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2013-10-09 11:17:47

Using a common test of brain functioning, UC Davis researchers have found differences in the brains of adolescents with the inattentive and combined subtypes of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and teens who do not have the condition, suggesting that the test may offer a potential biomarker for differentiating the types of the disorder. The differences were observed in brain waves exhibited during electroencephalograms (EEGs) of teens with the inattentive and combined...

2013-07-12 23:35:31

The CogniFit brain fitness website now offers a tailored cognitive training for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 11, 2013 CogniFit, a leading developer of scientific brain trainings and online brain exercises, announces the release of an online brain training module for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). CogniFit is also launching different other specific cognitive trainings as part of its offering for individuals which are looking to...

2013-03-08 01:07:56

A study published in the March 2013 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry found that 9 out of 10 young children with moderate to severe attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) continue to experience serious to severe symptoms and impairment long after their original diagnoses, and in many cases, despite treatment. The study, a federally funded multi-center study led by investigators at Johns Hopkins Children's Center, is the largest...

2012-10-31 03:36:59

Childhood ADHD could be gateway to smoking in adulthood, say researchers A variation of a particular gene may link the behaviors typical of childhood attention hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD for short, and those associated with smoking, suggests research published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. Childhood ADHD and subsequent smoking in adulthood frequently go hand in hand, say the authors, with people who have been diagnosed with ADHD more likely to start smoking early...

2011-11-28 11:40:43

Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), researchers have identified abnormalities in the brains of children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) that may serve as a biomarker for the disorder, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). ADHD is one of the most common childhood disorders, affecting an estimated five to eight percent of school-aged children. Symptoms, which may continue into...

2011-08-29 13:06:21

Inattention, not hyperactivity, is associated with educational failure New research from the University of Montreal shows that inattention, rather than hyperactivity, is the most important indicator when it comes to finishing a high school education. "Children with attention problems need preventative intervention early in their development," explained lead author Dr. Jean-Baptiste Pingault, who is also affiliated with Sainte-Justine Mother and Child University Hospital. The researchers...

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2011-08-23 14:39:50

  Children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are found to be more likely to suffer writing problems such as poor spelling and grammar than their peers, a new study is suggesting, and the difference may be especially conspicuous in girls with the disorder, Reuters Health is reporting. Reading and math problems often cause concern for teachers and parents, but “written-language disorder is kind of overlooked,” said study author Dr. Slavica Katusic, from...

2011-06-14 23:07:47

Study shows that preschool-age children who got less sleep were more likely to be hyperactive and inattentive in kindergarten Short sleep duration may contribute to the development or worsening of hyperactivity and inattention during early childhood, suggests a research abstract that will be presented Tuesday, June 14, in Minneapolis, Minn., at SLEEP 2011, the 25th Anniversary Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC (APSS). Results show that less sleep in preschool-age...

2011-06-10 13:32:54

Clinically ascertained reports suggest that boys and girls with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may differ from each other in their vulnerability to substance use problems, say the researchers of the University of Helsinki and University of Jyväskylä, Finland. A total of 1545 Finnish adolescents were assessed for DSM-IV-based ADHD symptoms by their parents and classroom teachers using standardized rating scales at age 11-12 years. At age 14, substance use disorders...


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  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
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