ADHD Research Update: September 2016

September 15, 2016
Mark L. Fuerst

Three new studies in children with ADHD reveal an association with seizures, the benefits of after-school exercise, and brain changes linked to treatment.


1. Bertelsen EN, Larsen JT, Petersen L, et al. Childhood epilepsy, febrile seizures, and subsequent risk of ADHD. Pediatrics. 2016;138:e20154654.
2. Bustamante EE, Davis CL, Frazier SL, et al. Randomized controlled trial of exercise for ADHD and disruptive behavior disorders. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2016;48:1397-1407.
3. Schrantee A, Tamminga HGH, Bouziane C, et al. Age-dependent effects of methylphenidate on the human dopaminergic system in young vs adult patients with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. JAMA Psychiatry. 2016;73:955-962.