ADHD News

Slight Delay Can Make for Better Decisions

March 10th, 2014
Slight Delay Can Make for Better DecisionsNew research has found that decision-making accuracy can be improved by postponing a decision by a mere fraction of a second. "Decision making isn't always easy, and sometimes we ...

Adult ADHD Often Associated with Childhood Abuse

March 7th, 2014
Adult ADHD Often Associated with Childhood AbuseCanadian researchers report a link between adult attention deficit disorder and childhood physical abuse. In a new study, 30 percent of adults with attention deficit disorder or attention deficit ...

Could Grandma’s Prenatal Smoking Factor into Your Child’s ADHD?

March 6th, 2014
Could Grandma's Prenatal Smoking Factor into Your Child's ADHD?A new study suggests that prenatal exposure to nicotine could influence attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children born as long as a generation later. Florida State University ...

ADHD Linked to Teen Obesity, Physical Inactivity

March 5th, 2014
ADHD Linked to Teen Obesity, Physical Inactivity While it may seem paradoxical, children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to be sedentary and become obese teenagers. Experts have acknowledged a link between ADHD ...

Kids of Older Dads Show Higher Risk of Mental, Academic Problems

March 4th, 2014
Kids of Older Dads Show Higher Risk of Mental, Academic Problems Researchers from Indiana University (IU) and Karolinska Institute in Stockholm have discovered advancing paternal age at childbearing can lead to psychiatric and academic ...

Biological Explanation for Gender Disparity in Autism

March 3rd, 2014
Biological Explanation for Gender Disparity in AutismAlthough professionals know that males have a higher incidence of neurodevelopmental disorders -- such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) -- than females, the underlying reasons have been unclear. ...

Acetaminophen in Pregnancy Tied to Higher Risk of ADHD

February 26th, 2014
Acetaminophen in Pregnancy Tied to Higher Risk of ADHDA new University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) study discovers that when taken during pregnancy, acetaminophen, found in over-the-counter products such as Excedrin and Tylenol, appears ...

Growing Number of Chemicals Linked to Brain Disorders in Children

February 16th, 2014
Growing Number of Chemicals Linked to Brain Disorders in ChildrenA new study finds that toxic chemicals may be triggering the recent increases in neurodevelopmental disabilities among children, including autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and dyslexia. Researchers ...

Depression Linked to Chronic Pain in Youth

February 13th, 2014
Depression Linked to Chronic Pain in YouthNew research discovers adolescents experiencing mental health issues are also likely to suffer chronic pain. The Norwegian study is the first to study the kind of physical pain that ...

Lack of Self-Control, Not Desires, May Drive Risky Business

February 8th, 2014
Lack of Self-Control, Not Desires, May Drive Risky BusinessA new study has found that when people engage in risky behavior, such as drunk driving or having unsafe sex, it’s probably not because their brain’s ...