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Health News - ADHD

No genetic link between smaller subcortical brain volumes and risk for schizophrenia
There is no evidence of genetic overlap between risk for schizophrenia and brain volume measures, according to researchers in a global study that examined the genes that drive the development of... (Medical News Today)

Obesity associated with ADHD in females
Obesity and ADHD have been found to coincide in females, says a new study that has followed participants from 1976-2010, suggesting a need for greater awareness of the risks. (Medical News Today)

Tourette syndrome: Brain circuits involved in vocal tic generation identified
A team of international researchers, led by Dr. Kevin W. McCairn, Ph.D. has announced the discovery of a system in the brain that may underlie the development of involuntary vocalizations (commonly... (Medical News Today)

NYU study explains why mistakes slow us down, but not necessarily for the better
Taking more time to make decisions after a mistake arises from a mixture of adaptive neural mechanisms that improve the accuracy and maladaptive mechanisms that reduce it, neuroscientists at New... (Medical News Today)

Lead exposure linked to ADHD in kids with genetic mutation
Exposure to small amounts of lead may contribute to ADHD symptoms in children who have a particular gene mutation, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the... (Medical News Today)

Making bicycling safer for kids with ADHD
Child development experts have long known that children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder are more likely to have an accident while crossing the street on their bicycles. (Medical News Today)

Distractibility trait predisposes some to attentional lapses
People vary according to different personality traits, such as extraversion or conscientiousness, and new research suggests that they also vary according to a particular cognitive trait... (Medical News Today)

Interactions between attention-grabbing brain networks weak in ADHD, study says
Interactions between three brain networks that help people pay attention are weaker than normal in children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to a new study from the Stanford... (Medical News Today)

Witnessing drug use can spur immediate antisocial behavior by teens
Likelihood much greater for those with 'risk-taking' gene.Seeing others drink alcohol or use drugs makes it more likely that teenagers will engage in antisocial behavior on the same day, according... (Medical News Today)

New report finds 43 percent increase in ADHD diagnosis for US schoolchildren
Girls showed a sharp rise in ADHD diagnosis during eight-year study period.Twelve percent of U.S. (Medical News Today)

New research sheds light on neuronal communication
Synaptic proteins and neuronal transmission. A synapse consists of a presynaptic terminal of one neuron and a postsynaptic terminal of another. (Medical News Today)

ADHD medication: is it a good idea?
The drug methylphenidate, given to children with ADHD, has some benefits but also some disadvantages. Researchers cite a lack of concrete evidence about its effectiveness. (Medical News Today)

ADHD meds may be a prescription for bullying
Kids and teens who take medications like Ritalin to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder are twice as likely to be physically or emotionally bullied by peers than those who don't have ADHD... (Medical News Today)

Can scientists agree on a definition of curiosity?
Philosopher Thomas Hobbes called it "the lust of the mind." Former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt said it was "the most useful gift." And, yes, we all know what killed the cat. (Medical News Today)

Akili pilot study shows digital intervention improved attention and memory in children with ADHD
Akili Interactive Labs, Inc., a company focused on developing clinically validated digital medicine for cognitive assessment and personalized treatment, announced today data from the Akili-001... (Medical News Today)

Study identifies roadblocks to mental health services for adolescents affected by bullying
Better communication needed between medical providers, school officials and parents to remove barriers to help for middle and high school studentsNearly one in three U.S. (Medical News Today)

Children in foster care three times more likely to have ADHD diagnosis
Study of 2011 Medicaid claims also finds that among children with an attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder diagnosis, those in foster care were as likely as others to be treated with ADHD... (Medical News Today)

Mathematically modeling the mind
New model described in the journal CHAOS represents how the mind processes sequential memory and may help understand psychiatric disordersFigure A shows a representation of a stable sequential... (Medical News Today)

Premature birth appears to weaken brain connections
Babies born prematurely face an increased risk of neurological and psychiatric problems that may be due to weakened connections in brain networks linked to attention, communication and the processing... (Medical News Today)

Do flame retardants cause attention problems in children?
Children born to women with high levels of PBDEs in their cord blood during pregnancy show elevated signs of attention deficiency. PBDEs were used as a flame retardant until 2004. (Medical News Today)

Unexpected connections: Calcium refill mechanisms in nerve cells affects gene expression
Researchers at the National Centre for Biological Sciences, identify new roles for calcium refill mechanisms in regulating dopamine in the brainThese are dopaminergic neuron clusters (green) of... (Medical News Today)

Psychostimulants more likely to reduce rather than worsen anxiety in children with ADHD
A new review of studies involving nearly 3,000 children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) concludes that, although anxiety has been reported as a side-effect of stimulant... (Medical News Today)

Stimulant meds safe, effective for children with ADHD and congenital heart disease
A new study finds that children with congenital heart disease and ADHD can take stimulant medications without fear of significant cardiovascular side effects. (Medical News Today)

Sleep clinics offer hope to parents of children with intellectual disabilities
Sleep clinics aimed at parents of children with challenging behaviour can improve the chances of a peaceful night, a team of specialists has concluded. (Medical News Today)

Children with ADHD and their mothers may live less than average population
A study conducted by Brazilian researchers shows that hyperactivity can produce chromosome changes that affect healthPsychiatric disorders like Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)... (Medical News Today)

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