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September 3, 2015

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September 3, 2015

Two Drugs Reduce Teacher-Rated Anxiety, in Addition to ADHD, Aggression

Apr. 17, 2015 — The addition of risperidone to parent training and a stimulant also improves teachers’ assessments of anxiety and social avoidance, new research shows. Improvement in teacher-rated anxiety and ... read more

Apr. 16, 2015 — A licensed clinical psychologist is focusing on the ADHD-autism link to better understand why people with ADHD and autism may be more prone to substance abuse and, in the process, to develop more ... read more

Novel Mechanism Involved in Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Study Shows

Apr. 16, 2015 — Researchers have found, in animal models, that the absence of a certain enzyme causes a syndrome resembling the attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The study paves the way for a greater ... read more

One-Third of Women With ADHD Report Being Sexually Abused During Childhood

Apr. 15, 2015 — Adults who have ADHD are much more likely to report they were sexually and physically abused before they turned 16 than their peers without ADHD, according to a new ... read more

Study Finds 1. 2 Percent of Preschoolers on Medicaid Use Psychotropic Drugs

Apr. 13, 2015 — 1.2 percent of American preschool children on Medicaid are using psychotropic drugs, including antidepressants, mood stabilizers and medications for attention-deficit disorder. Using 2000-2003 ... read more

Rates of ADHD Appear to Decrease at Higher Altitudes

Apr. 7, 2015 — The prevalence of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) decreases substantially as altitude ... read more

Neuroscientists Call for Immediate Action to Determine the Dangers and Benefits of Cognitive-Enhancing Drug Use in Healthy People

Mar. 31, 2015 — The government, pharmaceutical industry, and national medical organizations need to work together to look at the harms and benefits of long-term use of cognitive-enhancing drugs by healthy ... read more

One in Six College Students Misuse ADHD Stimulant Drugs

Mar. 10, 2015 — One in six college students misuse the stimulant drugs prescribed for ADHD, such as Ritalin and Adderall, considerably more than reported in several of the earlier studies, a meta-analysis shows. ... read more

Mood, Anxiety Disorders Common in Tourette Patients, Emerge at a Young Age

Mar. 9, 2015 — A new study of Tourette syndrome (TS) has found that nearly 86 percent of patients who seek treatment for TS will be diagnosed with a second psychiatric disorder during their lifetimes, and that ... read more

ADHD Plus Childhood Trauma Heightens Risk for Self-Harm, Suicide

Mar. 3, 2015 — Young women with ADHD who have been exposed to abuse, neglect or other traumas in childhood and adolescence are at greater risk for self-injury, eating disorders and suicide than those with ADHD who ... read more

People With ADHD Are Twice as Likely to Die Prematurely, Often Due to Accidents

Feb. 25, 2015 — People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have a lower life expectancy and are more than twice as likely to die prematurely as those without the disorder, according to new research. ... read more

Energy Drinks Significantly Increase Hyperactivity in Schoolchildren, Study Finds

Feb. 9, 2015 — Middle-school children who consume heavily sweetened energy drinks are 66 percent more likely to be at risk for hyperactivity and inattention symptoms, a new study has ... read more

Time-Based Training Can Reduce Impulsivity

Feb. 4, 2015 — Researchers have conducted a study demonstrating increases in both self-control and timing precision as a result of a time-based ... read more

Jan. 29, 2015 — A new study provides strong evidence, using data from animal models and humans, that exposure to a common household pesticide may be a risk factor for ... read more

ADHD, Conduct Disorder Linked to Alcohol, Tobacco Use in Young Teens

Dec. 10, 2014 — A new study links attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and conduct disorder in young adolescents with increased alcohol and tobacco use. The study is among the first to assess such an association ... read more

Global Surge in ADHD Diagnosis Has More to Do With Marketing Than Medicine, Expert Suggests

Nov. 18, 2014 — A new article attributes ADHD's global growth to five trends: expanded, overseas lobbying efforts by drug companies; the growth of biological psychiatry; the adaptation of the American-based ... read more

Nov. 10, 2014 — A darting mouse may hold an important clue in the development of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), autism and bipolar disorder, according to a study. The transgenic mouse, into which ... read more

Omega 3 Can Help Children With ADD, Experts Say

Oct. 23, 2014 — Supplements of the fatty acids omega 3 and 6 can help children and adolescents who have a certain kind of ADHD. New research also indicates that a special cognitive training program can improve ... read more

Gene Variants Implicated in ADHD Identify Attention, Language

Oct. 15, 2014 — Are deficits in attention limited to those with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or is there a spectrum of attention function in the general population? The answer to this question has ... read more

Institutional Rearing May Increase Risk for Attention-Deficit Disorder by Altering Cortical Development

Oct. 14, 2014 — Over the past decades, we have seen numerous tragic examples where the failure of institutions to meet the needs of infants for social contact and stimulation has led to the failure of these infants ... read more

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