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Acetaminophen in Pregnancy Tied to ADHD Risk
Acetaminophen is considered the go-to pain medication during pregnancy. But a new study adds to evidence linking the drug to an increased risk of behavioral issues in kids.
October 30, 2017
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ADHD Drug Misuse A Part of Teen Amphetamine Abuse
That could lead to an undercount of the extent of the problem, researchers say
October 25, 2017
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ADHD Medications and Scary Side Effects
Elaine Taylor-Klaus's daughter developed facial tics not long after starting medications for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
August 9, 2017
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ADHD medicines linked to lower risk for substance use problems in adolescents, adults
The use of medication to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is linked to significantly lower risk for substance use problems in adolescents and adults with ADHD, according to a study led by researchers at Indiana University.
July 12, 2017
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Adult ADHD: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a medical condition that makes it difficult to pay attention, remain organized, and listen. Living with the condition can affect relationships, educational pursuits, and careers.
July 17, 2017
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Adult-onset ADHD may not exist, study suggests
More than 80 percent of people who have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in adulthood are unlikely to have the condition.
October 23, 2017
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Antidepressant use in early pregnancy does not increase autism, ADHD risk in kids
Large-scale analysis suggests fewer risks than previously thought from exposure to antidepressant medications in early pregnancy
April 18, 2017
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'Are we there yet?' Explaining ADHD science to children
Researchers reported their latest brain research on ADHD in a scientific journal targeting -- and peer-reviewed by -- children.
July 26, 2017
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Article reports increase in health care spending on children
Health care spending on children grew 56 percent between 1996 and 2013, with the most money spent in 2013 on inpatient well-newborn care, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and well-dental care, according to an article published online by JAMA Pediatrics.
December 28, 2016
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Brain activity is inherited, may inform treatment for ADHD, autism
A new study concludes that while individually unique, each connectotype demonstrates both familial and heritable relationships.
November 2, 2017
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Brain differences in ADHD
Largest imaging study of ADHD to date identifies differences in five regions of the brain, with greatest differences seen in children rather than adults.
February 16, 2017
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Brain imaging reveals ADHD as a collection of different disorders
Researchers have found that patients with different types of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have impairments in unique brain systems, indicating that there may not be a one-size-fits-all explanation for the cause of the disorder.
November 7, 2017
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BrainDx develops new measurement tool for precise diagnosis of ADHD and autism
Software company BrainDx announces a pioneering measurement tool to assist practitioners and researchers in differentiating between ADHD and autism spectrum disorder in children. the new tool is based on neurometric analysis of electroencephalographs and enables more precise diagnosis of these developmental disorders. the results of BrainDx's research were recently published in the "Austin Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders".
April 7, 2017
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Children with ADHD fare worse on several tests of tactile functioning, study finds
Children with attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) are likely to also have trouble with touch (tactile) processing. A new study finds that children with ADHD fare worse on several tests of tactile functioning, including reaction time and detecting a weak stimulus on the skin (detection threshold).
October 10, 2017
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Children with ADHD Likely to Have Touch-Processing Abnormalities
Children with attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) are likely to also have trouble with touch (tactile) processing. A new study finds that children with ADHD fare worse on several tests of tactile functioning, including reaction time and detecting a weak stimulus on the skin (detection threshold).
October 10, 2017
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Combining medications could offer better results for ADHD patients
Three studies report that combining two standard medications could lead to greater clinical improvements for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than either ADHD therapy alone. at present, studies show that the use of several ADHD medications result in significant reductions in ADHD symptoms. However, so far there is no conclusive evidence that these standard drug treatments also improve long-term academic, social, and clinical outcomes.
August 1, 2016
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Could micronutrient supplements combat ADHD?
A recent study examined whether or not vitamin and mineral supplements might ease ADHD symptoms, and it yielded encouraging results.
October 16, 2017
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Could the 'Mediterranean' Diet Help Prevent ADHD?
There's no solid proof, but encouraging healthy eating is a wise move, specialist says
January 30, 2017
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Crash Rate Falls When People with ADHD Take Meds
Hallmarks of the disorder -- including inattention, impulsivity -- raise accident risk, researchers say
May 11, 2017
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Do Girls Get ADHD?
Mary Adams, a 13-year-old from Orange County, CA, has always struggled in school. She's shy, quiet, and often daydreams in class. Whether doing math homework or reading a novel, she needs double the time of her peers. But for many years, her teachers didn't notice she was falling behind.
August 30, 2017
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Genetic discovery provides new insight into cognitive disorders
Findings could ultimately lead to new treatments for disorders such as schizophrenia, ADHD
January 17, 2017
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Harnessing ADHD for business success
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) promotes entrepreneurial skills
March 9, 2017
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Head injuries can alter hundreds of genes and lead to serious brain diseases
Head injuries can adversely affect hundreds of genes in the brain that put people at high risk for diseases including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, post-traumatic stress disorder, stroke, ADHD, autism, depression and schizophrenia, life scientists report. the researchers have identified for the first time potential master genes which they believe control hundreds of other genes that are linked to many neurological and psychiatric disorders.
March 6, 2017
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Is ADHD Real?
Do you know someone who questions whether ADHD exists? Or do you have doubts yourself?
August 30, 2017
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Is ADHD really a sleep problem?
Around 75 percent of children and adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) also have sleep problems, but until now these have been thought to be separate issues. Now a in a pulling together of the latest research, Scientists are proposing of a new theory which says that much of ADHD may in fact be a problem associated with lack of regular circadian sleep.
September 4, 2017
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Kids with ADHD Make 6.1M Doctor Visits a Year: CDC
Mental health specialist says study raises more questions than it answers
January 26, 2017
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Licensing and motor vehicle crash risk among teens with ADHD
Adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are licensed to drive less often and, when this group is licensed, they have a greater risk of crashing, according to a new study.
June 12, 2017
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Many College Kids Think ADHD Meds Boost Grades
But adolescent health experts say there's no evidence to support that belief
October 16, 2017
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More brain differences seen between girls, boys with ADHD
Cerebellum disparities may help explain behavior contrast between the sexes
March 31, 2017
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New dimensional, multi-informant approach uncovers brain marker for ADHD symptoms
Despite diagnoses for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) occurring in a reported 11 percent of U.S. school-aged kids, clinicians still don't fully understand the underlying causes of this common condition. now a brain marker may be on the horizon, thanks to a new approach that provides evidence of a relationship between brain structure and dimensional measures of ADHD symptoms.
March 8, 2017
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Nonprescription use of Ritalin linked to adverse side effects, study finds
New research has explored the potential side effects of the stimulant drug Ritalin on those without ADHD showed changes in brain chemistry associated with risk-taking behavior, sleep disruption and other undesirable effects.
May 15, 2017
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Personality traits genetically linked to psychiatric diseases
Extraversion linked to ADHD. Neuroticism linked to schizophrenia.
December 13, 2016
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Program for strengthening parenting skills improves ADHD symptoms in young children
A program that focuses on strengthening parenting skills also improves symptoms of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in 3-8 year-olds, according to researchers at the at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. FPG scientists completed a rigorous review of evidence that demonstrated the effectiveness of the "Incredible Years® Basic Parent Program."
October 3, 2017
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Study finds that ADHD diagnosis encompasses 'constellation' of different disorders
Researchers have found that patients with different types of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have impairments in unique brain systems, indicating that there may not be a one-size-fits-all explanation for the cause of the disorder. Based on performance on behavioral tests, adolescents with ADHD fit into one of three subgroups, where each group demonstrated distinct impairments in the brain with no common abnormalities between them.
November 7, 2017
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Study links ADHD drug use to improved reading skills among children with dyslexia
A new study of atomoxetine, a drug used to treat attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), was associated with improved reading skills among children 10-16 years of age with either dyslexia alone or with ADHD and dyslexia, compared to placebo.
March 19, 2017
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Study provides detailed information on crash risk of adolescents with ADHD
Adolescent drivers with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have a 36 percent higher crash risk than other newly licensed teens. Although elevated, this risk is far lower than previous reports of being four times higher. This is the first large-scale study to provide detailed information on crash risk of adolescents with ADHD compared to other newly licensed young drivers.
June 12, 2017
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Study: Mediterranean diet can be linked to lower diagnosis of ADHD in children
Dietary patterns of the Mediterranean diet can be related to a lower diagnose of the attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics, led by María Izquierdo Pulido, Professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Sciences of the University of Barcelona, and Jose ángel Alda, Head of the area of Psychiatry at Sant Joan de Deu Hospital (Barcelona).
February 1, 2017
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Three types of ADHD: What are the differences?
ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and is also sometimes referred to as ADD, generally when the person with the disorder does not display symptoms of hyperactivity.
June 7, 2017
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Tiny Babies May Face Mental Health Problems Later
Review found greater likelihood of ADHD, anxiety and depression
February 13, 2017
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UWM researchers receive $2.3 million grant to explore link between autism and air pollution
Could air pollution from traffic play a role in whether a child develops autism or ADHD?
April 10, 2017
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Working out the genetic risk for ADHD
Genetics play a strong part in the development of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but the path from a gene to risk for the disorder has remained a black box to researchers.. a new study suggests how the risk gene ADGRL3 (LPHN3) might work. ADGRL3 encodes the protein latrophilin 3, which regulates communication between brain cells. According to the study, a common variation of the gene associated with ADHD disrupts its ability to regulate gene transcription - the formation of mRNA from DNA that leads to expression of the gene.
December 6, 2016
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