A single dose of methylphenidate does not affect the contextual visual perception of children with ADHD, shows study
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder estimated to affect approximately 2.5% of children and adults worldwide. The disorder is characterized by the inability to pay attention to ...
Feb 23, 2023 feature
Study: Pregnant women on ADHD medications shouldn't worry about pediatric neurodevelopmental disorders
Women around the world who have taken medication to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) during their pregnancy can now breathe a sigh of relief. There are no differences in rates of neurodevelopmental disorders ...
Feb 13, 2023
Researchers link 27 genetic variants to ADHD
Why do some people get ADHD, while others do not? And how early in life or in the womb is the seed of ADHD sown?
Feb 9, 2023
Out of Adderall? Tips and advice during an ADHD medication shortage
Without his medication, my son, who has ADHD, is a boat adrift on choppy seas. He bumps around, spilling drinks and food, unable to control his limbs and impulses. He can't sit still; he won't stop talking—loudly. His emotions ...
Feb 3, 2023
Wondering about ADHD, autism and your child's development? What to know about getting a neurodevelopmental assessment
With childcare and schools starting the new year, parents might be anxiously wondering how their child will adapt in a new learning environment. Some parents may be concerned about their child's development or that they need ...
Feb 3, 2023
Studying ADHD from childhood into adulthood and older age
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by developmentally inappropriate levels of inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. Symptoms of ADHD often persist ...
Jan 25, 2023
The link between mental health and ADHD is strong—so why aren't we paying attention?
Adults with high levels of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms are more likely to experience anxiety and depression than adults with high levels of autistic traits, according to new research led by psychologists ...
Jan 16, 2023
What are 'masking' and 'camouflaging' in the context of autism and ADHD?
Many autistic people and ADHD-ers report using "masking" and "camouflaging" in their lives. This is where people conceal certain traits and replace them with neurotypical ones to avoid being recognized as neurominorities.
Jan 9, 2023
Bedtime strategies for kids with autism and ADHD can help all families get more sleep
Getting a good night's sleep is important for children's learning and development. When young people don't get enough sleep, it can impact their mood, school performance, health, and behavior.
Dec 21, 2022
Using a virtual reality game to objectively detect ADHD
Researchers have used virtual reality games, eye tracking and machine learning to show that differences in eye movements can be used to detect ADHD, potentially providing a tool for more precise diagnosis of attention deficits. ...
Dec 20, 2022
What's driving the ongoing Adderall shortage, and what parents can do
Shortages of the ADHD drug Adderall are expected to continue for months, forcing families to scramble for ways to deal with their children's attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Dec 13, 2022
Researchers gain a better understanding of how the most commonly used ADHD medication works
For decades, doctors have treated kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with methylphenidate, a stimulant drug sold as Ritalin and Concerta, making it one of the most widely prescribed medications aimed ...
Dec 8, 2022
Genetic vulnerability to ADHD signals risk of Alzheimer's disease in old age
Genetic predisposition to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can predict cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease later in life, revealed an analysis published today in Molecular Psychiatry by University of ...
Dec 7, 2022
Study suggests the youngest children in class are being overmedicated for ADHD
Christine Strand Bachmann has led a study that includes all Norwegian children born between 1989 and 1998, a total of 488,000 people.
Dec 7, 2022
Simulated driving program reduces crash risk for teens with ADHD in small study
A program that combines computer-based and driving simulator training may reduce the proportion of crashes and near crashes among teens with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a recent small study. ...
Nov 30, 2022
Researchers identify brain markers of ADHD in children
Researchers analyzing the data from MRI exams on nearly 8,000 children have identified biomarkers of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and a possible role for neuroimaging machine learning to help with the diagnosis, ...
Nov 23, 2022
Neuromarker for ADHD could improve diagnosis of disorder
Yale researchers identified differences in brain structure and activity in children with ADHD that could serve as a more objective diagnostic tool in the future
Nov 23, 2022
Researchers unlock pattern of gene activity for ADHD
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have successfully identified differences in gene activity in the brains of people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The study, led by scientists at the ...
Nov 16, 2022