By Roberta Waite and Meghan S. Leahy Despite the availability of helpful and competent protocols for assessing and diagnosing ADHD in children, adolescents, and adults, there are many prevailing factors that make this job a difficult one. An accurate diagnosis of ADHD (or identifying a different condition causing “attention deficits”) matters because it is an […]
Research and Updates from ADHD Experts.
We know from many studies that ADHD is associated with a slightly lower intelligence quotient (IQ) and with problems in thinking known as executive function deficits. If that’s that case, you might think that people with a high IQ cannot have ADHD. You would be wrong. Data on groups sometimes mislead us about individuals. Although, […]
Having both ADHD and negative thinking result in a unique impact on the individual. Positive outcomes can be achieved with cognitive behavioral therapy and its focus on behavioral skills as well as cognitive interventions.
ADHD and Bipolar Disorder in children is substantial. Both need to be understood by clinicians and parents. 80% of Bipolar children have ADHD.
Very exciting developments – ADHD genes found. A consortium of 100 scientists from 14 countries are leading the way toward new treatments for ADHD.
How ADHD Grew Up as Kids Grew into ADHD Adults (Editors’s Note: This text comes from transcription of an extensive interview on November 23, 2015 with Ronald C. Kessler, PhD.) There’s a lot of evidence to show that the structure of ADHD changes from childhood to adulthood. For many years there was a widespread belief […]
Neuro-imaging data show different brain circuitry in individuals with ADHD. Categorizing disorders now by recognizable brain patterns may be more useful in ADHD diagnosis and treatment than current classification methods.
Longitudinal research has been completed on ADHD and the risk for substance abuse, or substance use disorder, in both teenagers and adults
ADHD in Adults Over the Age of 50 There’s a new topic in ADHD, and it’s likely to be the next clinical frontier, and that is ADHD in adults over the age of 50. We never truly believed that ADHD stopped when the pediatrician discharged you, and it doesn’t stop when you get your AARP […]
How Animal Studies Speed Research in ADHD In our studies, we are using animal models of ADHD to gain novel insights into the neurobiology of this disorder. The ultimate goal is to translate our pre-clinical findings into the clinic by developing these molecules into drugs and see how they will benefit the ADHD patient population. […]
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