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Want to find out about the latest research on ADD/ADHD? This is the place to be.

Motivation and ADHD
Research finds that ADHD may not only be linked to areas in the brain that control attention and hyperactivity, but may also be related to abnormalities in the motivation and emotion centers of the brain.

ADHD Genes Found
ADHD Genes Found. Research finds that inherited structural gene variations play an important role in ADHD development.

Hyperactivity Improves Learning in ADHD Children
Hyperactivity and movement improves learning in ADHD children. Hyperactivity helps ADHD children stay alert.

Having a Child with ADHD May Stress Your Marriage
Parenting a child with ADHD can create additional stress in an already stressed marriage. Research finds that divorce is more common in parents of ADHD children.

Outdoor Play Improves Your Child’s Focus
Research finds that nature and outdoor play can improve symptoms, especially attention, in children with ADD ADHD.

Improving Treatment, Assessment, and Care for Our Children
Research is finding new ways for pediatricians to provide quality assessment and treatment of ADHD in children.

Does ADD / ADHD Increase the Risk for Child Obesity?
Child obesity is becoming an epidemic, and the related health risks are staggering. Do children with ADD / ADHD have an increased risk of childhood obesity? Research on ADD children suggests so. Learn more about this alarming connection between ADD / ADHD and weight.

Work Productivity and ADHD
ADHD can have a negative impact upon on the job work productivity, especially for those adults with untreated ADHD.

Behavioral Interventions Reduce Symptoms for Preschoolers with ADHD
Research finds that treatment approaches that focus on parent education are effective in reducing problematic behaviors in preschool age children.

Pump It Up! Working Out Your Working Memory
Research suggests that mental exercises may increase working memory in individuals with ADHD. Read on to learn more about working memory and ways to improve it!

ADHD and Brain Development in Boys
A recent study out of the University of Queensland in Australia finds that attention problems in boys may be a result of brain development.

Easily Distracted? Turn up the Noise.
New research in Sweden has found that the presence of white noise appears to help distractible ADHD children concentrate and pay better attention while learning. A control group of children without ADHD performed better in silence without the extra background noise. The report will be published in the October Psychological Review.

Getting Fathers Involved in Children's ADHD Treatment Programs
Sports element in COACHES program improves dads' participation, relationships with children.

Study of Preschool Children With ADHD Finds Brain Differences Linked to Symptoms
A study of preschool children with ADHD found brain differences linked to symptoms. We interviewed Dr. Mark Mahone, the study's principal investigator.

Kids with ADHD More Likely to Be Injured Crossing the Street
Kids With ADHD More Likely to Be Injured Crossing the Street

Study finds that girls with ADHD may be at higher risk for suicide attempts...
Study finds that girls with ADHD may be at higher risk for suicide attempts and self-injurious behavior compared to girls without ADHD.

Mercury, Fish and ADHD?
Does prenatal mercury exposure lead to the development of ADHD symptoms in children?

Project Investigates the Effects of ADHD on College Students
Research on the Effects of ADHD on College Students

ADHD Increases Risk for Cigarette Use
ADHD Increases Risk for Smoking and Cigarette Use in Teens and Adults

Adolescent ADHD Raises Risk for Problems in Adulthood
Research finds that adolescent ADHD raise risk for problems in adulthood

Exercise Improves Academic Performance in Kids With ADHD
Research finds that exercise improves academic performance in children with ADHD.

High Fat Diet May Be Linked to ADHD Symptoms
Research finds that a high fat diet may be linked to ADHD symptoms.

The Preschool ADHD Treatment Study 6 Year Follow-Up
Long Term Course of ADHD Diagnosed in Preschool Years Can Be Chronic and Severe. Read More About the Preschoolers with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Treatment Study 6 Year Follow-Up.

Sleep Apnea Increases Risk for ADHD-Like Behaviors
Sleep Apnea Increases Risk for ADHD-Like Behaviors

Review of Interventions for Preschool Children at Risk for ADHD
Review of most effective interventions for preschool children with ADHD

Adolescence, ADHD, and Distracted Driving
Teens with ADHD at Increased Risk for Driving Problems

Predicting Persistence of ADHD into Adulthood
Research finds differences in brain development are tied to the course of ADHD

Acetaminophen Use During Pregnancy May Increase Risk for ADHD in Children

Kids With ADHD at Increased Risk for Obesity
Research finds that children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to be inactive and obese as teens.

Stimulants Used to Treat ADHD Linked to Later Weight Gain
Research published in the journal Pediatrics finds that stimulant use is strongly associated with growth trajectories in childhood, early BMI rebound, and may increase risk for later obesity.

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