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July 6, 2023

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Treating Childhood ADHD With Stimulant Meds Not Associated With Increased Substance Use Later in Life, Study Finds

Children taking a prescription stimulant to manage ADHD symptoms are not at a higher risk of substance use disorder as adolescents or young adults, according to new ...

'Smart' Drugs Can Decrease Productivity in People Who Don't Have ADHD, Study Finds

Research suggests that complex tasks akin to real life decision-making take neurotypical people longer to complete when they take 'smart' drugs than when they do not. The smart drugs do motivate people, but the added effort can lead to 'erratic ...

Problems With 'Pruning' Brain Connections Linked to Adolescent Mental Health Disorders

Problems with the brain's ability to 'prune' itself of unnecessary connections may underlie a wide range of mental health disorders that begin during adolescence, according to research published today. The findings may help explain why people are ...

Early Signs That May Help Predict ADHD Risk

Information available at birth may help to identify children with higher likelihood of developing ADHD, according to new ...

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The Link Between Mental Health and ADHD Is Strong -- So Why Aren't We Paying Attention?

On Blue Monday -- supposedly the gloomiest day of the year -- a study shows adults with high levels of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms are more likely to experience anxiety ...

Pregnant Women With Obesity and Diabetes May Be More Likely to Have a Child With ADHD

Children of women with gestational diabetes and obesity may be twice as likely to develop attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) compared to those whose mothers did not have obesity, ...

Early-Term Births Associated With Higher Rate of ADHD as Reported by Teachers

Among children born at term (37--41 weeks), those born before 39 weeks are more likely to experience symptoms associated with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a new ...

Researchers Use MRI to Show Brain Changes, Differences in Children With ADHD

Scientists conducted a study to image the neural activity analogues to cognitive flexibility and discover differences in the brain activity of children with ADHD and those ...

Maternal Milk Tied to Better School-Age Outcomes for Children Born Preterm

In a study that followed preterm infants for seven years, investigators found that children who received greater quantities of maternal milk both during and after time in the neonatal intensive care ...

ADHD and ASD: What the Eyes Could Reveal

Researchers found that recordings from the retina could identify distinct signals for both attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD), providing a potential ...

Medication Treatment of Pediatric Psychiatric Disorders Reduces the Later Onset of Substance Use Problems

Pharmacologic treatment in children and adolescents with psychiatric disorders reduces the risk of substance use later in life, especially in ADHD. Earlier-onset and longer-lasting treatment were ...

Diet Plays Key Role in ADHD Symptoms in Children

Here's another good reason for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to eat their fruits and vegetables: It may help reduce inattention issues, a new study ...

Micronutrients (Vitamins + Minerals) Show Benefit for Children With ADHD and Emotional Dysregulation

A study reports that children with ADHD and emotional dysregulation randomized to take a micronutrient formula were three times more likely to show symptomatic improvement on blinded clinician ...

Maladaptive Daydreaming May Be a Better Diagnosis for Some Than ADHD, Study Finds

Maladaptive daydreaming (MD) may be a better diagnosis for some people than ADHD, according to a new study. MD is a condition whereby people slip into involved highly detailed and realistic daydreams ...

Human Gene Variant Produces Attention Deficit Disorder-Like Problems in Mice

Mutant mice are providing scientists with a new neurobiological framework to understand the brain changes observed in distractible humans who carry a common gene variant whose frequency has been ...


Attention! Brain Scans Can Tell If You Are Paying It

Using a model of fMRI data collected from 92 individuals performing several types of attention-related tasks, researchers successfully predicted how well those individuals would perform on the tasks ...

ADHD Linked to Hoarding Behavior

New research has found that people with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are significantly more likely to also exhibit hoarding behaviors, which can have a serious impact on their ...

Students With Attention Problems More Likely to Cheat

High school students who have trouble paying attention in class are more likely to admit to cheating, a new study ...

Visuals Increase Attention; Now Science Explains Why

Scientists report that norepinephrine, a fundamental chemical for brain performance, is locally regulated in a brain region called the visual ...

Choline Transporter in the Brain Is Necessary for Tuning out Unneeded Information

In habituation, an organism gets so used to a ubiquitous sight, smell, sensation or sound that it virtually disappears. Researchers have identified a transporter protein in the brain that plays a ...

Behavior Resembling Human ADHD Seen in Dogs

A study involving some 11,000 dogs demonstrated that the gender, age and breed of the dog, as well as any behavioral problems and certain environmental factors, are connected to hyperactive and ...

ADHD and Impulsivity: New Potential Targets to Approach the Treatment for Neuropsychiatric Disorders

一项新的研究描述复杂的存在uilt by dopamine and noradrenergic receptors that could be a therapeutic target of potential interest to tackle the attention deficit hyperactivity ...

Six Stages of Engagement in ADHD Treatment Revealed in New, Diverse Study

Six stages of engagement in treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) have been reported by researchers based on a diverse study, inclusive of parents of predominantly racial and ...

Link Between ADHD and Dementia Across Generations

A large study has found a link between ADHD and dementia across generations. The study shows that parents and grandparents of individuals with ADHD were at higher risk of dementia than those with ...

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