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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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Allergies during pregnancy linked with autism, ADHD

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

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 PST

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...

Understanding mind-wandering could shed light on mental illness: UBC research

Wed, 02 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

If you think the mind grinds to a halt when you're doing nothing, think again.

New study: Children with autism may be over-diagnosed with ADHD

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

CHOP autism and ADHD experts say current measuring tools for ADHD may not work for children with autism spectrum disorders.

Children of severely obese mothers at higher risk of ADHD

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PST

Babies born to severely overweight mothers have a greater chance of developing conditions such as ADHD, research has found.

Foster care raises children's risk of mental, physical health problems

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

Children who have been in foster care are more likely to develop mental and physical health problems, such as depression, asthma, and ADHD, study finds.

Fewer indications of ADHD in children whose mothers took vitamin D during pregnancy

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

Children of mothers who took vitamin D during pregnancy with resultant high levels of the vitamin in the umbilical blood have fewer symptoms of ADHD at the age of 2½ years.

Study estimates ADHD symptom persistence into adulthood

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PST

Sixty percent of children with ADHD in a recent study demonstrated persistence of symptoms into their mid-20's, and 41 percent had both symptoms and impairment as young adults.

Study finds that belief that Tourette's patients are aggressive to be a myth

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PST

It is commonly believed that people with Tourette's syndrome tend to be aggressive.

ADHD associated with unhealthy diet in pregnancy

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 07:00:00 PST

Children with early-onset conduct problems may be more likely to develop ADHD symptoms if their mother had an unhealthy diet during pregnancy, study finds.

Is acetaminophen in pregnancy linked to behavioral problems in offspring?

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 09:00:00 PST

A study suggests that acetaminophen use, generally considered safe during pregnancy, may lead to a higher rate of behavioral issues in children.

College students who misuse stimulants more likely to have ADHD, substance-use disorder

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PST

A new study by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators finds that college students who misuse stimulant drugs are more likely to have attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)...

Combining medications could offer better results for ADHD patients

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 05:00:00 PST

Three studies to be published in the August 2016 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP) report that combining two standard medications could lead...

Neurovance announces positive centanafadine Phase 2b results for adult ADHD, and plans for Phase 3 trials

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 07:00:00 PST

Neurovance, Inc. has announced that its Phase 2b trial of centanafadine SR (CTN), a non-stimulant for the treatment of adults with ADHD, met both the primary and secondary endpoints.

Web-based technology improves pediatric ADHD care and patient outcomes

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 09:00:00 PST

As cases of ADHD continue to rise among U.S. children, pediatricians at busy community practices are getting a much-needed assist from a web-based technology to improve the quality of ADHD care and...

Attention problems in early childhood can have lasting impact

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PST

Children with attention problems in early childhood were 40 percent less likely to graduate from high school, says a new study from Duke University that examines how early childhood characteristics...

Acetaminophen use in pregnancy linked to autism, ADHD in offspring

Mon, 04 Jul 2016 08:00:00 PST

Researchers find children born to mothers who used acetaminophen during pregnancy may be more likely to develop symptoms of autism or ADHD.

Prenatal exposure to paracetamol may increase autism spectrum and hyperactivity symptoms in children

Mon, 04 Jul 2016 06:00:00 PST

A new study has found that paracetamol (acetaminophen), which is used extensively during pregnancy, has a strong association with autism spectrum symptoms in boys and for both genders in relation...

Study: Exercise can help adults better cope with ADHD symptoms

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PST

Exercise, even a small amount, can help alleviate symptoms of ADHD in adults, according to a new study by University of Georgia researchers.

ADHD drugs could cause irregular heartbeat

Thu, 02 Jun 2016 07:00:00 PST

New research has found that a drug commonly used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) can increase the risk of an irregular heartbeat in children.

Workaholism tied to psychiatric disorders

Thu, 26 May 2016 00:00:00 PST

A large national Norwegian study shows that workaholism frequently co-occurs with ADHD, OCD, anxiety, and depression.

ADHD in young adulthood examined in JAMA Psychiatry studies

Wed, 18 May 2016 08:00:00 PST

Many Young Adults with ADHD Did Not Have Childhood Diagnosis Among a group of young adults with ADHD at age 18, many of them did not meet diagnostic criteria for ADHD at any assessment in...

Genetic link found between impulsivity and binge-drinking teens

Fri, 13 May 2016 01:00:00 PST

Psychologists have discovered a new genetic link between impulsivity and teenage binge-drinking.

More young children with ADHD could benefit from behavior therapy

Wed, 04 May 2016 04:00:00 PST

Behavior therapy recommended before medicine for young children with ADHD.More young children 2 to 5 years of age receiving care for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) could benefit...

Children with ADHD may benefit from following healthy behaviors, new study suggests

Tue, 03 May 2016 04:00:00 PST

A new study shows that children with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder follow fewer healthy lifestyle behaviors than non-ADHD youth, suggesting that they may benefit from improving...