Gene variants implicated in ADHD identify attention, language

Posted By on October 16, 2014

Are deficits in attention limited to those with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or is there a spectrum of attention function in the general population? The answer to this question has implications for psychiatric diagnoses and perhaps for society, broadly. New work suggests that there is a spectrum of attention, hyperactivity/impulsiveness and language function in society, with varying degrees of these impairments associated with clusters of genes linked with the risk for ADHD. [READ MORE HERE]

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Gene variants implicated in ADHD identify attention and language

Posted By on October 16, 2014

Are deficits in attention limited to those with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or is there a spectrum of attention function in the general population? [READ MORE HERE]

Source: ADHD News Today

New report gives voice to people living with ADHD and calls for Europe-wide changes in policies and attitudes

Posted By on October 15, 2014

“Real Voices”, reporting the lived experience of people with ADHD, is being presented on October 14th at the European Parliament. [READ MORE HERE]

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The brains of children with ADHD do not recognize angry expressions

Posted By on September 29, 2014

Inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsive behavior in children with ADHD can result in social problems and they tend to be excluded from peer activities. [READ MORE HERE]

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ADHD: Brains not recognizing angry expressions

Posted By on September 25, 2014

The characteristics of facial expression recognition of children with ADHD has been initially identified by researchers by measuring hemodynamic response in the brain. They showed that children with ADHD showed significant hemodynamic response to the happy expression but not to the angry expression. This difference in the neural basis for the recognition of facial expression might be responsible for impairment in social recognition and the establishment of peer-relationships. [READ MORE HERE]

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