- The medial prefrontal cortex monitors what is happening outside our current focus and allows us to spontaneously turn our attention from one strategy to an even better one.
- Children exposed to a common air pollutant while in the womb and after birth are at a higher risk of impaired brain function, according to a new study.
- People with ADHD are twice as likely to die prematurely, and women with the disorder have a higher relative risk than men.
- Texting has become so ubiquitous, it may be more accurate to say people are now driving while texting.
- Sharpening your focus might be a matter of checking yourself continuously to make sure your attention isn’t lapsing.
- Use of medicinal marijuana in children with developmental or behavioral disorders may lead to long-term, damaging effects on neurodevelopment.
- Children who were exposed to a common household pesticide during their mothers' pregnancy or while breastfeeding were at an increased risk of being diagnosed with ADHD.
- We can learn to better sustain our mental focus through a simple game of practicing our ability to distinguish select sounds within progressively worse disruptions.
- While one in five college students reported abusing prescription stimulants, more than half the students with ADHD reported being pressured into sharing or selling their drugs.
- Treating ADHD with stimulant medications is a given, but not enough children are getting the other half of treatment: psychotherapy.
- Children and teens with ADHD lag behind age-group peers in how quickly their brains form connections within, between, and among the default mode network and task-positive networks.
- Children with ADHD have a difficult time making choices that will reward them. Researchers wanted to figure out why.
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.