Tag: adhd

Asian Children Less Likely to Receive ADHD Treatment

A study of US children across ethnic and racial groups found that Asians were least likely to receive therapy for ADHD, compared with white children...

Neurodiversity: What Is It?

There’s a growing push to focus on our brain differences, not deficits. This wider view of “normal” is a big part of something called neurodiversity. Advocates...

ADHD and Your Child’s Self-Esteem

Devon P.’s son was about 5 years old when he found out that he has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in 2018. While in preschool,...

Learning You Have Adult ADHD Can Bring Grief, Relief, and Other Emotions

Noor Pannu couldn’t believe it. Her psychiatrist had just diagnosed her with ADHD. But she didn’t trust him. She’d read that people with the disorder...

Nonfatal Opioid Overdose Rises in Teen Girls

More adolescent girls than boys experienced nonfatal opioid overdose and reported baseline levels of anxiety, depression, and self-harm, according to data from a retrospective cohort...

8 Tips for Talking to Your Child About ADHD

If your child has ADHD, it’s important to talk with him about it. “It’s never too early to start talking with your child about his...

Which Is It, ADHD or Immaturity?

Kids who are younger than most of the students in their grade may have a harder time paying attention, sitting still, or controlling their behavior....

When Your Child’s ADHD Affects You as a Couple

It takes a lot of work to keep a healthy relationship with your spouse or partner. That can be even more of a challenge when...

Strep Throat Doesn’t Worsen Tourette’s, May Affect ADHD

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 2, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Strep throat doesn’t appear to aggravate Tourette syndrome and other chronic tic disorders in...

Could ADHD Raise Odds for More Psychiatric Illnesses?

By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 2, 2021 (HealthDay News) — As if attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) isn’t already tough on a child, new research...

Paper Linking Nonionizing Radiation to ADHD Retracted, Replaced

A JAMA journal is retracting and replacing a 2020 paper which linked exposure to nonionizing radiation — think cellphones, Bluetooth devices and microwave ovens —...

Brain Connectivity Patterns Reliably Identify ADHD

Functional brain connectivity patterns are a stable biomarker of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new research suggests. By applying a machine-learning approach to brain imaging...

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

By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Growing numbers of younger kids are overdosing on stimulant medications commonly used...

Five Pediatric Heart Health Practices That May Be Unnecessary

Five common therapies and practices related to children’s heart health may be unnecessary, and physicians and parents should be careful about using them, the American...

Could Mom’s Thyroid Levels Influence ADHD in Kids?

By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Low levels of thyroid hormone during pregnancy may contribute to the...

LSD Microdosing to Boost Attention: Too Soon to Tell?

Microdosing with lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) is associated with improved mood and increased attention, early research suggests. However, at least one expert believes it’s far...

ADHD, Dyslexia May Affect Evaluation of Concussion

Young people with certain learning disorders, such as attention-deficit disorder/attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) and dyslexia, can perform worse on commonly used concussion tests, a new study...

Novel Drug May Lower Agitation in Multiple Psychiatric Disorders

The novel lysine-specific demethylase 1 inhibitor vafidemstat (ORY-2001, Oryzon Genomics) is effective for treating agitation and aggression across a number of psychiatric disorders, new research...

Caution Urged for Antidepressant Use in Bipolar Depression

Although patients with bipolar disorder commonly experience depressive symptoms, clinicians should be very cautious about treating them with antidepressants, especially as monotherapy, experts asserted in...

Doctor Accused of More Than 200 Misdiagnoses Gives Up License

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area doctor accused of misdiagnosing epilepsy in more than 200 children surrendered his medical license and agreed to pay a $5,000...

Preeclampsia Tied to Mental Health Risk in Children

Hypertensive disorders in women during pregnancy, especially preeclampsia, are linked to a significantly increased risk for mental health disorders in children, independently of the mental...

Can a Healthy Lifestyle Reduce ADHD Incidence in Children?

Children who follow key healthy lifestyle recommendations at age 10 and 11 are much less likely to be diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) by age...

How Stimulants Really Work to Improve Attention

Rather than improving concentration, methylphenidate and similar stimulants actually work by increasing individuals’ motivation to complete difficult tasks by raising dopamine levels, new research shows....