ADHD Weekly Join the discussion. Many adults who were diagnosed with ADHD in childhood think their symptoms may have been conquered by maturity.
People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD have a lower life expectancy and are more than twice as likely to die prematurely as those without the disorder, according to new research published in The Lancet. Accidents are the most common cause of death in people with ADHD, and the relative risk of dying is much higher for women than men with ADHD and individuals diagnosed in adulthood. The study is the first to shed light on the role of ADHD in premature death.
The largest study of its kind reveals that one-third of children with ADHD still have the condition as adults and are highly susceptible to other psychiatric disorders. A third of children diagnosed with ADHD still had ADHD symptoms as adults, and they were more likely than their peers to have another psychiatric disorder, to be arrested, or to commit suicide, according to the largest study to date on the subject. We need to have a chronic disease approach to ADHD as we do for diabetes.
Here are 10 common myths -- and the scientific facts to dispel them -- that surround these conditions, now both referred to in the medical community as ADHD. The first thing you should know is that the two conditions, while slightly different, are now both being referred to in the medical community as ADHD. Here are 10 common myths -- and the scientific facts to dispel them -- that surround this disorder. While hyperactivity is the most common symptom of ADHD, it is possible for a child to be suffering from the disorder without being hyperactive.
Scientists have found that the brain development of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD is delayed but otherwise typical, according to a new study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health NIH. Shaw and his colleagues compiled data from the brain scans of children, half of whom had ADHD. The scans used new imaging technology that allowed researchers to "watch" some 40, points in the subjects' brains over time, and to figure out which specific regions of the brain developed, or thickened, at different rates.
If you have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or A. Can you have adult-onset A. These are among the questions recently posed by readers of the Consults blog.
Can ADD be outgrown? Not so long ago, ADHD was considered a childhood disorder that faded with age. Not so.
Skip Navigation. It also affects an estimated 4. Symptoms include difficulty staying focused and paying attention, difficulty controlling behavior, and very high levels of activity. Studies show that the number of children being diagnosed with ADHD is increasing.
We respect your privacy. There are many misconceptions about the condition of ADHD. Here are some of the most common — and inaccurate — theories about ADHD.
The number of children who have been officially diagnosed with ADHD has skyrocketed in the past decade. They may need to leave work meetings early and generally find it difficult to keep still. They may also be more depressed or anxious than others. To find out how many Danish adults have ADHD symptoms, Burgdorf and colleagues have set up a unique study, which not only quantifies the prevalence of ADHD in adults, but may also provide answers to whether the disorder is genetically determined.