Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) News

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2/29/2016
Fidgeting May Help Students With ADHD Learn

Study found symptoms increased when kids faced more challenging memory tasks

2/29/2016
ADHD and Fidgeting

Fidgeting may help children with ADHD learn better, new study finds.

2/23/2016
Could Adults' Expectations Drive Up ADHD Diagnoses in Kids?

Rates of disorder have risen alongside increasing academic demands, researchers say

2/23/2016
ADHD and Academic Demands

Changes in academic demands may be driving the increase in ADHD diagnoses, according to new research

2/17/2016
Misuse of ADHD medications

Dramatic increase in misuse of ADHD medication among young adults, new study finds.

2/16/2016
More College Students Misusing ADHD Med as Study Aid

Nonmedical use of Adderall and ER visits are up, study says

2/12/2016
Study Ties Parents' Criticism to Persistent ADHD in Kids

If harsh comments focus on the child, rather than the behaviors, symptoms may linger, researcher says

2/4/2016
ADHD Tied to Obesity Risk for Girls, Study Contends

Impulsiveness, eating disorders may help explain possible link, researcher says

1/8/2016
Kids With ADHD May Be More Likely to Have Accident in Traffic: Study

Research points to impulsive behavior and problems paying attention as key reasons

1/3/2016
New Rules for Mammograms, Tanning Beds Top Health News of 2015

Female libido pill, measles outbreaks and vaccine controversy also made headlines

12/30/2015
ADHD Meds May Raise Risk for Psychotic Side Effects in Some Kids: Study

Two-thirds of children with parental history of mental illness report 'funny feelings' when on the stimulants

12/28/2015
Study: Extremely Premature Babies at Greater Risk for Autism

Researchers identified differences in the brains of these newborns

12/17/2015
ADHD and Brain Activity

Scientists spot potential cause of ADHD in the brain

12/16/2015
ADHD May Hamper Social Relationships Early in Life

Study finds cycle of rejection by peers, worsening symptoms that may heighten difficulties

12/15/2015
ADHD Patients Show Weaker Connections in Brain Networks Tied to Focus: Study

But more research is needed before scans could be used to diagnose disorder, experts say

12/8/2015
ADHD Diagnoses Rising Among U.S. Kids, Study Finds

Girls, Hispanics fueling the increase in prevalence, but experts don't know why

11/23/2015
ADHD and Sleep Problems

ADHD medications may cause sleep problems in children, new study finds.

11/23/2015
ADHD Medications Linked to Sleep Problems in Kids

Review of studies finds drugs like Ritalin, Adderall may create sleep woes for some

11/20/2015
Kids Who Take ADHD Meds More Likely to Be Bullied, Study Finds

Odds rose even higher if child sold or gave away the drugs

11/20/2015
ADHD and Bullying

Kids who take ADHD medications are twice as likely to be bullied by peers, new study finds.

10/24/2015
Kids in Foster Care Have Tripled Rates of ADHD, Study Finds

However, most do tend to get treatment, CDC researchers report

10/23/2015
Bullied Teens Face Roadblocks to Mental Health Services

Pediatricians must do more for these children, researcher says

10/22/2015
ADHD May Have Different Effects on Brains of Boys and Girls

Study findings might explain different behaviors seen in genders, experts say

10/12/2015
Kids With Mental Ills Often Treated Solely by Primary Care Doctors

Shortage of child psychiatrists helps explain findings, expert says

9/14/2015
ADHD May Mask Autism in Young Kids

This might lead to delay in getting the right diagnosis and treatment, experts say

9/3/2015
One-Third of U.S. Kids With ADHD Diagnosed Before Age 6: Report

But researchers add that few valid tests exist to support diagnosis in children that young

8/24/2015
ADHD Risk Rises for Each Week a Preemie Is Born Early

Being underweight or overweight at birth also linked to higher odds, study says

8/14/2015
More American Children Diagnosed With ADHD

U.S. Food and Drug Administration offers tips on coping with attention disorder

7/1/2015
Are Too Many Young Americans Getting Antipsychotics for ADHD?

Study shows rise in prescriptions for the powerful medications, even though they're not OK'd for this use

6/22/2015
Poor Health as Teen, Poor Job Prospects Later, Study Suggests

Chronic mental or physical problems were tied to worse education, employment goals in adult life

6/12/2015
Could ADHD Drug Find New Role in Menopause?

Small study suggests Vyvanse might help with concentration, thought organization

6/11/2015
Fidgeting May Help Children With ADHD to Focus

Small study found those who squirmed performed better on a test

6/3/2015
Pesticides Linked to ADHD, Study Says

Research found greater exposure tied to more hyperactivity and impulsivity in boys

5/14/2015
CDC: 1 in 10 Children Diagnosed With ADHD

Numbers remain unchanged since 2007; boys still twice as likely to have the condition as girls

5/11/2015
Study Links Sleep Troubles to Children's Mental Health

Some of the problems included anxiety, depression and ADHD, researchers say

5/1/2015
ADHD Tied to Higher Risk of Eating Disorder in Kids and Teens

Study links attention disorder and a form of binge-eating syndrome

5/1/2015
Moms' Pre-Pregnancy Obesity Tied to ADHD, Other Issues in Kids

Nature of connection between the conditions isn't clear, however, experts say

4/21/2015
Freedom to Fidget Helps Kids With ADHD Learn: Study

The more they were able to move during tests, the better they did

4/17/2015
Higher Altitude States Have Fewer Kids With ADHD, Study Finds

Low-lying states have rates up to 16 percent versus 6 percent in mountain regions

3/25/2015
Prenatal Exposure to Pollutants May Spell Trouble for Kids

Small study found higher risk of ADHD symptoms, other thinking and behavioral problems

3/23/2015
ADHD Children May Gain More From Family-Centered Care

Study found teaching positive parenting skills in compassionate way improved outcomes

3/19/2015
Can Fish Oil Help Boys With ADHD Pay Attention?

Perhaps, but it won't take the place of medication, expert says

3/3/2015
About 7 Percent of Kids Worldwide Have ADHD: Study

But some question accuracy of estimate

2/26/2015
ADHD May Raise Odds for Premature Death

Risk is small, but a sign the disorder is a serious problem, experts say

2/9/2015
No Link Seen Between Oxytocin-Assisted Labor and ADHD

Previous research with animals had suggested a possible connection

2/9/2015
Energy Drinks Tied to Inattention, Hyper Behavior in Middle Schoolers: Study

Kids shouldn't drink sugary, caffeinated beverages, researchers conclude

1/28/2015
ADHD Linked to Earlier Use of Illicit Drugs in Teens: Study

But one expert stressed that treatment for the disorder may curb those impulses

1/15/2015
1 in 5 Adults With Epilepsy Also Has ADHD Symptoms: Study

Experts say that controlling seizures may help alleviate other psychiatric symptoms

1/14/2015
ADHD Drug Might Help Treat Binge-Eating Disorder, Study Suggests

But therapy is preferable to medication, one expert says

12/24/2014
ADHD May Raise Teens' Odds for Smoking, Drinking

Researchers found each additional symptom increased the risk of tobacco and alcohol use at a young age