Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) News

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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

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