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New Study Suggests Leonardo da Vinci May Have Had ADHD

Polymath Leonardo da Vinci, who became known for his inventive mind and many creations, also became notorious because of his abandoned works and lack of discipline. Scientists now suggest Da Vinci may have suffered from ADHD.

Neuroscience May 25, 2019

First Medical Device To Treat ADHD In Children Gets FDA Approval

FDA gave the green light to the first medical device designed to treat ADHD. Results of clinical trials showed promise, lowering symptoms of children diagnosed with moderate to severe disorder.

Neuroscience April 23, 2019

Two Hours Screen Time Linked To Children's Behavioral Problems

A study by researchers from the University of Alberta in Canada revealed that kids who spend too much screen time than the average recommended time have a seven-fold increased risk of meeting the criteria for ADHD.

Public Health April 19, 2019

Some ADHD Drugs May Increase Risk For Psychosis

Can medication for ADHD increase the risk for psychosis? Researchers of a new study found that while the risk is still low, the Adderall type of drugs can.

Medicine March 22, 2019

Hollywood Doctor William Eidelman Loses License After Recommending Marijuiana Cookies For 4-Year-Old's Tantrums

Natural medicine physician William Eidelman lost his medical license after recommending marijuana cookies to control a child's temper tantrums. The revocation of his license, however, is due to something else.

Feature | Health January 30, 2019

Study Finds Link Between School Enrollment Month And ADHD Occurrence

A new study found that more children who are the youngest in their kindergarten classes are diagnosed with ADHD. The study used data of over 400,000 children in states where the cut-off of enrollment is Sept. 1.

Public Health November 30, 2018

ADHD Prevalence Increase: 10 Percent Of US Children Diagnosed In 2015-2016

Are there more children diagnosed with ADHD today compared to two decades ago? New federal data shows an increase in ADHD diagnoses among U.S. children since 1997-1998.

Feature | Health September 1, 2018

ADHD Symptoms In Teens Linked To How Often They Use Digital Media

A study revealed that teens who spend more time using digital media are more prone to developing ADHD symptoms. However, while the research found a plausible link, parents should not panic and cut off teenagers from technology.

July 18, 2018

Accidental Exposure To ADHD Medications On The Rise, Says New Study

Children and adolescents have been exposed intentionally and unintentionally to ADHD medications. The results of the study came after the NRA linked ADHD drugs to the increasing incidences of gun violence.

Medicine May 23, 2018

Obsolete Pregnancy Drug DES Might Have Triggered A 36 Percent Increase Of ADHD In Grandchildren

Researchers found that defunct pregnancy drug DES might have caused users' grandchildren to be 36 percent more likely to get diagnosed with ADHD. DES was around from 1938 to 1971.

Medicine May 21, 2018

Stress And Grief During Pregnancy Increases Chances Of Mental Health Illness In Children: Study

A study has shown that stress is a potent indicative factor of adults being depressed or children having ADHD. This data explains one of the possible causes of the increasing purchase of mental health prescription drugs.

Public Health April 9, 2018

What Brain Scans Look Like In Preschoolers With ADHD-Like Symptoms

Preschoolers who exhibit symptoms of ADHD were found to have lesser brain matters in areas that control motor control, activity, and attention. This finding is consistent with parental reports of children exhibiting impulsiveness and aggressive behavior.

Neuroscience March 27, 2018

ADHD Drug Use Spikes Among Young Women: CDC Report

The number of young women who are using prescription drugs to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder has skyrocketed, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It grew by around 344 percent over the last decade.

Medicine January 19, 2018

Fidget Spinners: Popular Toy Marketed To Help Kids With ADHD Poses Choking Hazards

Fidget spinners have small metal parts that pose choking hazards to children. What do experts say about the benefits of these toys to kids with ADHD and anxiety?

Public Health June 19, 2017

Medication May Slash Risk Of Car Crashes Among Drivers With ADHD

Car accidents occurred at drastically lower rates among drivers with ADHD taking their prescribed medications than those who aren't, a new study has found. Learn more about this potential benefit of taking ADHD medications religiously, especially for safe driving.

Medicine May 11, 2017

Fidget Spinners Help Kids Improve Concentration And Focus, But Do They Distract Others?

Fidget spinner toys were designed to help children suffering from autism or ADHD in concentrating. However, the toys are reported to distract children during school hours.

Life & Style May 4, 2017

Imaging Study Confirms Brain Differences In ADHD Patients, Suggests Condition Be Treated Like A Brain Disorder

The largest imaging study to tackle ADHD has found that the condition is associated with differences in brain structure. Given these results, researchers are suggesting that ADHD be treated like a brain disorder.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 16, 2017

Premature Babies Face Higher Risk For Mental Health Problems Later In Life

Babies born with low birth weight such as those who were born prematurely have increased odds of suffering from mental health problems as children, teenagers and adults. What are the risk factors for giving birth to low birth weight babies?

Public Health February 14, 2017

Mediterranean Diet May Lower ADHD Risk In Children And Adolescents

New research shows a correlation between adherence to the Mediterranean diet and a lower rate of ADHD diagnosis in children and adolescents. Currently, 3.4 percent of the world's children and adolescents suffer from this condition.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 7, 2017

Children With Autism May Be Mistakenly Diagnosed With ADHD, Suggests Study

CHOP Autism and ADHD Experts Say Current Measuring Tools for ADHD may not work for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The clinicians recommend alternative methods to be used along with the standard diagnosis procedure.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 29, 2016

Internet Addiction Ups Risks Of Other Mental Health Problems: Study

Internet addiction may increase the risk of mental health problems like ADHD and depression in youngsters, reported researchers recently. The results of their study may help shed light on how to medically approach mental health issues.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 19, 2016

Research Concludes Heredity A Major Factor In Alcohol Dependence, Binge-Eating In Adults With ADHD

Alcohol dependence and binge-eating typically arise in adults with ADHD. According to research from the Linköping University, these disorders are influenced by hereditary factors where ADHD is present.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 6, 2016

DNA Nanobot That Releases Drugs Using Mind Control May Alter Course Of Mental Health Treatment

A DNA nanobot can release drugs when it is heated using electromagnetic energy. How can it change the way mental health problems such as schizophrenia are treated?

Neuroscience August 28, 2016

ADHD Drug Methylphenidate May Up Risk For Arrhythmia, MI In Children

Methylphenidate - sold under brand names like Ritalin - have been linked to a greater risk of arrhythmias and other heart conditions, although the risk could be extremely small in the average child with ADHD.

Medicine June 2, 2016

Changes To Lifestyle Habits Could Improve Symptoms In Kids With ADHD

Kids with ADHD were found to less likely follow healthy lifestyle recommendations. Experts said making changes to their lifestyle could benefit these kids.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 31, 2016

Workaholics Likely To Suffer From OCD, ADHD And Other Psychiatric Disorders

A Norwegian study has linked workaholism to psychiatric disorders such as obsessive compulsive disorder and ADHD. The researchers also developed criteria to diagnose the addictive behavior.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 27, 2016

ADHD May Appear During Young Adulthood For Some People, Then Lead To Misdiagnosis

ADHD is a disorder that commonly strikes during childhood, but new research suggests that for some people, it emerges until much later. This late-onset of ADHD may be a distinct disorder altogether, scientists said.

Public Health May 19, 2016

Kids With ADHD Have More Trouble Getting Deep Sleep: Study

A new study in Denmark provides evidence that kids with ADHD find it more difficult to sleep than other kids. The research could help experts develop long-term treatments.

Neuroscience May 6, 2016

Behavior Therapy Preferable To Drugs For Treating Children With ADHD

Parents of children with ADHD are urged to try behavior therapy first before medication. What makes behavior therapy better than drugs?

Healthy Living/Wellness May 4, 2016

Children Born In August At Increased Risk Of ADHD Diagnosis

Children born in August are at a greater risk of being diagnosed with ADHD compared to older peers. Younger children may manifest inattention, impulsive and hyperactive symptom because of immaturity, which may be mistaken to be signs of the disorder.

Life March 14, 2016

Children Diagnosed With ADHD May Just Be Immature Compared To Their School Classmates: Study

Children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder may just simply be more immature than their school classmates, a new study has found. Such finding highlights the need to look at different factors, including age, when assessing kids with possible ADHD.

Life March 10, 2016

ADHD Meds May Decrease Bone Density In Kids

Children on ADHD drugs may have lower bone density than their peers. Low bone density was seen in the patients' femur, femoral neck and lower back.

Life March 4, 2016

College Students Misuse ADHD Drugs As Study Aid

Despite prescription rates remaining unchanged, researchers recently noted a higher number of misuse and emergency room visits related to stimulant drug Adderall. They pointed to the 18-25 age group as the main abusers of these ADHD drugs.

Life February 18, 2016

ADHD In Girls Shapes Possibility Of Adult Obesity: Study

Girls diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder have a higher chance of becoming obese later in life compared to those who do not have the condition, according to a new study by the Mayo Clinic. ADHD sufferers are advised to eat healthy and practice an active lifestyle as part of their routine care.

Life February 5, 2016

Some Kids On ADHD Meds Are At Risk Of Psychotic Side Effects, Researchers Warn

Children may see psychotic side effects from their ADHD medications if their parents have a history of mental issues. The finding does not mean such drugs should not be used, but vigilance is important, researchers say.

Life January 1, 2016

Researchers Urge Caution In Prescribing ADHD Drug: Ritalin May Not Treat Symptoms

Authors of a new Cochrane Review urged doctors to be more cautious in prescribing ADHD drugs such as Ritalin to children as it may lead to sleep problems and loss of appetite. Evidence of the drug’s efficacy is low, researchers said.

Life November 25, 2015

ADHD Medicines May Cause Sleep Problems In Kids: Study

Stimulant drugs used to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, may cause sleep problems in kids. The researchers found that these medicines may lead to difficulty falling asleep, poor quality sleep and shorter sleep periods.

Life November 24, 2015

Kids Who Take ADHD Medications More Likely To Be Bullied: Study

Adolescents who take medications for their ADHD are more likely to be taunted by their peers compared to kids without the condition, a new study revealed. Researchers warned parents to talk to their kids about not sharing their medications with others.

Life November 23, 2015

Akili Videogame Helps Manage Symptoms In Children With ADHD

Akili Interactive Labs announced that the pilot study of its game for ADHD patients was successful. The company aims to develop the game further in preparation for use with larger clinical trials and hopefully become the first FDA approved therapeutic video game for ADHD.

Life October 30, 2015

Family Doctors Treat One In Three U.S. Children With Mental Health Issues

New research discovered that 34.8 percent of kids seeking outpatient mental health care are treated only by a primary care physician. A collaboration between primary care providers and mental health specialists is called for to properly address children's mental health issues.

Life October 13, 2015

ADHD Symptoms May Delay Autism Diagnosis By Three Years

A new study revealed it takes longer to rule out autism in children with ADHD symptoms.

Life September 18, 2015

Number Of Cases Of ADHD Diagnosed At Earlier Age On The Rise

More children under the age of six are being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, a report finds. Experts are split over whether overdiagnosis may be a factor.

Life September 3, 2015

Picky Eating May Indicate Risk For ADHD, Anxiety, Or Depression In Children

Children with more severe forms of selective eating habits exhibit symptoms of conditions that include ADHD, depression and anxiety. Such children may meet the criteria for the eating disorder called Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder.

Life August 3, 2015

Children With ADHD Less Likely To Suffer Injuries With Proper Medication: Study

In a study involving more than 4,000 children diagnosed with ADHD, those who received medication for their condition have reduced odds for accidents that can get them hospitalized. The treatment also appears to help the children do better in school.

Life July 31, 2015

Boys With ADHD More Likely To Be Given Antipsychotics: Study

Researchers gathered antipsychotic prescription data about young boys in the U.S. and found that ADHD is being treated with drugs that serve a different purpose.

Life July 2, 2015

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