Study shows connection between genetic variants for ADHD and educational attainment
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  April 3, 2018  
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 Study shows connection between genetic variants for ADHD and educational attainmentStudy shows connection between genetic variants for ADHD and educational attainment
 
A study published in the February 2018 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry reports that five novel genetic variants associated with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have been identified by exploiting genetic overlap between ADHD and educational attainment.
 
 
 Researchers link teenage driving behaviors to ADHD, other mental health disordersResearchers link teenage driving behaviors to ADHD, other mental health disorders
 
Teenage drivers ages 16 to 19 are three times more likely to get into fatal accidents than their older counterparts. In this age group, around 20 percent in the United States have been affected by symptoms associated with mental health disorders, including 9 percent with a lifetime history of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
 
   Children with autism and ADHD at increased risk for anxiety, mood disordersChildren with autism and ADHD at increased risk for anxiety, mood disorders
 
Children with both autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at increased risk for being diagnosed with or treated for anxiety and mood disorders, according to a study published in Pediatrics today.
 
   Children with ADHD and autism are more likely to develop anxietyChildren with ADHD and autism are more likely to develop anxiety
 
A recent study has found that children diagnosed with ADHD and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are more likely to develop mood disorders and anxiety.
 
   NIH awards $2 million grant to test effectiveness of nonmedication ADHD treatmentsNIH awards $2 million grant to test effectiveness of nonmedication ADHD treatments
 
Florida State University researchers are seeing promising results from "video games" they created as a potential new option to treat Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder without medication.
 
 New study provides clues about how ADHD drugs affect healthy brains
 
New study provides clues about how ADHD drugs affect healthy brainsA new study shows that healthy people who take attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drugs experience a surge in the neurotransmitter glutamate in key parts of the brain. And that increase in glutamate is associated with subsequent changes in positive emotion.
 
 
 New study indicates possible misuse or abuse of ADHD medication
 
New study indicates possible misuse or abuse of ADHD medicationA new British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology study indicates that methylphenidate, a central nervous system stimulant approved to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy, may be subject to misuse and/or abuse.
 
 
 Mental health symptoms associated with risky driving behaviors in novice teen drivers
 
Mental health symptoms associated with risky driving behaviors in novice teen driversMental health symptoms related to attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and conduct disorder are associated with increased errors in a driving simulator and self-reported risky driving behaviors in adolescents, according to study in Nursing Research, published by Wolters Kluwer.
 
 
 Psychiatric drugs do not appear to be overprescribed for children, study reveals
 
Psychiatric drugs do not appear to be overprescribed for children, study revealsA new study at Columbia University Irving Medical Center challenges the popular notion that psychiatric medications are overprescribed in children and adolescents in the U.S.
 
 
 Childhood Eczema and Mental Health: Where is the Link?
 
Childhood Eczema and Mental Health: Where is the Link?The link between eczema in childhood and mental health problems in later life has been the subject of research for many years. The effect is thought to be linked to the release of cytokines and is often more pronounced in females than males.
 
 
 School, body-image pressure, and worries affect young girls' mental health
 
School, body-image pressure, and worries affect young girls' mental healthMore and more young girls seek help for mental problems. "Generally, girls take things more seriously than boys. This applies to school, friends, and family," says researcher Anders Bakken.
 
 
 Researchers study how unexpected event makes people to stop an action
 
Researchers study how unexpected event makes people to stop an actionImagine reaching to pet your cat, and it hisses at you. How does your brain take stock of the sound and communicate with your body to pull back your hand?
 
 
 More boys begin school a year late than girls, study finds
 
More boys begin school a year late than girls, study findsMore boys than girls begin school a year late and more girls than boys begin a year early. But researchers are not certain whether maturity is the explanation.
 
 
 Study: Omega-3 fish oil supplements do not improve reading ability or memory function of kids
 
Study: Omega-3 fish oil supplements do not improve reading ability or memory function of kidsNew research has found no evidence Omega-3 fish oil supplements help aid or improve the reading ability or memory function of underperforming school-children.
 
 
 Pediatric psychologist shares 11 warning signs of childhood depression
 
Pediatric psychologist shares 11 warning signs of childhood depressionWhen your teen snaps at you for having the gall to say hello to them in the morning and wakes up mad at the world, it can be easy to dismiss this behavior as normal adolescent moodiness.
 
 
 Intermittent Explosive Disorder Causes
 
Intermittent Explosive Disorder CausesIntermittent explosive disorder (IED) features the failure to resist a drive or impulse. Both genetic and environmental factors lead to IED, which may be characterized as a form of bipolar disorder.
 
 
 Repeated anesthesia in early life increases anxiety-linked behaviors, animal study shows
 
Repeated anesthesia in early life increases anxiety-linked behaviors, animal study showsRhesus macaques repeatedly exposed to anesthesia during infancy display persistent anxiety-linked behaviors later in life in response to social stress, a study from Yerkes National Primate Research Center at Emory University and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai shows.
 
 
 Neurotransmitter glutamate plays role in alcohol cravings, IU-led study finds
 
Neurotransmitter glutamate plays role in alcohol cravings, IU-led study findsA study led by Indiana University on neurochemical changes associated with alcohol addiction found that the neurotransmitter glutamate plays a role in some alcohol cravings.