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September 24, 2020

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Persistence of ADHD Into Adulthood Is an Important Predictor of Car Crash Risk

A new study reports that the risk of being involved in car crashes increases for those diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder ...

Stable Home Lives Improve Prospects for Preemies

Researchers have found that as premature babies grow, their mental health may be related less to the medical challenges they face after birth than to the environment the babies enter once they leave ...

Brain Protein Mutation from Child With Autism Causes Autism-Like Behavioral Change in Mice

A de novo gene mutation that encodes a brain protein in a child with autism has been placed into the brains of mice. These mice then showed severe ...

How Stimulant Treatment Prevents Serious Outcomes of ADHD

Analysis quantifies the extent which stimulant treatment reduces serious outcomes in children and young adults with ...
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New Study Suggests ADHD Like Behavior Helps Spur Entrepreneurial Activity

Many people have experienced a few nights of bad sleep that resulted in shifting attention spans, impulsive tendencies and hyperactivity the next day -- all behaviors resembling ADHD. A new study ...

Artificial Intelligence Boosts MRI Detection of ADHD

Deep learning, a type of artificial intelligence, can boost the power of MRI in predicting attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a new study. Researchers said the approach ...

Society Pays Heavy Price for Failure to Diagnose and Treat Conduct Disorder

A new study reviewed evidence from research conducted around the world and estimated the prevalence of conduct disorder to be around 3 percent in school-aged children and a leading cause of referral ...

Did Leonardo Da Vinci Have ADHD?

Leonardo da Vinci produced some of the world's most iconic art, but historical accounts show that he struggled to complete his works. New research now suggests the best explanation for ...

Teens With ADHD Get More Traffic Violations for Risky Driving, Have Higher Crash Risk

Teen drivers diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are significantly more likely to crash, be issued traffic and moving violations, and engage in risky driving behaviors than ...

More Sleep May Help Teens With ADHD Focus and Organize

Teenagers with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may benefit from more sleep to help them focus, plan and control their ...

Dopamine Conducts Prefrontal Cortex Ensembles

New research in rodents reveals for the first time how dopamine changes the function of the brain's prefrontal cortex. Researchers found that dopamine has little effect on individual cells. ...

Maternal Diet During Pregnancy May Modulate the Risk of ADHD Symptoms in Children

A study suggest that the risk of a child developing symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be modulated by the mother's diet during pregnancy. The research analyzed ...

Childhood Methylphenidate Treatment Predicts Antidepressant Use During Adolescence

A new, 12-year longitudinal study, which monitored 6,830 children from early childhood into adolescence, has shown that consistent treatment with MPH-based medications during childhood increases the ...

Big Data Study Identifies Drugs That Increase Risk of Psychosis in Youth With ADHD

Researchers evaluated the two most common ADHD treatments and found that, although the risk of psychosis is low, it is greater for patients who are taking amphetamines than for those taking ...

First Double-Blind Controlled Trial of TNS Shows Reduced Symptoms in Some Children With ADHD

Currently approved in Canada and Europe for adults with medication-resistant depression and seizures, trigeminal nerve stimulation (TNS) has been found to be an effective and safe means of treatment ...

Maternal Smoking During Pregnancy Increases Risk of ADHD Among Offspring Up to 3-Fold

The higher the cotinine levels were in the mother's blood during pregnancy, the greater was the child's risk of developing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) later in life, ...

Children With Autism, Co-Occurring ADHD Symptoms Lag in Key Measures of Independence

A pair of new studies has provided new insight into the challenges faced by children on the autism spectrum who exhibit symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). According to the ...

Positive Findings With Dasotraline for ADHD in Children Ages 6-12

A new study in children aged 6 to 12 years of dasotraline, a promising new treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), showed significant improvement in efficacy in the treatment ...

Genetic Risk for ADHD Manifest in Brain Structure in Childhood

There is only scant scientific evidence on whether the genetic risk for developing specific psychiatric disorders or cognitive traits is manifest in brain structure from childhood and, to date, ...

Born to Run: Just Not on Cocaine

A study finds a surprising response to cocaine in a novel strain of mutant mice -- they failed to show hyperactivity seen in normal mice when given cocaine and didn't run around. In other tests, ...

Can a Video Game-Based 'Digital Medicine' Help Children With Autism and Co-Occurring ADHD?

Researchers evaluated a digital medicine tool designed as an investigational treatment for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and co-occurring attention/deficit-hyperactivity disorder ...

African-American Mothers Rate Boys Higher for ADHD

African-American children often are reported by parents and teachers to display behaviors of ADHD at a higher rate than children from other racial and ethnic groups. For the first time, researchers ...

Children Who Start School a Year Early More Likely to Be Diagnosed With ADHD

Children who enter elementary school younger than their peers are more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD. Children born in August in states with a Sept. 1 cutoff birth date for school enrollment have ...

First Risk Genes for ADHD Found

An international collaboration has for the first time identified genetic variants which increase the risk of ADHD. The new findings provide a completely new insight into the biology behind ...

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