Neuroscience

Sugar overload may be a recipe for long-term problems

Children who consume too much sugar could be at greater risk of becoming obese, hyperactive, and cognitively impaired, as adults, according to the results of a new study of mice led by QUT and published by Frontiers in Neuroscience.

Attention deficit disorders

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 ...

Attention deficit disorders

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, ...

Attention deficit disorders

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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Hyperactivity

Hyperactivity can be described as a physical state in which a person is abnormally and easily excitable or exuberant. Strong emotional reactions, impulsive behavior, and sometimes a short span of attention are also typical for a hyperactive person. Some individuals may show these characteristics naturally, as personality differs from person to person. Nonetheless, when hyperactivity starts to become a problem for the person or others, it may be classified as a medical disorder. The slang term "hyper" is used to describe someone who is in a hyperactive state.

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