attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

An association between paracetamol intake and hyperactivity and attention problems has been identified in a new study. The research investigated if there were any effects of taking paracetamol in mid-pregnancy and the behaviour of the offspring between the ages of 6 month and 11 years, with memory and IQ tested up until the age of [...]

Brain MRI Helps Diagnose ADHD Subtypes

Data from MRI brain scans can help spot people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and differentiate between subtypes of the condition, a new study suggests. Clinical diagnosis and subtyping of ADHD is currently based on reported symptoms, but psychoradiology, which applies imaging data analysis to mental health and neurological conditions, has emerged in recent [...]

Similarities in brain impairments in children with autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) have been discovered by a team of Toronto scientists. The team conducted a study involving brain imaging of white matter in 200 children with autism, ADHD, and OCD, or no diagnosis. White matter is made [...]

Attention-deficient hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may often develop in the young adult years, a new study from King’s College London suggests. ADHD is a developmental disorder characterised by hyperactivity, inattention, and impulsiveness. It is one of the most common behavioral disorders in children and widely believed in adults to be the continuation of the disorder from [...]

Differences in people’s working memory capacity correlate with their brain’s ability to actively ignore distraction, Simon Fraser University researchers have discovered. Psychology professor John McDonald and doctoral student John Gaspar led the research team. They used electroencephalogram (EEG) technology, which detects electrical activity in the brain, to study memory and distraction. They found that individuals [...]