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.
Maternal smoking linked to increased risk for Tourette syndrome and tic disorders

Maternal smoking linked to increased risk for Tourette syndrome and tic disorders

Study finds link between childhood manganese exposure and attentional dysfunction in rodent model

Study finds link between childhood manganese exposure and attentional dysfunction in rodent model

New MRI method detects low zinc levels to help identify healthy prostate tissue from cancer

New MRI method detects low zinc levels to help identify healthy prostate tissue from cancer

Poor prenatal nutrition may be linked to ADHD symptoms and conduct problems in children

Poor prenatal nutrition may be linked to ADHD symptoms and conduct problems in children

College students who misuse stimulant medications more likely to exhibit clinical psychiatric dysfunction

College students who misuse stimulant medications more likely to exhibit clinical psychiatric dysfunction

Combined therapy may lead to better outcomes in children with ADHD

Combined therapy may lead to better outcomes in children with ADHD

Children taking ADHD medication less likely to suffer consequences of risky behaviors

Children taking ADHD medication less likely to suffer consequences of risky behaviors

Scientists detect common brain impairments in children with ASD, ADHD and OCD

Scientists detect common brain impairments in children with ASD, ADHD and OCD

Shire introduces third annual Excellence in ADHD Patient Group Awards

Shire introduces third annual Excellence in ADHD Patient Group Awards

Children in foster care still face quality challenges in antipsychotic medication use

Children in foster care still face quality challenges in antipsychotic medication use

Children with ADHD experience difficulties in adapting behaviour to given situations

Children with ADHD experience difficulties in adapting behaviour to given situations

Neos announces U.S. launch of Adzenys XR-ODT for ADHD

Neos announces U.S. launch of Adzenys XR-ODT for ADHD

University of Derby introduces new MOOC to provide better knowledge on autism, Asperger’s and ADHD

University of Derby introduces new MOOC to provide better knowledge on autism, Asperger’s and ADHD

Exposure to SSRI during gestation increases chances of adolescent offspring depression

Exposure to SSRI during gestation increases chances of adolescent offspring depression

Study reveals new function for CACNA1C gene in psychiatric diseases

Study reveals new function for CACNA1C gene in psychiatric diseases

ADHD highly prevalent among children with vision problems

ADHD highly prevalent among children with vision problems

Single season of contact sports can cause measurable brain changes

Single season of contact sports can cause measurable brain changes

ADHD stimulant drugs may lower bone density in children and adolescents

ADHD stimulant drugs may lower bone density in children and adolescents

Children's age at school entry may have effect on ADHD diagnosis

Children's age at school entry may have effect on ADHD diagnosis

Dr. Benjamin Neale awarded Leena Peltonen Prize for Excellence in Human Genetics

Dr. Benjamin Neale awarded Leena Peltonen Prize for Excellence in Human Genetics