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.
Harsh parenting linked with poor school performance in kids with ADHD
Jan 25, 2018
The way parents interact with their kids may affect how well children with certain behavioral problems like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder—ADHD—perform in school, according to researchers.
Large study finds higher rates of early substance use among children with ADHD
Jan 23, 2018
A new study published online in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry found that children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) engaged in substance use at a younger age than those without ADHD and ...
ADHD drug use soars among young women
Jan 19, 2018
(HealthDay)—Though drugs to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are typically taken by children and young teens, scores of women of childbearing age are now using the medications, a new government report ...
ADHD medications may reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infection
Jan 02, 2018
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) increases the risk of subsequent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among adolescent and young adult populations by about three times, reports a study published in the January ...
For children with ADHD, a brief, school-based program can help dramatically with homework problems, study finds
Dec 06, 2017
Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder who took part in a brief, school-based program displayed significant improvements in their homework, organization and planning skills, according to a new study led by ...
MRI shows brain differences among ADHD patients
Nov 22, 2017
Information from brain MRIs can help identify people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and distinguish among subtypes of the condition, according to a study appearing online in the journal Radiology.