Brain Region Interactions that Control Attention Found to be Weak in ADHD

The subjective nature of tools used to assess ADHD, such as rating scales and feedback from parents and educators has long been criticized by media and naysayers even though all mental health disorders are diagnosed in this manner. For this reason a recent study’s findings may be are of interest to the ADHD community. Weidong…

ADHD Stimulant Medication May Increase Risk of Psychotic Events for Children with a Family History of Serious Mental Illness

A recent study will be of interest to parents of children with ADHD who have a history of severe mental illness. The study looked at 141 children and young adults in Nova Scotia, taking stimulant medication, who have a parent with a history of serious mental illness such as a major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder,…

Study finds No Increased Risk of Autism, ADHD with Prenatal Antidepressant Exposure

Two large case-control studies from three Massachusetts health care systems has found no evidence that prenatal exposure to antidepressants increases the risk for autism or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Any increase of Autism or ADHD found in previous studies is thought to be due to the severity of the mother’s depression, which is a known…