Clinician observations of preschoolers’ behavior help to predict ...

Don’t rely on one source of information about your preschoolers’ inattention or hyperactivity. Rather, consider how your child behaves at home as well as information from his or her teacher and a clinician. This advice comes from Sarah O'Neill, ...

Oct 3

Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Child Development

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ADHD in Children: How to Cope with it -- Keeping Kids Healthy


Many people still believe that ADHD isn't a "real" diagnosis, or that it's the fault of the parent, or that the child is just ...

Jul 23

Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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FDA Approves Brainwave Device For Diagnosing ADHD

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a brainwave-measuring device to help diagnose kids with ADHD, a first for the disorder. The device detects two different types of brainwaves, theta and beta, and how frequently they occur. Kids ...

Jul 18

Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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Nearly One-Third of Children with Autism Also Have ADHD

In a study of the co-occurrence of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in early school-age children (four to eight years old), researchers at the Kennedy Krieger Institute found that nearly one-third of ...

Jun 6

Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism spectrum ...

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Are children who take Ritalin for ADHD at greater risk of future drug ...

UCLA research has shown that that children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder are far more likely than other kids to develop serious substance abuse problems as adolescents and adults. But do stimulant medications used to treat ADHD ...

May 31

Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Drug Addiction, ...

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Pay attention: How we focus and concentrate

Scientists at Newcastle University have shed new light on how the brain tunes in to relevant information. Publishing in Neuron, the team reveal the interplay of brain chemicals which help us pay attention in work funded by the Wellcome Trust and ...

May 25

Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Inattention, ...

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1 in 10 teens using ‘study drugs,’ but parents aren’t paying ...

As high schoolers prepare for final exams, teens nationwide may be tempted to use a “study drug” — a prescription stimulant or amphetamine — to gain an academic edge. But a new University of Michigan poll shows only one in 100 parents of ...

May 22

Categories: Addictions, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Child ...

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First Long-Term Study Reveals Link Between Childhood ADHD and Obesity

A new study conducted by researchers at the Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center found men diagnosed as children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were twice as likely to be obese in a 33-year follow-up study compared ...

May 21

Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains

Most of us are on the Internet on a daily basis and whether we like it or not, the Internet is affecting us. It changes how we ...

May 9

Categories: Addictions, Adult ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ...

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Study: Meditation Improves Memory, Attention

Students who did about an hour of "mindfulness training" for eight days subsequently did better on the GRE as well as tests of working memory and mind-wandering. The Internet is probably destroying our attention spans and working memories, but ...

May 8

Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Mindfulness ...

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Mindfulness Improves Reading Ability, Working Memory, and Task-Focus

If you think your inability to concentrate is a hopeless condition, think again - and breathe, and focus. According to a study by researchers at the UC Santa Barbara, as little as two weeks of mindfulness training can significantly improve one's ...

Mar 27

Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Mindfulness ...

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ADHD Takes a Toll Well Into Adulthood

The first large, population-based study to follow children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder into adulthood shows that ADHD often doesn't go away and that children with ADHD are more likely to have other psychiatric disorders as adults. ...

Mar 5

Categories: Adult ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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If You Are Impulsive, Take Modafinil and Count to Ten

Poor impulse control contributes to one's inability to control the consumption of rewarding substances, like food, alcohol, and other drugs. This can lead to the development of addiction. FDA-approved medications for alcoholism, like naltrexone ...

Feb 4

Categories: Addictions, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Drug ...

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