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Kids might get ADHD if their mothers have taken a lot of paracetamol

Heavy use of the common pain and fever reliever paracetamol during pregnancy could have an effect on the development of ADHD. Norwegian researchers found genetic changes among the offspring of women who took paracetamol at least 20 days of their pregnancies.

More ADHD among December’s kids

Children born at the end of the year are statistically more likely to end up with an ADHD diagnosis than those born early in the year. Medical scientists are uncertain why.

How does ADHD medicine work in adults?

ADHD medications help many adults. But there is no quick fix, researchers report.

Adolescents with ADHD tackle daily lives well but struggle at school

A small Swedish study shows that school is where students experience their ADHD as a problem.

Poor sleep may lead to ADHD symptoms in children

Kids who display ADHD symptoms sleep less than other children and the sleep that they do get is often disturbed, shows new research.

Videogame addiction linked to ADHD

Young and single men are at risk of being addicted to video games. The addiction indicates an escape from ADHD and psychiatric disorder.

App calms ADHD children before bedtime

A new app helps parents of children with ADHD to cope with daily tasks that are often a source of frustration and stress, such as bedtime. Preliminary results look promising.

Teens with ADHD need more sleep

Sleep issues are more common among teenagers with symptoms of ADHD. And although they need more sleep, they tend to get way less than they need.

Are ADHD drugs prescribed needlessly to disadvantaged children?

ADHD medications are prescribed more than three times as much to children of parents with low-skilled jobs, compared with the children of more educated parents, new research shows.

ADHD links to a vulnerability for severe dental anxiety

Persons with ADHD or who suffer certain types of anxiety and depression run higher risks of a severe fear of dentists.