Attention Deficit Hyperactivity DisorderInfo Center

When Anxiety Complicates ADHD

Nearly half of all children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder also have an anxiety disorder. It's important to understand how these disorders together affect children.

Looking Closer at ADHD and Obesity

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be well known, but there is still a great deal that scientists don't know about it.

Kids' ADHD Doesn't Always Last

Just because a child is diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) when they're young doesn't mean they continue to show symptoms of the disorder later in life.

ADHD Treatment Lowered Car Accident Risk in Men

Safely driving a car requires concentration and focus, which might be difficult for those with ADHD. One new study looked at the relationship between ADHD and serious car accidents among adults.

Kids of Older Fathers at Higher Psychological Risk

Waiting to have children is not uncommon, but there might be some consequences for the children if parents wait too long.

Acetaminophen During Pregnancy Might Affect Child's Behavior

Acetaminophen is the most common over-the-counter pain reliever in the United States, and is generally considered safe for pregnant women to use. A new study, however, showed that the medication may affect a child's behavioral development.

ADHD Meds Didn’t Increase Stroke Risk

Stimulants are known to increase stroke risk in adults. But what does this mean for the five million kids between 5 and 17 who have ADHD, many of whom will be treated with stimulants?

ADHD May Increase Risk of Traffic Accidents

Millions of traffic accidents happen each year, and they are often due to people being distracted. People with ADHD pose a unique risk.

Increased Depression in Common Teen Disorders

Separately, ADHD and asthma each have been associated with mood disorders. Are patients with both ADHD and asthma at an even greater risk?

Linking ADHD to Pregnancy and Birth

Sometimes factors in our environment increase our risk of a particular condition without actually causing that condition. Still, knowing those factors can be helpful, for example, when it comes to ADHD.