ADHD News

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 ...

Adult ADHD Meds May Reduce Car Accidents, Save Lives

January 31st, 2014
Adult ADHD Meds May Reduce Car Accidents, Save LivesAdults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have a significant risk of being involved in serious transport accidents, such as car or motorcycle accidents, compared to ...

ADHD Associated with Communication Problems

January 30th, 2014
ADHD Associated with Communication ProblemsEmerging research suggests people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may face challenges when communicating and interacting with other people. In Canada, University of Waterloo researchers say "people with ADHD are ...

Risk for Mental Illness Linked to Age of Father

January 24th, 2014
older man with infant SSWhile most understand that a woman's biological clock may influence the mental health of children, many are unaware that men also have aging changes that can influence an offspring's health. To ...

Smoking During Pregnancy Can Hike Daughter’s Risk of Nicotine Addiction

January 10th, 2014
Smoking During Pregnancy Can Hike Daughter's Risk of Nicotine Addiction Experts have warned that tobacco smoking by pregnant women may adversely affect the developing fetus. Smoking during pregnancy is linked to numerous negative outcomes, including low ...

No Difference in Suicide Risk Found Between Newer Antidepressants & Prozac

January 7th, 2014
No Difference in Suicide Risk Found Between Newer Antidepressants & ProzacA new study finds no evidence that the risk of suicide differs between several antidepressants prescribed to children and adolescents. The population-based study tracked children and ...

Motor Excitability Predicts Working Memory

December 31st, 2013
Motor Excitability Predicts Working MemoryPeople with a high motor excitability have a better working memory than those with a low excitability, according to a new study. Working memory allows the temporary storage of information, such as ...

Drug Duo Can Help Kids with ADHD, Aggression

December 22nd, 2013
Drug Duo Can Help Kids with ADHD, AggressionA new study suggests that prescribing two drugs -- a stimulant and an antipsychotic -- to children with physical aggression and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) reduces aggressive behavior ...