April 2008


Exercising Working Memory May Improve Ability to Solve New Problems

Fluid intelligence, the ability to solve new problems, is a mental ability often impaired in people with ADHD. New research suggests that it can be improved through working memory training.

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Need for Better Med Management at School

Medication errors can have consequences for a child's social, academic, and physical functioning, but a new study suggests that when kids are involved in medication administration, fewer errors are made.

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Link Found Between Kids’ Behavior and Iron Stores

A recent study suggests a link between iron deficiencies and behavioral symptoms in children with ADHD, but found no such connection with cognitive symptoms.

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New AHA Recommendations for ADHD Children

The American Heart Association issued a scientific statement recommending that children be screened for heart disease before being prescribed stimulant medication.

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Report Shows More Than One Million UK Children Suffer From Disorders

A report from the Children's Society in Britain shows the number of adolescents suffering from emotional or behavioral problems doubled between 1974 and 1999.

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Medication May Improve Driving Skills in ADHD Adults

Researchers from the Netherlands have found that medication in adults with ADHD leads to better driving ability.

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ADHD Symptoms May be Early Sign of Another Neurological Disorder

A recent study found that six out of 10 children diagnosed with idiopathic intracranial hypertension were first diagnosed with an attention or concentration disorder.

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Dyslexia May Represent Multiple Disorders

A new study suggests that Dyslexia stems from different brain abnormalities in English speakers than it does in Chinese speakers.

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Sleep Problems Common in Children with ADHD, Study Shows

Researchers suggest poor sleep may lead to functioning deficits in children and their families.

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Cannabis Use Linked to Increased Adult ADHD Symptoms

The use of cannabis as an adolescent or young adult may lead to increased ADHD symptoms at age 25.

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ADHD May Lead to Poor Adolescent Adjustment

A recent study concluded that only a small portion of children diagnosed with ADHD become well-adjusted teenagers.

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Poor State Grades Prompts Focus on Transitioning Students

States are updating their secondary transition efforts, thanks to a recent review by the Department of Education.

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