ADHD Archive

AASMNET.org – The ability of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to remain vigilant and attentive deteriorated significantly after losing less than one hour of nightly sleep for a week, according to a new study in the March 1, 2011 issue of the journal SLEEP.  The study suggests that even moderate reductions in sleep […]

Berkeley.edu – Children who were exposed to common, organophosphate pesticides while still in their mother’s womb were more likely to develop attention-deficit disorders years later, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. The study raises the public health issue of whether organic produce might be a better choice for […]

BU.edu – A link between attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and exposure to polyfluoroalkyl chemicals (PFCs) – industrial compounds which are widely used in many consumer products – has been uncovered by a new study led by a team of Boston University School of Public Health researchers. Published online, ahead of print, in the […]

UMontreal.ca – Exposure to organophosphate pesticides at relatively common levels is associated with increased risk of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children, according to a team of scientists from the University of Montreal and Harvard University. Published in the journal Pediatrics, the investigation found a connection between exposure to pesticides and the presence of symptoms […]

AGD.org – When the winter snow melts and flowers bloom, pollen and other materials can wreak havoc on those suffering from seasonal allergies, often triggering a habit called “mouth breathing.” The physical, medical and social problems associated with mouth breathing are not recognized by most health care professionals, according to a study published in the […]

PsychologicalScience.org – ADHD: the Lead Connection. ADHD, or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, is among the costliest of behavioral disorders. Its combination of inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity leads to accidental injuries, school failure, substance abuse, antisocial behavior and more. Yet despite nearly a century of study, the disorder’s roots or causes have remained mysterious. Much of modern ADHD […]