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 Study reports rising rates of ADHD diagnosis in veteransStudy reports rising rates of ADHD diagnosis in veterans
 
Rates of diagnosed attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder in veterans receiving care in the VA health system more than doubled during the past decade, reports a study in the March issue of Medical Care.
 
   Study: Genetic and neural factors influence ADHD diagnosisStudy: Genetic and neural factors influence ADHD diagnosis
 
Genetic studies of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) show that it takes many common genetic variations combining together in one individual to increase risk substantially.
 
   Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy can influence the development of ADHDVitamin D deficiency during pregnancy can influence the development of ADHD
 
According to a study conducted in Finland, the risk of ADHD was 34 percent higher in children whose mother had a vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy than in those children whose mother’s vitamin D level was sufficient during the first and second trimesters.
 
 Children with ADHD from poorest areas more likely to receive medications
 
Children with ADHD from poorest areas more likely to receive medicationsChildren with ADHD from the poorest areas are significantly more likely to receive medication as children with ADHD from the most affluent areas, according to the first UK study of its kind.
 
 
 Adolescents with a history of ADHD at increased risk for many adverse outcomes
 
Adolescents with a history of ADHD at increased risk for many adverse outcomesAdolescents with a history of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder are at an increased risk for a multitude of adverse outcomes, including sexually-transmitted infections, mental health conditions, and car accidents.
 
 
 Video games do not cause or intensify ADHD symptoms in children
 
Video games do not cause or intensify ADHD symptoms in childrenParents of children who play a lot of video games can breathe a sigh of relief: gaming won't cause or intensify their child's ADHD symptoms.