ADHD kids can be still—If they're not straining their brains
Sep 19, 2017
How's this for exasperating: Your ADHD child fidgets and squirms his way through school and homework, but seems laser-focused and motionless sitting in front of the TV watching an action thriller.
Eye movements reveal temporal expectation deficits in ADHD
Sep 12, 2017
A technique that measures tiny movements of the eyes may help scientists better understand and perhaps eventually improve assessment of ADHD, according to new research published in Psychological Science.
Common cerebral white matter abnormalities found in children with autistic traits
Sep 06, 2017
Structural abnormalities in the brain's white matter match up consistently with the severity of autistic symptoms not only in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), but also, to some degree, in those with attention-deficit/hyperactivity ...
Is ADHD really a sleep problem?
Sep 03, 2017
Around 75% of children and adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) also have sleep problems, but until now these have been thought to be separate issues. Now a in a pulling together of the latest research, ...
Inattentive kids show worse grades in later life
Aug 29, 2017
Researchers studied children with and without attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and found that inattentiveness was linked to worse academic performance up to 10 years later, regardless of ADHD, even when they ...
Cognitive-behavioural therapy particularly efficient in treating ADHS in adults
Aug 22, 2017
Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) group training was shown to achieve the same results as neurofeedback training in treating attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Both methods led to a comparable decrease in ...
'Are we there yet?'—explaining ADHD science to children
Jul 27, 2017
Science is often complex, but it does not mean that only a select few should be able to grasp scientific concepts. Many recent efforts have been directed toward involving the public in the scientific process and broadening ...
Most ADHD medications aren't associated with risk of irritability
Jul 20, 2017
Irritability in children refers to angry and overly reactive moods that are often associated with acts of aggression. Irritability is common across psychiatric diagnoses, but is especially common in children with ADHD. Some ...
ADHD medication tied to lower risk for alcohol, drug abuse in teens and adults
Jul 13, 2017
The use of medication to treat attention deficient hyperactivity disorder is linked to significantly lower risk for substance use problems in adolescents and adults with ADHD, according to a study led by researchers at Indiana ...
School systems failing children with ADHD
Jun 16, 2017
A high number of Australian children with Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are struggling academically, with an alarming 40% of students failing to meet the literacy and numeracy (NAPLAN) national minimum standards, ...