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By On March 7th, 2019

Many students with ADHD are receiving no help at school

A large number of children growing up with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) receive little to no assistance in school despite the widely recognized effect that ADHD can have on a child’s schooling and social ability. Most troubling, a new study published in the Journal of Attention Disorders, indicates that children from non-English speaking or lower-income…

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By On October 12th, 2018

ADHD may make you better at creative thinking

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is tied to numerous debilitating and frustrating symptoms that can have huge implications for a person’s life. However, new research published in the Journal of Creative Behavior suggests there may be one potential upside to the mental illness. Dr. Holly White, a researcher at the University of Michigan Department of Psychology…

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By On September 10th, 2018

ADHD diagnoses in children surge, but experts say over-diagnosing isn’t the problem

According to a new study, more than 10 percent of American children have been diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), indicating a huge surge in diagnoses over the past 20 years. What the study didn’t find, however, was evidence of rampant over-diagnosing or misdiagnosing as some experts have suggested is occurring. Instead, the researchers from…

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By On May 30th, 2018

Poison Control Centers see dramatic increase in calls about ADHD medication

Experts are sounding the alarm about the risk of accidental ingestion or overdose from attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder medications, following the release of a recent study published in the journal Pediatrics. According to the findings, US Poison Control Centers are receiving approximately 29 calls every day – totally more than 200 per week –  related to…

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By On March 6th, 2017

ADHD Isn’t Caused By Parenting, But It May Be Caused By Changes In The Brain

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been formally recognized by mental health professionals for years, but the disorder is still heavily stigmatized among many people – especially when children are diagnosed with it. There are a number of people who dismiss the existence of ADHD or minimize its effects by suggesting children with ADHD are…

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By On May 6th, 2016

New Research Says Gaming Addiction May Be A Sign Of OCD, ADHD

We all know someone in our lives who seems to never be able to put down the video game controller. Most of the time it is just someone who is passionate about their hobby, but in some cases people can exhibit signs of true addiction, similar to the behavior of people addicted to gambling. Now,…

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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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