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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.
Quitting smoking during addiction treatment may improve recovery rates in teens

Quitting smoking during addiction treatment may improve recovery rates in teens

A Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researcher has found that addiction treatment results improved when teens in a residential program stopped smoking. [More]
Music lessons increase brain fiber connections in children

Music lessons increase brain fiber connections in children

Taking music lessons increases brain fiber connections in children and may be useful in treating autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), according to a study being presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). [More]
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

Young adults diagnosed with ADHD may display subtle physiological signs that could lead to a more precise diagnosis, according to Penn State researchers. [More]
Fight for Sight, Thomas Pocklington collaborate to fund new neuro-ophthalmology research

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

Retinal activity in autism, ADHD and Duchenne muscular dystrophy [More]
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

New data presented at AACAP’s 63rd Annual Meeting (Oct. 24-29, 2016 in New York, NY) confirmed the presence of specific genetic mutations in many children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). [More]
Review offers new way of looking at spontaneous versus controlled thinking

Review offers new way of looking at spontaneous versus controlled thinking

During downtime, some of us daydream while others might focus on a to-do list, or get stuck in a negative loop. Psychology has traditionally defined all these thought patterns as variations of "mind-wandering." [More]
Mind-wandering research proposes new framework for understanding how thoughts flow

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

If you think the mind grinds to a halt when you're doing nothing, think again. A University of British Columbia-led review of mind-wandering research, published in the November issue of Nature Reviews Neuroscience, proposes a new framework for understanding how thoughts flow, even at rest. [More]
Shire announces recipients of 2016 Excellence in ADHD Patient Group Awards

Shire announces recipients of 2016 Excellence in ADHD Patient Group Awards

To coincide with ADHD Awareness Month, Shire plc today announced the winners of the 2016 Excellence in ADHD Patient Group Awards. [More]
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

A well-established screening tool used to assess children for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be less accurate when a child has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). [More]
Researchers find new way to rapidly awaken patients after general anesthesia

Researchers find new way to rapidly awaken patients after general anesthesia

The use of general anesthesia for surgery has not changed fundamentally since it was first introduced 170 years ago. Patients are still left to come around in their own time following withdrawal of the drug. [More]
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

Children who experience family and environmental stressors, and traumatic experiences, such as poverty, mental illness and exposure to violence, are more likely to be diagnosed with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), according to new research by investigators at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore, titled "Associations Between Adverse Childhood Experiences and ADHD Diagnosis and Severity," published in Academic Pediatrics. [More]
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

Behavioral experiment on reward and punishment highlights the cumulative effect of punishment in children with ADHD. [More]

Psychopharmacological intervention shows promise in treating children with dyslexia

A new study shows significant improvement in critical components of reading, including decoding and vocabulary, among children treated with atomoxetine compared to placebo. [More]
Maternal smoking linked to increased risk for Tourette syndrome and tic disorders

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

A study published in the September 2016 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry found an association between maternal smoking during pregnancy and an increased risk for Tourette syndrome and other chronic tic disorders. [More]
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

Researchers using a rodent model of childhood manganese exposure have found that too much manganese early in development causes lasting attention deficits and other impairments. [More]
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

A novel MRI method that detects low levels of zinc ion can help distinguish healthy prostate tissue from cancer, UT Southwestern Medical Center radiologists have determined. [More]
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

New research led by scientists from King's College London and the University of Bristol has found that a high-fat, high-sugar diet during pregnancy may be linked to symptoms of ADHD in children who show conduct problems early in life. [More]
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

A new study by Massachusetts General Hospital investigators finds that college students who misuse stimulant drugs are more likely to have attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), conduct disorder or substance-use disorder than are students not misusing stimulants. [More]
Combined therapy may lead to better outcomes in children with ADHD

Combined therapy may lead to better outcomes in children with ADHD

Three studies to be published in the August 2016 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry report that combining two standard medications could lead to greater clinical improvements for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than either ADHD therapy alone. [More]
Children taking ADHD medication less likely to suffer consequences of risky behaviors

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

New research provides some of the first evidence that medications taken by millions of American children to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) offer long-term benefits. [More]
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