Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) News

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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

12/15/2014
Medication Linked to Fewer Injuries in Kids With ADHD

Older teens experienced the greatest drop in injury risk while taking Ritalin, researchers report

11/14/2014
Two Generic Versions of ADHD Drug Not as Effective: FDA

In some patients, the medications were released more slowly than extended-release Concerta

11/13/2014
ADHD Stimulant Drug Abuse Common Among Young Adults: Survey

Reasons for misuse include pressure to succeed at school or work

11/5/2014
ADHD Linked to Expectant Moms' Smog Exposure

Traffic and fossil fuels for heat, electricity biggest factors, study suggests

11/3/2014
Typical ADHD Care Leaves Room for Improvement, Study Finds

Many pediatricians fail to follow guidelines for diagnosis, treatment

10/17/2014
U.S. Kids Use ADHD Meds More During School Year

Researchers suggest this may be to boost academic achievement

9/29/2014
ADHD Can Hamper School Performance as Early as 2nd Grade, Study Says

Researchers report problems with reading, math, social skills

9/25/2014
Many Kids With ADHD May Be Missing Out on Talk Therapy

Study finds just one in four taking medication gets additional treatment

9/23/2014
Kids Taking ADHD Drugs Get Little Psychotherapy: Study

Researchers find rates vary widely by county in U.S.

9/15/2014
Study Sees Differences in Brain Connections of Kids With ADHD

Important networks that control behavior are slower to link up, scans show

9/11/2014
Medications Plus Parent Training May Help Kids With Aggression, ADHD

Combination treatment seems to reduce anger and violent tendencies, study finds

9/2/2014
ADHD Medications Won't Stunt Kids' Growth, Study Finds

Research suggests that stimulant drugs don't affect adult height

8/27/2014
Do Antidepressants in Pregnancy Raise Risks for Mental Woes in Kids?

New study discounts pills' link to autism, but suggests ties to ADHD

8/18/2014
Childhood Mental Disability Rates Up, Study Finds

Largest increase reported among wealthier families

7/21/2014
Smoking While Pregnant Linked to ADHD in Children

Expectant moms' use of nicotine-replacement therapy could also spell problems for kids, study suggests

7/3/2014
ADHD Drugs May Up Risk of Heart Problems in Kids, Study Finds

But problems are rare, findings should not cause alarm, experts say

6/30/2014
Kids With ADHD More Likely to Abuse Drugs: Analysis

But researchers also found that medications used to treat disorder not part of increased risk

6/26/2014
6/20/2014
No Sign That ADHD Meds Raise Suicide Risk: Study

'Rigorous' Swedish research compared behavior when patients were on or off the stimulant drugs

6/6/2014
Genetic 'Networks' May Play Role in Autism

Finding might provide new targets for drugs to treat disorder, researchers say

5/28/2014
Can Fire Retardants Raise Risk of Children Born With Lower IQs?

Study found higher levels of the chemicals in mom also upped chances of hyperactivity in kids by age 5

5/12/2014
Drug Therapy May Lower Odds That Kids With ADHD Will Smoke

Children with the disorder typically have higher smoking rates, experts note

5/6/2014
Kids With ADHD May Also Suffer Family Troubles

Study found they were more likely to come from homes affected by poverty, divorce, substance abuse

5/2/2014
Many Ivy League Students Admit Using ADHD Drugs for Better Grades: Study

18 percent surveyed said they've used meds like Adderall to stay alert when cramming

4/25/2014
ADHD Drug Ritalin Boosted Self-Control in Tests

Researchers think manipulating brain chemicals might help people stick to a diet or boring tasks

4/24/2014
1 in 13 U.S. Schoolkids Takes Psych Meds: Report

More than half of parents said the drugs are helpful

4/21/2014
Language Problems Common for Kids With ADHD, Study Finds

Anxiety often goes hand in hand with attention disorder, too

4/10/2014
Too Many Foster Kids With ADHD Treated With Antipsychotic Drugs: Study

Researchers looked at unapproved 'atypical' use of these meds in one state

3/17/2014
ADHD Drugs Linked to Later Weight Gain in Kids

Study found 'rebound' effect in children who stopped using stimulants, which may increase obesity risk later

3/12/2014
Autism, ADHD Tied to Gender Concerns in Some Kids: Study

These children may be less inhibited, more likely to say they want to be another gender, researchers suggest

3/3/2014
Psychiatric Ills Widespread Among U.S. Soldiers: Studies

Rates exceed those found in general population; may help explain increase in suicides, researchers say

2/26/2014
Are Kids Born to Older Dads at Risk for Mental Health Woes?

Large Swedish study found higher rates of autism, ADHD and other disorders, but expert says the risk is small

2/24/2014
Use of Tylenol in Pregnancy Tied to Higher ADHD Risk in Child

Risk increases with longer use, researchers say; experts caution the finding needs verification

2/17/2014
Kids With ADHD May Benefit From 'Brain Wave' Training in School: Study

But experts agree more research is needed to see if that translates into better classroom performance

1/29/2014
Drivers With ADHD May Be at Higher Risk for Serious Crashes

In large Swedish study, men who took their meds lowered their accident odds