ADHD in the News 2018-03-29

Scans Show Differences in Brains of Preschoolers With A.D.H.D.

A new study that found significant differences in the brains of preschoolers with symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may help parents understand that extremes of behavior can reflect differences in biological “wiring."

Brain abnormalities found in 4- and 5-year-olds with ADHD, researchers say

In the first comprehensive imaging study of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in preschoolers, researchers have found evidence that structural changes in the brain are already recognizable at the age of 4.

Parent Training for Children With ADHD

A structured training program for parents of children with ADHD was highly successful in ameliorating a number of behaviors and symptoms associated with the disorder in a study conducted by researchers affiliated with the Universitario Son Espases and Universidad de les Illes Balears in Palmas, Spain.

Drug, Alcohol Abstinence May Improve ADHD Symptoms in Polysubstance Use Disorder

Significant improvements may be seen in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms after a year of abstinence from drugs and alcohol, according to a study published in Addictive Behaviors Report.

Cognitive-behavioural therapy for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults

Does CBT, alone or in combination with pharmacological treatment, reduce the core symptoms of ADHD in adults more than other treatments or no specific treatment?

3 Clinical Studies on ADHD

Highlights of 3 studies explore novel genetic variants for ADHD, the prevalence of parent-reported ADHD diagnoses, and video game interventions.

Margaret Sibley, Florida International University – ADHD in Adults

Can ADHD start in adulthood? Margaret Sibley, associate professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral health at Florida International University, delves into diagnosing adults...Recent studies from the UK, New Zealand, and Brazil suggest that adult-onset ADHD might occur in up to 10 percent of adults. My colleagues and I were surprised by this finding because it didn’t match everyday clinical observations.

Mental health issues linked to risky driving in newly licensed teens

Mental health symptoms related to attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and conduct disorder are associated with increased errors in a driving simulator and self-reported risky driving behaviors in adolescents.

How a mom helped her son with ADHD shine by getting the most out of his Individualized Education Plan

Lia Martin’s 10-year-old son, Taylor, used to be two years behind grade level and didn’t want to go to school. Now he’s a year ahead in both math and English language arts — plus his teachers helped him discover his artistic talent and he is representing his classroom in an LA Unified art contest.