What Is ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Health experts say that ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) is the most common behavioral disorder that starts during childhood. However, it does not only affect children – people of all ages can suffer from ADHD. Psychiatrists say ADHD is a neurobehavioral developmental disorder. An individual with ADHD finds it much more difficult to focus on […]

VYVANSE Demonstrates Significant Efficacy For Treatment Of ADHD For Up To 12 Hours After Administration

Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPGY, TSX: SHQ), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, announced that Biological Psychiatry published the results of a study showing VYVANSE™ (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate), the first prodrug stimulant for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), provided significant efficacy in children for up to 12 hours. The published study also found […]

Research Identifies New Features Of Brain Structure That May Lead To ADHD

A study published in Human Brain Mapping reveals an association between Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and a decrease in cortical volume, surface area and folding throughout the brain. Researchers from the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Md. found that children with ADHD showed decreased total brain volume and decreased volume throughout the cortex of […]

Boston Researchers Present Study Showing Working Memory Training In School Can Help Students With Attention Deficits

Dr. Enrico Mezzacappa, assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard University, has presented findings from a pilot project studying the effectiveness of using Cogmed Working Memory Training in the classroom to improve attention in children with ADHD. The research was conducted in the Boston school system and builds on previous findings from Sweden’s Karolinska Institute that […]