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Science News About Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Distractible Mice Offer Clues to Attention Deficit

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A recent NIMH-funded study sheds new light on how the brain’s processing of sensory information, a key impairment in autism and ADHD, can affect higher level cognitive functions, such as attention and decision making.

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New Data Reveal Extent of Genetic Overlap Between Major Mental Disorders

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The largest genome-wide study of its kind has determined how much five major mental illnesses are traceable to the same common inherited genetic variations.

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NIMH Twitter Chat on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

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Looking for more information and the latest findings on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder? Join NIMH’s Ben Vitiello on Twitter for a chat about this topic.

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Five Major Mental Disorders Share Genetic Roots

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Five major mental disorders share some of the same genetic risk factors, the largest genome-wide study of its kind has found.

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Long-term Course of ADHD Diagnosed in Preschool Years Can be Chronic and Severe

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Long-term Course of ADHD Diagnosed in Preschool Years Can be Chronic and Severe

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