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October 21, 2020

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Hypothyroidism in Pregnant Mothers Linked to ADHD in Their Children

Low levels of key, body-regulating chemicals in mothers during the first three months of pregnancy may interfere with the baby's brain development, a large study ...

Persistence of ADHD Into Adulthood Is an Important Predictor of Car Crash Risk

A new study reports that the risk of being involved in car crashes increases for those diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder ...

A Shorter IQ Test for Children With Special Needs

For decades, neuropsychologists have used the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children test as the gold-standard intelligence quotient (IQ) test to determine the intellectual abilities of children ...

Learning Difficulties Due to Poor Connectivity, Not Specific Brain Regions

Different learning difficulties do not correspond to specific regions of the brain, as previously thought, say researchers. Instead poor connectivity between 'hubs' within the brain is much more ...
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Children With Autism, ADHD Have More Doctor and Hospital Visits During Infancy

Children who are later diagnosed with autism and/or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder visit doctors and hospitals more often in their first year of life than non-affected children, suggesting ...

Could Excessive Sugar Intake Contribute to Aggressive Behaviors, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder?

New research suggests that conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity syndrome (ADHD), bipolar disorder, and even aggressive behaviors may be linked with sugar intake, and that it may have an ...

Multiple Neurodevelopmental Conditions May Lead to Worse Educational Outcomes

Scottish children with multiple neurodevelopmental conditions experience greater school absenteeism and exclusion, poorer exam attainment and increased unemployment, according to a ...

Girls Benefit from Doing Sports

Extracurricular sport in middle childhood diminishes subsequent ADHD symptoms in girls, but not in boys, a new study ...

New Study Suggests ADHD Like Behavior Helps Spur Entrepreneurial Activity

Many people have experienced a few nights of bad sleep that resulted in shifting attention spans, impulsive tendencies and hyperactivity the next day -- all behaviors resembling ADHD. A new study ...

Artificial Intelligence Boosts MRI Detection of ADHD

Deep learning, a type of artificial intelligence, can boost the power of MRI in predicting attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a new study. Researchers said the approach ...

Interactive Avatar Boosts Performance of Children With ADHD

A new study has shown that an interactive avatar, which gives both instructions and feedback on the attention of the learner, can improve the performance of ADHD children on a complex problem-solving ...

Children of Anxious Mothers Twice as Likely to Have Hyperactivity in Adolescence

A large study has shown that children of mothers who are anxious during pregnancy and in the first few years of the child's life have twice the risk of having hyperactivity symptoms at age ...

Stable Home Lives Improve Prospects for Preemies

Researchers have found that as premature babies grow, their mental health may be related less to the medical challenges they face after birth than to the environment the babies enter once they leave ...

Brain Protein Mutation from Child With Autism Causes Autism-Like Behavioral Change in Mice

A de novo gene mutation that encodes a brain protein in a child with autism has been placed into the brains of mice. These mice then showed severe alterations of specific behaviors that closely ...

How Stimulant Treatment Prevents Serious Outcomes of ADHD

Analysis quantifies the extent which stimulant treatment reduces serious outcomes in children and young adults with ...

School Readiness Impaired in Preschoolers With ADHD Symptoms

Preschoolers with symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder are much less likely than other children their age to be ready for school, new research has ...

Dramatic Differences in Tests Assessing Preschoolers' Language Skills

Researchers examined the impact of preterm birth on language outcomes in preschoolers born preterm and full-term, using both standardized assessment and language sample analysis. They also explored ...

Society Pays Heavy Price for Failure to Diagnose and Treat Conduct Disorder

A new study reviewed evidence from research conducted around the world and estimated the prevalence of conduct disorder to be around 3 percent in school-aged children and a leading cause of referral ...

Did Leonardo Da Vinci Have ADHD?

Leonardo da Vinci produced some of the world's most iconic art, but historical accounts show that he struggled to complete his works. New research now suggests the best explanation for ...

Children of Both Young and Old Parents Share Risk for Certain Neurodevelopment Disorders

Results of a new study reports that parental age is linked to the risk for the development of neuropsychiatric disorders in children, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD); ...

Teens With ADHD Get More Traffic Violations for Risky Driving, Have Higher Crash Risk

Teen drivers diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are significantly more likely to crash, be issued traffic and moving violations, and engage in risky driving behaviors than ...

Brain Wiring Differences Identified in Children With Conduct Disorder

Behavioral problems in young people with severe antisocial behavior -- known as conduct disorder -- could be caused by differences in the brain's wiring that link the brain's emotional ...

More Sleep May Help Teens With ADHD Focus and Organize

Teenagers with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may benefit from more sleep to help them focus, plan and control their ...

Dopamine Conducts Prefrontal Cortex Ensembles

New research in rodents reveals for the first time how dopamine changes the function of the brain's prefrontal cortex. Researchers found that dopamine has little effect on individual cells. ...

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