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Diet plays key role in ADHD symptoms in children

Here's a good reason for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to eat their fruits and vegetables: It may help reduce inattention issues, a new study suggests.

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These strategies can help anyone with ADHD as well as undiagnosed people who struggle with attention problems

Imagine that it's 4:59 p.m., only one minute before your deadline. You swore you'd never put yourself in this position again, and yet you have. This isn't your best work, and you'll be lucky just to turn anything in. What ...

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Vitamins, minerals improve symptoms for children with ADHD

Children with ADHD and emotional dysregulation who were given a micronutrient-dense formula made of all known vitamins and essential minerals were three times more likely to have better concentration and improved moods, research ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Two in five adults with ADHD are in excellent mental health

A new nationally representative study published online in the International Journal of Applied Positive Psychology found two in five adults (42%) with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were in excellent mental ...

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Caffeine could be a valid option for treating some ADHD symptoms

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, is a psychiatric pathology for which diagnosis has increased exponentially over the last 20 years. In fact, current estimates suggest that this disorder affects between 2% ...

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Prenatal opioid exposure increases risk for childhood ADHD

Prenatal opioid exposure is associated with a significantly higher risk for subsequent attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and carries a higher risk than exposure to other substances, according to a study published ...

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ADHD looks different in adults: Four signs to watch for

Many people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may not receive a diagnosis until adulthood. Adult symptoms can look a little different to those of childhood.

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Study examines timing abilities of drivers with ADHD and ASD

Time perception plays a key role in safety while driving on the road. When traveling at high speeds, decisions made in a matter of seconds could help avoid a potentially fatal accident. A recent University of Alabama at Birmingham ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

ADHD linked to hoarding behaviour

New research has found that people with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are significantly more likely to also exhibit hoarding behaviors, which can have a serious impact on their quality of life.

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Autism, ADHD raise the odds for early death

Young people with autism or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have a higher risk of dying early from a range of causes, a new research review suggests.

Neuroscience

MRI scans show few brain differences in children with ADHD

MRI scans of children aged 9 to 10 years with ADHD showed few differences in structural brain measurements compared to their unaffected peers, according to a study led by a Duke University School of Medicine researcher.

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Virtual reality game can assess children's ADHD symptoms

A new virtual reality game helps detect symptoms related to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, which has been challenging with the existing tools. With further work, the game could also help treat ...

Neuroscience

Identifying the neural network responsible for how tics develop

A team of researchers from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin has identified a neural network which is responsible for generating tic disorders. Targeting of this network via deep brain stimulation delivered by a ...

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How COVID-19 increases challenges for youth with ADHD

Compared to their peers, youth with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to experience significant impairment in school functioning and mental health. Mix in the COVID-19 pandemic and the disruptions ...