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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.
Higher risk of psychiatric disorders found in children born to women with fertility problems

Higher risk of psychiatric disorders found in children born to women with fertility problems

Children born to women with fertility problems have a higher risk of psychiatric disorders than naturally conceived children. The increase in risk was described as "modest" by researchers from Denmark, but was found to persist throughout childhood and into young adulthood. [More]
Psychostimulant increases risk of cardiovascular events in children with ADHD

Psychostimulant increases risk of cardiovascular events in children with ADHD

Psychostimulant use to treat children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is increasing worldwide, and the evaluation of the cardiovascular safety of stimulant medication used in treatment has been a recent topic of concern. [More]
Brain iron levels offer potential biomarker in the diagnosis of ADHD

Brain iron levels offer potential biomarker in the diagnosis of ADHD

Brain iron levels offer a potential biomarker in the diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and may help physicians and parents make better informed treatment decisions, according to new research published online in the journal Radiology. [More]
Researchers uncover several gene networks with potentially important roles in autism

Researchers uncover several gene networks with potentially important roles in autism

A large new analysis of DNA from thousands of patients has uncovered several underlying gene networks with potentially important roles in autism. [More]
Gene networks may offer attractive targets for developing new autism drugs

Gene networks may offer attractive targets for developing new autism drugs

A large new analysis of DNA from thousands of patients has uncovered several underlying gene networks with potentially important roles in autism. [More]
Neuroscientists explain how miswiring in brain area can potentially contribute to ADHD

Neuroscientists explain how miswiring in brain area can potentially contribute to ADHD

Neuroscientists at Mayo Clinic in Florida and at Aarhus University in Denmark have shed light on why neurons in the brain's reward system can be miswired, potentially contributing to disorders such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). [More]
BabySafe Project offers 10 steps to help pregnant women limit wireless radiation exposure

BabySafe Project offers 10 steps to help pregnant women limit wireless radiation exposure

An international group of doctors and scientific experts is joining with non-profit organizations today to urge pregnant women to limit their exposure to wireless radiation from cell phones and other devices by taking simple steps to protect themselves and their unborn children. [More]
10,000 toddlers receive medication for ADHD, shows report

10,000 toddlers receive medication for ADHD, shows report

"It does not surprise me that some children are being given medicine as the easy way out but that doesn't mean it's the right way to do it," says Max Wiznitzer, MD, a pediatric neurologist at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospitals about the Center for Disease Control's estimate 10,000 toddlers receive medication for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). [More]
Actavis reaches agreement to continue supplying authorized generic version of JPI's Concerta

Actavis reaches agreement to continue supplying authorized generic version of JPI's Concerta

Actavis plc today announced that it has reached an agreement with Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to continue supplying the authorized generic version of JPI's Concerta (methylphenidate hydrochloride extended-release tablets). [More]
Johns Hopkins scientists identify genetic marker associated with development of obsessive-compulsive disorder

Johns Hopkins scientists identify genetic marker associated with development of obsessive-compulsive disorder

A group of researchers led by Johns Hopkins scientists say they have identified a genetic marker that may be associated with the development of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), whose causes and mechanisms are among the least understood among mental illnesses. [More]
Treating ADHD with stimulant medication may reduce smoking risk

Treating ADHD with stimulant medication may reduce smoking risk

Treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with stimulant medication may reduce smoking risk, especially when medication is taken consistently, according to an analysis led by researchers at Duke Medicine. [More]
Neurovance reports positive results from EB-1020 SR phase 2a pilot study in adult ADHD patients

Neurovance reports positive results from EB-1020 SR phase 2a pilot study in adult ADHD patients

Neurovance, Inc. today announced complete results from its phase 2a pilot study of EB-1020 SR, a non-stimulant, in adult male patients with all subtypes of ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). [More]
Children with ADHD experience higher rates of trauma

Children with ADHD experience higher rates of trauma

When children struggle with focusing on tasks, staying organized, controlling their behavior and sitting still, they may be evaluated for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). [More]
Adolescents with ADHD have disrupted connections between different areas of brain

Adolescents with ADHD have disrupted connections between different areas of brain

A new study has found that children and adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have disrupted connections between different areas of the brain that are evident on resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rfMRI). [More]
Researchers identify genetic factors that contribute to ADHD in humans

Researchers identify genetic factors that contribute to ADHD in humans

The 60 trillion cells that comprise our bodies communicate constantly. Information travels when chemical compounds released by some cells are received by receptors in the membrane of another cell. [More]

Children with Tourette syndrome may unconsciously train brain to effectively control tics

Children with Tourette Syndrome (TS) may unconsciously train their brain to more effectively control their tics. [More]
Study finds effectiveness of brief behavioral and mental health programs in pediatric practices

Study finds effectiveness of brief behavioral and mental health programs in pediatric practices

Brief behavioral and mental health programs for children can be effectively provided within pediatric practices as an alternative to being referred to a community specialist, University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences researchers found in a National Institutes of Health-funded randomized trial. [More]
Anxiety relief in children: an interview with Dr. Golda Ginsburg, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center

Anxiety relief in children: an interview with Dr. Golda Ginsburg, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center

Anxiety is the most common psychiatric disorder among youth. Prevalence rates hover around 10%, although the actual percent varies depending on the specific anxiety disorder, sample, method of assessment, etc. [More]
Children treated with stimulants for ADHD experienced BMI rebound in late adolescence

Children treated with stimulants for ADHD experienced BMI rebound in late adolescence

​A new study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that children treated with stimulants for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) experienced slower body mass index (BMI) growth than their undiagnosed or untreated peers, followed by a rapid rebound of BMI that exceeded that of children with no history of ADHD or stimulant use and that could continue to obesity. [More]
Children with ASD and ADHD are more likely to exhibit gender variance

Children with ASD and ADHD are more likely to exhibit gender variance

John F. Strang, PsyD, a pediatric neuropsychologist at Children's National Health System, and colleagues, found that children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were more likely to exhibit gender variance, the wish to be the other gender, than children with no neurodevelopmental disorder, or a medical neurodevelopmental disorder such as epilepsy or neurofibromatosis. [More]