ADHD

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: New research suggests that there is a complex interaction of genes and environment that affects academic performance of children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. The research led by Lee A. Thompson, chairman of Case Western Reserve University’s Psychological Sciences Department, involved a study of twins. Read the whole story More

Gazette.Net: Joshua Wooten is enjoying his freshman season on the tennis team at Crossland High School this spring. As one of millions of people diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Wooten has endured numerous academic and social challenges, but he has found participating in sports therapeutic. Experts say it’s More

The cause of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, which affects roughly 5.4 million kids in the United States alone, remains unknown. But new research into “mirror movements” sheds light on the mysterious neurobehavioral disorder and might even aid in its diagnosis. “This would be quite valuable,” said APS Member Michael Manos More

Children with ADHD can sometimes have more difficulties on math and reading tests compared to their peers. A new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, used identical and fraternal twins to look at the genetic and environmental influences underlying ADHD behaviors, reading, and More