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Digital Media May Put Youth at Risk for ADHD

Teens who spend lots of time using digital devices are prone to psychiatric problems, reports a team of scientists in a new study. Children who are heavy users of digital devices are twice as likely as infrequent users to show symptoms of ADHD, the study finds.

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Study: Inattentive Kids Show Worse Grades in Later Life

Researchers studied children with and without attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and found that inattentiveness was linked to worse academic performance up to 10 years later, regardless of ADHD, even when they accounted for the children's intellectual ability.

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Licensing and Motor Vehicle Crash Risk Among Teens with ADHD

Adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are licensed to drive less often and, when this group is licensed, they have a greater risk of crashing, according to a new study.

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Early Exposure to too Much Manganese Causes Attention Deficits in Rats

Researchers using a rodent model of childhood manganese exposure have found that too much manganese early in development causes lasting attention deficits and other impairments.

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Drug Treatment of Hyperactivity in Kids May Have Levelled off in UK

The tendency to treat childhood hyperactivity (ADHD) with drugs may have reached a plateau in the UK, following a steep rise in the number of prescriptions for these medicines over the past 20 years, reveals research.

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The Brain Is Plastic. And That Is Good News

Your son may be dyslexic, your daughter may have ADHD. Until quite recently these problems were regarded as devastating, but fortunately this is no longer the case. Today we know that the human brain is plastic — that it can change. And that is good news for your children.

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Regular ‘Green Time’ Linked to Milder ADHD Symptoms

A study of more than 400 children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder has found a link between the children's routine play settings and the severity of their symptoms. Those who regularly play in outdoor settings with lots of green have milder ADHD symptoms than those who play indoors or in built outdoor environments.

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Adults with ADHD Could Have a Higher Risk of Dementia

Do adults with ADHD have a higher risk of dementia? According to a recent study, they could. Researchers recently found an association between adult ADHD and a form of dementia called dementia with lewy bodies. Lewy body dementia is second only to Alzheimer’s disease as the most common form of dementia in older people...

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Taking Amphetamines for ADHD May Raise the Risk of Parkinson’s Disease

Amphetamines have a host of side-effects, and now new research shows that taking them increases the risk of Parkinson’s disease, an incurable neurological disease that causes tremor, stiffness and difficulty walking.

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Improving Working Memory Reduces ADHD Symptoms

In the 1980s, two English researchers named Baddeley and Hitch coined the term "working memory" for the ability to hold several facts or thoughts in memory temporarily while solving a problem or performing a task. Recent studies support the notion that many children with ADHD have cognitive deficits, specifically in working memory.

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People With ADHD Do One Month’s Less Work Per Year

People who have ADHD find it difficult to concentrate because they may be hyperactive, easily distracted, forgetful or impulsive. Workers with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) do 22 days less work per year than people who do not have the disorder, finds new research.

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