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 ...
Harnessing ADHD for business success
Mar 09, 2017
The symptoms of ADHD foster important traits associated with entrepreneurship. That conclusion was reached in a study conducted by an international team of economists, who found that entrepreneurs with ADHD embrace new experiences ...
Children with ADHD often live in chaotic households
Mar 09, 2017
Researchers often observe inadequate parenting, a negative emotional climate and household chaos in families of children with ADHD. A research group at Goethe University Frankfurt and the universities of Bremen, Heidelberg, ...
Novel dimensional approach uncovers biomarker for inattention
Mar 08, 2017
Despite diagnoses for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) occurring in a reported 11 percent of U.S. school-aged kids, clinicians still don't fully understand the underlying causes of this common condition. Now ...