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New ADHD Pharmacologic Treatments Needed But Few Are On the Way

New ADHD Pharmacologic Treatments Needed But Few Are On the Way

Little progress has been made in identifying effective agents for patients who don't respond to existing ADHD medications.

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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.

Study Results Challenge Concerns About ADHD Medication and Seizure Risk

Study Results Challenge Concerns About ADHD Medication and Seizure Risk

These results may mitigate concerns by physicians regarding the pharmacological treatment of individuals with ADHD.

No Increased Incidence of ADHD in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

No Increased Incidence of ADHD in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Contrary to our expectation and the hypotheses put forward by Lulé et al., patients with ALS reported significantly lower rates of self-reported childhood ADHD, no difference in adult ADHD rates, and lower levels of attention deficit symptoms compared to the general population.

Cost-Effectiveness of Atomoxetine for Treating Children with ADHD

Cost-Effectiveness of Atomoxetine for Treating Children with ADHD

Medical costs for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder have consistently been determined to be higher than for those without the disorder, in part because of the frequency of comorbid conditions such as depression, anxiety, and substance abuse.

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