Prenatal exposure to heavy metals such as cadmium, lead, and arsenic, and increased levels of the mineral manganese, were linked to an increased risk of ADHD and autism spectrum diagnosis in children.
Children who experience cognitive difficulties, such as attention problems or problems with working memory, have an increased risk of developing mental health disorders as young adults.
The genes that underlie aggression in ADHD and disruptive behavioral disorders are the same genes that affect aggression in the general population.
Children who grew up in residential areas surrounded by green space were less likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than those who were raised in areas without access to nature.
Study identifies a neural pathway associated with error monitoring and attention function in some psychiatric disorders such as ADHD, ASD, and schizophrenia. Researchers say the pathway could be modulated with the help of transcranial magnetic stimulat…
Children who experience behavioral problems, such as hyperactivity and anxiety, are more likely to develop mental health problems and emotional difficulties as teens, a new study reports.
People with ADHD and disruptive behavioral disorders share 80% of genetic variants associated with antisocial behavior and aggression.
People with subclinical ADHD symptoms are more vulnerable to the effects of sleep deprivation and showed greater impairment in both attentional regulation and emotional control following sleep loss than those without ADHD.
Behavioral changes in those with T.gondii infection could be linked to lower levels of norepinephrine. Norepinephrine also controls inflammation. Both neuroinflammation and norepinephrine are associated with a range of psychiatric disorders including s…
Researchers have identified an association between antibiotics administered to children aged two and under, and an increased risk of ongoing conditions ranging from ADHD to obesity. Children exposed to numerous courses of antibiotics as toddlers were m…