Effects on Learning and Memory Functions of Different Doses of ADHD Medication

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison provided answers on how ADHD drug methylphenidate (Ritalin) may affect the children’s memory and learning capabilities. Findings of the study suggest that ADHD stimulant drugs given in higher doses may actually weaken working memory. As a parent of a child with ADHD who …

Abnormalities in Brain Linked to Comorbid ADHD in Bipolar Disorder

Abnormalities in brain structure which are detected through MRI or magnetic resonance imaging in patients who have Bipolar Disorder may have been erroneously associated to the disorder. The similarities of the symptoms of ADHD and Bipolar Disorder and their frequent coexistence make it difficult to distinguish one from the other. Obtaining an accurate …

In Utero Exposure to Ischemic-Hypoxic Conditions or IHCs

New findings from recent study revealed that kids who experienced “in utero exposure to ischemic-hypoxic conditions or IHCs run a high likelihood of developing ADHD in their adult years compared with children who are not exposed. Earlier studies indicated findings pointing to genetic, prenatal, postnatal and environmental factors to be associated …

Teens with ADHD Suffer into Adulthood

We know that ADHD can be diagnosed in children and can continue its symptoms into the teenage years and right into adulthood. A new and long term study conducted by a research group from the Children and Adults with ADHD or CHADD which involved 551 teens diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder came out with […]

Teens with ADHD – Is it Safe to Put them behind the Wheel?

The New York Times came out with a complete and extensive report about the problems that teenagers with ADHD have to deal with as they try to obtain their driving license. The New York Times mentioned a 2007 study which revealed a disturbing statistic – teenagers with ADHD who drive have the tendency to be […]