Rich rewards: Scientists reveal ADHD medication's effect on the brain
January 17, 2020
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurobiological disorder characterized by symptoms of hyperactivity, inattention and impulsivity. People with the condition are often prescribed a stimulant drug called methylphenidate, which treats these symptoms. However, scientists do not fu...
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Severe childhood deprivation has longstanding impacts on brain size in adulthood
January 6, 2020
Researchers from King's College London have shown that the brains of young adult Romanian adoptees who were institutionalised as children are around 8.6% smaller than the brains of English adoptees who have not suffered this form of deprivation.
According to the research, the longer t...
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Artificial intelligence boosts MRI detection of ADHD
December 11, 2019
Deep learning, a type of artificial intelligence, can boost the power of MRI in predicting attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study published in . Researchers said the approach could also have applications for other neurological conditions.
The human brain...
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Autism and ADHD share genes
November 26, 2019
Researchers from the national psychiatric project iPSYCH have found that autism and ADHD share changes in the same genes. The new knowledge relates directly to the biological causes of the two child psychiatric disorders.
In Denmark, approximately one per cent of schoolchildren have a...
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Cycles of reward: New insight into ADHD treatment
October 30, 2019
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a widespread condition with complex underlying causes. A stimulant drug called methylphenidate is a common ADHD treatment that impacts the brain's levels of dopamine, a neurotransmitter involved in systems of reward; however, methylphenidate has ...
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Young moms more likely to have kids with ADHD
October 24, 2019
Young mothers have a greater chance of having a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) according to new research from the University of South Australia.
Published in Nature's , the research explored the genetic relationship between female reproductive traits and ke...
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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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Can you take Adderall and Xanax together?
September 11, 2019
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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.
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