ADHD News

Brain Imaging Shows How Musical Training May Affect Cognition

June 20th, 2014
A new study suggests a possible biological link between youth musical training and improved executive functioning in both children and adults. Researchers from Boston Children's Hospital used functional MRI brain imaging to show that musically trained individuals demonstrated enhanced activation of specific areas ...

ADHD Meds Shown to Not Increase Suicide Risk – And May Protect Against It

June 19th, 2014
A comprehensive review of a national patient registry shows that drug therapy for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) does not increase suicide attempts or suicide, as was previously feared. In fact, according to Swedish researchers from the Karolinska Institute, the ADHD medications may have ...

Iron Levels May Help Fine-Tune ADHD Diagnosis

June 18th, 2014
A new radiology study finds that brain iron levels may serve as a biomarker in the diagnosis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and help to fine-tune diagnosis. Psychostimulant medications such as Ritalin are among the drugs commonly used to reduce ADHD symptoms. Psychostimulants affect levels ...

Imaging Suggests Evidence of Biological Basis for Adult ADHD

June 11th, 2014
Imaging Suggests Evidence of Biological Basis for Adult ADHDEmerging research discovers adults who have recovered from attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have different levels of brain activity than adults who still suffer from ADHD. In a ...

Gene Network Involved in Autism, ADHD, Schizophrenia

June 8th, 2014
Gene Network Involved in Autism, ADHD, SchizophreniaResearchers have discovered several gene networks involved in autism. One was also found to affect some patients with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and schizophrenia -- raising the possibility ...

New App Helps ADHD Moms Manage Stress

June 5th, 2014
New App Helps ADHD Moms Manage Stress A new mobile application designed to detect stress and deliver research-based strategies to mitigate tension and anxiety has been shown to be effective for mothers of attention-deficit, ...

Researchers Find Genetic Marker Linked to OCD

May 17th, 2014
Researchers Find Genetic Marker Linked to OCDA genetic marker linked to obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) has been identified in a new study by Johns Hopkins researchers who published their findings in the journal Molecular Psychiatry. “If this ...

ADHD Treatment May Lower Smoking Risk

May 13th, 2014
ADHD Treatment May Lower Smoking RiskConventional stimulant medications for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may have a secondary benefit; they may lower smoking rates in youth. As discussed online in the journal Pediatrics, Duke Medicine researchers ...

Being Born A Few Weeks Early May Affect Learning and Behavior

May 5th, 2014
Being Born A Few Weeks Early May Affect Learning and BehaviorNew research has found that children born just a few weeks prematurely have more social, behavioral and academic problems than children born at full term. For ...

Use of ADHD Meds as Study Aid — Cheating?

May 2nd, 2014
Use of ADHD Meds as Study Aid -- Cheating? New research finds that nearly 1 in 5 students at an Ivy League college report misusing a prescription stimulant while studying, with one-third of students ...