'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, ...
Licensing, motor vehicle crash risk among teens with ADHD
Jun 12, 2017
Adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are licensed to drive less often and, when this group is licensed, they have a greater risk of crashing, according to a new study published by JAMA Pediatrics.
Most ADHD medicine used by December-born children
Jun 09, 2017
Children born at the end of the year are more likely to receive ADHD medication or an ADHD diagnosis than children born early in the year. This is according to a new study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.
Parent training on ADHD using volunteers can help meet growing treatment needs
May 24, 2017
Using volunteers to train parents concerned about attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in their children can improve capacity to meet increasing ADHD treatment needs, finds a new study by NYU's Steinhardt School ...
Study finds minority children prescribed ADHD medication more likely to discontinue treatment
May 24, 2017
A study led by researchers from the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health published in the June 2017 edition of Pediatrics found higher rates of medication discontinuation and treatment disengagement among minority ...
Nonprescription use of Ritalin linked to adverse side effects, study finds
May 15, 2017
New research from the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions that explored the potential side effects of the stimulant drug Ritalin on those without ADHD showed changes in brain chemistry associated with risk-taking ...
Fidget spinners—tool or toy?
May 12, 2017
They are flying off store shelves and showing up in classrooms around the country. The growing popularity of fidget spinners, originally designed to help children and adults with autism and attention disorders like ADHD, ...