Ouch! Avoiding Failure Leads to Missed Opportunities for Children with ADHD

Growing up is a challenging task full of great achievements and missteps. Sometimes it is not clear what the best course of ...

Unhealthy diet during pregnancy could be linked to ADHD

  New research led by scientists from King’s College London and the University of Bristol has found that a high-fat, high-sugar diet during ...

The Rules of the Game for Children with ADHD

Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) often display behaviours that are inappropriate for the situation in which they are in. They might move around in the classroom during a lesson, or talk non-stop and interrupt others’ conversations. ADHD is a neuro-developmental disorder that affects about 5% of children. Despite a considerable amount of research over many years, the causes of ADHD are still debated. A team of researchers from Japan and New Zealand has published a paper in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry that may help to explain the difficulties children with ADHD experience in adapting their behaviour to given situations ... Full story

ADHD drugs could cause irregular heartbeat

NEW research has found that a drug commonly used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) can increase the risk of an irregular heartbeat in children. ... Full story

More Young Children with ADHD Could Benefit from Behavior Therapy

Behavior therapy recommended before medicine for young children with ADHD ... Full story

ADHD Treatment for Young Children

About half of young children 2 to 5 years of age receiving care for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are not receiving psychological services, including the recommended treatment of behavior therapy, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report. ... Full story

Sleep loss in early childhood may contribute to the development of ADHD symptoms

DARIEN, IL – Short sleep duration may contribute to the development or worsening of hyperactivity and inattention during early childhood, suggests a research abstract that will be presented Tuesday, June 14, in Minneapolis, Minn., at SLEEP 2011, the 25th Anniversary Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC (APSS). ... Full story

Study finds no increased risk of autism, ADHD with prenatal antidepressant exposure

An analysis of medical records data from three Massachusetts health care systems finds no evidence that prenatal exposure to antidepressants increases the risk for autism and related disorders or for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In their report being published online in Translational Psychiatry, the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)-based research team finds evidence that any increased incidence of autism or ADHD found in previous studies was probably associated with the severity of the mother’s depression – a known risk factor for several neuropsychiatric disorders – and not from antidepressant exposure during pregnancy. ... Full story

Stimulants Used to Treat ADHD in Children Associated with Low Bone Density

Stimulants commonly prescribed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children are associated with low bone density, according to a new study by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators. ... Full story

Study reveals a basis for attention deficits

New findings could help scientists develop treatments for ADHD and other disorders. ... Full story

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