This May 12, 2014 article found on the MNT website talks about a possible link between treating kids who have ADHD with stimulants and a decreased risk of starting smoking. While researchers aren’t clear on why this connection exists and feel more research is needed to figure out the link, they do feel there is some connection between the two things even if they don’t understand it yet.
This February 16, 2014 Penn State News article talks about a recent study that offers some insight into the reasons race and ethnic background may play a role in whether or not a child with ADHD is officially diagnosed with the disorder.
- Study finds racial and ethnic disparities in ADHD diagnosis (medicalxpress.com)
- Study: Neurofeedback brain training can complement ADHD stimulant medications (sharpbrains.com)
- Computer Game Improves Concentration in Kids With ADHD (madinamerica.com)
- The Proof That Adult ADHD Exists is Growing Fast (adultadhdblog.wordpress.com)
- Avoiding the ADHD Steamroller (psychologytoday.com)
This December 2, 2013 Health Day article on the Philly.com website talks about recent research that shows a possible correlation between levels of iron in the brain and ADHD.
- MRI technique reveals low brain iron in ADHD patients (eurekalert.org)
- MRI Scans Can Be Used to Improve ADHD Therapy Outcome (news.softpedia.com)