ADHD News

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 ...

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 ...