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)


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)


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)


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)


ADHD Drug May Help Preserve Our Self-Control Resources

Self-control can be difficult - sticking with a diet or trying to focus attention on a boring textbook are hard things to do. Considerable research suggests one potential explanation for this difficulty: Exerting self-control for a long period seems ...

Apr 26

Categories: Adult ADHD, Control Issues


Does Mindfulness Meditation Training help adults with ADHD?

As aware­ness of ADHD in adults increases, so do efforts to develop effec­tive treat­ments for adults that can com­ple­ment, or sub­sti­tute for, med­ica­tion. One promis­ing treat­ment is mind­ful­ness med­i­ta­tion train­ing. In ...

Dec 11

Categories: Adult ADHD, Mindfulness, Mindfulness Meditation


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)


Do Sunny Climates Reduce ADHD?

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is the most common childhood psychiatric disorder. Scientists do not know what causes it, but genetics play a clear role. Other risk factors have also been identified, including premature birth, low ...

Oct 23

Categories: Adult ADHD


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 ...


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)


Mistaking OCD for ADHD Has Serious Consequences

On the surface, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appear very similar, with impaired attention, memory, or behavioral control. But Prof. Reuven Dar of Tel Aviv University's School of ...

Dec 19

Categories: Adult ADHD, Obsessions & Compulsions (OCD)


Adults with ADHD commit fewer crimes when on medication

While previous research has shown that people with ADHD are more likely to enter a life of crime, it has remained uncertain how ADHD medication affects this risk. After having studied over 25,000 individuals with ADHD from different registries over ...

Nov 26

Categories: Adult ADHD, Aggression & Violence