Attention deficit disorders

Thirty percent of adults with ADD report childhood physical abuse

(Medical Xpress)—Thirty percent of adults with Attention Deficit Disorder or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD) report they were physically abused before they turned 18. This compares to seven per cent ...

Attention deficit disorders

Changes to psychiatry's 'bible' could widen definition of ADHD

(HealthDay)—When the latest version of what is considered the "bible" of psychiatry is unveiled in May, experts believe several changes in it will broaden both the definition and diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity ...

Attention deficit disorders

Common pesticide may increase risk of ADHD

A commonly used pesticide may alter the development of the brain's dopamine system—responsible for emotional expression and cognitive function – and increase the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children, ...

Attention deficit disorders

How stimulant treatment prevents serious outcomes of ADHD

An analysis of three previous studies of children and young adults with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) quantifies for the first time the extent to which stimulant treatment reduces the development of mood ...

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