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Adults with ADHD at Greater Risk for Heart Disease, New Study Finds

Researchers discover an association between ADHD and about 20 different heart diseases, including cardiac arrest and stroke.

¿Cuánto tiempo duran los anticuerpos del COVID-19 después de la infección?

Los anticuerpos del COVID-19 duran hasta 500 días después de la infección, según los investigadores.

More than 40% of Adults with ADHD Report Excellent Mental Health, Study Finds

Two out of five adults with ADHD meet the criteria for excellent mental health, including being free of mental illness and feeling almost daily happiness, researchers say.

Adults with ADHD Face Higher Risk for Anxiety Disorder, Study Finds

Young adults with ADHD are four times more likely to develop generalized anxiety disorder sometime in their lives, researchers say

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20 Sep
Heart Disease Can Plague Adults With ADHD

Heart Disease Can Plague Adults With ADHD

New research suggests that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may trigger more than just psychiatric complications: Adults...

13 Sep
Pot Use in Early Pregnancy Linked to Long-Term Mental Health Issues in Kids

Pot Use in Early Pregnancy Linked to Long-Term Mental Health Issues in Kids

Using marijuana after the first weeks of pregnancy is linked to mental health issues in children that linger well into early adolescence, a new study shows.

Exposure to cannabis after ...

29 Aug
ADHD Drug Adderall in Short Supply

ADHD Drug Adderall in Short Supply

Labor shortages at Teva Pharmaceuticals have made Adderall, a widely used attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drug, hard to find in some drugstores.

But the U.S. Food and Drug Ad...

16 Aug
Premature Birth Tied to Higher Risk for ADHD

Premature Birth Tied to Higher Risk for ADHD

Children born a little early -- before 39 weeks of pregnancy -- are more likely to have symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new research suggests.

While birth before 37 weeks' gestation has known links to hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattentio...

29 Jul
Kids With ADHD Have Differences in 'Neural Flexibility,' Brain Study Shows

Kids With ADHD Have Differences in 'Neural Flexibility,' Brain Study Shows

Children with ADHD may have less flexibility in the brain circuitry that allows for seamless "multitasking," a new study suggests.

Research has shown that kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder often have more difficulty with so-called

13 Jul
Breastfeeding May Be Key to Letting Preemie Babies Thrive

Breastfeeding May Be Key to Letting Preemie Babies Thrive

Preterm infants who are breastfed do better in school and are less likely to develop attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), says a new study.

Preemies have a higher risk of doing poorly in math, reading and other academic skills, previous studies have shown. T...

07 Jul
Could ADHD Meds Help Treat Alzheimer's?

Could ADHD Meds Help Treat Alzheimer's?

Could ADHD drugs also treat degenerative brain disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease?

British researchers say there is good evidence that some medications used for attention-deficit/h...

02 Jun
Depression in Pregnancy Tied to Behavior Issues in Kids

Depression in Pregnancy Tied to Behavior Issues in Kids

Children whose mothers had rising levels of depression during pregnancy appear to have an increased risk of behavioral problems, researchers say.

"Our findings suggest that increases in mother's symptoms of depression from preconception to postpartum contribute to childr...

16 May
Various Mental Illnesses Share Same Genes: Study

Various Mental Illnesses Share Same Genes: Study

Many people who get a diagnosis for one mental illness may find they have additional psychiatric conditions, and new genetic research offers an explanation why.

A number of mental illnesses share genetic similarities, researchers found. This discovery helps explain why m...

25 Apr
Fewer Adults With ADHD Have 'Excellent' Mental Health

Fewer Adults With ADHD Have 'Excellent' Mental Health

Two in five adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder say their mental health is excellent, which is significantly lower than people without the disorder, but still an encouraging finding, according to the authors of a new study.

Their

18 Apr
Smoking During Pregnancy May Not Raise ADHD Risk in Kids After All

Smoking During Pregnancy May Not Raise ADHD Risk in Kids After All

Smoking during pregnancy does not directly cause attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, according to a new paper that challenges a widely held belief.

"Our systematic re...

28 Mar
Owners Can Play Big Role in Dogs' Problem Behaviors

Owners Can Play Big Role in Dogs' Problem Behaviors

Chasing light shimmers reflected onto a wall. Obsessive licking or chewing. Compulsive barking and whining. Pacing or tail chasing.

Nearly one in three pet dogs suffer from these

14 Mar
Some Teens Are Overdosing With Meds Prescribed for ADHD, Anxiety

Some Teens Are Overdosing With Meds Prescribed for ADHD, Anxiety

Taken correctly, prescription drugs used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can help teens and young adults navigate their condition, but a new study finds many a...

17 Feb
Autism, ADHD Raise the Odds for Early Death

Autism, ADHD Raise the Odds for Early Death

Young people with autism or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have a higher risk of dying early from a range of causes, a new research review suggests.

Researchers found that before middle-age, people with autism face higher-than-average rates of death from...

25 Jan
Pandemic Especially Tough on Kids With ADHD

Pandemic Especially Tough on Kids With ADHD

Living through the pandemic has not been easy for kids, but it has really thrown off children who have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new research warns.

Though they were not more likely to catch COVID-19, they were more likely to experience symptoms if...

04 Jan
'Few-Foods' Diet Could Be Recipe for Easing ADHD Symptoms

'Few-Foods' Diet Could Be Recipe for Easing ADHD Symptoms

Can eating a highly restrictive "few-foods diet" ease the classic symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in kids?

New research suggests that short-term nutritional intervention, which tests whether certain foods are a trigger for

24 Nov
Adults With ADHD Face 4 Times the Odds for Anxiety Disorder

Adults With ADHD Face 4 Times the Odds for Anxiety Disorder

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is not just a childhood disorder, and new research shows that adults with ADHD are four times more likely to have anxiety disorder.

"These findings underline how vulnerable adults with ADHD are to generalized anxiety disord...

23 Nov
Singer Selena Gomez to Launch Mental Health Platform

Singer Selena Gomez to Launch Mental Health Platform

A new mental health media platform meant to connect people with educational resources and reduce the stigma around mental illness is planned by pop star Selena Gomez and her partners.

Wondermind is set to launch in February 2022 and will include mental health experts sha...

16 Nov
Pot Use in Pregnancy May Harm the Fetus

Pot Use in Pregnancy May Harm the Fetus

Marijuana use in pregnancy may increase your child's risk for stress and anxiety, a new study suggests.

Although some moms-to-be use pot hoping to relieve morning sickness and anxiety, they should know it may cause genetic changes in the uterus that result in children be...

28 Oct
Use of Ritalin, Other Stimulants Can Raise Heart Risks for Older Adults

Use of Ritalin, Other Stimulants Can Raise Heart Risks for Older Adults

ADHD medications are increasingly being prescribed to older adults, and they may cause a short-term spike in the risk of heart attack, stroke and arrhythmias, a large new study suggests.

Stimulant medications, such as Ritalin, Concerta and Adderall, are commonly used to ...

25 Oct
People With Autism at Higher Risk for Suicide, Self-Harm: Study

People With Autism at Higher Risk for Suicide, Self-Harm: Study

A significantly increased risk of self-harm and suicide among people with autism shows the need for programs to reduce that risk, researchers say.

For their study, the investigators analyzed 31 studies on the link between autism and self-harm/suicide that were posted to ...

20 Oct
'6 Stages' Approach Might Help Families Coping With ADHD

'6 Stages' Approach Might Help Families Coping With ADHD

Researchers have created a six-stage process to help families of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) deal with the disorder.

"This framework is family-centered, focused on breaking down the barriers that families face from before diagnosis to pr...

19 Oct
Most Kids Newly Diagnosed With ADHD Aren't Getting Best Care

Most Kids Newly Diagnosed With ADHD Aren't Getting Best Care

Preschoolers with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) rarely receive the gold-standard treatment recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) for their condition, a new study reports.

The AAP recommends a behavioral therapy technique called "paren...

14 Sep
Multigenerational Study Finds Links Between ADHD, Dementia Risk

Multigenerational Study Finds Links Between ADHD, Dementia Risk

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to be somehow linked to risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease, a new multigenerational study has found.

Parents and grandparents of people with ADHD have a higher risk of Alzheimer's and dementia than people with...

30 Aug
Half of Adults With ADHD Have Struggled With Alcohol, Drug Use

Half of Adults With ADHD Have Struggled With Alcohol, Drug Use

Fully half of all young adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may also battle alcohol or drug abuse.

And folks with ADHD who have a history of depression or anxiety are particularly vulnerable to substance abuse problems, a new study showed.

...

18 Aug
Only 1 in 10 Kids With ADHD Will Outgrow It

Only 1 in 10 Kids With ADHD Will Outgrow It

Struggling with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as a child is heart-breaking enough, but now new research confirms what many have long suspected: These patients will often continue to be plagued by ADHD symptoms as adults.

Only about one in 10 kids with t...

20 Jul
Prescriptions for U.S. Kids Declined During Pandemic

Prescriptions for U.S. Kids Declined During Pandemic

Prescriptions for U.S. children fell by about one-quarter during the COVID-19 pandemic, with prescriptions for antibiotics alone plunging by more than 50%, a new study finds.

The findings are a "national picture of prescription drug dispensing to children before and duri...

12 Jul
Adults With ADHD May Face Higher Odds for Physical Illnesses: Study

Adults With ADHD May Face Higher Odds for Physical Illnesses: Study

While people with ADHD experience the inattention, impulsiveness and hyperactivity that are hallmarks of the disorder, they also may need to be aware of their higher risk for many physical diseases.

New research has identified higher risks in nervous system, respiratory,...

30 Jun
Drug May Curb 'Sluggish' Thinking in Some Adults With ADHD

Drug May Curb 'Sluggish' Thinking in Some Adults With ADHD

ADHD patients often complain of feeling spacey, slow-moving and lethargic -- symptoms that don't on their face seem to jibe with hyperactivity.

That's because these symptoms come from what appears to be a separate psychiatric disorder that often coincides with ADHD, call...

08 Jun
ADHD Meds May Help Keep Some Kids From Thoughts of Suicide

ADHD Meds May Help Keep Some Kids From Thoughts of Suicide

ADHD medications might help lessen the risk of suicide in children with serious behavioral issues, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that medications like Ritalin and Adderall, commonly prescribed for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), were linked to ...

05 May
ADHD Meds Can Help Preschoolers, But Effects Vary

ADHD Meds Can Help Preschoolers, But Effects Vary

Parents of preschoolers with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be advised to give their child medication to help them concentrate, sit still and/or control impulsive behaviors.

A new study comparing two classes of medications might help them arrive at a...

13 Apr
Some Kids Snore, and It Could Affect Behavior

Some Kids Snore, and It Could Affect Behavior

Snoring just isn't for adults, and behavior problems in kids who regularly snore may be due to changes in their brain structure, researchers say.

Prior studies have found a link between regular snoring and behavior problems such as inattention or hyperactivity, but this ...

08 Apr
College Can Really Ramp Up Stress for People With ADHD

College Can Really Ramp Up Stress for People With ADHD

College is far more stressful for undergrads with ADHD than for their classmates, but it doesn't have to defeat them.

New research finds that resilience seems to be an important buffer.

"The results offer hope to students because each of the resilience factors can ...

06 Apr
FDA Approves First New Children's ADHD Drug in 10 Years

FDA Approves First New Children's ADHD Drug in 10 Years

The first new drug developed in over a decade for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Qelbree, also known as viloxazine, comes in a capsule that is taken daily, and is not a stimulant. ...

19 Mar
Does Too Much 'Screen Time' Have Your Preschooler Acting Out?

Does Too Much 'Screen Time' Have Your Preschooler Acting Out?

Preschoolers who spend a lot of time watching movies and shows on TVs and other screens are more likely to develop emotional and behavioral problems by age 5, a Finnish study warns.

But despite their reputation, video games did not appear to promote any emotional problem...

18 Mar
Adult ADHD Can Mean Fewer Jobs, Worse Pay

Adult ADHD Can Mean Fewer Jobs, Worse Pay

A new study finds that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) continues to hamper people long after childhood ends. Researchers found that adults with ADHD often have a harder time holding their own in the workforce.

High school graduates with ADHD earn about 1...

03 Mar
College Students With ADHD Have Lower Grades, Higher Dropout Rates

College Students With ADHD Have Lower Grades, Higher Dropout Rates

College students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have a harder time making it to graduation than their peers do, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that of 400 students they followed, those with ADHD had a lower grade-point average (GPA) -- abou...

02 Mar
Could ADHD Raise Odds for More Serious Psychiatric Ills?

Could ADHD Raise Odds for More Serious Psychiatric Ills?

As if attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) isn't already tough on a child, new research suggests the condition might also raise the odds for a psychotic disorder later in life.

But parents should not panic.

"I would say that this finding should not

02 Mar
Strep Throat Doesn't Worsen Tourette But May Affect ADHD: Study

Strep Throat Doesn't Worsen Tourette But May Affect ADHD: Study

Strep throat doesn't appear to aggravate Tourette syndrome and other chronic tic disorders in youngsters, according to a new study.

But it did find an association between strep infection and increased hyperactivity and impulsiveness among kids with ADHD.

People wit...

19 Feb
Lockdowns Are Leaving Kids With ADHD in Crisis

Lockdowns Are Leaving Kids With ADHD in Crisis

When clinical psychologist Maggie Sibley thinks about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, she worries most about the older teens who may drop out of high school and those kids who may be experiencing...

12 Feb
Is Any Amount of Coffee Safe for Baby During Pregnancy?

Is Any Amount of Coffee Safe for Baby During Pregnancy?

Too much coffee during pregnancy could lead to kids with behavior problems later on.

That's the key takeaway from new research that examined 9,000 brain scans from 9- and 10-year-olds as part of the largest long-term study of brain development and child health.

"Th...

12 Feb
AHA News: Hoping to Find Out Her Baby's Sex, She Learned of a Serious Heart Defect

AHA News: Hoping to Find Out Her Baby's Sex, She Learned of a Serious Heart Defect

Latisha Wilborne was excited. She and her husband had tried for a year to get pregnant, and now, 20 weeks pregnant, she was at a doctor's visit with her two sisters where an ultrasound would determine if she was having a girl or boy. A party to celebrate the news was just days...

05 Jan
Kids With Congenital Heart Disease Face Higher Odds of Mental Health Issues

Kids With Congenital Heart Disease Face Higher Odds of Mental Health Issues

Kids born with heart defects may be more likely to develop anxiety, depression and/or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), regardless of the severity of their heart condition.

Congenital heart defects are the most common type of birth defect in the United Sta...

29 Dec
ADHD Raises Adult Suicide Risk, Especially for Women

ADHD Raises Adult Suicide Risk, Especially for Women

Adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have a strikingly high prevalence of attempted suicide, with women being at particular risk, researchers say.

The study of nearly 22,000 Canadian adults found that 14% of those with ADHD had attempted suici...

07 Dec
ADHD Medication ODs Rising in U.S. Kids, Teens

ADHD Medication ODs Rising in U.S. Kids, Teens

Growing numbers of younger kids are overdosing on stimulant medications commonly used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new study indicates.

The researchers called for greater efforts to identify kids at risk for overdose, and more education on ...

30 Oct
Epilepsy Meds During Pregnancy May Raise Autism Risk in Child

Epilepsy Meds During Pregnancy May Raise Autism Risk in Child

Women who take the epilepsy medication valproic acid during pregnancy have more than twice the risk of having a child with autism, new research suggests.

The study also found that taking the drug during pregnancy almost doubled the odds that a child would have attention-...

22 Oct
Could Hospital Visit Records Help Docs Spot ADHD, Autism Early?

Could Hospital Visit Records Help Docs Spot ADHD, Autism Early?

Kids with autism or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) go to the hospital more in their first year of life than children without these conditions, according to a new study.

These findings suggest that keeping track of hospital visits may be a new way to...

21 Oct
Could Mom's Thyroid Levels Influence ADHD in Kids?

Could Mom's Thyroid Levels Influence ADHD in Kids?

Low levels of thyroid hormone during pregnancy may contribute to the development of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in the child, new research suggests.

The study found that children born to mothers with low thyroid hormone levels during the first trimester...

06 Oct
Early School Sports Reduce ADHD Symptoms Years Later for Girls

Early School Sports Reduce ADHD Symptoms Years Later for Girls

Girls who played after-school sports in elementary school seem to have fewer symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) once they reach middle school, a new study suggests.

The research included both boys and girls, but the effect of sports on atten...

05 Oct
Money Worries Raise Suicide Risk in People With ADHD: Study

Money Worries Raise Suicide Risk in People With ADHD: Study

There's a link between attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), financial stress and suicide risk, a new study suggests.

Researchers analyzed data on ADHD and suicide in Sweden from 2002 to 2015, as well as credit and default data from a random sample of more...

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