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ADHD in the News 2018-10-18

Is that brain fog really adult ADHD?

You may be concerned about your memory if you notice that you're struggling to keep track of items you use each day, getting sidetracked when doing chores and other tasks, and tuning out during conversations..."Two to three percent of people in their 60s or older have traits of ADHD that are impairing," says Dr. Craig Surman, a neuropsychiatrist and ADHD researcher at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital...



Relationships between neurological and psychiatric disorders: Could migraine and ADHD be correlated?

A recent study published in BMC Neurology by Dr. Thomas Hansen and colleagues assessed more than 25,000 people for migraine and ADHD. This is the first time a strong association between ADHD symptoms and migraine has been discovered in an adult population.



History of ADHD Associated With Increased Risk for Basal Ganglia and Cerebellum Disorders

Study data published in Neuropsychopharmacology suggest an increased risk for diseases of the basal ganglia and cerebellum in patients with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Investigators conducted a retrospective cohort study using statewide medical records from the Utah Population Database for 1996-2016.



Anatomical Patterns Present in Childhood ADHD May Predict Phenotypic Variation

The authors of a study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry uncovered 4 neuroimaging patterns associated with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, including head size and intracranial volume. Multimodal brain imaging synthesizes data from multiple imaging techniques, painting a fuller picture of the anatomical effect of various conditions on the brain.



Scientists discover genes that contribute to ADHD development

A team from I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, together with foreign colleagues, analyzed the genomes of several families that have members with ADHD. The results have shown that all patients had specific features in certain genes. The identification of such patterns may help diagnose ADHD. The work was published in Molecular Psychiatry.



Making the Most of Hyperfocus?

Hyperfocus refers to a state of being totally dialed into something, where distractions and sometimes even a sense of time fade away. Many people with ADHD report experiencing this state, and a recent study adds weight to the idea that people with ADHD experience hyperfocus more often than people without ADHD.



Think Your Child Has ADHD? Read This First.

October is ADHD Awareness Month. As child diagnoses rise, UNLV psychologist Ronald T. Brown offers tips that parents should consider before calling their medical provider.



Youngest in Class More Likely to be Diagnosed with ADHD

A new global study involving the University of Adelaide has found that children who are the youngest in their classroom are more likely to be diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) than their older classmates. The research, led by Curtin University and published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, systematically reviewed studies that examine the relationship between a child’s age relative to their classmates and their chances of being diagnosed with, or medicated for, ADHD.



Smoking Raises Risk of ADHD in Children by Changing Sperm, Mice Study Suggests

Using nicotine could change the genes in a man's sperm and affect how his children develop, researchers at Florida State University in Tallahassee concluded. Mice who were exposed to nicotine had “significant” changes in the DNA of their sperm. And their offspring were born with abnormalities in the neurotransmitters dopamine and noradrenaline, and their receptors, which are believed to play a key role in the development of behavioral disorders.



Joyner Lucas Announces ‘ADHD’ Project Inspired by Childhood Diagnosis

After notching an appearance on Kamikaze alongside his idol Eminem, Joyner Lucas is ready for his next solo venture. The Massachusetts-bred rapper announced his upcoming ADHD project on Friday (Oct. 12), inspired by his perseverance in life to power through the doubters amid his childhood diagnosis.