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Video Games and Exercise as Alternative Therapies for ADHD

Video Games and Exercise as Alternative Therapies for ADHD

ADHD's many deficits cannot be ameliorated by pharmacotherapy alone. Researchers and clinicians are investigating computer interventions and physical activity that get to the root of the ADHD domain, such as inattention, memory, or time management.

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Mindfulness, Psychoeducation Effective Treatments for Working Memory in Adult ADHD

Mindfulness, Psychoeducation Effective Treatments for Working Memory in Adult ADHD

The results of the study point to effective alternatives to psychopharmacologic treatments with methylphenidate for patients who experience nonresponse, contraindications, or adverse events, or for patients who prefer nonpsychopharmacologic treatments.

Increased Risk for Type 2 Diabetes in Adolescents, Young Adults With ADHD

Increased Risk for Type 2 Diabetes in Adolescents, Young Adults With ADHD

These findings can inform clinical practice in that type 2 diabetes should be considered in ADHD even in the absence of other known risk factors.

After-School Activities Beneficial for Children With ADHD

After-School Activities Beneficial for Children With ADHD

For children with ADHD, participation in after-school activities is associated with reduced odds of moderate-to-severe ADHD.

Risk for Neurodevelopmental Disorders Increased in Siblings of ADHD Probands

Risk for Neurodevelopmental Disorders Increased in Siblings of ADHD Probands

These results may be used to improve early identification of at-risk siblings based on a proband diagnosis of ADHD.

Children With Autism, ADHD at Increased Risk for Anxiety, Mood Disorders

Children With Autism, ADHD at Increased Risk for Anxiety, Mood Disorders

Recognizing the increased risk for mood disorders in children with ASD and ADHD may be useful for clinicians and parents in developing proper screening and treatment strategies.

Sluggish Cognitive Tempo May Predict Methylphenidate Nonresponse in Children With ADHD

Sluggish Cognitive Tempo May Predict Methylphenidate Nonresponse in Children With ADHD

If replicated, the novel findings in this study may have important implications for assessing sluggish cognitive tempo in ADHD.

Traumatic Brain Injury Associated With Higher Risk for Secondary ADHD

Traumatic Brain Injury Associated With Higher Risk for Secondary ADHD

Investigators sought to determine the risk for developing secondary ADHD 5 to 10 years after traumatic brain injury in children and adolescents.

Drug, Alcohol Abstinence May Improve ADHD Symptoms in Polysubstance Use Disorder

Drug, Alcohol Abstinence May Improve ADHD Symptoms in Polysubstance Use Disorder

Abstinence relieves symptoms associated with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder among patients with polysubstance use disorder.

Characterizing Patterns of Methylphenidate Abuse in Pediatric and Adult Populations

Characterizing Patterns of Methylphenidate Abuse in Pediatric and Adult Populations

Clinician awareness of this issue is essential in order to continue providing effective treatment while attempting to reduce abuse of these prescription drugs.

Prevalence of ADHD Relatively Stable Over Time Despite Increase in Diagnoses

Prevalence of ADHD Relatively Stable Over Time Despite Increase in Diagnoses

Researchers believe that the large increases in clinical ADHD diagnoses were unlikely to be representative of a real bump in prevalence.

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