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By On September 2nd, 2015

Study Says Children Don’t Outgrow ADHD Despite Previous Research

It is widely believed that children or adolescents diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) grow out of the disorder as they get older, but new research suggests that is not the case. A study from the University of Cambridge published this week in the journal European Adolescent Psychiatry, indicates that young adults who were diagnosed…

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By On June 12th, 2015

Can a Game Help Children With ADHD Perform Better in School?

New research published in SAGE Open suggests a computer game can help children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder improve classroom behavior and social interactions. According to the report, researchers in China found a computer game assists children with the condition improve concentration which help enhance classroom skills and academic performance. The game used in the study…

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By On May 4th, 2015

Children With ADHD Are At Higher Risk For Eating Disorder

Many medications prescribed for attention-deficit hyperactivity are associated with weight loss, but past research has shown a strong association between ADHD and obesity or being overweight. Now, we may know why. A new study published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders has found that children with ADHD may be more likely than other children…

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By On April 23rd, 2015

Movement Helps Children With ADHD Learn

Children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are often identified by fidgety movements such as swinging their legs when they become restless and struggle to maintain focus. For years, those movements have been considered problematic symptoms, but a new study shows they may be a beneficial coping mechanism. The study, published in the Journal of Abnormal…

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By On December 22nd, 2014

Stimulant Used to Treat ADHD Associated With Fewer Injuries in Children

A recent study published in the journal Pediatrics finds children with attention-deficit hyperactivity (ADHD) are less likely to injure themselves when being prescribed methylphenidate, a stimulant medication better known as Ritalin. “Previous studies show that patients with ADHD have a higher tendency of sustaining trauma and other injuries, requiring emergency department (ED) attendance,” said senior…

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