Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) News

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1/2/2014
Study: Kids With ADHD, Aggression May Benefit From 2nd Med

Modest improvements in violent behavior noted with addition of antipsychotic drug

1/2/2014
Troubled Launch of 'Obamacare' Tops Health News for 2013

Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy, new heart care guidelines also made headlines

12/30/2013
Landmark ADHD Study Backed Drugs Over Therapy at a Cost: Report

Children denied counseling may have lost out, experts say

12/17/2013
Many ADHD Drugs Linked to Painful Erections: FDA

Agency wants drug labels to reflect this rare risk

12/4/2013
More Than 6 Percent of U.S. Teens Take Psychiatric Meds: Survey

ADHD, depression most common conditions reported by those on medication

12/3/2013
Mother's Smoking, Early Birth May Raise ADHD Risk in Children

But researchers say more study on the causes of the disorder is needed

12/2/2013
Low Iron in Brain a Sign of ADHD?

MRI technique might aid diagnosis, treatment, researcher says

11/22/2013
Steroids for Preemies May Raise ADHD Risk, Study Says

Shots are given to boost lung development

11/22/2013
1 in 10 U.S. Children Now Has ADHD, CDC Says

Good news is that the rate of increase is slowing, researchers add

11/18/2013
Bedroom TV, Video Games Linked to Less Sleep in Boys With Autism

But whether one causes the other isn't clear

10/29/2013
Sunny Regions Reflect Lower ADHD Rates: Study

Researchers wonder whether sunlight protects children, adults from distracted behavior

10/21/2013
Kids With ADHD Often Prone to Bowel Problems: Study

Bodily cues often overlooked, experts say

10/3/2013
Does Your Preschool Child Have ADHD?

Relying on several sources, including teachers, clinicians and yourself, is best way to find out, study says

9/30/2013
Preschoolers' Use of Psychiatric Drugs Levels Off, Study Shows

Findings suggest doctors may have safety concerns

9/25/2013
Preemies' Woes Sometimes Due to Heredity, Study Says

Severe mental illness, learning difficulties often blamed on early birth, but may just run in family

9/2/2013
Parents' Goals Guide ADHD Treatment Choice

Therapy may be more successful when decision-making is shared, researcher suggests

8/26/2013
More Links Seen Between Autism, ADHD

Study found 1 in 5 kids with attention disorder also had autistic-type traits

8/23/2013
Some Video Games May Boost Brain's Flexibility, Study Finds

Real-time strategy games hone ability to think on the fly, says researcher

8/23/2013
Allergies, Asthma Show Links to ADHD: Study

All three conditions on the rise, but it's unclear whether ADHD risk is affected by others

8/23/2013
Health Tip: Help Manage ADHD

Take a positive approach toward your child's diagnosis

8/12/2013
ADHD + Texting = Double Trouble for Teen Drivers, Study Finds

One proposed solution: technology that cuts off cellphone when engine is on

8/11/2013
Genetic Overlap Seen in Five Mental Disorders

Strongest link between schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, researchers say

8/2/2013
Playing Violent Video Games Linked to Impulsive Behavior

But these same action games were tied to improved visual skills, researchers say

7/29/2013
Video Game 'Addiction' More Likely With Autism, ADHD

Study cites poor peer relationships as one reason these kids embrace gaming

7/16/2013
First Medical Device to Help Diagnose ADHD Approved

Brain monitor tracks neurological signals in children and teens

7/16/2013
FDA Approves Brain Wave Test for ADHD

Device is designed for children 6 to 17 as part of a complete psychological examination

6/25/2013
ADHD May Be Tied to Longer-Lasting Head Injury, Study Says

Author says contact sports should be avoided; another expert disagrees

6/24/2013
Minority Kids Less Likely to Be Diagnosed, Treated for ADHD: Study

Finding points to possible disparities in care

6/8/2013
Summer Camp Health Tips for Parents

How to keep water sports from causing skin infections and other expert advice

6/6/2013
Autism, ADHD Often Occur Together, Research Shows

Study finds nearly one-third of kids with autism also have problems with attention and hyperactivity

6/5/2013
Recession Forced Cutbacks in Care for Special Needs Kids: Study

Some families curtailed dental visits, medicines for children with chronic health problems

5/31/2013
Many Parents Unaware of Teens' Abuse of ADHD Drugs

So-called 'study drugs' don't boost grades, and abusing them is dangerous, researchers warn

5/31/2013
Research Shows How Ritalin Affects Brains of Kids With ADHD

Medication activates areas associated with the disorder, scans show

5/29/2013
Kids With ADHD Less Able to Process Emotions During Sleep: Study

Brain regions that control 'emotional memories' are underactive, researchers find

5/29/2013
ADHD Meds Don't Raise Risk of Drug Abuse in Adulthood: Review

Analysis shows no greater threat of addiction to alcohol, cocaine, marijuana, nicotine or other drugs

5/21/2013
Removing Tonsils Helps Kids With Sleep Apnea, Study Finds

Better slumber improved daytime energy and behavior, but not memory, learning, researchers say

5/20/2013
ADHD in Childhood May Raise Risk for Obesity in Adulthood

Study found boys with the disorder were twice as likely to have a higher body-mass index when they were men

5/20/2013
Latest Edition of Psychiatry's 'Bible' Launched Amid Controversy

Authors say it defines disorders more concisely; critics say it will lead to over-diagnosis and unnecessary treatments

5/16/2013
1 in 5 U.S. Kids Has a Mental Health Disorder: CDC

ADHD is most common current diagnosis in children aged 3 to 17

5/6/2013
Flame-Retardant Chemicals Could Be Toxic to Kids

Study tied exposure in womb to hyperactivity, lower IQ

5/6/2013
Most Docs Don't Follow ADHD Treatment Guidelines for Preschoolers: Study

Some specialists turn to medications too soon while others avoid them completely

5/6/2013
More Kids Diagnosed With Mental Health Disabilities, Study Finds

Conditions such as autism, ADHD appear to drive 16 percent increase in a decade

5/1/2013
Girls With Autism May Need Different Treatments Than Boys

New studies highlight variations in symptoms, genetic makeup

4/19/2013
Kids' Learning Disabilities May Have Multiple Causes

Educational approaches that address each issue work best, review suggests

4/12/2013
Changes to Psychiatry's 'Bible' Could Widen Definition of ADHD

Experts disagree over whether this will help or harm in the long run

4/9/2013
Google Search Trends Suggest Mental Woes Vary by Seasons

Study in U.S. and Australia found more online inquiries in winter than summer

4/1/2013
One in 10 U.S. Kids Diagnosed With ADHD: Report

But many children who get diagnosis may not really have the condition, experts say

4/1/2013
Parent-Focused Classes May Help Tots at Risk for ADHD

Programs try to promote positive relationship between parent and child

3/28/2013
Frequent Moves Take Toll on Poor Kids, Study Suggests

Fallout anticipated from U.S. housing crisis, researcher says

3/22/2013
Antipsychotic Drug Use Rising for Kids on Medicaid, Study Finds

Researchers say meds were often prescribed 'off-label' for conditions like ADHD