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Long-term Academic Effects of Child’s ADHD May Extend to Siblings
December 2, 2008 • Science Update
The long-term academic problems that children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often experience may affect their siblings as well, according to an analysis partially funded by NIMH and published in the Journal of Health Economics.
Age-related Decline of ADHD Symptoms Disrupted by Middle School
July 21, 2008 • Science Update
Although symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity (ADHD) can last into adulthood, typically they decline as a child gets older.
New NIMH Research to Test Innovative Treatments for Children with ADHD
June 5, 2008 • Science Update
Two new grants funded by NIMH will focus on novel and innovative approaches to treating children who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
NIMH Funds Research to Find Best Treatments for Children with Autism and ADHD Symptoms
June 2, 2008 • Science Update
A new NIMH-funded study will help guide the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). ADHD symptoms are common in children with ASD, but children with ASD often do not respond well to stimulant medications, the conventional treatment for ADHD.
Journal Highlights Effectiveness of Research Based Psychotherapies for Youth
April 15, 2008 • Science Update
Reviews of the current research on psychosocial and behavioral therapies, or psychotherapies, for children and adolescents found a number of “well established” and “probably efficacious” treatments for many mental disorders. The results were published in a special issue of the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.
Brain Matures a Few Years Late in ADHD, But Follows Normal Pattern
November 12, 2007 • Press Release
In youth with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the brain matures in a normal pattern but is delayed three years in some regions, on average, compared to youth without the disorder.
Preschoolers with Three or More Coexisting Disorders Show No Response to ADHD Medication Treatment
November 5, 2007 • Press Release
Preschoolers who are diagnosed with ADHD are not likely to respond to treatment with the stimulant methylphenidate, regardless of dosage, if they also have three or more coexisting disorders.
Behavioral Interventions Effective for Preschoolers with ADHD
August 15, 2007 • Science Update
Two types of early interventions designed to reduce symptoms of attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in preschoolers may be effective alternatives or additions to medication treatment, according to a recent NIMH-funded study.
Gene Predicts Better Outcome as Cortex Normalizes in Teens with ADHD
August 6, 2007 • Science Update
Brain areas that control attention were thinnest in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who carried a particular version of a gene in a study by NIMH.
Improvement Following ADHD Treatment Sustained in Most Children
July 20, 2007 • Press Release
Most children treated in a variety of ways for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) showed sustained improvement after three years in a major follow-up study funded by NIMH.
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