Genetic predisposition for enjoyment of amphetamine's effects found to reduce risk of schizophrenia, ADHD

By Kevin Jiang - Genetic variants associated with enjoying the effects of d-amphetamine—the active ingredient in Adderall—are also associated with a reduced ...

Antipsychotic Drug Use Among ADHD-Diagnosed Foster Care Youth Is Increasing

New Rochelle, NY —Antipsychotic medications are often used for unlabeled indications, such as treatment of children and adolescents with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder ...

Stimulants Used to Treat ADHD Influence BMI Growth Patterns Through Childhood With a BMI Rebound in Late Adolescence

ADHD Stimulant Treatment Initially Slowed BMI Growth Findings Are First to Link Childhood ADHD Treatment to Possible Later Obesity ... Full story

Study finds prenatal nicotine exposure may lead to ADHD in future generations

Prenatal exposure to nicotine could manifest as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children born a generation later, according to a new study by Florida State University College of Medicine researchers. ... Full story

Researching ADHD Across Continents and Disciplines

Investigating the neurobiological causes of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) will lead to effective new therapies for individuals with the disorder. This is the goal of Emi Furukawa, a member of the Human Developmental Neurobiology Unit, who recently published in PLOS ONE. ... Full story

Study finds racial and ethnic disparities in ADHD diagnosis

By Andy Elder - UNIVERSITY PARK — Black children and children in homes where a language other than English is spoken are less likely to receive an attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnosis by school entry, despite being otherwise similar to white children on many measured background characteristics, according to a study by a team of researchers. Their findings indicate that disparities in ADHD diagnosis begin to occur early in children’s school careers. ... Full story

Expert insight on ADHD

UNSW child psychologist Professor Mark Dadds features in a new documentary series on ABC TV which explores the controversial childhood condition Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD. ... Full story

ADHD medication saves lives on the road

New research from Karolinska Institutet shows that medication used to treat ADHD in adult men can save lives on the road. According to a large registry study, which is now being published in the scientific journal JAMA Psychiatry, up to half of the transport accidents involving men with ADHD could be avoided if the men were taking medication for their condition. ... Full story

Studies find individuals with ADHD have communicative difficulty

People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are less able to consider the perspective of their conversational partner, says research from the University of Waterloo. ... Full story

Breaking the link between ADHD and addiction

Adult sufferers of ADHD are two to three times more likely to experience substance abuse or dependence, but a research project which will map the genetic markers of the condition will help sever ties with addiction and could lead to customised treatments. ... Full story

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