Scientific insight articles provide a summary of the latest publications from ADHD scientific and clinical research and are updated monthly.
- The most recent scientific insight articles are listed below; scientific insight articles from 2014 are also available.
Scientific insight articles - page 1 of 6
31 Oct 2016
Risk-taking in adult patients with ADHD is associated with exaggerated perceived benefits from risky activities
A study conducted in Israel sought to delineate the mental mechanisms underpinning the increased propensity of patients with ADHD to engage in risky behaviours.
24 Oct 2016
Groundskeeper: a new game for ADHD diagnosis in children and adolescents
A recent study aimed to characterise the diagnostic accuracy of Groundskeeper, a novel interactive game that captures ADHD symptoms and associated behaviours, relative to Conners’ parent-rating of ADHD symptoms and patient performance on Conners’ Continuous Performance Test II (CPTII).
17 Oct 2016
Differences in diagnostic methods for adult ADHD yield variable estimates of persistence rates
A recent systematic review reported on how differences in diagnostic methods can influence estimated adult persistence of childhood ADHD.
10 Oct 2016
Exacerbation of back-to-school–related stress among parents of children with ADHD
This study conducted in Italy aimed to evaluate the stress level of parents of children with ADHD during the back-to-school period relative to parents of children without ADHD.
3 Oct 2016
iSelfControl: an iPad application to monitor and improve classroom behaviour in children with ADHD
A pilot study conducted in the USA sought to assess the feasibility and impact of utilising a web-based application for tablet (iSelfControl) designed to improve self-regulation of children with ADHD in the classroom setting.
30 Sep 2016
A substantial increase in medication use among adults with ADHD in Nordic countries
A recent study reported on the use of ADHD medication among adults with ADHD in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
23 Sep 2016
Adults with ADHD manage their disorder by using compensatory strategies
Adults with ADHD experience pronounced impairments in different realms of life, and the knowledge regarding strategies used by patients to cope with ADHD-related deficits is still limited.
16 Sep 2016
ADHD combined subtype in late adolescence/early adulthood: persistence, functional impairment and risk factors
In a study conducted in the Netherlands, results demonstrated that ADHD is a persisting disorder, with high symptom severity and family history of ADHD representing significant risk factors.
9 Sep 2016
Predictors of adherence to treatment in adults with ADHD
A study conducted in Istanbul, Turkey aimed to investigate the factors predicting adherence with pharmacotherapy among adults with ADHD, in an attempt to identify special populations at risk of non-adherence at treatment initiation.
2 Sep 2016
Knowledge gaps and mixed attitudes regarding ADHD among referring general practitioners
In many countries, assessment and diagnosis of ADHD in children takes place in specialised secondary services following a referral by a general practitioner (GP).
To view some of the earlier articles published in 2015
To view some of the earlier articles published in 2014