Scientific insight

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.

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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. Read more

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). Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

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). Read more


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To view some of the earlier articles published in 2014

Scientific insight archive 2014

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