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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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ADHD: Younger children 'may be overdiagnosed'

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 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.