why is ADHD more common in boys than girls?
Mar 13, 2018
About one in 20 children are diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) at some point during their school life. Interestingly, for every girl diagnosed, there are between three and seven boys who receive ...
Study points to potential misuse/abuse of ADHD drugs
Mar 07, 2018
A new British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology study indicates that methylphenidate, a central nervous system stimulant approved to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy, may be subject to misuse ...
Novel genetic variants for ADHD linked to educational attainment
Feb 05, 2018
A study published in the February 2018 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP) reports that five novel genetic variants associated with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder ...
Parental type 1 diabetes may increase offspring risk for ADHD
Feb 04, 2018
(HealthDay)—Children whose parents have type 1 diabetes (T1D) have a higher risk of being diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study published online Jan. 26 in Diabetes Care.