ADHD Research and Studies
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) is one of the most common disorders. It is usually first diagnosed in childhood and often persists into adulthood. ADHD is a chronic disorder that can negatively impact many aspects of daily life, including home, school, work, and interpersonal relationships.
- Difficulty sustaining attention
- Struggles to follow through with instructions
- Loses things & is easily distracted
- Fidgets, has difficulty remaining seated
- Talks excessively, blurts out answers before questions, interrupts others
What is ADHD caused by?
Heredity is the most common cause of ADHD
How is ADHD diagnosed?
Health care providers, such as pediatricians and psychologists can diagnose ADHD.
How is ADHD different from ADD?
ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder) is a sub-group of ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) in which the ADHD diagnosed individual shows signs of hyperactive behavior related to his or her inability to concentrate.
What are the treatments for ADHD?
ADHD is a disorder that often responds well to medication and therapeutic treatments. Medication such as: Adderall, Vyvanze, Ritalin, and Concerta help with the treatment of ADHD.
What happens if ADHD goes untreated?
Lifelong problems, low self-esteem, failure in school, trouble getting along with others, trouble finding and keeping a job
What new research is being done for ADHD?
Lately, what has been most difficult for ADHD is that there does not exist a unique test for diagnosing children with ADHD. Therefore, out of the 5-8% of the United States population diagnosed with ADHD, some are likely to be falsely diagnosed while others who do have ADHD have not been diagnosed. For this reason, latest research, especially with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), has come to show that children with ADHD have visible brain disruptions in the communication of their brain waves, which could serve as a new ground for diagnosis of the disorder in the future.