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Study: Researchers find link between plastic additive and autism, ADHD

The incidence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has greatly increased over the last few decades. The reasons are largely unknown, although environmental factors are believed ...


Combination of neurotransmitters regulates attention span, shows study

A team of researchers from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has uncovered new clues about how chemicals released by brain cells regulate our attention span.


Study shows nearly 300% increase in ADHD medication errors

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is among the most common pediatric neurodevelopmental disorders. In 2019, nearly 10% of United States (U.S.) children had a diagnosis of ADHD. Approximately 3.3 million children, ...

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Global review reveals ADHD rates in adults

A review of studies involving more than 21 million people worldwide has revealed attention deficit hyperactivity disorder affects a staggering 3% of the global adult population. Disturbingly, nine out of 10 adults diagnosed ...

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ADHD: What parents need to know

Lots of children and adolescents have the condition known as ADHD, or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

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Significant rise in ADHD diagnoses in the UK

Both ADHD diagnoses and prescriptions for ADHD medication have increased significantly over the past two decades, except in children under five, finds a new study by UCL researchers.

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Stop-signal task may aid assessment of adult ADHD

The stop-signal task may be valuable for assessing inhibitory control deficits in adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a systematic review and meta-analysis published online June 10 in Neuropsychology ...


ADHD: Emotional problems may be the missing link

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common mental health disorders in children, affecting 7.2% of people under the age of 18 worldwide. Many of these children will still have ADHD in adolescence ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Effort underway to develop first US guidelines for ADHD in adults

The number of diagnosed cases of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have increased significantly among adults in the United States within the past decade, which could be due to many factors, including overdiagnosis. ...


Housing quality may affect kids with ADHD

Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most frequently diagnosed behavioral and neurodevelopmental disorder in childhood. Children with ADHD experience difficulty with one or more of its core symptoms—inattention, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Brain training probably doesn't help ADHD, says new study

Drugs to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be very effective, but they can come with a range of undesirable side-effects, such as increased anxiety, trouble sleeping and loss of appetite. It is not ...

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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 ...

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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. ...