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Why girls with ADHD aren’t being diagnosed

Anxiety. Depression. School failure. Self-harm. Unemployment. Unplanned pregnancies. Even an increased risk of early death. The risks and toll of ...
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Malfunctioning brain ‘hubs’ could be responsible for dyslexia, ADHD

Different learning difficulties do not, as previously thought, correspond to specific regions of the brain, new British research suggests. Instead, ...
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A video game for ADHD? We’re still waiting to see what the FDA thinks

In mid-2018, the startup Akili Interactive Labs asked the Food and Drug Administration to let it do something that’s never ...
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Autism may share genetic links to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and other psychiatric disorders

Some of the inherited variants implicated in autism also increase the odds of other conditions, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression ...
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Autism, ADHD linked to mutations in the same genes in new study

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are both known to be heritable, but the details of ...
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How a fetus’s developing brain may be shaped by mom’s mental state

Stress and anxiety during pregnancy can mean a higher risk of offspring developing ADHD, depression or other conditions. Medical psychologist ...
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Are people with ADHD really more creative than the rest of us?

Those affected by attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are clinically thought of as inattentive, hyperactive and impulsive. However, people with ...
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Autism often accompanied by ADHD, anxiety and other conditions

Behavioral conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) crop up in about one in three autistic people within 15 ...
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Why people with ADHD may be more creative

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is typically described by the problems it presents. It is known as a neurological disorder, marked by ...
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Autism, attention deficit disorder share ‘significant’ genetic links, sibling study shows

Children who have an older sibling with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at an increased risk of having autism, ...
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Searching for the genetic links to ADHD risk

If you have ADHD, chances are higher that your siblings do, too. Estimates differ as to how strong the connection ...
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Autism more closely linked an inability to ‘read’ other people than inflexible thinking and lack of self-control

For more than 30 years, scientists have debated which of two cognitive abilities, theory of mind and executive function, is ...
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1 in 10 children diagnosed with ADHD: Why so many?

The number of children diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyper­activity disorder (ADHD) has reached more than 10 percent, a significant increase during the past 20 ...
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Why identifying suicide risk among people with autism is a challenge

Studies over the past few years hint that suicidal ideation is more common in people with autism than in the ...
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Searching for signs of autism in early infant behavior

Fearfulness and shyness in babies and toddlers predict features of autism at age 7, according to a new study. But ...
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Anti-GMO activists take page out of anti-chemical and anti-BPA lobby, targeting the ‘black box’ of endocrine disruption

Anti-GMO activists are taking a page out of the anti-chemical lobby in claiming that genetic modification can disrupt normal endocrine ...
ADHD mystery: Claims of no attention deficit disorder in France challenged

ADHD mystery: Claims of no attention deficit disorder in France challenged

Some say low French ADHD rates reflect poor diagnoses. Others say they show ADHD isn't biological. Geneticists say they're working ...