ADHD in the News 2018-04-12

Attention deficit disorders could stem from impaired brain coordination

Researchers have discovered how two brain regions work together to maintain attention, and how discordance between the regions could lead to attention deficit disorders, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression.

PCOS Affects Women’s Mental Health and Baby’s Risk for ADHD and Autism

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are more likely to suffer from mental health disorders, according to a new study. The research also suggests that children of moms with PCOS may have a slight increased risk of developing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

Smartglasses Help Patients With Comorbid Autism, ADHD

"Smartglasses" — wearable computers that provide real-time guidance through visual and audio cues — reduce symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in individuals with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), results of a small study show.

Does Stimulant Use Lead to Addictions?

Some in the media would scare you away. The research suggests something else...I am often asked by those newly diagnosed with ADHD and/or those wary of taking medications to treat it, whether using stimulant medications might increase their risk for substance abuse and or addictions...So let’s explore that idea for a bit…

EEG Biofeedback for ADHD

Research findings limited by small study size and methodological problems...EEG biofeedback is aimed at normalizing EEG activity in order to correct the brain’s state of relative under-arousal and improve cognitive and behavioural functioning.

Young people with ADHD ‘more likely’ to come from deprived neighbourhoods

Children and young adults diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are twice as likely to come from the most socio-economically deprived neighbourhoods in England than the least deprived, new research has found.

ADHD In Men: Understanding His Condition

An adult male living with ADHD often experiences feelings of failure, because he fails to fulfill the demands set by his immediate surroundings. Moreover, he is likely to engage in addictive behavior, such as smoking or drinking. Among adults with unmanaged ADHD, there is also a higher rate of divorce.