Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) News

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5/17/2010
Pesticides on Produce Tied to ADHD in Children

Organophosphates may alter chemistry of developing brain, researchers say

5/4/2010
Smoking While Pregnant May Raise Psychiatric Risks in Kids

Study found the more cigarettes a woman smoked, the greater the chances

5/3/2010
Kids Raised by Relatives Face Increased Health Risks

Extra support is needed when children don't live with a parent, expert says

4/19/2010
Genetics, Psychology May Trigger ADHD

Gene variant and sense of family discord implicated in new study

4/9/2010
Motivational Incentives Help Kids With ADHD

Combining behavioral approach with medication boosts performance, study finds

4/1/2010
Health Tip: Managing ADHD

Helping your child at home

3/26/2010
ADHD Symptoms Often Subside Within a Year

Children should be rechecked annually to prevent unneeded treatment, researchers say

3/15/2010
Siblings of Kids With Autism May Be Prone to Hyperactivity

But it shouldn't affect mental health overall, study finds

3/8/2010
Study Looks At Cost-Effectiveness of ECG in Hyperactive Kids

Analysis compared three strategies for preventing sudden cardiac death from stimulant medication

2/16/2010
One in Two Children Has Chronic Health Issues

But study also found most conditions, such as obesity, asthma and ADHD, did not persist

2/11/2010
ADHD Brain May Be a Little Different

Ventral striatum is smaller, which may explain impulsiveness, researchers say

2/2/2010
Lead Exposure May Contribute to ADHD

Two studies report higher levels in kids with symptoms

2/1/2010
As Kids Age, Secondary Schools Offer Less Support

Elementary schools better with behavioral, emotional issues, survey found

2/1/2010
Loving Foster Homes Improve Kids' Attention, Impulsivity

A stable environment also helps behavior, researchers find

1/25/2010
Ambidextrous Children at Higher Risk for Learning Problems

More likely than right-handed kids to have language problems, ADHD, study finds

12/14/2009
Half of U.S. Kids With Mental Issues Are Getting Help

Depression and anxiety often go unrecognized, experts say

11/23/2009
Smoking During Pregnancy, Lead Exposure Raise ADHD Risk in Kids

Study found one more than doubled chances, while both increased risk eightfold

11/3/2009
Folate Levels in Pregnancy Tied to ADHD in Offspring

Prenatal nutrition seems to affect child's nervous system, brain growth, researchers say

10/19/2009
Childhood ADHD Linked to Criminal Behavior in Adults

More study needed to see if medical treatment cuts rates of illegal activities, researchers say

10/6/2009
Teens With ADHD, Depression Risk Internet Addiction

In a wired world, obsessive use is likely to increase, experts say

9/8/2009
Motivation May Be at Root of ADHD

Scans suggest that symptoms stem from deficits in brain's rewards system

9/3/2009
Intuniv Approved for Pediatric ADHD

No known potential for abuse, maker says

8/31/2009
Is Eye Exam on Your Back-to-School List?

Kids should have first vision screening at 6 months of age, optometrists say

8/24/2009
Abuse of ADHD Drugs on the Rise

Jump in poison control center calls mirrors increasing prescriptions, study shows

7/17/2009
Fetal Alcohol Disorders Often Misdiagnosed as ADHD

Behavioral difficulties can look the same, researchers note

7/16/2009
7/10/2009
Health Tip: Understanding ADHD

Information for parents

7/10/2009
Overall Health of U.S. Children a Mixed Bag

Government study finds gains and losses

6/30/2009
Hormones May Affect Neurological Disease Risk

Women are more vulnerable during certain stages of life, study finds

6/25/2009
Hundreds of Genes Could Be Linked to ADHD

Variations would explain different attention-disorder symptoms, study suggests

6/15/2009
ADHD Drugs Linked to Sudden Death in Kids

But these unexplained events are exceedingly rare, study finds

6/4/2009
Tourette Syndrome Diagnosed in 3 in Every 1,000 Kids

Many more cases have not been identified, U.S. health officials say

5/26/2009
Attention Problems in Kindergarten Could Spell Long-Term Academic Trouble

They have bigger impact than issues such as depression, anxiety, study finds

5/8/2009
Impulsivity Raises Alcoholism Risk

Mouse study finds those that crave alcohol are more likely to choose quick rewards

5/1/2009
Treating Sleep Disorders May Ease ADHD Symptoms

Team suggests screening spares patients lifetime of problems

4/27/2009
Meds Help Kids With ADHD in Classroom

Study finds they test higher than unmedicated peers in grade school

3/26/2009
Working Memory Fluctuates in Kids With ADHD

Study reveals varied response times for tasks, though answers were still correct

3/23/2009
Electrical Signal in Brain Seems to Warn of 'Mistakes'

Finding may help in kids with ADHD, workers under stress

3/17/2009
Narcolepsy Drug Might Be Addictive

Finding comes as use of stimulant for enhanced mental function is on the increase

3/3/2009
Impulsive Kindergartners May Turn to Gambling

It's just one of the serious consequences these children are prone to, study suggests

2/3/2009
Mouse Study Suggests ADHD Drug Might Be Addictive

But expert says finding doesn't apply to patients because doses used were so high

1/26/2009
Hallucinations Are Rare Side Effects of ADHD Medications

Visual or tactile sensations of bugs an uncommon, but possible, reaction, study finds

1/23/2009
Health Tip: Taking ADHD Medications

Suggestions to minimize side effects

11/21/2008
ADHD Medications Don't Pose Cancer Risk

Study found 2 popular drugs do not cause genetic damage that can lead to disease

11/12/2008
Early Onset Approved for ADHD Drug

30-minute onset of action for Focalin XR

11/7/2008
Head Injury in Young Kids May Predict ADHD Diagnosis

Risk-taking an early sign of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, researchers say

11/4/2008
ADHD Affects Movement More in Boys Than in Girls

It's likely because girls' brains mature earlier, study says

11/3/2008
Use of Kids' Meds on the Increase

Obesity and its complications driving the trend, researchers say

10/6/2008
ADHD Stimulant Meds Cut Young Girls' Drug Abuse Risk

Study mirrors previous findings in boys, researchers say

10/3/2008
Health Tip: Parenting a Child With ADHD

Suggestions to guide the child's behavior