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Genetic predisposition to liking speed cuts risk of schizophrenia, ADHD

Genetic variants associated with enjoying the effects of d-amphetamine—the active ingredient in Adderall—are also associated with a reduced risk for developing schizophrenia and attention...

Anti-psychotic medications offer new hope in the battle against brain cancer

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered that FDA-approved anti-psychotic drugs possess tumor-killing activity against the most aggressive...

Suicide in the military: Study points to risk and protective factors

The largest study of mental health risk and resilience ever conducted among U.S. military personnel today released its first findings related to suicide attempts...

Tylenol during pregnancy linked to ADHD in children

Acetaminophen, found in over-the-counter products such as Excedrin and Tylenol, provides many people with relief from headaches and sore muscles. When used appropriately, it...

MRI technique reveals low brain iron in ADHD patients

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides a noninvasive way to measure iron levels in the brains of people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according...

Psychotropic medication use in young children leveling off

The use of psychotropic prescription medications to treat ADHD, mood disorders, anxiety and other mental health disorders in very young children appears to have...

No extra heart attacks for adults who use ADHD meds

Although there have been cardiovascular safety concerns about attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medications because of their ability to increase heart rate and blood pressure levels, an analysis that included more than 150,00...

Moderate sleep loss impairs vigilance and sustained attention in children with...

DARIEN, IL -- A new study in the March 1 issue of the journal Sleep indicates that the ability of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder to remain vigilant and attentive deteriorated significantly after losing less than one hour of ...

Kids with ADHD much more likely to develop substance abuse problems...

Children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder are two to three times more likely than children without the disorder to develop serious substance abuse problems in adolescence and adulthood, according to a study by UCLA psychologists and col...

Brain scans show children with ADHD have faulty off-switch for mind-wandering

Brain scans of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have shown for the first time why people affected by the condition sometimes have such difficulty in concentrating. The study, funded by the Wellcome Trust, may explain why...

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