Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

US News & World Report: A Third of Autistic Children Also Have ADHD

June 5, 2013
Kennedy Krieger research shows that nearly one-third of children with autism also have ADHD.

About a third of children who have autism also have symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to a study released Wednesday. According to researchers at the Baltimore-based Kennedy Krieger Institute, which studies autism, the two disorders may be somehow linked. 
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Nearly One-Third of Children with Autism Also Have ADHD

June 5, 2013
Kennedy Krieger researchers find children with co-occurrence of autism spectrum disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders face greater impairments

BALTIMORE, Md. -- In a study of the co-occurrence of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in early school-age children (four to eight years old), researchers at the Kennedy Krieger Institute found that nearly one-third of children with ASD also have clinically significant ADHD symptoms.

Research Discussion with ADHD Expert Dr. Stewart Mostofsky

July 2, 2012
Topic: Study finds brain neurotransmitter may be key in ADHD

Dr. Stewart MostofskyChildren diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have significantly lower concentrations of the main inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain compared with typically developing children.

Is it ADHD or Typical Toddler Behavior? Ten Early Signs of ADHD Risk in Preschool Age Children

June 28, 2012
Kennedy Krieger Expert Advises Parents on What to Look for During Early Childhood

Young children often have problems paying attention or concentrating, but when are these problems serious enough for parents and teachers to be concerned? According to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control, 1 in 11 school-aged children are diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), but research suggests that the warning signs often appear even before the demands of school begin. As many as 40 percent of children have significant problems with attention by age four, and ADHD is now the most common mental health disorder diagnosed in the preschool years.

For ADHD Motor Control May Be A Concrete Identifier

Lauren
Manfuso
June 19, 2012

For children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), diagnosis can be a tricky -- and not always tangible -- thing.

Like so many psychological and developmental disorders, there is no one test to detect ADHD, at least not with any certainty. Not only must a child demonstrate a certain number of symptoms, but the responsibility for picking up on those symptoms -- and for putting two and two together to make a diagnosis -- often falls to the child's parents or teachers.

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