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ADHD linked with proclivity to explore: Research suggests it may have helped early hunter–gatherer groups

A team of neuroscientists and psychologists from the Perelman School of Medicine and the Indian Institute of Technology has found evidence suggesting that early hunter–gatherer groups may have benefited from the behavior ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Adults with ADHD exhibit camouflaging behavior

Adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) exhibit camouflaging behavior, but to a lesser extent than those with autism, according to a study published online Feb. 7 in Autism Research.

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How parents can help moderate the development of ADHD symptoms

Parents of young children with an excitable or exuberant temperament could adapt their parenting style to help moderate their child's potential development of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), according to ...

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What is 'parent training' for families of children with ADHD?

Problems with focus and impulse control can be common developmental stages through which children and adolescents naturally progress. But they can also be symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a chronic ...

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Could ADHD be diagnosed genetically?

Despite it being very common, ADHD is often missed until a child reaches age seven or older. By that time, they have likely been struggling socially and in school. Could early genetic testing be part of the solution?

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Do kids grow out of ADHD as they get older?

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is more often diagnosed in children. That might make you wonder if people grow out it as they reach adulthood.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study explores accuracy of computerized ADHD test

A new study cautions against using the QbTest as a standalone diagnostic or screening tool for ADHD. Researchers from the Universities of Southampton, Nottingham, Cardiff, and King's College London explored the accuracy and ...