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 disease.
Lisdexamfetamine, a drug known to stimulate brain activity, reduces symptoms of sluggish cognitive tempo in adults with ADHD.
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.
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 include hyperactivity, increased aggression, and attention deficits.
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.