People with ADHD had a 34% higher risk of developing dementia than those without the disorder. The risk of being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, the most common type of dementia, was 55% higher for those with ADHD.
Researchers have identified 579 genetic loci associated with increased risk of disorders associated with self-regulation disorders including addiction, ADHD, and anti-social behavior.
Contrary to popular belief, most children with ADHD do not grow out of the disorder. Instead, it manifests in different ways during adulthood through verbal impulsivity, difficulties in decision making, and impulsive behaviors.
Alpha-2-adrenergic agonists appear to be effective at reducing symptoms associated with ADHD in preschool-aged children, and have fewer side effects than traditional stimulants used to treat ADHD.
A new study reveals adults with ADHD have an increased risk of developing nervous system, respiratory, musculoskeletal, and metabolic diseases. ADHD was also associated with a slightly increased risk of Parkinson’s disease, dementia, and cardiovascular…
Lisdexamfetamine, a drug known to stimulate brain activity, reduces symptoms of sluggish cognitive tempo in adults with ADHD.
Higher sugar diets during childhood increase the risk for obesity, cognitive impairments, and attention deficits as adults, a new study reports.
A new study of male guppies reveals behaviors affected by methylphenidate hydrochloride (MPH), an active ingredient in common ADHD medications, can be passed along to future generations.
Yoga and breathing training programs can help children with ADHD to focus their attention, a new study reports.
Children who snore while they sleep have thinner gray matter in several areas of the frontal lobes. Significantly, the reduction in gray matter correlated with behavioral problems associated with sleep apnea. Some behavioral problems experienced includ…
Prenatal exposure to heavy metals such as cadmium, lead, and arsenic, and increased levels of the mineral manganese, were linked to an increased risk of ADHD and autism spectrum diagnosis in children.
Children who experience cognitive difficulties, such as attention problems or problems with working memory, have an increased risk of developing mental health disorders as young adults.
The genes that underlie aggression in ADHD and disruptive behavioral disorders are the same genes that affect aggression in the general population.
Children who grew up in residential areas surrounded by green space were less likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than those who were raised in areas without access to nature.
Study identifies a neural pathway associated with error monitoring and attention function in some psychiatric disorders such as ADHD, ASD, and schizophrenia. Researchers say the pathway could be modulated with the help of transcranial magnetic stimulat…
Children who experience behavioral problems, such as hyperactivity and anxiety, are more likely to develop mental health problems and emotional difficulties as teens, a new study reports.
People with ADHD and disruptive behavioral disorders share 80% of genetic variants associated with antisocial behavior and aggression.
People with subclinical ADHD symptoms are more vulnerable to the effects of sleep deprivation and showed greater impairment in both attentional regulation and emotional control following sleep loss than those without ADHD.
Behavioral changes in those with T.gondii infection could be linked to lower levels of norepinephrine. Norepinephrine also controls inflammation. Both neuroinflammation and norepinephrine are associated with a range of psychiatric disorders including s…
Researchers have identified an association between antibiotics administered to children aged two and under, and an increased risk of ongoing conditions ranging from ADHD to obesity. Children exposed to numerous courses of antibiotics as toddlers were m…