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White noise may be as effective as drugs for ADHD

Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, are often prescribed powerful medications to help them stay focused in school. But adding white noise to a classroom may be just as effective as drugs at aiding learning among these pupils, suggest the surprising results of a …

Correcting Myths About ADHD

If you, your child, or your spouse/partner has attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you may inevitably encounter naysayers who simply do …

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Study: ADHD Symptoms Persist Despite Medication in 9 Out of 10 Kids

<i>Most still had moderate to severe symptoms over six years of follow-up.</i><p>loop_oh/Flickr<p>The current debate over ADHD medication focuses on whether the benefits -- improved concentration, better behavior, better performance in school -- outweigh the potential risks of medicating young children. …

ADHD often lasts well into adulthood, increases mental illness risk

Sometimes it’s easy for people to simply dismiss attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as just an irritating childhood learning disorder, which eventually disappears when people reach adulthood.<p>However, ADHD can actually have a more lasting impact than previously thought. In the first …

Nearly one-third of children with autism also have ADHD

Researchers have found that children with co-occurrence of autism spectrum disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders face greater …

What a difference a grade makes: First graders with attention problem lag for years afterward, Second graders, less so

Children with attention problems that emerge in first grade show poorer school performance for years afterward, including scoring lower on fifth …

Mistaking OCD for ADHD has serious consequences

Obsessive-compulsive disorder and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder appear very similar, but have very different neuropsychological roots. New …

Memory training unlikely to help in treating ADHD, boosting IQ

Working memory training is unlikely to be an effective treatment for children suffering from disorders such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity or …

ADHD study: Expensive training programs don't help grades, behavior

A two-year study found that computer-based training programs that claim to help children with ADHD succeed in the classroom and in peer relationships …

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Sleep Disturbances in Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Article | Published: 01 August 2003<p>Louise Margaret O'Brien<br>• , Anna Ivanenko<br>• , Valerie McLaughlin Crabtree<br>• , Cheryl Robin Holbrook<br>• , Jennifer Leigh Bruner<br>• , …

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Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

People with ADHD may have trouble paying attention, controlling impulsive behaviors (may act without thinking about what the result will be), or be …