ADHD

Study: Energy drinks possibly linked to ADHD in children

Kids, beware: A new Yale research study has found a possible link between energy drinks and ADHD in middle school children. Out of the 1,649 middle school students surveyed, those who drank beverages high in sugar and caffeine were 66 percent more likely to have symptoms of hyperactivity and inattention. The study found that boys …

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‘Darting’ mice may hold clues to ADHD, autism, bipolar disorder

Date: November 10, 2014  Source: Vanderbilt University Medical Center   Summary:  A darting mouse may hold an important clue in the development of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), autism and bipolar disorder, according to a study. The transgenic mouse, into which was inserted a rare human genetic variation in the dopamine transporter (DAT), could lead to improvements …

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Teens May Be Taking ADHD Meds In Response To Academic Pressure

While the number of children medicated for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) continues to rise, a new study shows that the number of kids who actually take such medication varies by season. According to research published this month in the American Sociological Review, middle and high school students are 30 percent more likely to have a prescription filled …

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