attention deficit disorder 

Lack of Sleep May Contribute to ADHD

Researchers found that preschoolers who don't get enough sleep often develop attention problems. Credit: Getty Images
Lack of sleep can cause ... uh ...
It can cause something. What was it? This is silly. There was just a story...
Sleep problems may be an omen of attention-deficit problems to come.

Kids With ADHD Face More Learning Disabilities and Other Woes, Study Says

Two-thirds of U.S. kids with ADHD have higher odds of suffering from other conditions. Credit: Getty If your child has been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, he or she may face more struggles, as researchers are...Two-thirds of American children with ADHD have higher odds of suffering from learning disabilities and anxiety.

ADHD or Paranoid Parents? One or the Other Is Increasing

Study shows that more kids are being diagnosed with ADHD Credit: Kevin Wolf, AP images for SEARS Holdings Corp This just in: The number of kids with attention deficit disorder is ... What's this? Gwyneth Paltrow stole the show at the...The rate of attention-deficit disorder among kids is ... Hey, a new "SpongeBob" episode? No way!

ADHD is Genetic, Study Shows

ADHD isn't caused by bad parenting or a poor diet. Credit: Getty Images
It's all in the genes. Or so says a new study, which researchers believe provides the first direct evidence that attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder -- commonly...
This is the first direct evidence that ADHD is a brain development disorder, researchers write in a new study.

Kids Have Trouble Paying Attention? Video Games May Be to Blame

Attention problems can continue into adulthood. Credit: Corbis
Say your child is having trouble paying attention in school? Turn off the video games. A new study shows the more time kids spend playing video games, the more likely they are to...

When Sleepaway Camp Becomes an ADHD Medication Vacation

School's out for summer, but what about the meds? Credit: Getty Images
This year, parents of kids going to Eisner and Crane Lake Camps in the Massachusetts Berkshire Mountains can't say they didn't get the memo. An e-mail went out recently...

New American Girl Doll Encourages Healthy, Outdoor Play

Meet Lanie, American Girl's 2010 Girl of the Year Doll. Credit: American Girl
On January 1, American Girl will debut Lanie, its blond-haired, hazel-eyed 2010 Girl of the Year doll. Lanie Holland, who will be available for one year only, will...

Expert answers to your ADHD questions

According to CDC estimates, 4.4 million children between the ages of 4-17 have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. If you have questions or would like to learn more about ADHD, mark Wednesday, September 19th on your...

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