More than 10,000 toddlers on ADHD meds despite guidelines

A report from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that more than 10,000 American toddlers are being prescribed ADHD medication, even though guidelines say it shouldn’t be pr read more

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Shane Victorino up to ADHD challenge

Getting amped up for a game has never been the issue for Shane Victorino. His challenge is the opposite. Born with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Victorino’s internal tachometer is racing in the red, some days more than others, upon waking up. The daily battle for him is to find the right combination of tools before, during and after every baseball game to enable him to dial …

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Study: Prenatal exposure to tobacco smoke on inhibition control

Individuals prenatally exposed to tobacco smoke exhibited weaker response in some regions of the brain while processing a task that measures inhibition control (the ability to control inappropriate responses). Prenatal tobacco smoke exposure is a risk factor for adverse physical and mental outcomes in children. Growing evidence suggests that smoking during pregnancy may increase the risk of psychopathology such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Research on ADHD has suggested that individuals with the disorder may exhibit poor inhibitory control.