ADHD News

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 ...

Those With Adderall Euphoria Less Likely to Develop ADHD, Schizophrenia

April 27th, 2014
Those With Adderall Euphoria Less Likely to Develop ADHD, SchizophreniaPeople with a genetic variant that results in euphoria-like feelings after taking d-amphetamine (the active ingredient in Adderall) have a reduced risk for developing attention ...

Less ADHD Than Meets The Eye Among Kids With Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

April 25th, 2014
Less ADHD Than Meets The Eye Among Kids With Fetal Alcohol SyndromeNew research from McGill University suggests that there may be excessive concern that a child with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) also may ...

Scientists Pinpoint Brain’s Anti-Distraction Mechanism

April 20th, 2014
Scientists Pinpoint Brain's Anti-Distraction MechanismResearchers from Simon Fraser University have discovered that environmental and/or genetic factors may hinder or suppress a particular brain activity that helps prevent us from distraction. The discovery could revolutionize ...

Attention Deficit Symptoms in Older People

April 15th, 2014
Attention Deficit Symptoms in Older PeopleAttention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) does not disappear with age, new research shows. A study at the VU University Medical Centre in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, finds that ADHD affects about three ...