ADHD

Interactive avatar boosts performance of children with ADHD
September 26, 2019
A new study has shown that an interactive avatar, which gives both instructions and feedback on the attention of the learner, can improve the performance of ADHD children on a complex problem-solving task. Researchers concluded that the presence of a virtual avatar providing instruction and feedb...
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Adderall (amphetamine/dextroamphetamine)
September 13, 2019
FDA warning: Potential for drug misuse
This medication has a boxed warning from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This is the strongest warning that the FDA requires. A boxed warning alerts doctors and patients about drug effects that may be dangerous.
Adderall an...
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Children of anxious mothers twice as likely to have hyperactivity in adolescence
September 9, 2019
A large study has shown that children of mothers who are anxious during pregnancy and in the first few years of the child's life have twice the risk of having hyperactivity symptoms at age 16. This work is being presented for the first time at the ECNP Congress in Copenhagen.
Scientis...
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How stimulant treatment prevents serious outcomes of ADHD
July 23, 2019
An analysis of three previous studies of children and young adults with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) quantifies for the first time the extent to which stimulant treatment reduces the development of mood disorders, school problems, conduct disorders, substance use disorders and ...
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School readiness impaired in preschoolers with ADHD symptoms
July 22, 2019
Preschoolers with symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder are much less likely than other children their age to be ready for school, new research from the Stanford University School of Medicine has found.
The study, which will be published online July 21 in , is among the...
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CBD oil for ADHD: Does it work?
June 28, 2019
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Did Leonardo da Vinci have ADHD?
May 24, 2019
Leonardo da Vinci produced some of the world's most iconic art, but historical accounts show that he struggled to complete his works. 500 years after his death, King's College London researcher Professor Marco Catani suggests the best explanation for Leonardo's inability to finish projects is tha...
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Teens with ADHD get more traffic violations for risky driving, have higher crash risk
May 20, 2019
Teen drivers diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are significantly more likely to crash, be issued traffic and moving violations, and engage in risky driving behaviors than their peers without ADHD, according to a Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) study publish...
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More sleep may help teens with ADHD focus and organize
April 8, 2019
Teenagers with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may benefit from more sleep to help them focus, plan and control their emotions. The findings -- the first of their kind in young people with ADHD -- will be presented today at the American Physiological Society's (APS) annual meeting...
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Maternal diet during pregnancy may modulate the risk of ADHD symptoms in children
March 28, 2019
The results of a study led by a team from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), a centre supported by "la Caixa," suggest that the risk of a child developing symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be modulated by the mother's diet during pregnancy. The stu...
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