Slow to mature, quick to distract: ADHD brain study finds slower development of key connections

Posted By on September 16, 2014

A peek inside the brains of more than 750 children and teens reveals a key difference in brain architecture between those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and those without. Kids and teens with ADHD, a new study finds, lag behind others of the same age in how quickly their brains form connections within, and between, key brain networks. [READ MORE HERE]

Source: Science Daily

A child’s ADHD symptoms may be reduced by exercise before school

Posted By on September 12, 2014

Paying attention all day in school as a kid isn’t easy, especially for those who are at a higher risk of ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. [READ MORE HERE]

Source: ADHD News Today

Exercise before school may reduce ADHD symptoms in kids

Posted By on September 9, 2014

Offering daily, before-school, aerobic activities to younger, at-risk children could help in reducing the symptoms of ADHD in the classroom and at home, research suggests. Signs can include inattentiveness, moodiness and difficulty getting along with others. [READ MORE HERE]

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Drug therapies, parent training help children with ADHD, severe aggression

Posted By on September 4, 2014

Prescribing both a stimulant and an antipsychotic drug to children with physical aggression and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), along with teaching parents to use behavior management techniques, reduces aggressive and serious behavioral problems in children, according to a study. [READ MORE HERE]

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ADHD drugs ‘do not stunt children’s growth,’ say AAP

Posted By on September 1, 2014

Despite concerns that stimulant medications to treat ADHD could stunt a child’s growth, a new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics says these drugs do not affect height. [READ MORE HERE]

Source: ADHD News Today