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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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Study estimates ADHD symptom persistence into adulthood

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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...



UF researchers find ADHD drug does not heighten suicide risk despite FDA warning

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 06:00:00 PDT

For more than a decade, a black box warning from the Food and Drug Administration has accompanied the ADHD drug atomoxetine cautioning users of an increased risk of suicidal thoughts.



Study may explain gene's role in major psychiatric disorders

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 03:00:00 PDT

Gene associated with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism, ADHD, and depression linked to brain cell death in mice.



Videogame addiction linked to ADHD

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Young and single men are at risk of being addicted to video games. The addiction indicates an escape from ADHD and psychiatric disorder.



Fructose alters hundreds of brain genes, which can lead to a wide range of diseases

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 08:00:00 PDT

UCLA scientists report that diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids can reverse the damage.



Study links environment/parenting to childhood self-control

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 05:00:00 PDT

University of Texas at Arlington researchers have found that by age 3 environmental influences such as parenting are relevant factors in the development of toddlers' self-control when they are...



Using brain connectivity growth charting in youth to identify attention problems

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 08:00:00 PDT

Pediatricians routinely use growth charts to measure patients' height, weight and head circumference to look for abnormalities.



Positive pivotal ADHD trial results announced for its investigational drug candidate Benjornatm

Thu, 07 Apr 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Highland Therapeutics Inc.'s wholly owned subsidiary, Ironshore Pharmaceuticals & Development, Inc.