Parent training on ADHD using volunteers can help meet growing treatment needs
May 24, 2017
Using volunteers to train parents concerned about attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in their children can improve capacity to meet increasing ADHD treatment needs, finds a new study by NYU's Steinhardt School ...
Study finds minority children prescribed ADHD medication more likely to discontinue treatment
May 24, 2017
A study led by researchers from the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health published in the June 2017 edition of Pediatrics found higher rates of medication discontinuation and treatment disengagement among minority ...
Nonprescription use of Ritalin linked to adverse side effects, study finds
May 15, 2017
New research from the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions that explored the potential side effects of the stimulant drug Ritalin on those without ADHD showed changes in brain chemistry associated with risk-taking ...
Fidget spinners—tool or toy?
May 12, 2017
They are flying off store shelves and showing up in classrooms around the country. The growing popularity of fidget spinners, originally designed to help children and adults with autism and attention disorders like ADHD, ...
Study looks at the prevalence, challenges of athletes with ADHD
May 11, 2017
A new study from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center finds athletes with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to compete in team contact sports than individual sports, which could increase ...
ADHD medication associated with reduced risk for motor vehicle crashes
May 10, 2017
In a study of more than 2.3 million patients in the United States with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), rates of motor vehicle crashes (MVCs) were lower when they had received their medication, according to ...
Study finds children with ADHD have questions for their doctor but don't ask them
Apr 20, 2017
Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder want to ask their physicians about their condition and medications but often don't, according to researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The ...
Researchers disentangle relationship between autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, and ADHD in children
Apr 18, 2017
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experience internalizing and externalizing problems at higher rates than typically developing children, which could worsen social impairment, according to researchers with the ...
Video game promotes better attention skills in some children with sensory processing dysfunction
Apr 06, 2017
A video game under development as a medical device boosts attention in some children with sensory processing dysfunction, or SPD, a condition that can make the sound of a vacuum, or contact with a clothing tag intolerable ...
Study questions benefits of long-term use of ADHD medications
Mar 13, 2017
In a study that followed more than 500 children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) into adulthood, extended use of stimulant medication was linked with suppressed adult height but not with reduced symptoms ...