Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by the presence of impairing levels of inattention, disorganization and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity.
Symptoms that suggest ADHD include hyperactivity, acting without thinking, inattention/daydreaming, fidgety, restless, excessive talking, aggressive behavior, academic underachievement, disorganized and has difficulty in completing tasks.
Youths treated with a 12-week course of either olanzapine, risperidone, or aripiprazole may have an increased risk for elevated adiposity and decreased insulin sensitivity, according to a recent study.
Paternal exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) prior to conception appears to be associated with a mildly increased risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in offspring, according to a study.
Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who were bullied tend to suffer more pain and related functional impairment than nonvictims, leading to depression, anxiety, and poor sleep quality, suggests a study presented at the ASEAPS 2017 in Yangon, Myanmar.