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30 Oct 2015
Up-regulation of the default mode network during task switching may be impaired in adults with ADHD
In a Belgian study, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) indicated that attenuated down-regulation of the default mode network (DMN) in the brain during task switching in adults with ADHD does not explain excess DMN activity during goal-directed tasks.
23 Oct 2015
Serotonin transporter gene methylation status may be associated with ADHD symptoms in children
Methylation levels of the serotonin transporter gene (SLC6A4) promoter region correlate with behavioural symptoms of ADHD in children and associated neurobiological factors, report preliminary findings from a recent South Korean study.
16 Oct 2015
Both early- and late-onset ADHD present with similar patterns of psychiatric comorbidities in adulthood
The severity of psychiatric comorbidities associated with ADHD in adults is not linked to the age of onset, a recent Taiwanese study reports.
9 Oct 2015
Key functional abilities and disabilities associated with ADHD: the experts’ view
Experts agree on key concepts of ability and disability to herald a standard diagnosis for ADHD in a worldwide survey.
2 Oct 2015
Retrospective childhood symptom reports may not be required for ADHD diagnosis in adults
Results from a large clinical sample indicate that retrospective collateral reporting of childhood ADHD symptoms/impairments may not be useful for the diagnosis of adults, a Brazilian study shows.
30 Sep 2015
Surveying the satisfaction of a serious online computer game “Plan-It Commander” for children with ADHD
User feedback on the first prototype version of a serious behavioural learning game called “Plan-It Commander” suggests that participants are satisfied with the game and would recommend it to other parents of children with ADHD.
23 Sep 2015
Effect of mobile phone use on driving performance in adolescents with or without ADHD
Text messaging while driving significantly impacts adolescents’ driving performance regardless of ADHD status, reports a recent US study.
16 Sep 2015
The role of personal resilience characteristics during transition from adolescence to adulthood in ADHD
In adolescents with ADHD, personal characteristics of resilience — spanning self-esteem, structured style and social competence — may be protective factors during transition to early adulthood, reports a recent Norwegian study.
9 Sep 2015
Impact of pharmacological treatment of ADHD on foster care caseloads in Denmark
According to the authors of a large Danish study, increased pharmacological treatment of ADHD accounts for a substantial share of the observed decrease in foster care caseloads in Denmark.
2 Sep 2015
Demographics and psychiatric comorbidities of children/adolescents with ADHD referred to specialised health services in Finland
This study reports an increasing trend in Finland of diagnosis of ADHD, particularly among boys, and encourages clinicians to screen for ADHD among children diagnosed with other psychiatric disorders.
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