Navigation Links
Faulty 'off-switch' stops children with ADHD from concentrating
Date:1/6/2011

Brain scans of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have shown for the first time why people affected by the condition sometimes have difficulty in concentrating. The study, by experts at The University of Nottingham, may explain why parents often say that their child can maintain concentration when they are doing something that interests them, but struggles with boring tasks.

Using a 'Whac-a-Mole' style game, researchers from the Motivation, Inhibition and Development in ADHD Study (MIDAS) group found evidence that children with ADHD require either much greater incentives or their usual stimulant medication to focus on a task.

The research, funded by the Wellcome Trust, found that when the incentive was low, the children with ADHD failed to "switch off" brain regions involved in mind-wandering. When the incentive was high, however, or they were taking their medication, their brain activity was indistinguishable from a typically-developing non-ADHD child.

Professor Chris Hollis, in the School of Community Health Sciences, led the study. He said: "The results are exciting because for the first time we are beginning to understand how in children with ADHD incentives and stimulant medication work in a similar way to alter patterns of brain activity and enable them to concentrate and focus better. It also explains why in children with ADHD their performance is often so variable and inconsistent, depending as it does on their interest in a particular task."

ADHD is the most common mental health disorder in childhood, affecting around one in 50 children in the UK. Children with ADHD are excessively restless, impulsive and distractible, and experience difficulties at home and in school. Although no cure exists for the condition, symptoms can be reduced by medication and/or behavioural therapy. The drug methylphenidate (more often known by the brand name Ritalin) is commonly used to treat the conditi
'/>"/>

Contact: Lindsay Brooke
lindsay.brooke@nottingham.ac.uk
44-115-951-5751
University of Nottingham
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Faulty gene stops cell antennae from transmitting
2. Web Site for Hospital Comparisons Is Faulty: Study
3. Drug Targets Faulty Process That Drives Cystic Fibrosis
4. Vaccine Stops Tumor Spread in Mice
5. Cartoon Network's MOVE IT MOVEMENT TOUR Stops in Seattle Market
6. Traditional Marketing is Dead! GLM Creates a Sales Spike in Under 60 Days Stops Business Failure; Provides Startup Funding
7. Drug That Stops Bleeding Could Save Lives
8. Art Mann stops by The Elator booth at the AVN Expo in Las Vegas
9. Success stops drug trial
10. Hemostatic powder stops bleeding ulcers: Doctor
11. Drug-like compound stops thyroid overstimulation in early NIH studies
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Faulty 'off-switch' stops children with ADHD from concentrating
(Date:12/26/2014)... DW-InductionHeating.com (DaWei Induction Heating Co.) is a comprehensive high-tech ... marketing of a series of induction heating equipment. Today, ... of induction brazing equipments . , According to ... refers to the joining of two or more ... manager says that there are fundamental differences in the ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... The report “Nintedanib (Colorectal Cancer) – ... the current treatment landscape, unmet needs, current pipeline ... Stivarga is a drug which is used in ... Ingelheim is developing nintedanib (BIBF-1120), an orally available ... in the US, Europe, and Japan. The drug ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Recently, Dylan Queen, a famous online company supplying ... of discounted prom dresses, most of which are priced ... the company, the promotion is valid until Jan. 22, ... the UK market. , The prom dresses in this ... styles: A-line strapless, empire strapless chiffon, one shoulder, floor-length, ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... (PRWEB) December 25, 2014 When head lice ... themselves in a frenzy to get rid of it while ... families in Coral Gables now have the solution right in ... salon clinic location, Lice Troopers provides full spectrum head lice ... Coral Gable area, including Sunset, Key Biscayne, Brickell, Coconut Grove, ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... early stage breast cancer patients who undergo chemotherapy and/or ... eventually develop leukemia as a result of their treatment, ... a review of more than 20,000 breast cancer cases ... the risk for developing treatment-related leukemia, though low, is ... frequency of bone marrow cancers such as leukemia is ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Induction Brazing Equipment Series From DaWei Induction Heating Co., A Reliable Supplier Of Induction Heating Equipment 2Health News:Nintedanib Colorectal Cancer Market Analysis and Forecast to 2023 Report at RnRMarketReserach.com 2Health News:Nintedanib Colorectal Cancer Market Analysis and Forecast to 2023 Report at RnRMarketReserach.com 3Health News:Nintedanib Colorectal Cancer Market Analysis and Forecast to 2023 Report at RnRMarketReserach.com 4Health News:Dylan Queen: Cheap Prom Dresses for the UK Market 2Health News:Coral Gables Florida Gets Ready to Be Lice-Free with Lice Troopers 2Health News:Breast Cancer Chemo Tied to Small But Significant Leukemia Risk 2Health News:Breast Cancer Chemo Tied to Small But Significant Leukemia Risk 3
... a Brown Medical School professor and Rhode Island Department ... is linked to fussy babies.//, ,Pamela High, ... at Brown Medical School and director of developmental-behavioural paediatrics ... Island Department of Health's Division of Family Health team, ...
... Minister of state for Industry Ashwini Kumar speaking at a ... the corporate sector in India to draw up a framework ... It is only then can the physically challenged be ... , The government's commitment towards the community is unflinching ...
... seasons? An exhaustive study on suicide has revealed that suicidal ... summer//. ,Researchers analyzed some 26,915 suicides that ... revealed that those born in the summer and spring seasons, ... to attempt suicide. This tendency was more pronounced amongst women, ...
... several young men treat their erection problems with erectile ... These results were revealed after an anonymous survey of ... ,The research was led by Najah Senno Musacchio, ... results were presented in San Francisco, at the Pediatric ...
... on Saturday that she would lift her surveillance zone for ... a dead swan// was found to have the lethal H5N1 ... at stopping the spread of the deadly bird flu virus ... restrictions were imposed after finding the highly pathogenic H5N1 virus ...
... and action against smoking in Scotland, it would stop sales of ... buy it. ,Ministers have not decided whether to back ... McConnell's determination to reduce smoking rates in Scotland. ,In ... and a member of the expert group, "Smoking is far worse ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Minister Of State For Industry Urges Corporate Sectors To Help India's Disabled Population 2Health News:Young Men Treating Erection Problems without Doctors Prescription 2
(Date:12/22/2014)... VIEJO, Calif. , Dec. 22, 2014 ... into expanded corporate offices in Aliso Viejo ... announced that due to the tremendous growth and worldwide ... needed. Sales of patented SnoreRx, the anti snore cure ... offices. He said, "We are now in 23 ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... 22, 2014 Research and Markets ... the "Investment Analysis of the US Medical ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ... medical device sector identifies the key trends and ... investments, and mergers and acquisitions. The ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... , Dec. 22, 2014 Swedish Orphan ... today announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for ... has adopted a positive opinion for the use of ... men with Peyronie,s disease with a palpable plaque and ... start of therapy. The use of Xiapex ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Investment Analysis of the US Medical Device Sector 2Sobi's Xiapex receives positive opinion by CHMP for the treatment of Peyronie's disease 2Sobi's Xiapex receives positive opinion by CHMP for the treatment of Peyronie's disease 3Sobi's Xiapex receives positive opinion by CHMP for the treatment of Peyronie's disease 4Sobi's Xiapex receives positive opinion by CHMP for the treatment of Peyronie's disease 5Sobi's Xiapex receives positive opinion by CHMP for the treatment of Peyronie's disease 6
... July 27 Timothy Mastro,MD, FACP, DTM&H, who ... Senior Director of Research, will share information on ... at the,International AIDS Conference in Mexico City., ... Trials," will examine ongoing and upcoming clinical trials ...
... advance the company,s clinical development programs and ... CombiPlex(TM) technology ... privately held pharmaceutical company developing novel,products based on proven ... excess of $22.5 million in a Series C private,equity ...
Cached Medicine Technology:HIV Prevention Expert Dr. Timothy Mastro Speaks on Future of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis at International AIDS Conference 2Celator Pharmaceuticals Raises Series C Financing in Excess of $22.5 Million 2Celator Pharmaceuticals Raises Series C Financing in Excess of $22.5 Million 3
... is a leading provider of immunofluorescence assays, ... menu that includes kits for autoimmune diseases, ... miscellaneous conjugates and components. Our Impact IFA ... of substrates and kit sizes to choose ...
... Medical Professional Diagnostics is a leading provider ... and DFA test menu that includes kits ... as well as miscellaneous conjugates and components. ... a wide assortment of substrates and kit ...
... ELISA products make us a leader in ... faster integration into the busy laboratory, our ... and run-to-run consistency. Our Infectious Disease ELISA ... wide range of serological assays including ToRCH, ...
... Diagnostics is a leading provider of immunofluorescence ... test menu that includes kits for autoimmune ... as miscellaneous conjugates and components. Our Impact ... assortment of substrates and kit sizes to ...
Medicine Products: