ADHD in the News 2016-06-23

Exercise can help adults better cope with ADHD symptoms

Exercise, even a small amount, can help alleviate symptoms of ADHD in adults, according to a new study. About 6 percent of American adults report symptoms consistent with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, which lead to anxiety, depression, low energy and motivation, poor performance at work or school and also increased traffic accidents.

Consistent links between capacity to delay gratification, ADHD, obesity

Individuals diagnosed with ADHD or obesity are more likely to choose smaller immediate rewards over larger future rewards.These new studies found a highly consistent reduction in capacity to delay gratification. Immediate reward orientation is robustly elevated in both ADHD and obesity."

Adults With ADHD, Social Media and Driving Don’t Mix

Despite laws and studies that have shown that distractions while driving can lead to accidents, many drivers are still reluctant to close their cell phones and forgo access to texts, emails or phone conversations...Turel and Antoine Bechara, professor of psychology at USC's Brain and Creativity Institute, set out to explore the intersection of the use of Facebook or other social media while driving and ADHD among adults.

Can stats find causation when a study can’t?

A common problem with some scientific research, particularly projects studying human health, is that it is often difficult, if not impossible, to prove that a specific action directly causes an effect...One such study featured data finding a correlation between children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and high levels of lead in the blood.

Brain Differences May Point to Novel Therapies for ADHD, OCD

Individuals with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have disorder-specific and contrasting structural and functional brain abnormalities in comparison with individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), an international team of researchers has discovered.

Antipsychotic Guidelines for Kids Still Largely Unheeded

Antipsychotic prescribing rates for children in foster care and for other Medicaid-insured children have leveled off following a period of rapid growth in the early and mid 2000s. However, guideline-recommended practices are frequently still not followed, new research shows.

You won’t believe what 30 minutes of cycling can do for your health

Cycling is simple to integrate into your daily lifestyle. Easy on the environment, family-friendly, and a perfect means of daily exercise — it’s a popular activity for a reason. However, there are additional benefits from cycling that you probably don’t know about and they’re backed by science. Biking is proven to boost brainpower, leading you and your family to a long, healthy life together.