ADHD in the News 2019-01-24

Five Ways to Help Children with ADHD Develop Their Strengths

Dr. Sharon Saline...a psychotherapist who works with ADHD children and their families, argues that an informed empathy for ADHD children -- for what they experience on a daily basis -- can inspire parents and teachers to work with these children in ways that will help them grow into responsible and happy adults.

Genetic risk for ADHD manifest in brain structure in childhood

There is only scant scientific evidence available on whether the genetic risk for developing specific psychiatric disorders or cognitive traits is manifest in brain structure from childhood and, to date, studies have focused primarily on adult populations...New evidence has now been provided by a study led by a researcher from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), a centre supported by "la Caixa", which analysed data from a large paediatric sample.

Dyscalculia: ‘maths dyslexia’ or why so many children struggle with numbers

You’ve probably heard of dyslexia, but have you heard of dyscalculia before? Maybe not, given that children with dyscalculia – or mathematical learning difficulties – are less likely to be diagnosed. In fact, research shows that children with dyslexia are more than a hundred times more likely to receive a diagnosis and educational support than children with dyscalculia. This is despite the fact that dyslexia and dyscalculia are expected to be equally common.

New Training App Shown to Aid Concentration

A new research study at the University of Cambridge shows training on a computer application can improve attention and concentration. Scientists say the new “brain training” game could help individuals deal with daily distractions in a busy world.

The Difference Between Being Impatient and Impulsive

Danny, a 43-year-old store manager, was stopped by the police for doing an illegal U-turn across a busy highway...But was Danny’s illegal U-turn merely a sign of impatience or was it a sign of impulsiveness? And if so, what exactly is the difference between the two?

Prevalence of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children presenting with foreign body ingestion

Researchers compared the study group consisting of 3- to 17-year-old pediatric patients admitted to the Emergency Department after foreign body ingestion, and the control group formed with children having similar demographic and cultural characteristics that presented to the same department for non-traumatic causes, to assess the incidence of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms.

Ant McPartlin opens up on battle with ADHD and offers comforting words to other sufferers: ‘It’s OK to not be OK’

The 43-year old was diagnosed with the neurodevelopmental disorder while going through examinations following his public battle with alcohol which came to the fore after last year’s drink-driving conviction. Understandably, the diagnosis came as a shock.