attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Does Methylphenidate Lead to Treatment-Emergent Mania?

Does Methylphenidate Lead to Treatment-Emergent Mania?

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Patients with comorbid bipolar disorder and ADHD may benefit from methylphenidate treatment, if it can be done without incurring the risk of mania.

Patterns and Strength of Familial Aggregation of ADHD

Patterns and Strength of Familial Aggregation of ADHD

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Investigators used decomposition methods to examine the relative importance of genetic and environmental components to the burden of ADHD.

Childhood ADHD and Adulthood Alcohol Problems: The Role of Emotional Impulsivity

Childhood ADHD and Adulthood Alcohol Problems: The Role of Emotional Impulsivity

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These findings are important, as CDC rank alcohol-attributable mortality as the third leading cause of preventable death in the United States.

Parent- and Peer-Mediated Intervention Improves Social Play Skills of Children With ADHD

Parent- and Peer-Mediated Intervention Improves Social Play Skills of Children With ADHD

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Investigators developed a test [The Test of Playfulness (ToP)] in order to examine children's play skills in peer-to-peer play interactions.

ADHD and OCD Individuals Differ in Brain Structure and Function

ADHD and OCD Individuals Differ in Brain Structure and Function

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Neuropsychological findings indicate that similar executive functions are affected in ADHD and OCD, but new neuroimaging data indicate differences exist in brain structure and function.

Children With ADHD May Adapt More Poorly To Changes In Positive Reinforcement Patterns

Children With ADHD May Adapt More Poorly To Changes In Positive Reinforcement Patterns

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Children with ADHD may adapt more poorly to changing positive reinforcements compared with typically developing children.

ADHD Can Emerge in Young Adulthood

ADHD Can Emerge in Young Adulthood

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For some people, symptoms of ADHD do not emerge until after childhood.

Comorbid ADHD With Depression Increases Bipolar Conversion Risk

Comorbid ADHD With Depression Increases Bipolar Conversion Risk

Adolescents with major depressive disorder who also had ADHD were 1.5 times more likely to develop bipolar disorder than those with depression only.

ADHD Often Lurks In Other Illnesses, But Frequently Left Untreated

ADHD Often Lurks In Other Illnesses, But Frequently Left Untreated

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ADHD is often found in patients complaining of other illnesses, yet the former often goes untreated in those circumstances.

ADHD Questionnaire in Patients With Bipolar May Yield False Positives

ADHD Questionnaire in Patients With Bipolar May Yield False Positives

Study found that more than 40% of patients whose score indicated they might have ADHD are diagnosed as not having the disease.

"Pleasure Deficit" In Brain May Contribute to ADHD

"Pleasure Deficit" In Brain May Contribute to ADHD

Having off levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine, responsible for reward in the brain, may play a role in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

Brain Iron Levels Offer Potential ADHD Biomarker

Brain Iron Levels Offer Potential ADHD Biomarker

Patients who had not received any stimulant medication had lower brain iron levels compared with a control group.

More Research Needed on Exercise as an ADHD Treatment

More Research Needed on Exercise as an ADHD Treatment

While hun­dreds of stud­ies of med­ica­tion treat­ment for ADHD has been conducted, there is almost no research on exer­cise as an ADHD treat­ment.

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