The Genetics of ADHD

DOCTORS AND SCIENTISTS have long known that ADHD runs in families, and plenty of parents have suspected it. In fact, many parents first realize they might have ADHD after going through the process of their child’s assessment. The science of genetics Genes play a role in everything that makes us individuals, from eye color to…

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Treatment Intensity, Genetics, and ADHD

This research update focuses on the impact of treatment intensity on outcomes among teens and the genetics of sex differences in the prevalence of ADHD. Does treatment intensity matter? In this study, researchers compared the effectiveness of a high-intensity versus a low-intensity skills-based summer intervention in a sample of 325 adolescents with ADHD. The study…

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Predicting ADHD Symptoms

Predicting ADHD Symptoms THIS RESEARCH UPDATE will focus on predicting ADHD symptoms-inattention and hyperactivity impulsivity- from both behavioral and biological measurements. ADOLESCENT ADHD SYMPTOMS Can adolescent ADHD symptoms be predicted from early childhood temperament? Although ADHD tends not to be diagnosed until children are seven or eight years old, many parents report that they noticed…

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