Physical exercise as ADHD treatment: Necessary but not sufficient

Can exer­cise reduce behav­ior prob­lems and enhance cog­ni­tion in chil­dren with ADHD? Results from mul­ti­ple stud­ies indi­cate that exer­cise mit­i­gates aging-related declines in cog­ni­tive func­tion­ing and that it may ...

Jun 10

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

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Researchers Decode How the Brain Miswires, Possibly Causing ADHD

Neuroscientists at Mayo Clinic in Florida and at Aarhus University in Denmark have shed light on why neurons in the brain’s reward system can be miswired, potentially contributing to disorders such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ...

Jun 6

Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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How Attention Works: The Brain's Anti-Distraction System Discovered

Neuroscientists have pinpointed the neural activity involved in avoiding distraction, a new study reports. This is the first study showing that our brains rely on an active suppression system to help us focus on the task at hand.

May 14

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

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Neurofeedback treatment for ADHD gaining strong support

Neu­ro­feed­back - also known as EEG Biofeed­back - is an ADHD treat­ment in which indi­vid­u­als learn to alter their typ­i­cal EEG pat­tern to one that is con­sis­tent with a focused, atten­tive state. This is done by col­lect­ing ...

May 5

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

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Seeking the Causes of Hyperactivity

The 60 trillion cells that comprise our bodies communicate constantly. Information travels when chemical compounds released by some cells are received by receptors in the membrane of another cell. In a paper published in the Journal of ...

Apr 28

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

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Confirmation of the neurobiological origin of attention deficit ...

A study, carried out on mice, has just confirmed the neurobiological origin of attention-deficit disorder (ADD), a syndrome whose causes are poorly understood. Researchers from CNRS, the University of Strasbourg and INSERM have identified a cerebral ...

Apr 22

Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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Can Working Memory Training Help in ADHD Treatment?

Not all chil­dren ben­e­fit from med­ica­tion, some expe­ri­ence intol­er­a­ble side effects, and many con­tinue to strug­gle despite the ben­e­fits pro­vided by medication. Behav­ior ther­apy can be dif­fi­cult for par­ents to ...

Mar 28

Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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Is Behavior Therapy or Medication more effective in treating Children ...

Med­ica­tion treat­ment and behav­ior ther­apy are both con­sid­ered effec­tive treat­ments for ADHD; the com­bi­na­tion of these treat­ments is gen­er­ally regarded as an ideal approach for many chil­dren. How­ever, in the ...

Feb 22

Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Cognitive Behavioral ...

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Growing number of chemicals linked with brain disorders in children

Toxic chemicals may be triggering the recent increases in neurodevelopmental disabilities among children - such as autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and dyslexia - according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) ...

Feb 18

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

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Study Shows 2-Drug Combo helps Adolescents with ADHD, Aggression

Prescribing both a stimulant and an antipsychotic drug to children with physical aggression and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), along with teaching parents to use behavior management techniques, reduces aggressive and serious ...

Dec 23

Categories: Anger Management, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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ADHD linked to social and economic disadvantage

Scientists have found evidence of a link between social and economic status and childhood attention deficit disorder (ADHD) in the UK. A team led by the University of Exeter Medical School analysed data from the Millennium Cohort Study, a database ...

Nov 27

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

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ADHD's Wider Definition Could Lead to Unnecessary Treatments

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a behavioral disorder characterized by the inability to focus and a lack of control over behaviors often leading to an overactive state. ADHD is often diagnosed in children, who are usually ...

Nov 8

Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Child and/or ...

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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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