Study reports medications for ADHD have little detectable impact on how much a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder learns in the classroom. However, the medications helped children retain attention, improve classroom behavior, and improve seat-time work.
Young children who experience social isolation are at risk of being diagnosed with ADHD and face loneliness as adults, a new study reports.
Using psychiatric medications to treat mental health disorders in children and adolescents does not increase the risk of developing substance use disorders later in life. In fact, pharmacological interventions reduce the risk of developing SUD for those with MDD, ADHD, and psychotic disorders.
The risk of self-harm presenting to emergency rooms is three times higher for boys with ASD compared to those not on the autism spectrum. Additionally, researchers found a four-fold increase in self-harm behaviors for both males and females with ADHD. Children with less than 80% school attendance also had a three times higher risk of self-harming behaviors.
Children with ADHD and emotional regulation disorders who consumed a micronutrient formal made of essential minerals and vitamins were three times more likely to show improvements in symptoms compared to those who did not consume the formula.
Study finds a subgroup of patients diagnosed with ADHD who would benefit more from a diagnosis of maladaptive daydreaming.
Mice with the Val89 choline transporter variant had reduced rates of choline uptake and a diminished capacity to sustain acetylcholine production during attention-demanding conditions. The effect led to decreased cognitive performance when the mice were faced with additional challenges.
A computational model that uses fMRI data helps researchers successfully predict how well people will perform at an attention task based on their brain scans alone.
A neuroimaging study found children aged 9 - 10 with ADHD have few differences in structural brain measurements compared to their peers without ADHD.