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Video Games and Exercise as Alternative Therapies for ADHD

Video Games and Exercise as Alternative Therapies for ADHD

ADHD's many deficits cannot be ameliorated by pharmacotherapy alone. Researchers and clinicians are investigating computer interventions and physical activity that get to the root of the ADHD domain, such as inattention, memory, or time management.

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Anatomical Patterns Present in Childhood ADHD May Predict Phenotypic Variation

Anatomical Patterns Present in Childhood ADHD May Predict Phenotypic Variation

The authors identified 4 anatomical patterns in participants with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder associated with head size, delayed development, symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and cognitive performance.

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

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

Patients with ADHD may require careful monitoring to permit early detection and treatment of disorders of the basal ganglia or cerebellum.

ADHD Symptom Aggression Not Mediated by Clinical Anxiety

ADHD Symptom Aggression Not Mediated by Clinical Anxiety

These results do not support existing hypotheses on the role of anxiety as either an exacerbating or protective factor for ADHD-related aggression.

Smaller Brain Regions Associated With ADHD, Conduct Disorder Symptoms in Adolescents

Smaller Brain Regions Associated With ADHD, Conduct Disorder Symptoms in Adolescents

Researchers analyzed neuroimaging data from a group of 1093 adolescents from the IMAGEN project.

Cesarean Delivery, Early Childhood Antibiotic Use Not Associated With Risk for ADHD

Cesarean Delivery, Early Childhood Antibiotic Use Not Associated With Risk for ADHD

This research rejects any association between increased risk for ADHD and changes in children's microbiota related to cesarean delivery or antibiotic use.

Improving Medication Adherence in ADHD Lowers Risk for Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder in Adulthood

Improving Medication Adherence in ADHD Lowers Risk for Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder in Adulthood

Researchers found that children who were compliant with drug therapy had a significantly lower risk for oppositional defiant disorder or conduct disorder than those who were noncompliant.

High Suicidality Among Children With ADHD Mediated by Family Functioning, Psychiatry Comorbidities

High Suicidality Among Children With ADHD Mediated by Family Functioning, Psychiatry Comorbidities

Clinicians may find these data useful in considering the mediating effects of family function and psychiatric comorbidities among patients with ADHD.

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Increasing Among US Children and Adolescents

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Increasing Among US Children and Adolescents

This increase may be the result of expanded continuing medical education regarding ADHD that has raised physician awareness, as well as modifications in diagnostic criteria.

Differences in Efficacy and Tolerability of ADHD Medications Across Age Groups

Differences in Efficacy and Tolerability of ADHD Medications Across Age Groups

Guidelines on which ADHD medications should be preferred across different age groups are unclear, and the safety and benefits of these medications remain controversial.

Adult Smoking and Depression Are Contributing Factors to ADHD in Children and Adolescents

Adult Smoking and Depression Are Contributing Factors to ADHD in Children and Adolescents

The authors argue that, given the findings of this study, the awareness of the detrimental effects of both smoking and depression upon children should be raised among parents.

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