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Could Fish Oil Supplements Be An Alternative Treatment For ADHD In Kids?

Young ADHD patients with low levels of omega-3 fatty acids experience improved attention after taking supplements.

New ADHD Guidelines

The American Academy of Pediatrics is updating its guidelines for diagnosing and treating ADHD.

Rise in Developmental Disabilities Driven By ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorders

1 in 6 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with developmental disabilities.

Treating ADHD Symptoms

Do stimulant medications help lower the risk of serious complications from ADHD?

Balancing Safety and Efficacy of ADHD Drugs

The risk of psychosis in young patients taking certain ADHD medications is low.

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14 Jan
Severe Deprivation in Childhood Has Lasting Impact on Brain Size

Severe Deprivation in Childhood Has Lasting Impact on Brain Size

Severe deprivation in childhood can lead to a smaller-than-normal brain, lower IQ and attention deficits in early adulthood, a new study suggests.

Researchers analyzed MRI brain scans of 67 young adults, ages 23 to 28, who were institutionalized as children in Romani...

26 Dec
Could Brain Scans Spot Children's Mood, Attention Problems Early?

Could Brain Scans Spot Children's Mood, Attention Problems Early?

Children's mental health issues are hard to predict until they're causing problems, but researchers may have found a way to use brain scans to spot which kids are at risk for depression, anxiety and attention problems.

"We're facing a tremendous epidemic with teen a...

17 Dec
ADHD in Childhood May Mean Financial Struggles Later

ADHD in Childhood May Mean Financial Struggles Later

Children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) tend to lag behind their peers long after they leave school, earning less as adults and living with their parents longer, a new study finds.

This is often true even if the hallmark symptoms of t...

16 Dec
Young Adults With ADHD More Vulnerable to Nicotine

Young Adults With ADHD More Vulnerable to Nicotine

Young adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at increased risk for nicotine addiction, new research shows.

For the study, a Duke University team used a nasal spray to determine how nicotine affected 136 nonsmoking volunteers, aged 18 to 25.

20 Nov
Could Fish Oil Be an ADHD Remedy for Some Kids?

Could Fish Oil Be an ADHD Remedy for Some Kids?

Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and low blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids might benefit from supplements, new research suggests.

Fish oil supplements appeared to boost attention in these kids, British researchers report.

The ...

01 Nov
ADHD Rates Doubled Among U.S. Adults Over 10 Years

ADHD Rates Doubled Among U.S. Adults Over 10 Years

If the latest statistics are any indication, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is no longer an issue for children only.

Over a 10-year period, ADHD rates more than doubled among American adults, new research shows.

However, the rate among chil...

30 Oct
Acetaminophen in Pregnancy Might Raise Children's Odds of ADHD, Autism

Acetaminophen in Pregnancy Might Raise Children's Odds of ADHD, Autism

Two-thirds of American women take acetaminophen for the aches and pains of pregnancy, but the medication might not be as benign as thought.

New research shows that women who took acetaminophen, best known as Tylenol, at the end of their pregnancies were much more li...

08 Oct
Raising a Child With ADHD Can Test a Parent

Raising a Child With ADHD Can Test a Parent

Parenting can be tough business, but when your child has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) the task can often be overwhelming.

Over time, that stress can give rise to a certain amount of friction between the parent and child, one expert notes.

02 Oct
Pregnancy Much More Likely for Teen Girls With ADHD

Pregnancy Much More Likely for Teen Girls With ADHD

Girls with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are six times more likely to wind up as teenage moms, a new Swedish study reports.

The impulsiveness and disorganization associated with ADHD appear to make girls with the disorder more likely to become pregn...

30 Sep
Pediatric Group Issues Updated ADHD Guidelines

Pediatric Group Issues Updated ADHD Guidelines

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is in the news a lot, and now newer research has prompted a leading pediatricians' group to update its guidelines for diagnosing and treating the disorder for the first time since 2011.

Dr. Mark Wolraich, lead author o...

26 Sep
More U.S. Kids Being Diagnosed With Autism, ADHD

More U.S. Kids Being Diagnosed With Autism, ADHD

More U.S. children today have developmental disabilities like autism and ADHD than a decade ago, though improved recognition may be a major reason, according to a government study.

Researchers found that between 2009 and 2017, the percentage of U.S. children and tee...

23 Sep
Youngest in Classroom Diagnosed More Often With ADHD, Other Problems

Youngest in Classroom Diagnosed More Often With ADHD, Other Problems

If a child can't sit still or blurts out random thoughts in kindergarten or first grade, does the child have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? Or is the youngster just not mature enough to sit still yet?

Both are possibilities, and whichever might be t...

20 Sep
Anemia During Pregnancy Tied to Higher Odds for Autism, ADHD in Kids

Anemia During Pregnancy Tied to Higher Odds for Autism, ADHD in Kids

Women who suffer from anemia early in pregnancy are at risk for having a child with autism, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and intellectual disabilities, a study by Swedish researchers suggests.

The study couldn't prove cause and effect, but "a diagn...

27 Aug
Why ADHD Might Raise the Risk of Early Death

Why ADHD Might Raise the Risk of Early Death

Swedish researchers think they have honed in on why people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to die prematurely.

Accidental injuries, suicide and substance abuse all play a part, and psychiatric problems fuel these factors, a new st...

14 Aug
Less 'Screen Time,' More Sleep = Better-Behaved Kids

Less 'Screen Time,' More Sleep = Better-Behaved Kids

School kids who get to bed early rather than staring at their devices at night may be better equipped to control their behavior, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that 8- to 11-year-olds who got adequate sleep and had limits on "screen time" were less likely th...

13 Aug
ADHD Meds May Alter Boys' Brains

ADHD Meds May Alter Boys' Brains

One of the most popular and effective medications used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to alter the brains of boys with the disorder, a new study shows.

While the researchers couldn't say for certain whether the changes were good or b...

07 Aug
Don't Sweat It: Hyperhydrosis Can Be Treated

Don't Sweat It: Hyperhydrosis Can Be Treated

There's nothing more embarrassing than sweating profusely in public places, yet one expert says many people suffer through the humiliation for decades.

At least 15 million people in the U.S. have excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), according to the American Academy o...

26 Jul
Athletes With ADHD May Need More Time to Recover From Concussion: Study

Athletes With ADHD May Need More Time to Recover From Concussion: Study

College athletes with attention- deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be slower to recover from a concussion and may have more severe symptoms.

That's the preliminary conclusion of a study of 120 U.S. college athletes who suffered concussions. Forty had ADHD; 80...

25 Jul
Plastics Chemicals Meant to Replace BPA May Not Be Any Safer for Kids

Plastics Chemicals Meant to Replace BPA May Not Be Any Safer for Kids

Manufacturers have been phasing out the plastics chemical bisphenol A because of evidence it might harm human health. Now a new study raises questions about the chemicals that have replaced it.

Bisphenol A, or BPA, has long been used in plastics. It was once in a wid...

23 Jul
ADHD Meds Help Keep Kids Out of Trouble

ADHD Meds Help Keep Kids Out of Trouble

Some parents may be reluctant to give their kids powerful stimulants to treat the symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but a new review shows the medications bring significant benefits.

In addition to helping kids calm down and concentrate in ...

22 Jul
Many Youngsters Aren't Ready for Kindergarten

Many Youngsters Aren't Ready for Kindergarten

The start of school is just around the corner, but a leading pediatricians' group warns that many kids entering kindergarten lack the skills they need to succeed in class.

To help parents get their young ones ready to start school, the American Academy of Pediatrics ...

28 Jun
Prenatal Opioid Exposure Could Bring Long-Term Harm to Kids

Prenatal Opioid Exposure Could Bring Long-Term Harm to Kids

Children exposed to opioids in the womb may have heightened risks of long-term mental and physical health issues, a new study suggests.

The findings, published online June 28 in JAMA Network Open, dovetail with an opioid epidemic that has taken a widespread to...

24 May
Leonardo da Vinci May Have Had ADHD

Leonardo da Vinci May Have Had ADHD

Leonardo da Vinci's legendary struggles to complete projects suggest he may have had attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a British researcher says.

That's the latest in a series of attempts to understand the genius and work habits of an inventor and arti...

20 May
Crash Risk Much Higher for Teen Drivers With ADHD

Crash Risk Much Higher for Teen Drivers With ADHD

Parents often fret when their teen drivers get behind the wheel, but parents of teens with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may now have added worries.

A new study found that teens with ADHD are significantly more likely to get into a car crash than th...

08 May
New Treatment Guideline Focuses on Tourette Syndrome

New Treatment Guideline Focuses on Tourette Syndrome

Tourette syndrome can be a nerve-wracking condition, but there are effective treatments for sufferers, a new American Academy of Neurology guideline says.

Tourette is a neurodevelopmental disorder that begins in childhood and causes involuntary vocalizations and repe...

08 May
Americans' Prescription Med Use Is Declining

Americans' Prescription Med Use Is Declining

Bucking a longstanding upward trend, new data shows that the percentage of Americans taking any prescription drug has fallen slightly over the past decade.

Still, nearly half -- 45.8% -- of Americans said they took at least one prescription medicine over the pas...

06 May
Many Kids With Chronic Illness Are Still Happy: Study

Many Kids With Chronic Illness Are Still Happy: Study

Many children deal with chronic health issues -- but it doesn't mean they can't enjoy life as much as other kids, a new study finds.

Researchers found that among more than 1,200 5- to 9-year-olds, those with some of the most common childhood ills were no less happy w...

29 Apr
Does Diet Affect a Child's ADHD?

Does Diet Affect a Child's ADHD?

Parents of kids with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may change their child's diet in the hope it might ease the disorder's symptoms.

But a new study suggests it might not be worth the effort.

The researchers found that while kids with ADHD ...

09 Apr
Good Sleep a Must for Teens With ADHD

Good Sleep a Must for Teens With ADHD

Teenagers tend to shortchange themselves on sleep, but when they have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), that can really hamper their thinking skills, researchers say.

The new study included teen volunteers with ADHD who spent a week in which their slee...

29 Mar
New Link Between Mom-to-Be's Diet, Child's ADHD

New Link Between Mom-to-Be's Diet, Child's ADHD

Eating for two takes on added significance with a new study suggesting that a mother's diet during pregnancy could affect her child's risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Spanish researchers found a link between levels of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty...

20 Mar
Risk of Psychosis Varies With ADHD Meds, But Still Small: Study

Risk of Psychosis Varies With ADHD Meds, But Still Small: Study

Stimulant drugs used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) carry a small risk of a psychotic episode, but it appears to vary depending on which medication young people use, a new study finds.

Soon after receiving a stimulant prescription, about on...

19 Mar
Can Some Children Outgrow Autism?

Can Some Children Outgrow Autism?

Some toddlers thought to have mild autism "outgrow" the diagnosis, but most continue to struggle with language and behavior, new research suggests.

The study is not the first to document cases of autism "recovery." Doctors have known for decades that a small number o...

12 Mar
ADHD Meds Safe With Epilepsy, Study Finds

ADHD Meds Safe With Epilepsy, Study Finds

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often occurs in people with epilepsy. Now, new research provides reassurance that taking ADHD medications won't raise their risk of seizures.

For the study, researchers analyzed data from thousands of epilepsy patients ...

08 Mar
Time Change Tougher for Kids With Mental Health Issues

Time Change Tougher for Kids With Mental Health Issues

When the clocks spring forward an hour this Sunday, it will throw everyone off.

But the time change will affect children with mental health issues the most, experts warn.

"Sleep is a more complicated issue for patients with a mental health disorder," said D...

11 Feb
Half of U.S. Kids With a Mental Health Disorder Don't Get Treatment

Half of U.S. Kids With a Mental Health Disorder Don't Get Treatment

If you're worried that your child may suffer from a mental health condition, such as anxiety, depression or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you have plenty of company.

About one in every six American kids has at least one mental health disorder, new ...

11 Feb
Poor Sleep Plagues Many Kids With Autism

Poor Sleep Plagues Many Kids With Autism

Young children with autism are more than twice as likely to have sleep problems than typical kids or those with other developmental delays, a new study reports.

Several factors profoundly affect the sleep of 2- to 5-year-olds with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), said...

09 Jan
Animal Study Suggests Ritalin Won't Harm the Heart

Animal Study Suggests Ritalin Won't Harm the Heart

Ritalin, a widely used stimulant drug to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), likely poses no risk of heart damage in children, new research in monkeys suggests.

The findings are "very reassuring," said the study's principal investigator, Dr. Steven...

04 Jan
Use of Common Epilepsy Drug in Pregnancy Tied to ADHD in Kids

Use of Common Epilepsy Drug in Pregnancy Tied to ADHD in Kids

When a woman with epilepsy uses the anti-seizure drug valproate during a pregnancy, the odds that her baby will go on to develop ADHD rise, a new study suggests.

The Danish report can't prove that valproate causes attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in t...

10 Dec
Autism, ADHD in One Child Tied to Raised Risk in Siblings

Autism, ADHD in One Child Tied to Raised Risk in Siblings

Autism and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are so closely linked that they not only run in families, but each increases the risk of the other in future siblings, a new study finds.

Younger siblings of children with autism have a 30-fold increased rela...

05 Dec
Infections in the Young May Be Tied to Risk for Mental Illness: Study

Infections in the Young May Be Tied to Risk for Mental Illness: Study

Could an infection make your child or teen prone to mental health issues?

New research from Denmark suggests it's possible.

"The findings linking infections with mental disorders in the developing brain do add more knowledge to this growing field, showing t...

28 Nov
Could Young Age at School Start Lead to False Diagnosis of ADHD?

Could Young Age at School Start Lead to False Diagnosis of ADHD?

Does being the youngest in the class up your child's odds of being erroneously diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?

It might. New research suggests these kids appear to be about 30 percent more likely to receive a diagnosis of ADHD. ...

26 Nov
Newly Mapped Genes May Hold Keys to ADHD

Newly Mapped Genes May Hold Keys to ADHD

Millions of American kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may have a genetic vulnerability to the disease, a new study suggests.

Researchers analyzed data from more than 55,000 individuals and identified 12 gene regions linked with ADHD. These re...

26 Oct
Parents, Don't Be So Quick to Jump to an ADHD Diagnosis

Parents, Don't Be So Quick to Jump to an ADHD Diagnosis

A growing number of U.S. children are being diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

But parents shouldn't be too quick to get their child checked for ADHD, a child expert says.

"The key to determining if your child has the disorder is the c...

12 Sep
ADHD Tied to Raised Risk of Early Parkinson's

ADHD Tied to Raised Risk of Early Parkinson's

People with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be more than twice as likely to develop an early onset form of Parkinson's, new research warns.

What's more, among "those ADHD patients who had a record of being treated with amphetamine-like drugs -- e...

31 Aug
ADHD Rates Rising Sharply in U.S. Kids

ADHD Rates Rising Sharply in U.S. Kids

The number of ADHD diagnoses among children has risen dramatically in the past two decades, going from 6 percent to 10 percent, a new report shows.

However, it's still an open question whether all of these diagnoses represent a true increase in ADHD (attention defici...

08 Aug
Which Drugs Work Best for ADHD? Large Study Zeroes in on Two

Which Drugs Work Best for ADHD? Large Study Zeroes in on Two

Researchers have identified what they describe as the safest, most effective short-term drug treatments for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

It's methylphenidate for kids and amphetamines for adults, according to a new study.

Those conclusio...

17 Jul
Can Smartphones Trigger ADHD Symptoms in Teens?

Can Smartphones Trigger ADHD Symptoms in Teens?

Teenagers who constantly use their smartphones may have a heightened risk of developing symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, a new study suggests.

The findings offer a look at a question many parents may have: Can those ubiquitous digital devices -- ...

12 Jul
Are Concussions Tougher on Athletes With ADHD?

Are Concussions Tougher on Athletes With ADHD?

Young athletes with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) might be at higher risk of developing depression and anxiety symptoms after a concussion, a preliminary study suggests.

The study, of nearly 1,000 college athletes, found those with both ADHD and a h...

09 Jul
Parent's Tough Childhood Can Cast Shadow Across Generations

Parent's Tough Childhood Can Cast Shadow Across Generations

When a parent has suffered abuse or other adversities as a child, their children may be more prone to mood and behavior problems, a new study suggests.

Their kids were twice as likely to have been diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). And th...

21 Jun
Massive Study Finds Same Genes Drive Many Psychiatric Conditions

Massive Study Finds Same Genes Drive Many Psychiatric Conditions

Mental illnesses ranging from depression to schizophrenia show a great degree of overlap in the genes that may contribute to them, a large, new study shows.

Researchers said the findings should deepen the understanding of how various psychiatric disorders arise. Even...

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