Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) News

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12/3/2012
U.S. Kids Might Not Be Over-Medicated After All

Study found 14% of teens with conditions like ADHD are treated with psychiatric drugs

11/21/2012
Continued Use of ADHD Drugs May Reduce Criminal Behavior, Study Says

Arrests were lower when people with disorder took their medication, Swedish research found

11/19/2012
Youngest Kids in Class May Be More Likely to Get ADHD Diagnosis

Study suggests their immaturity may lead to unnecessary treatment with medication

11/2/2012
ADHD Drugs Didn't Raise Heart Risks for Kids, Study Finds

Review found no difference in severe cardiac events between kids taking, not taking meds

10/30/2012
Gene May Be Tied to Both Smoking and ADHD, Study Suggests

More research needed to determine if there are actual shared genetic risks, researchers say

10/24/2012
Exercise Boosts School Performance for Kids With ADHD: Study

20-minute activity sessions helped them focus on classwork

10/15/2012
Some Boys With ADHD May Struggle as Adults

Study found 20% more likely to have trouble with schooling, relationships or jobs

10/9/2012
Gene Tied to Obesity, Depression, ADHD

Of more than 65,000 people screened in study, 5 had 'BDNF' deletion

10/8/2012
Prenatal Mercury Exposure Tied to ADHD Symptoms in Kids

But mothers' fish consumption during pregnancy shows protective effect, researchers find

9/18/2012
More U.S. Kids Prescribed Off-Label Antipsychotics: Study

Use is particularly high among children with ADHD or conduct disorder, study shows

9/13/2012
Gestational Diabetes, Poverty Linked to ADHD

But breast-feeding appears to have protective effect, researchers say

9/4/2012
Health Tip: Help a Child With ADHD Sleep Better

Maintain a consistent schedule

8/17/2012
ADHD May Raise Girls' Risk for Suicide as Young Adults

Also more likely to self-injure as young women, study shows

8/17/2012
Teens With ADHD May Need Help Making Transition to College

Experts offer suggestions for students on how to compensate for their disorder

8/16/2012
High-Potency Pot in Pregnancy May Cause Brain Damage

Study finds babies at higher risk for devastating birth defect, later learning disabilities

8/15/2012
More Delays in Brain Growth Seen With ADHD

Latest study finds the covering of the cerebral cortex developed more slowly

8/14/2012
Genetic Studies Give Clues to Tourette Syndrome, OCD

But specific genes for the mental health conditions have yet to be pinpointed

8/1/2012
Signs of ADHD Evident by Preschool, Expert Says

Early identification improves odds for social, academic success

7/19/2012
Monkey Study Suggests Long-Term Use of ADHD Drugs Safe

Brain development wasn't affected, and no raised risk of drug abuse was found

6/25/2012
Delaying ADHD Meds Could Hurt Kids' Math Scores

Study finds starting stimulant drugs sooner helps prevent academic decline

6/12/2012
Sleep Apnea in Teens Linked to Social, Behavioral Woes

Kids with sleep apnea had higher rates of attention and hyperactivity problems, study finds

5/30/2012
FDA Warns of Fake Version of ADHD Drug Adderall

Counterfeit drug lacks active ingredient; real medicine is currently in short supply

5/28/2012
Doubt Cast on Usefulness of 'Sensory' Therapies for Autism

Experts say proof is lacking for these techniques in other disorders, too

5/24/2012
Autism Often Not Diagnosed Until Age 5 or Older: U.S. Report

But earlier interventions make a big difference, experts say

5/3/2012
Overly Long Pregnancies Linked to Behavioral Problems in Toddlers

Post-term pregnancies are those that last 42 weeks

4/30/2012
Being Bullied Tied to Anxiety, Depression in Special-Needs Kids

More than chronic conditions themselves, maltreatment by peers led to mental distress in small study

4/30/2012
Teen Impulsiveness Has Different Sources in ADHD, Substance Use

Imaging study finds brain networks causing behavior aren't the same

3/23/2012
ADHD Diagnosis Rates Rose Sharply in Past Decade

Study also finds more children seeing psychiatrists for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder

3/19/2012
Kids of Meth-Using Moms at Risk of Behavioral Woes

Study suggests prenatal exposure to methamphetamine raises chances of ADHD, depression, anxiety

3/15/2012
Fetal Exposure to Cellphone Radiation Tied to ADHD-Like Symptoms in Mice

Behaviors seemed to rise with added exposure, but experts stress that rodent findings are preliminary

3/5/2012
Youngest Kids in Class More Apt to Get ADHD Diagnosis: Study

Researchers suggest some may just be immature for their grade

3/5/2012
Snoring Tots May Develop Behavioral Issues Later

Study found those who had worst sleep problems seemed most at risk

2/26/2012
Video Games, Impulsivity Seem to Go Hand-in-Hand

Attention problems and more time spent gaming occur in both directions, study suggests

2/23/2012
Meds for Autism Not Well Understood: Study

Guidelines needed for use of psychiatric drugs in affected teens, researcher says

2/11/2012
Kindergartners Who Can Pay Attention May Reap Benefits Later

Study showed the skill served them well in later grades

2/2/2012
Anesthesia in Early Childhood May Be Linked to ADHD

Only associated with multiple surgeries; not a reason to delay needed procedures, experts say

1/23/2012
'Co-Occurring' Disorders May Explain Change in Autism Diagnosis

As symptoms of other conditions become more apparent, labels may vary, study suggests

1/16/2012
Pediatricians Split on Heart Tests Before Kids' ADHD Meds

About 15 percent order EKGs; recent studies say drugs don't pose heart risk

1/9/2012
Diet Might Have Some Effect on ADHD

Review found omega-3 fatty acids may help kids with disorder, while Western diet could hurt

1/6/2012
ADHD Drug Shortage Pushes Parents to Seek Substitutes

But experts say medication switches must be done carefully

1/3/2012
Mom's Poverty, Diabetes Might Raise ADHD Risk in Kids

Study found combo increased chances of disorder 14-fold

12/12/2011
ADHD Drugs Don't Raise Risk of Heart Problems: Study

Earlier research indicated possible problem, but latest finding doesn't show link

12/5/2011
More Evidence Links Specific Genes to ADHD

Future treatments might target these genetic pathways, researchers say

11/29/2011
Health Tip: Signs That May Indicate ADHD

Potential symptoms of impulsive behavior

11/28/2011
Brain Pathways Seem Disrupted in Kids With ADHD

Areas involving 'visual attention' and working memory less active, MRI scans show

11/11/2011
ADHD Brain Changes Appear to Persist Into Adulthood

Imaging shows more differences in those who still have symptoms: study

11/1/2011
Little Evidence of Heart Risks From ADHD Meds

But appropriate screening, monitoring recommended, researchers say

10/25/2011
Parental Training May Benefit ADHD Kids Under 6: Report

Researchers find no evidence that meds help these youngsters, but parents' program seems effective

10/21/2011
Some Kids Respond Better to ADHD Drug Than Others

Gene variant may predict which children do better on methylphenidate

10/17/2011
New ADHD Guidelines Include Preschoolers, Older Teens

But behavioral therapy should be first treatment in youngest children