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Early-term births associated with higher rate of ADHD as reported by teachers

41 weeks), those born before 39 weeks are more likely to experience symptoms associated with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study by Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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How can you support kids with ADHD to learn? Parents said these three things help

COVID lockdowns and home schooling seemed never-ending for a lot of families. But there were some silver linings.

Autism spectrum disorders

Untapped potential: Embracing neurodiversity in medicine

Family physician Jennifer Vassel used to think she was weird. Situations affected her differently than her colleagues. She could remember exact pages from her Grade 6 textbooks. And she had always been highly sensitive to ...

Medications

Medication doesn't help kids with ADHD learn, study finds

For decades, most physicians, parents and teachers have believed that stimulant medications help children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) learn. However, in the first study of its kind, researchers at ...

Health

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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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 ...

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 ...

Attention deficit disorders

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 ...

Attention deficit disorders

Detecting attention deficit disorder more accurately

Adult diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) is based on inattention and impulsivity criteria. Just as the causes of ADHD have a biological basis, the discovery of biomarkers could help with diagnosing ...

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Diet changes brain activity in children with ADHD

Children whose ADHD symptoms were drastically reduced after following a few-foods diet showed increased activity in a specific part of the brain. The more significant the change in behavior, the more the activity in this ...

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Most kids newly diagnosed with ADHD aren't getting best care

(HealthDay)—Preschoolers with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) rarely receive the gold-standard treatment recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) for their condition, a new study reports.

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Half of adults with ADHD have had a substance use disorder

Half of adults aged 20-39 with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have had a substance use disorder (SUD) in their lifetime according to new research published online ahead of print this month in Alcohol and ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Just 10% of kids with ADHD outgrow it, study finds

Most children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) don't outgrow the disorder, as widely thought. It manifests itself in adulthood in different ways and waxes and wanes over a lifetime, according to ...

Medications

ADHD drug class leads to fewer side effects in preschool children

About 2.4 percent of preschool-age children have an attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnosis. For these children, behavioral interventions intended to redirect a child or otherwise replace negative behaviors ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Adult ADHD linked to numerous physical conditions

Adults with ADHD are at higher risk of a wide range of physical conditions, including nervous system, respiratory, musculoskeletal, and metabolic diseases, according to a large register-based study from Karolinska Institutet ...

Neuroscience

Managing attention deficit disorder by training the brain

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects about 7% of children, with a two out of three chance of persisting into adulthood. This neurodevelopmental disorder is characterized by concentration difficulties, increased ...

Medical research

Guppy research shows ADHD drugs can affect later generations

By studying guppies, scientists at the University of Toronto and Florida State University found that behaviors affected by methylphenidate hydrochloride (MPH) – the active ingredient in stimulants such as Ritalin and Concerta ...