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Inside the adult ADHD brain

About 11 percent of school-age children in the United States have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). While many of these children eventually "outgrow" the disorder, some ...

Jun 10, 2014
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Gyroscopes can help diagnose ADHD

The latest miniaturised movement sensors, incorporating both accelerometers and gyroscopes, can be used to provide an objective diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to new research in the ...

Jun 10, 2014
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ADHD treatment associated with lower smoking rates

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 ...

Study finds ADHD and trauma often go hand in hand

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). Clinicians, however, ...

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