- Children with greater emotional intelligence suffer fewer attention problems than children confused by their lack of understanding their own and others' emotions.
- Children are not being prescribed as many antipsychotic medications as adolescents and young adults.
- Children diagnosed with ADHD can improve certain behaviors by playing a computer game that exercises concentration.
- Researchers tested how well smartphone apps and calendars helped kids with ADHD.
- This is how Adderall affects the brain, improving focus and energy.
- Kids whose mothers were severely obese before pregnancy are more likely to have developmental and emotional problems, a new study finds.
- One in every 14 autistic toddlers will "outgrow" their diagnosis by elementary school, though most of these children will continue to display some emotional or behavioral symptoms.
- Hyperactivity isn't necessarily a consequence of ADHD, but rather a means by which kids deal with the disorder.
- Getting distracted enhances the creative process, promotes mindfulness, and even helps reduce physical pain.
- The prevalence of ADHD dramatically decreases at higher altitudes, with all the Mountain states showing lower than average diagnosis rates.
- Fathers and mothers under the age of 20 showed an increased risk of having children with ADHD compared to parents between the ages of 25 and 29.
- Children exposed to secondhand smoke at home are three times more likely to have ADHD, according to a new study.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a developmental disorder. It is characterized primarily by "the co-existence of attentional problems and hyperactivity, with each behavior occurring infrequently alone" and symptoms starting before seven years of age.