Half of very young children with ADHD are treated with medication rather than the behavioral modification that the American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended as first-line treatment, a CDC report finds.
A possible connection between Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and a genetic malfunction in the thalamus may explain the distractibility and physical restlessness that plague children and adults with ADHD,
Persistent parental criticism appears to be among the reasons why attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms persist with age among some children, as opposed to decreasing with age as seen with many children with ADHD.
Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital who analyzed medical records from three healthcare systems in their state have found no evidence to indicate that prenatal exposure to antidepressants increases the risk for autism and related disorders or for ADHD.
Study results published in the July-August 2015 issue of the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine suggest a potential association between maternal chemical intolerance and a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in their offspring.
In contrast to recent studies linking patients who reside in higher elevations with increased rates of depression and suicide, a new study suggests that the prevalence of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder appears to decrease as altitude increases.