Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) News and Research

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Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurobehavioral disorder that affects 3-5 percent of all American children. It interferes with a person's ability to stay on a task and to exercise age-appropriate inhibition (cognitive alone or both cognitive and behavioral). Some of the warning signs of ADHD include failure to listen to instructions, inability to organize oneself and school work, fidgeting with hands and feet, talking too much, leaving projects, chores and homework unfinished, and having trouble paying attention to and responding to details. There are several types of ADHD: a predominantly inattentive subtype, a predominantly hyperactive-impulsive subtype, and a combined subtype. ADHD is usually diagnosed in childhood, although the condition can continue into the adult years.
Study looks at motor vehicle accident risk in young drivers with ADHD

Study looks at motor vehicle accident risk in young drivers with ADHD

COGENT scientists uncover genes responsible for cognitive ability

COGENT scientists uncover genes responsible for cognitive ability

Researchers find promising results for treating depression with video game interface

Researchers find promising results for treating depression with video game interface

Mylan announces U.S. launch of generic Concerta Tablets

Mylan announces U.S. launch of generic Concerta Tablets

Article reports increase in health care spending on children

Article reports increase in health care spending on children

Young children with mental health problems need better access to effective treatment

Young children with mental health problems need better access to effective treatment

GWAS identifies genomic locations linked to personality traits and psychiatric disorders

GWAS identifies genomic locations linked to personality traits and psychiatric disorders

New study suggests how risk gene linked to ADHD may work

New study suggests how risk gene linked to ADHD may work

Quitting smoking during addiction treatment may improve recovery rates in teens

Quitting smoking during addiction treatment may improve recovery rates in teens

Music lessons increase brain fiber connections in children

Music lessons increase brain fiber connections in children

Young adults with ADHD may display unique physiological signs that could lead to accurate diagnosis

Young adults with ADHD may display unique physiological signs that could lead to accurate diagnosis

Fight for Sight, Thomas Pocklington collaborate to fund new neuro-ophthalmology research

Fight for Sight, Thomas Pocklington collaborate to fund new neuro-ophthalmology research

New Medgenics data confirms presence of specific genetic mutations in many ADHD children

New Medgenics data confirms presence of specific genetic mutations in many ADHD children

Review offers new way of looking at spontaneous versus controlled thinking

Review offers new way of looking at spontaneous versus controlled thinking

Mind-wandering research proposes new framework for understanding how thoughts flow

Mind-wandering research proposes new framework for understanding how thoughts flow

Shire announces recipients of 2016 Excellence in ADHD Patient Group Awards

Shire announces recipients of 2016 Excellence in ADHD Patient Group Awards

Well-established screening tool may be over-diagnosing ADHD in children with autism, study finds

Well-established screening tool may be over-diagnosing ADHD in children with autism, study finds

Researchers find new way to rapidly awaken patients after general anesthesia

Researchers find new way to rapidly awaken patients after general anesthesia

Children who experience family, environmental stressors more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD

Children who experience family, environmental stressors more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD

Researchers use computer-based game to find how punishment affects behaviour of children with ADHD

Researchers use computer-based game to find how punishment affects behaviour of children with ADHD