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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), also referred to as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), is one of the most common childhood conditions that involve behavioral symptoms such as inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. Although the c

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What's coming next? Scientists identify how the brain predicts speech

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

An international collaboration of neuroscientists has shed light on how the brain helps us to predict what is coming next in speech.

Study questions benefits of long-term use of ADHD medications

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In a study that followed more than 500 children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) into adulthood, extended use of stimulant medication was linked with suppressed adult height but...

Flame retardant chemicals may affect social behavior in young children

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Some chemicals added to furniture, electronics and numerous other goods to prevent fires may have unintended developmental consequences for young children, according to a pilot study released today.

Novel dimensional approach uncovers biomarker for inattention

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Despite diagnoses for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) occurring in a reported 11 percent of U.S.

ADHD: Large imaging study confirms differences in several brain regions

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 07:00:00 PDT

The largest study of its kind provides robust evidence to confirm ADHD is a brain disorder characterized by delayed development of several brain regions.

Is licorice intake during pregnancy linked to ADHD in offspring?

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Researchers have associated high licorice intake in pregnancy with the development of poorer memory and ADHD-like behaviors in offspring.

Could a Mediterranean diet protect against ADHD?

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Researchers from Spain have identified a link between low adherence to the Mediterranean diet and the risk of an ADHD diagnosis in children.

ADHD in Toddlers: Early Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

What age are children diagnosed with ADHD and is there evidence that it can be diagnosed in toddlers? What is the outlook for a child who is diagnosed?

Types of ADHD: Differences and Similarities in Symptoms and Treatments

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

What are the types of ADHD and what are the differences in signs and symptoms? Learn how ADHD is diagnosed and how the different types are treated.

ADHD: Younger children 'may be overdiagnosed'

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research suggests that the birth date of a child might influence their risk of being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Inattentive ADHD: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Learn all about inattentive ADHD, a type of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. This article looks at the condition's symptoms and treatment options.

ADHD and Anxiety: What's the Connection?

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PDT

What are the signs and symptoms of anxiety and ADHD and what differences are there? Learn about treatments including medication, therapy, and relaxation.

Is Neurofeedback an Effective Treatment for ADHD?

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PDT

What is neurofeedback and does it work when treating ADHD? What should be considered when using neurofeedback and what should be expected from treatment?

Natural Remedies for ADHD

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Learn about natural remedies for treating the symptoms of ADHD. This article looks how supplements and lifestyle changes may be able to help.

Can Marijuana Help Treat ADHD?

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Learn if marijuana affects ADHD and if medical marijuana is available as a treatment. What are the risks, and can marijuana treat children with ADHD?

What Effect Does Caffeine Have on People with ADHD?

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Can caffeine be used as a treatment for ADHD and what should be considered before caffeine is given to a child? What other treatments are available?

ADD vs. ADHD: Is There a Difference?

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PDT

What are ADHD and ADD, and what are the signs and symptoms of both? Learn about how ADHD and ADD are diagnosed and treated and when to see a doctor.

Can Essential Oils Help Treat ADHD?

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Essential oils have many uses but how might they help with ADHD? In this article learn what essential oils are and lifestyle changes that may support ADHD.

ADHD in Girls: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PDT

What is ADHD and what are the signs and symptoms in girls? How do girls with ADHD differ from boys and what treatments are available?

ADHD and Depression: What's the Connection?

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PDT

ADHD conjures up thoughts of hyperactivity and energy, but depression can also be a symptom. Find out how depression and ADHD are linked.

Why does time fly when you're having fun? Study sheds light

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers in Portugal have begun to understand why we perceive time differently. Their study on mice identifies neurons that control time perception.

Paternal aging and its possible link to neurodevelopmental disorders

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are on the rise, but its underlying mechanisms are poorly understood.

ADHD and Schizophrenia: Similarities and Differences

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PDT

ADHD and schizophrenia are two different disorders, but there is an overlap in symptoms. Learn about their causes, symptoms, and treatments.

Allergies during pregnancy linked with autism, ADHD

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Evidence of connections between neurodevelopmental disease and the immune system is steadily growing. Breaking research adds more flesh to the bone.

Fun, comfort with exercise helps young people with conditions like autism and ADHD remain active

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PDT

The best way to help young people with neurodevelopmental disorders like autism and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder get more exercise is to make it fun, according to a small international...