ADHD

Persistent ADHD Associated With Overly Critical Parents

High levels of criticism over time related to continuation of symptoms, study says ...

UVA Evaluates ADHD Medicines to Reduce Highway Crashes

The study will test how people with ADHD perform in driving simulations while using two different medications. ...

Lead Exposure Linked to ADHD in Kids with Genetic Mutation

Exposure to miniscule amounts of lead may contribute to ADHD symptoms in children who have a particular gene mutation, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. ... Full story

Researchers urge caution in prescribing commonly used drug to treat ADHD

Authors of new Cochrane Review remain uncertain about effect of widely used medicine on ADHD symptoms, despite large amount of research. Some evidence of increased sleeplessness and loss of appetite leads researchers to encourage more caution in use of methylphenidate. ... Full story

Making bicycling safer for kids with ADHD

New UI study finds kids with ADHD have more bicycle accidents at busy intersections because they're impulsive and struggle to pay attention ... Full story

New Report Finds 43 Percent Increase in ADHD Diagnosis for U.S. Schoolchildren

Girls showed a sharp rise in ADHD diagnosis during eight-year study period ... Full story

Children who take ADHD medicines have trouble sleeping, new study shows

UNL researchers have conducted a meta-analysis study that shows ADHD medications can cause children to develop sleep problems. Psychology doctoral student and lead author Katie Kidwell (right), doctoral student Alyssa Lundahl and Professor Tim Nelson authored the paper along with doctoral student Tori Van Dyk, who is away from UNL on an internship. (Craig Chandler/University Communications) ... Full story

ADHD meds may be a prescription for bullying

Supplemental graphic simplifying percentages outlined in the study.ANN ARBOR—Kids and teens who take medications like Ritalin to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder are twice as likely to be physically or emotionally bullied by peers than those who don't have ADHD, a new University of Michigan study found. ... Full story

Medicine used to treat ADHD may also help patients with post-traumatic stress disorder

INDIANAPOLIS -- A drug used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may be a significantly better treatment alternative for post-traumatic stress disorder than current therapies, according to new research. ... Full story

Brain patterns in ADHD and bipolar disorder

Researchers identify unique and shared brain patterns in ADHD and bipolar disorder, which could aid diagnosis and treatment in the future. ... Full story

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