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Treating specific symptoms of autism or ADHD can help children, even without a diagnosis

For individuals experiencing mental health difficulties, early access to support services and effective intervention can be life-altering. To access these services through the health-care system, however, most institutions ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

People with ADHD and multiple psychiatric diagnoses stop their ADHD treatment more often

A research study from the The Lundbeck Foundation Initiative for Integrative Psychiatric Research iPSYCH shows that people with ADHD who also have another psychiatric diagnosis are more likely to stop taking their ADHD medicine.

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 ...

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Prenatal exposure to acetaminophen associated with ADHD and autism

An epidemiological study of more than 70,000 children in six European cohorts has linked symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum conditions (ASC) to the mothers' use of paracetamol ...

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Secondhand smoke exposure linked to odds of ADHD symptoms

(HealthDay)—Exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS) from pregnancy to childhood is associated with increased odds of having attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms and subtypes, according to a study published ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Yoga and breathing exercises aid children with ADHD to focus

Yoga and breathing exercises have a positive effect on children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). After special classes, children improve their attention, decrease hyperactivity, they stay alert longer, ...

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ADHD meds can help preschoolers, but effects vary

Parents of preschoolers with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be advised to give their child medication to help them concentrate, sit still and/or control impulsive behaviors.

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Children who spend time in daylight are calmer

Children who spend a lot of time outdoors during the day display fewer symptoms of hyperactivity. A new study of kindergarten children show this to be a strong link.

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Research uses a video game to identify attention deficit symptoms

Adapting a traditional endless runner video game and using a raccoon as the protagonist, researchers from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and the Complutense University of Madrid, among other institutions, have ...

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Career thoughts and parental relationships in adolescents with ADHD

A new study published in The Career Development Quarterly looked for potential links between negative or dysfunctional career thoughts and the quality of parental relationships in high school students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity ...

Medications

ADHD medication ODs rising in U.S. kids, teens

(HealthDay)—Growing numbers of younger kids are overdosing on stimulant medications commonly used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new study indicates.

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Gestational age linked to ADHD in children with Down syndrome

A new study by the UC Davis MIND Institute finds a connection between gestational age and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms in children with Down syndrome. The research, published in Scientific Reports, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

ADHD is related to high-sugar, unhealthy diets

There is a link between ADHD and dietary habits. This is shown in a new study by Örebro researchers, published in the American Journal of Medical Genetics.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Financial distress linked to suicide risk in people with ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is linked to higher levels of financial distress in adults—and a fourfold higher risk of suicide for those with the most debt, according to a large population study.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Black kids at higher odds for ADHD

(HealthDay)—Current wisdom holds that white kids are at greater risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than Black children are, but a new analysis finds the opposite is true.

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Q&A: Diagnosing ADHD

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am mom to two energetic boys, ages 5 and 8. A neighbor commented that my children must have ADHD. What is ADHD exactly and how do I tell the difference between a kid who just has a ton of energy and one ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study finds link between hoarding and ADHD

Researchers have discovered a link between hoarding disorder (HD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) among UK adults.

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US approves first 'digital therapeutic' game for ADHD (Update)

US health officials have approved the first game-based treatment for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, part of a trend toward "digital therapeutics" or software to address certain conditions.

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Pandemic causing havoc for kids with ADHD

(HealthDay)—Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) generally fare better when they have a clear routine. Now, a new study suggests that as the coronavirus pandemic turned family schedules upside down, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

ADHD rates up in veterans

(HealthDay)—The number of veterans being diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is increasing, according to a study published in the March issue of Medical Care.

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Maternal obesity may be related to risk for ADHD in children

(HealthDay)—Mothers with a body mass index (BMI) of 25 kg/m² and greater are more likely to see behavioral problems and psychiatric symptoms in their children, according to a study recently published in The Journal of ...

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ADHD diagnoses increasing in black kids, report suggests

For the first time, a U.S. survey found that black children appear to be more likely than white kids to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and other learning disabilities.