Women and ADHD Medication

A mental health disorder that has been given much attention in childhood is beginning to be noted in adulthood as well. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD as it is most commonly called, is a condition which affects three to five percent of American children. However, increasingly the disorder is being recognized in adults and…

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Improves Treatment for Adults with ADHD

Managing ADHD during adulthood can be an incredible challenge. Although medications for treating ADHD are very effective and considered the first step of treatment, researchers have found that the combination of cognitive behavioral therapy drastically improves symptoms and quality of life. In their new study, researchers aim to substantiate the use of cognitive behavioral therapy…

Using EEG Biofeedback to Treat Children with ADHD

A new thought-operated computer system that can reduce the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children will be rolled out across the UK this month. Professor Karen Pine at the University of Hertfordshire’s School of Psychology and assistant Farjana Nasrin investigated the effects of EEG (Electroencephalography) biofeedback, a learning strategy that detects brain…

Component of Common Plastics Linked to ADHD

A new report by Korean scientists has found that phthalates—important components of many consumer products, including toys, cleaning materials, plastics, and personal care items—are associated with symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Studies to date on phthalates have been inconsistent, with some linking exposure to these chemicals to hormone disruptions, birth defects, asthma, and reproductive problems,…