ADHD News

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 ...

Self-Control Enhanced Through Electrical Brain Stimulation

December 14th, 2013
Self-Control Enhanced Through Electrical Brain Stimulation  New research has shown that direct electrical brain stimulation can enhance self-control. Neuroscientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and the University of California, ...

Canadian Teens Favoring OTC, Prescription Drugs Over Drinking & Smoking

December 13th, 2013
Canadian Teens Favoring OTC, Prescription Drugs Over Drinking & SmokingNew Canadian research implies a shift in substance use among middle and high school students as alcohol consumption and smoking are at an all-time low. However, ...

New Screening for Adult Autism Aids in Diagnosis

December 12th, 2013
New Screening for Adult Autism Aids in DiagnosisThe recent “coming out” by Scottish singer Susan Boyle, who found she has high-functioning autism, also known as Asperger syndrome, improves awareness and shows that those with autism spectrum disorders can ...

Brain Imaging May Help to Confirm ADHD

December 3rd, 2013
Brain Imaging May Help to Confirm ADHDA new brain imaging technique that provides a noninvasive, indirect measure of the neurotransmitter dopamine may be a new tool to help psychiatrists and other medical professionals determine if ...

Study Finds Microscopic Differences in Preterm Infants’ Brains

November 30th, 2013
Study Finds Microscopic Differences in Preterm Infants' Brains Premature birth appears to cause changes in the development of the white matter of the brain, putting infants at a higher risk of behavioral problems later on ...

ADHD Risk May Be Higher Among Disadvantaged Kids

November 29th, 2013
ADHD Risk May Be Higher Among Disadvantaged KidsA new report from the UK suggests children from families of lower social and economic status have a higher risk of developing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). A ...