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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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 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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
A new study revealed it takes longer to rule out autism in children with ADHD symptoms.
Life September 18, 2015
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
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
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
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