Childhood symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) persist into adulthood in as many as 60 percent of patients, according to findings published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.
“Our finding that poor prenatal nutrition was associated with higher IGF2 methylation highlights the critical importance of a healthy diet during pregnancy,” said a doctor who contributed to the report.
“We have shown for the first time that the correlation between ADHD symptoms and binge eating in women depends mainly on a common hereditary susceptibility for the two disorders,” Johansson Capusan explained. “Much of the correlation between alcohol dependence and ADHD can also be explained by genetic factors."
Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be more sensitive to the cumulative effects of punishment than typically developing children, according to according to findings published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.
As the diagnosis process for adults with ADHD becomes more commonplace in medicine today there is still a gap in finding effective treatments to help patients with the condition from childhood to adulthood.
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,