Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) News

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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

3/17/2011
ADHD's Upside: Greater Creativity?

Focusing issues may actually help those with the disorder think outside the box, researchers say

2/14/2011
Hand Movements May Give Clues to ADHD Severity

But some experts question the usefulness of the study findings

2/14/2011
Energy Drinks May Hurt Kids: Study

Children with existing health or emotional issues most at risk, researchers say

2/7/2011
Most ADHD Kids Have Multiple Conditions, Study Says

Two-thirds face other struggles, such as learning disabilities, anxiety, speech problems, data shows

2/4/2011
Restrictive Diet May Reduce ADHD Symptoms

But researchers add that not all kids helped; long-term effectiveness unknown

1/21/2011
Severe Mental Health Disorders Untreated in Many U.S. Teens

Shortage of mental health specialists for children likely to be a growing problem, experts warn

1/19/2011
Adult ADHD Often Precedes Certain Type of Dementia: Study

More than triples risk of developing degenerative brain disease, researchers say

11/23/2010
Children Born 'Late Pre-Term' More Prone to Low IQ

Risk of attention problems at age 6 also rises for those born between 34 and 36 weeks, study finds

11/21/2010
Behavior Disorders Boost Crash Risk for Teen Boys: Study

ADHD drivers face similar risks as epilepsy patients and are urged to take steps to avoid accidents

11/15/2010
Vyvanse Approved for Adolescent ADHD

Previously sanctioned for ADHD in adults and children

11/10/2010
ADHD Rates Soar in U.S. Kids: Study

Better diagnosis and screening may play a role in increase, researchers say

11/8/2010
Kids of Deployed Soldiers May Face More Mental Health Woes

Study found they needed more doctor visits to handle issues from parent's absence

11/1/2010
Study Finds Teens' Late Night Media Use Comes at a Price

Tied to learning problems, anxiety, depression, mood swings

10/27/2010
Children with ADHD Symptoms at Higher Risk of Obesity

Hyperactivity, impulsiveness associated with a 63 percent increase, researchers found

10/15/2010
Brain Scans May Help Identify Bipolar, ADHD Kids: Study

Accurate diagnosis could lead to more targeted treatments, researchers say

10/4/2010
New Clues to Possible Genetic Basis for ADHD

2 studies point to DNA as contributors, but environment could still be key, experts say

9/30/2010
Gene Disorder Linked to ADHD

Finding bolsters idea that condition has biological basis

9/17/2010
Aggressive Kids With ADHD May Not Need Antipsychotic Meds

Study suggests judicious tweaking of stimulant drugs, plus psychotherapy, may be enough

9/2/2010
Prescription Drug Use Rising in U.S., CDC Reports

Statins, asthma meds, antidepressants and stimulants top the list

8/27/2010
Some Fake ADHD to Get Meds, Special Treatment

Study shows that they can fool doctors on certain tests

8/24/2010
Cognitive Therapy Helps Adults With ADHD

Study found adding it to medications lessened symptoms

8/19/2010
Prenatal Pesticide Exposure May Raise Risk of Attention Issues in Kids

Link is not cause-and-effect at this point, researchers stress

7/28/2010
Teens With ADHD Often Have Trouble Completing High School

Dropping out or delayed graduation most common among kids with attention disorder, study finds

7/6/2010
Too Much Screen Time Can Threaten Attention Span

Kids, young adults who overdo TV, video games almost twice as likely to have problems, study finds