Grant to fund video game that will help children with ADHD

(Ohio University) A $1.38 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education will fund the development of a new video game designed to help kids with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) learn academic skills and better succeed in school.
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CONCLUSIONS: PrG patients seem to be at an even higher risk for psychiatric comorbidities compared to OMT patients. Raising awareness among practitioners for the high prevalence of psychiatric comorbidities among patients with gambling disorder and individuals with ADHD is crucial to initiate adequate treatment and to improve response. PMID: 30999811 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Dual Diagnosis - Category: Addiction Tags: J Dual Diagn Source Type: research
IJERPH, Vol. 16, Pages 1423: Development and Validation of the Parental Smartphone Use Management Scale (PSUMS): Parents’ Perceived Self-Efficacy with Adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health doi: 10.3390/ijerph16081423 Authors: Yi-Ping Hsieh Cheng-Fang Yen Wen-Jiun Chou The psychometric properties of the Parental Smartphone Use Management Scale (PSUMS) and its prospective relationships with symptoms of smartphone addiction and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were studies in a sample of parents of adolescent...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
The first medical device to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, was approved Friday by the Food and Drug Administration. Instead of medication, the device delivers a low-level electrical stimulation to the parts of the brain that regulate emotion, behavior and attention.
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BACKGROUND: Adults with a history of childhood attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and Black drinkers are at elevated risk for alcohol problems and alcohol use disorder. Processes that increase risk for these distinct populations have not focus...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common and highly heritable neurodevelopmental disorder. In recent years, genetic studies have revealed several risk gene variants associated with ADHD; however, these variants could only be partly replicated and are responsible for only a fraction of the whole heritability of ADHD estimated from family and twin studies. One factor that could potentially explain the ‘missing heritability’ of ADHD is that childhood and adult or persistent ADHD could be genetically distinct subtypes, which therefore need to be analyzed separately. Another approach to identify t...
Source: Psychiatric Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
AbstractConduct disorder (CD) is a heterogeneous pattern of rule-breaking and aggressive symptoms. Until now it has been unclear whether valid, clinically useful symptom profiles can be defined for populations in youth at high-risk of CD. Interview-based psychiatric disorders, CD symptoms and officially recorded offences were assessed in boys from a detention facility and a forensic psychiatric hospital (N = 281; age 11.2–21.3 years). We used latent class analyses (LCA) to examine CD subtypes and their relationships with comorbid psychiatric disorders, suicidality, and criminal recidivism. LCA reve...
Source: European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
(CNN) — Does sugar make kids hyper? Maybe. “If you look at the peer-reviewed evidence, we cannot say sugar absolutely makes kids hyper; however, you can’t discount that sugar may have a slight effect” on behavior, said Kristi L. King, senior pediatric dietitian at Texas Children’s Hospital and spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In the mid-1990s, a meta-analysis reviewed 16 studies on sugar’s effects in children. The research, published in the medical journal JAMA, concluded that sugar does not affect behavior or cognitive performance in children. “However, a sm...
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Assessing causality in the association between attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and obesity: a Mendelian randomization study, Published online: 18 April 2019; doi:10.1038/s41366-019-0346-8Assessing causality in the association between attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and obesity: a Mendelian randomization study
Source: International Journal of Obesity - Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The differences in texture features obtained from t-f images of ERPs point toward altered information processing in adults with ADHD during a cognitive task. Findings of reduction in N1, N2, and P3 components highlight deficits of early sensory processing, stimulus categorization, and attentional resources, respectively, in adults with ADHD. PMID: 30997836 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical EEG and Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Clin EEG Neurosci Source Type: research
This study aimed to evaluate the utility of a novel, more cost-effective driving simulator, Assetto Corsa (AC), in detecting differences in driving performance between individuals with and without ADHD. Driving simulators are a useful means of assessing dr...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news
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