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ADHD or just immature?
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is typically diagnosed in childhood and manifests as an inability to sustain attention and control activity levels and impulse control. Some reports have indicated a prevalence of up to 15 percent in Western countries. Although the causes of ADHD are still unknown, a new study scheduled for publication in the Journal of Pediatrics found that a child's age at school entry may have an effect on the diagnosis of ADHD. (2016-03-10)

Screening for Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) among substance users is improved
NDRI scientists have documented an effective, simple and inexpensive way to screen adult substance users for Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Using such a screening tool can allow a focused approach to referral for complete diagnostic assessment and treatment recommendations. Integrating treatment for ADHD into drug treatment programs can enhance the success of treatment and increase adherence. (2006-07-25)

Creativity is an upside to ADHD
Study finds that adults with ADHD enjoy more creative achievement than adults without the disorder. (2011-03-11)

Study estimates ADHD symptom persistence into adulthood
Sixty percent of children with ADHD in a recent study demonstrated persistence of symptoms into their mid-20s, and 41 percent had both symptoms and impairment as young adults. (2016-10-20)

ADHD may emerge after childhood for some people, according to new study
While it is well established that childhood ADHD may continue into adulthood, new research by King's College London suggests that for some people the disorder does not emerge until after childhood. (2016-05-18)

One-third of women with ADHD report being sexually abused during childhood
Adults who have ADHD are much more likely to report they were sexually and physically abused before they turned 16 than their peers without ADHD, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Toronto. (2015-04-15)

People with ADHD do 1 month's less work per year
Workers with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder do 22 days less work per year than people who do not have the disorder, finds research published online ahead of print in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. (2008-05-27)

New book explores causes of ADHD
In his new book, (2006-06-02)

Thirty percent of adults with attention deficit disorder report childhood physical abuse
Thirty percent of adults with attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) report they were physically abused before they turned 18. This compares to seven percent of those without ADD/ADHD who were physically abused before 18. (2014-03-06)

ADHD and related disorders: State of the science and art
The American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders (APSARD), a US-based international organization of health professionals and scientists focusing exclusively on ADHD and related disorders, will hold its 2015 Annual Meeting, Jan. 16-18, 2015, in Washington, D.C. (2014-11-25)

Licensing, motor vehicle crash risk among teens with ADHD
Adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are licensed to drive less often and, when this group is licensed, they have a greater risk of crashing, according to a new study published by JAMA Pediatrics. (2017-06-12)

New guideline aims to transform evaluation and care of children and adolescents with ADHD
The Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics is releasing a groundbreaking guideline for the diagnosis and care of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorders in children and youth in a supplement to its February 2020 issue. (2020-01-31)

123 Altropane® SPECT shows potential as diagnostic tool for ADHD
A recent study revealed that SPECT imaging can be used to complement the standard testing and interviews used to diagnose Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Results comparing five normal patients and eight who had been diagnosed with ADHD showed dopamine deficiency in the ADHD group. (2003-06-23)

Thinking outside the box: Adults with ADHD not constrained in creativity
People often believe those with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder face challenges that could hinder future employment, but a University of Michigan study found that adults with ADHD feel empowered doing creative tasks that could help them on the job. (2018-10-09)

People with ADHD who experience financial distress may also be at heightened risk for suicide
An analysis of more than 189,000 Swedish credit reports and mental health data from the entire population of the country found that people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who also had the highest risk of credit default were three to four times more likely to commit suicide than those with only one of these two risk factors. (2020-09-30)

ADHD medication associated with reduced risk for motor vehicle crashes
In a study of more than 2.3 million patients in the United States with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), rates of motor vehicle crashes (MVCs) were lower when they had received their medication, according to a new article published by JAMA Psychiatry. (2017-05-10)

Kids diagnosed with ADHD often don't take medication regularly
Children diagnosed with ADHD inconsistently take their prescribed medication, going without treatment 40 per cent of the time, a new study has found. (2020-02-03)

Parents' smoking and depression linked to increased ADHD risk in children
A new study has identified adults' smoking and depression as family environmental factors associated with the development of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. The findings, which are published in Asia Pacific Psychiatry, come from an analysis of information on 23,561 children in Korea. (2018-08-08)

Study looks at the prevalence, challenges of athletes with ADHD
It's estimated there are more than six million children in the United States with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). There has been a lot of research about the impact ADHD can have on students in the classroom, but much less is known about how ADHD might impact athletes on the field of play. (2017-05-11)

ADHD in adults
Although classically known as a disorder of childhood, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder also affects between 2%-6% of adults, sometimes with serious ramifications. (2003-03-17)

Adolescent girls with ADHD are at increased risk for eating disorders, study shows
Girls with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder stand a substantially greater risk of developing eating disorders in adolescence than girls without ADHD, a new study has found. (2008-03-14)

Bedwetting, bowel problems seen in children with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder
Children with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may also tend to struggle with bedwetting and other bowel and urinary tract problems, a UC Irvine College of Medicine study has found. (2002-10-21)

Does Omega 3 protect against ADHD?
A new study will provide further understanding about the effects of omega-3 fatty acids on the brain function of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. (2006-12-05)

Dietary changes help some children with ADHD
Together with child and adolescent psychiatrists, researchers from the University of Copenhagen have just completed an extensive report which reviews the studies which have been done so far on the significance of diet for children and young people with ADHD. The report shows that there are potential benefits in changing the diets of children with ADHD, but that key knowledge in the area is still lacking. (2012-04-24)

Diagnosis of ADHD on the rise
The number of American children leaving doctors' offices with an attention deficit hyperactivity disorder diagnosis has risen 66 percent in 10 years, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study. (2012-03-19)

Positive reinforcement plays key role in cognitive task performance in ADHD kids
A little recognition for a job well done means a lot to children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder -- more so than it would for typically developing kids. (2015-07-30)

ADHD meds may be a prescription for bullying
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. (2015-11-20)

Boys treated with Ritalin, other stimulants significantly less likely to abuse drugs later
Boys with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who are treated with stimulants such as Ritalin are significantly less likely to abuse drugs and alcohol when they get older, according to a new study funded by two components of the National Institutes of Health -- the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). The study, which will appear in the August 2, 1999, issue of Pediatrics (1999-08-02)

Discovery of the first common genetic risk factors for ADHD
A global team of researchers has found the first common genetic risk factors associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a complex condition affecting around one in 20 children. (2018-11-27)

One-third of women with ADHD have anxiety disorders, almost half have considered suicide
Women with ADHD are much more likely to have a wide range of mental and physical health problems in comparison to women without ADHD, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Toronto. (2016-07-20)

Adolescents with inattention problems more likely to smoke
Adolescents with symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHA)are more likely to experiment with smoking and become regular tobacco users, a study by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Georgetown University indicates. (2002-07-18)

ADHD costly before and after diagnosis
Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) use more health services in the two years before and two years after they are diagnosed than do children without ADHD, with white children accumulating more expenses than those of other ethnicities, according to a report in the October issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2006-10-02)

Is ADHD more likely to affect movement in boys or girls?
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder appears to affect movement in boys more than it does in girls, according to a study published in the Nov. 4, 2008, issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. ADHD is one of the most common mental disorders found in children. Symptoms include impulsiveness, hyperactivity, such as not being able to sit still, and inattention or constant daydreaming. Few studies have been done that compare ADHD and movement in both boys and girls. (2008-11-03)

Study questions benefits of long-term use of ADHD medications
In a study that followed more than 500 children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) into adulthood, extended use of stimulant medication was linked with suppressed adult height but not with reduced symptoms of ADHD. (2017-03-13)

Stimulant treatment of children with ADHD reduces subsequent substance abuse
A study by researchers at Harvard University has provided more evidence that using stimulant medications to treat children with ADHD may reduce their risk of developing drug and alcohol use disorders later in life (2003-03-05)

Adults with restless legs syndrome more likely to have ADHD
Adults who have restless legs syndrome are more likely to also have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than adults who don't have the sleep disorder, according to research presented during the American Academy of Neurology's 53rd Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, May 5-11, 2001. (2001-05-05)

Children with ADHD more likely to receive medication if they live in poorer areas
Children with ADHD from the poorest areas are significantly more likely to receive medication as children with ADHD from the most affluent areas, according to the first UK study of its kind. (2020-02-07)

Scientists discovered genes that contribute to the ADHD development
A team from I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University together with foreign colleagues analyzed the genomes of several families that have members with ADHD. The results have shown that all patients had specific features in certain genes. The identification of such patterns may help diagnose ADHD. The work was published in the Molecular Psychiatry journal. (2018-10-12)

Study shows birth dates, school enrollment dates affect ADHD diagnosis rates
Rising rates of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and large differences in diagnosis rates have led to fears that the condition is often being misdiagnosed. A new study from North Carolina State University demonstrates that these concerns are justified. The researchers found large discrepancies in diagnosis and treatment rates based on small differences in children's dates of birth. (2010-08-17)

Research helps end guesswork in prescribing ADHD drug
Children with ADHD who carry a specific type of dopamine receptor gene respond better to the drug methylphenidate than those without the genotype, according to new research from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. (2010-05-03)

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