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Health News - ADHD

UF researchers find ADHD drug does not heighten suicide risk despite FDA warning
For more than a decade, a black box warning from the Food and Drug Administration has accompanied the ADHD drug atomoxetine cautioning users of an increased risk of suicidal thoughts. (Medical News Today)

Study may explain gene's role in major psychiatric disorders
Gene associated with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism, ADHD, and depression linked to brain cell death in mice. (Medical News Today)

Videogame addiction linked to ADHD
Young and single men are at risk of being addicted to video games. The addiction indicates an escape from ADHD and psychiatric disorder. (Medical News Today)

Fructose alters hundreds of brain genes, which can lead to a wide range of diseases
UCLA scientists report that diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids can reverse the damage. (Medical News Today)

Study links environment/parenting to childhood self-control
University of Texas at Arlington researchers have found that by age 3 environmental influences such as parenting are relevant factors in the development of toddlers' self-control when they are... (Medical News Today)

Using brain connectivity growth charting in youth to identify attention problems
Pediatricians routinely use growth charts to measure patients' height, weight and head circumference to look for abnormalities. (Medical News Today)

Positive pivotal ADHD trial results announced for its investigational drug candidate Benjornatm
Highland Therapeutics Inc.'s wholly owned subsidiary, Ironshore Pharmaceuticals & Development, Inc. (Medical News Today)

Attention deficit after kids' critical illness linked to plasticizers in medical tubes
Children who are often hospitalized in intensive care units are more likely to have attention deficit disorders later, and new research finds a possible culprit: a high level of plastic-softening... (Medical News Today)

Newly discovered brain mechanism could change understanding of cognitive diseases from ADHD to autism
Evidence is mounting that a gene called PTCHD1 helps the brain sort between important sights and sounds - and distractions. (Medical News Today)

Remote intervention of children's disruptive behaviour yielded effective results
Training parents online and over the telephone significantly decreased preschool children's disruptive behaviour, shows the new Strongest Families study from the Research Centre for Child... (Medical News Today)

School entry age may impact risk of ADHD diagnosis
The age at which a child starts school may affect their likelihood of being diagnosed with ADHD and their prescription of medication for the disorder, new research suggests. (Medical News Today)

ADHD medication misuse prompts diagnosis rethink, Australia
Overdiagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and overprescription of psychostimulants to treat it are contributing to increased rates of misuse, with more careful assessment and... (Medical News Today)

Brain tune-up may aid self-motivation
Allowing people to see their own brain activity might help them motivate themselves.At our best, we motivate ourselves every day to get dressed and go to work or school. (Medical News Today)

ADHD medication and low bone density: are kids at risk?
Medications used to treat ADHD, such as Ritalin and Dexedrine, may put children at risk of low bone density, according to the results of a new study presented this week. (Medical News Today)

Link between ADHD and academic expectations identified by University of Miami researchers
A new study led by Jeffrey P. Brosco, M.D., Ph.D., professor of clinical pediatrics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has identified a possible correlation between the prevalence... (Medical News Today)

Bullied preemies may develop mental illness as adults: Study
Babies born at an extremely low birth weight (ELBW) are miracles, but they are more likely to be bullied as children, and this can significantly increase their risk for mental health problems as... (Medical News Today)

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)

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