- The CDC reported an increase in the number of children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and the amount prescribed medication for it.
- With implications for childhood psychiatry and criminal law, lacking serotonin receptors during early brain development could explain aggression and impulsive behaviors.
- Some scientists are concerned about ADHD overdiagnosis, which they say could be causing a large number of children to be given unnecessary medication.
- ADHD, a common childhood disorder, is less likely to be diagnosed in UK children than US children.
- Autism and ADHD have common traits when it comes to behavioral and psychosocial problems, according to large studies that show genetic links between the disorders.
- Texting while driving can have dire consequences for anyone, but these risks may be heightened for people diagnosed with ADHD.
- Even if the technology is there, a Mars mission will need to address boredom and other psychological effects of traveling for 150 days.
- Video games have become extremely popular among kids, but should we be worried that kids with developmental disorders, such as autism and ADHD, play them more than other kids?
- With fall injuries being the most common reason for trauma hospital admissions for adults over age 65, methylphenidate, an ADHD drug, might have therapeutic benefits for those who want to improve...
- FDA Approves Brain Wave Test For ADHD In Children & Teens; Theta/Beta Ratio Exam Could Guide The Future Of ADHD DiagnosisThe US Food and Drug Administration has approved a new brain wave test that can effectively diagnose ADHD through nerve cells in an adolescent's brain.
- Children with ADHD were far more likely to experience a moderate disability following a mild brain injury than others.
- Minority Children Half As Likely To Be Diagnosed With ADHD As Their White Peers: Is Parents' Fear Of Social Stigmatization To Blame?Researchers claim white children are twice as likely to be diagnosed with ADHD compared to black or Hispanic children.
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.