ADHD and ADD: Information, Statistics, Research Document List

Summary: Our library below features 58 published articles, research papers, and documents from the Disabled World ADHD and ADD category. Although some of these documents may have since been updated, re-written, replaced, or revised, they are sorted by their original publish date. The most recent publications are listed at the top of the table with older articles being listed in descending order by the date they were created.

ADHD and ADD Publications

27 Genetic Variants Linked to ADHD
An international study has identified 27 loci in the human genome with genetic variants that increase the risk of ADHD - more than twice as many as previous studies found.
Publish Date: 2023/02/11

Are Youngest in the Class Overmedicated
The youngest children in a school grade are diagnosed with ADHD almost twice as often as the oldest in the class, suggesting age is a primary driver behind the diagnosis.
Publish Date: 2022/12/07

Biomarkers of Child ADHD Identified
Study reveals ADHD is a neurological disorder with neuro-structural and functional manifestations in the brain, not just a purely externalized behavior syndrome.
Publish Date: 2022/11/27 - Updated: 2023/01/03

Obese Pregnant Women with Diabetes Twice as Likely to Have ADHD Child
The study found pregnant women with obesity and gestational diabetes had children with long-term mental health disorders such as ADHD.
Publish Date: 2022/09/09 - Updated: 2022/09/10

Early-term Births Associated with Higher ADHD Rates
Research study is the first on gestational age at term and ADHD in school-age children to use teacher reports of ADHD symptoms.
Publish Date: 2022/08/12 - Updated: 2023/01/04

Kids with Autism and ADHD at Higher Risk for Anxiety
New study finds children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention-deficit - hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at higher risker for anxiety and mood disorders.
Publish Date: 2018/03/30

Young Children with ADHD Symptoms Have Reduced Brain Size
Findings from could help determine new ways to predict which children are most at risk for developing ADHD.
Publish Date: 2018/03/27

What Can Twitter Reveal About People with ADHD
Research shows Twitter can reveal quite a bit about what life is like for someone with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Publish Date: 2017/11/14

Can Adults Develop ADHD?
New research reveals people are not likely to develop ADHD as an adult and false positive late onset ADHD cases are common.
Publish Date: 2017/10/20 - Updated: 2018/03/28

School Year Relative Age Causing Bias in ADHD Diagnosis
Recent research reveals younger primary school children more likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder than their older peers within the same school year.
Publish Date: 2017/10/10

Is ADHD Associated with Lack of Regular Circadian Sleep
New research theory proposes Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) may be a problem associated with lack of regular circadian sleep.
Publish Date: 2017/09/11 - Updated: 2020/06/28

Harnessing ADHD for Business Success Study
Study reveals important symptoms of ADHD had decisive impact on subjects decision to go into business and on their entrepreneurial approach.
Publish Date: 2017/03/11

Children with Autism Possibly Over-diagnosed with ADHD
Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia autism and ADHD experts say current measuring tools for ADHD may not work for children with autism spectrum disorders.
Publish Date: 2016/10/29 - Updated: 2020/04/23

Guidance On Civil Rights of Students with ADHD
U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights guidance clarifying obligation of schools to provide students with ADHD equal educational opportunity under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Publish Date: 2016/07/27 - Updated: 2020/10/02

Children with ADHD: The Rules of the Game
Researchers publish paper that may help explain difficulties children with ADHD experience in adapting behavior to given situations.
Publish Date: 2016/06/03 - Updated: 2021/05/25

ADHD Can Emerge After Childhood
Study findings have important implications for understanding ADHD, as ADHD that onsets in adulthood could have different causes to childhood ADHD.
Publish Date: 2016/05/18 - Updated: 2021/05/28

Attention Deficit Linked to Plasticizers in Medical Tubes
Children who are often hospitalized in intensive care units are more likely to have attention deficit disorders later.
Publish Date: 2016/04/02

ADHD or Immaturity? School Entry Age Study
New study reveals age of child at school entry may have an effect on ADHD diagnosis.
Publish Date: 2016/03/11 - Updated: 2023/03/23

ADHD and Academic Expectations
Study identifies possible correlation between prevalence of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and increasing academic demands on young children.
Publish Date: 2016/03/02 - Updated: 2021/06/19

Persistent ADHD: Overly Critical Parents
Children with ADHD whose parents regularly expressed high levels of criticism over time less likely to experience decline in symptoms.
Publish Date: 2016/02/08 - Updated: 2020/11/16

Child ADHD Overdiagnosis Epidemic
U.S. children and adolescents diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder has risen by more than 40%, note authors Stephen Hinshaw and Katherine Ellison in their new book, ADHD: What Everyone Needs to Know.
Publish Date: 2015/12/02 - Updated: 2021/07/19

ADHD: Fidgeting and Fitness
Information regarding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and fidgeting, the act of moving about restlessly..
Publish Date: 2015/07/28 - Updated: 2020/09/12

ADHD: Prescription Stimulant Medication and Side Effects
Prescription stimulants of different dosages are often prescribed to people with ADHD to help with self-esteem, social and family interactions and thinking ability.
Publish Date: 2015/07/03 - Updated: 2021/08/09

ADHD in Girls Often Misunderstood
Mothers of tween girls say they hesitated to speak to a doctor because they thought their daughters would outgrow their behavior.
Publish Date: 2014/11/14 - Updated: 2020/11/24

Researchers Reveal How ADHD Meds Work
New study provides evidence that methylphenidate and atomoxetine for the treatment of ADHD improve brain activation but have differential effects on performance.
Publish Date: 2013/10/17 - Updated: 2021/10/14

ADHD in Adulthood: Does It Get Better?
ADHD is defined as a problem with inattentiveness, over-activity, impulsivity, or a combination. For these problems to be diagnosed as ADHD, they must be out of the normal range for a child's age and development.
Publish Date: 2013/03/06 - Updated: 2021/12/08

Maxi Mind Alternative Therapy Reverses Attention Deficits Without Medication
Maxi Mind therapy for ADHD is overturning the belief that learning disorders are lifelong conditions that can only be compensated but never cured.
Publish Date: 2012/09/30 - Updated: 2022/03/31

Girls with ADHD More Likely to Self-injury or Suicide
As they enter adulthood girls with ADHD more prone to internalize struggles and feelings of failure that can manifest in self-injury and attempted suicide.
Publish Date: 2012/08/23 - Updated: 2021/08/09

Dietary Changes Can Help Children with ADHD
The report shows that there are potential benefits in changing the diets of children with ADHD, but that key knowledge in the area is still lacking.
Publish Date: 2012/04/26 - Updated: 2022/05/26

Is ADHD Being Over-diagnosed?
Researchers at Ruhr-University Bochumv (RUB) and University of Basel provide unprecedented reliable data that ADHD is being over-diagnosed in children.
Publish Date: 2012/03/30 - Updated: 2022/04/08

Higher Doses of ADHD Drugs May Harm Learning
Study pinpoints effects of different doses of an ADHD drug and finds higher doses may actually harm learning ability.
Publish Date: 2012/03/09 - Updated: 2015/11/29

Younger Children Over-diagnosed with ADHD
The youngest children in a classroom are much more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD and prescribed medication than their peers in the same grade.
Publish Date: 2012/03/06 - Updated: 2015/11/29

Steady Rise in Prescribed Stimulant Use for ADHD
Prescribed use of stimulant medications to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD is rising steadily.
Publish Date: 2011/09/28 - Updated: 2015/04/08

Is School Support for ADHD Missing the Mark
Research shows inattention rather than hyperactivity is the most important indicator when it comes to finishing a high school education.
Publish Date: 2011/09/01

Food Coloring and ADHD in Children
When University of Maryland psychologist Andrea Chronis-Tuscano testified before a U.S. FDA hearing it changed her mind about possible risks of artificial food coloring for children, and drove her to look more closely at the products in her pantry she feeds her kids.
Publish Date: 2011/06/15 - Updated: 2022/03/06

Abnormal Hand Control May Reveal ADHD Severity
Measurements of hand movement control may help determine the severity of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.
Publish Date: 2011/02/15 - Updated: 2022/06/02

Common Genetic Influences for ADHD and Reading Disability
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and developmental reading disability (RD) are complex childhood disorders that frequently occur together.
Publish Date: 2010/12/08 - Updated: 2023/01/04

Medicaid Funded ADHD Treatment for Children Misses Mark
Enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 expands Medicare benefits to scores of previously uninsured individuals.
Publish Date: 2010/12/07

CONCERTA Insight on Handwriting Performance and Attention in ADHD
New Data Analyses on CONCERTA Pediatric Treatment Include Insight on Handwriting Performance and Attention in ADHD.
Publish Date: 2010/10/29

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Appears Beneficial for Adults with ADHD
Throughout treatment self-reported symptoms were also significantly more improved for cognitive behavioral therapy.
Publish Date: 2010/08/25

Nearly 1 million Children Potentially Misdiagnosed with ADHD
Nearly 1 million children in the United States are potentially misdiagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Publish Date: 2010/08/17

ADHD Linked to Low Maternal Education, Lone Parents and Welfare Benefits
Study of more than a million children shows link between medication for ADHD and limited maternal education single parent families and welfare benefits.
Publish Date: 2010/06/01

Pesticide Exposure May Contribute to ADHD
Exposure to organophosphate pesticides associated with increased risk of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children.
Publish Date: 2010/05/17

ADHD Linked to Genetics and Psychology
ADHD may be caused by alterations in the serotonin neurotransmission system combined with a tendency to experience psychosocial distress.
Publish Date: 2010/04/16

Teaching ADHD Organizational Skills
Information on organizational skills and using a day planner for persons with ADHD and students with attention issues or disorganization struggles.
Publish Date: 2010/02/28 - Updated: 2019/03/30

Brain's Reward System Related to ADHD
In ADHD the degree of motivation carrying out an activity is related to immediacy with which the objectives of the activity are met.
Publish Date: 2010/02/03

Lead May be the Culprit in ADHD
New research suggests lead may be the cause of ADHD and explains the causal pathway from exposure to disability.
Publish Date: 2010/01/28

Differences in ADHD with and without Prenatal Alcohol Exposure
Neural processing differences in ADHD in individuals with and without prenatal alcohol exposure.
Publish Date: 2010/01/27

Brain Regions in ADHD Disconnect
This is the first time that we have direct evidence that this connectivity is missing in ADHD.
Publish Date: 2010/01/11

Exposure to Tobacco Smoke and Lead Raises Risk of ADHD
Children exposed prenatally to tobacco smoke and lead face a particularly high risk for ADHD.
Publish Date: 2009/11/23

Adult ADHD - Role of Genetic Factors
Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, ADHD, is one of the most common neuropsychiatric disorders of childhood.
Publish Date: 2009/09/16

How does ADHD Affect Childrens Lives when they Grow Up
Do kids with ADHD ever outgrow the condition How does ADHD impact their lives at school, home and work.
Publish Date: 2009/09/08

Study Links ADHD with Sleep Problems in Adolescents
Adolescents with a childhood diagnosis of ADHD are more likely to have current and lifetime sleep problems and disorders.
Publish Date: 2009/05/01 - Updated: 2010/09/02

Buying Toys for Children with Autism or Disabilities
Things to consider when buying toys for your child with a disability or autism.
Publish Date: 2009/03/23 - Updated: 2014/03/14

Heightened Level of Amygdala Activity May Cause Social Deficits in Autism
Increased pattern of brain activity in the amygdalas of adults with autism that may be linked to the social deficits.
Publish Date: 2009/03/19

Brain Abnormality Found in Boys with ADHD
Researchers have found an abnormality in the brains of adolescent boys with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Publish Date: 2009/03/17

Special Education IEP Cheat Sheet
List of important items that need to be discussed at your childs special education IEP meeting.
Publish Date: 2009/02/04 - Updated: 2014/03/14

Is My Child Active or Could it be ADHD
Signs to look for to tell if your child may have ADHD symptoms including difficulty following instructions and in organizing tasks.
Publish Date: 2009/01/01 - Updated: 2014/03/14

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