ADHD News

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 ...

Brain Differences in Some Drug Users May Signal Risk of Addiction

March 29th, 2014
Brain Differences in Some Drug Users May Signal Risk of AddictionResearchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered differences in the brains of college-aged students who only occasionally use ...

Childhood ADHD Meds May Increase Risk for Adult Obesity

March 19th, 2014
Childhood ADHD Meds May Increase Risk for Adult Obesity New research suggests the longer attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medications are used in childhood, the greater the risk of adult obesity. Paradoxically, investigators from the Johns Hopkins ...

Kids With ADHD, Autism More Likely to Have Gender Identity Issues

March 13th, 2014
Kids With ADHD, Autism More Likely to Have Gender Identity IssuesChildren and teenagers with an autism spectrum disorder or attention deficit and hyperactivity problems are more likely to wish to be another gender, according ...