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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

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

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

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

Sep. 25, 2014 — The characteristics of facial expression recognition of children with ADHD has been initially identified by researchers by measuring hemodynamic response in the brain. They showed that children with ... read more

Few Kids Receive Psychotherapy Along With Medication for ADHD, Study Finds

Sep. 22, 2014 — For many children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, medication alone can manage symptoms. But evidence shows that some affected children do better and can take lower doses of stimulant ... read more

Sep. 15, 2014 — A peek inside the brains of more than 750 children and teens reveals a key difference in brain architecture between those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and those without. Kids and ... read more

Exercise Before School May Reduce ADHD Symptoms in Kids

Sep. 9, 2014 — Offering daily, before-school, aerobic activities to younger, at-risk children could help in reducing the symptoms of ADHD in the classroom and at home, research suggests. Signs can include ... read more

Drug Therapies, Parent Training Help Children With ADHD, Severe Aggression

Sep. 3, 2014 — Prescribing both a stimulant and an antipsychotic drug to children with physical aggression and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), along with teaching parents to use behavior management ... read more

Aug. 26, 2014 — Previous studies that have suggested an increased risk of autism among children of women who took antidepressants during pregnancy may actually reflect the known increased risk associated with severe ... read more

Parental Incarceration Can Be Worse for a Child Than Divorce or Death of a Parent

Aug. 16, 2014 — With more than 2 million people behind bars, the U.S. has the highest incarceration rate in the world. This mass incarceration has serious implications for not only the inmates, but their children. ... read more

Involuntary Eye Movement a Foolproof Indication for ADHD Diagnosis

Aug. 13, 2014 — Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most commonly diagnosed -- and misdiagnosed -- behavioral disorder in American children. Now a new study can provide the objective tool medical ... read more

Parenting Skills Improve in ADHD Parents With Medication

July 30, 2014 — Parenting skills of adults with ADHD improve when their ADHD is treated with medication, according to researchers. At least 25 percent of clinic-referred children with attention deficit/hyperactivity ... read more

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