Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) News

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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

10/16/2011
Kids Can Be Tougher on Obese Peers

Study found this way especially true if children felt 'problem' traits were others' own fault

10/14/2011
Health Tip: Parenting a Child With ADHD

Hands-on advice for moms and dads

9/28/2011
Number of U.S. Kids on ADHD Meds Keeps Rising

But the rate of increase has slowed considerably since 1990s, study authors note

9/23/2011
ADHD Symptoms May Add to Burden of Autism

Untreated inattention, hyperactivity further diminish quality of life, researchers say

9/19/2011
ADHD Drug Delays Puberty in Male Monkeys, Study Finds

Much more research needed before finding on Ritalin can have implications for humans, experts say

9/15/2011
ADHD Doubles a Child's Risk of Injury: Study

Impulsive behaviors can lead kids to leap before they look, expert says

8/23/2011
Study Links Writing Difficulties to ADHD

Kids with the condition 5 times more likely to have problems with spelling, writing than those without it

8/18/2011
Nearly 1 in 10 U.S. Kids Diagnosed With ADHD

Small increase in past decade likely reflects greater awareness of the disorder, CDC says

8/10/2011
ADHD, Autism May Sometimes Share Gene Mutations

But, the vast majority of children with autism disorders or ADHD don't share these genetic risks

7/27/2011
Special Needs Kids Bullied More, Fare Poorly at School

Study's author says the well-being of 'whole' child needs to be considered

7/25/2011
Kids With ADHD Less Adept at Crossing the Street: Study

They may look both ways, but leave too little time to cross safely

7/20/2011
Preemies at Risk for Psychiatric Disorders as Teens, Study Contends

Injuries suffered before or after birth linked to problems such as ADHD, say researchers, calling for more studies

7/11/2011
ADHD, Learning Issues May Be Linked to Secondhand Smoke

Kids living in homes with smoker have higher odds of developing neurobehavioral disorders, study finds

6/14/2011
Too Little Sleep in Preschool Years May Predict ADHD

Study suggests link between behavior in kindergarten and sleep loss earlier in life

6/10/2011
Brain Scan Spots Differences in Tots With ADHD Symptoms

Researchers suggest earlier diagnosis of behavioral disorder could lead to better outcomes for kids

6/1/2011
Children With ADHD More Prone to Substance Abuse: Study

They were 1.5 times more likely to smoke, drink, use drugs than unaffected kids

5/23/2011
U.S. Rates of Autism, ADHD Continue to Rise: Report

Study finds 1 in 6 kids now have a developmental disability, perhaps due to better diagnosis

5/16/2011
Kids Taking ADHD Drugs at Low Risk for Heart Problems: Study

But industry-sponsored study doesn't allay fears, one expert says

5/12/2011
ADHD Drug Shortage Has Patients, Parents Scrambling

Switching from one med to another isn't always an option, experts note

5/9/2011
ADHD With Poor Emotional Control Seems to Run in Families

Half of adults with ADHD may also overreact to everyday situations, study shows

5/4/2011
Treating Kids for Environmental Ills Costs U.S. $76B a Year

Left unchecked, pollution, chemicals, other toxins will continue to push health costs skyward, researchers say

4/21/2011
Babies' Persistent Fussiness Could Mean Behavioral Woes Ahead

Study links problems in infancy to temper tantrums, aggressive actions and more

4/19/2011
Birth Even a Few Weeks Early May Raise Odds for ADHD

Study finds the risk rising the further delivery gets from full 40 weeks

4/1/2011
FDA Panel Delays Action on Dyes Used in Foods

It calls for more research, but many parents and scientists fear link to ADHD

3/30/2011
FDA Panel Examines Possible Links Between Food Dyes, ADHD

It's the first time the agency has ever seriously looked at the issue, experts say

3/25/2011
Gender May Play Role in Psych Symptoms in Kids With Epilepsy

Girls had more emotional problems while boys had more inattention/hyperactivity, study found