Navigation Links
ADHD Affects Movement More in Boys Than in Girls
Date:11/4/2008

It's likely because girls' brains mature earlier, study says

TUESDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Girls with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appear to have better control of their movements than boys with the common mental disorder, a new study says.

The study, published in the Nov. 4 issue of Neurology, found that girls with ADHD and a control group of children without the disorder did twice as well as boys with ADHD in a test that compared their abilities to tap their toes, walk on their heels, maintain balance and keep a steady rhythm. The results of the children, aged 7 to 15, were compared by age as well as gender.

"Our findings suggest that the differences between boys and girls with ADHD show up not only in behavior and symptoms, but also in development of movement control, likely because girls' brains mature earlier than boys' brains," study author E. Mark Mahone, of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, said in an American Academy of Neurology news release.

Symptoms of ADHD include impulsiveness, hyperactivity, inattentiveness and constant daydreaming.

Mahone called for more ADHD movement studies that look at boys and girls separately and at younger ages.

More information

The U.S. National Institute of Mental Health has more about ADHD.



-- Kevin McKeever



SOURCE: American Academy of Neurology, news release, Nov. 4, 2008


'/>"/>
Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Family history of alcoholism affects response to drug used to treat heavy drinking
2. Genetic variation affects smoking cessation treatment
3. Age affects motivation for quitting smoking
4. Updated: National Infertility Awareness Week Nov. 4-10; Infertility Affects Significant Number of Couples
5. Competition Affects Your Perception of Your Paycheck
6. Fetal Exposure to Arsenic Affects Genes
7. Childhood sleep-disordered breathing disproportionately affects obese and African-Americans
8. Got sugar? Glucose affects our ability to resist temptation
9. Where vets served affects frequency of ER visits but not hospital stays
10. Extreme obesity affects chances of kidney transplantation
11. Metabolic syndrome affects nearly 1 in 10 US teens
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
ADHD Affects Movement More in Boys Than in Girls
(Date:12/2/2016)... PA (PRWEB) , ... December 02, 2016 , ... ... and pharmaceutical organizations to build intelligent, connected applications, was named the best Sales ... , The winner announcement was made today by the Software & Information ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... ‘Tis the season for giving! Today, 20 ... the National Family Partnership and the Drug Enforcement Administration as part of the National ... the 10 winning schools who decorated their campuses with this year’s Red Ribbon Week ...
(Date:11/30/2016)... Northridge, CA (PRWEB) , ... November 30, 2016 ... ... Elyson, announce that they now offer a comprehensive in-house dental plan for all ... dentists have developed a plan that gives patients a number of perks, including ...
(Date:11/30/2016)... PALMYRA, Wisconsin (PRWEB) , ... November 30, 2016 ... ... inclusion in the 2016 Deloitte Wisconsin 75, an annual ranking and recognition of ... consecutive year on the list, having ranked from 2008-2016. In addition, Standard Process ...
(Date:11/30/2016)... Chino Hills, CA (PRWEB) , ... November 30, ... ... in eating disorder and mental health treatment has announced the opening of a ... specialized residential treatment for girls with mental health issues such as severe anxiety, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/2/2016)... FRANCISCO , Dec. 2, 2016  PipelineRx, a ... telepharmacy, will be offering demonstrations of its SaaS-based ... Society of Health-System Pharmacists 2016 Midyear Clinical Meeting ... Vegas . With nearly 300 hospital clients ... services and technology designed to dramatically improve pharmacy ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... December 2, 2016 On Thursday, ... honored excellence in research, development and innovation in the ... dinner was held in the presence of Sergey Tsyb, ... Russian Federation , Natalia Sanina, First Vice ... Murashko , Head of Roszdravnadzor, National Service of Control ...
(Date:12/2/2016)...  Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ... provide updated financial guidance for 2016 on Thursday, December ... on that day with the investment community and media ... The conference call will begin at 10 a.m. ET. ... live webcast of the conference call through a link ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: