ADHD

Smoking Risks for Female Adolescents with ADHD in Childhood

Smoking Risks for Female Adolescents with ADHD in Childhood

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Adolescents who had more severe ADHD symptoms as children were more likely to initiate smoking.

ADHD Treatment Not Causally Associated With Suicide Attempt Risk

ADHD Treatment Not Causally Associated With Suicide Attempt Risk

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There does not appear to be a causal association between methylphenidate hydrochloride treatment for ADHD and suicide attempts.

Youth With BD Do Not Experience Cognitive Decline Into Adulthood

Youth With BD Do Not Experience Cognitive Decline Into Adulthood

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Bipolar disorder in youth does not exhibit a cognitive worsening over time.

ADHD Medication May Curb Alcohol, Drug Addiction

ADHD Medication May Curb Alcohol, Drug Addiction

Patients who take their ADHD medications may have a lower risk of alcohol and drug problems.

ADHD Medication Strattera Gets FDA Approval for Adult, Pediatric Patients

ADHD Medication Strattera Gets FDA Approval for Adult, Pediatric Patients

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The US FDA has approved the first generic versions of Strattera to treat ADHD in pediatric and adult patients.

New ADHD Screening Tool Disorder Matches DSM 5 Criteria

New ADHD Screening Tool Disorder Matches DSM 5 Criteria

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Adult ADHD can be accurately identified by a brief new screening tool designed using a machine-learning algorithm.

New ADHD Treatment Addresses Early Morning Functioning Impairments

New ADHD Treatment Addresses Early Morning Functioning Impairments

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A new ADHD treatment option could improve early morning functioning in children.

New ADHD Pharmacologic Treatments Needed But Few Are On the Way

New ADHD Pharmacologic Treatments Needed But Few Are On the Way

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

ADHD Medication May Reduce Number of Automobile Crashes

ADHD Medication May Reduce Number of Automobile Crashes

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Up to 22% of the motor vehicle crashes in patients with ADHD could have been avoided if those patients had received medication during their entire follow-up

Psychiatric Disorders in Children Linked to Celiac Disease

Psychiatric Disorders in Children Linked to Celiac Disease

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Children with celiac disease are at a 1.4-fold increased risk for psychiatric disorders.

Adult ADHD Assessed by Questionnaire

Adult ADHD Assessed by Questionnaire

ADHD in adults can be determined by a 6-question screening tool.

ADHD Marked By Structural Differences in Brain

ADHD Marked By Structural Differences in Brain

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Three of these regions were newly identified as involved in the expression of ADHD.

Anxiety and ADHD in Patients With Single-Ventricle Congenital Heart Disease

Anxiety and ADHD in Patients With Single-Ventricle Congenital Heart Disease

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Adolescents with CHD have a fivefold increase in rates of anxiety disorders and ADHD compared with healthy control patients.

ADHD Should Be Considered a Brain Disorder

ADHD Should Be Considered a Brain Disorder

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity should be considered a brain disorder, according to researchers.

Pediatric Patients Should Undergo Electrocardiogram Assessment Before Antipsychotic Treatment

Pediatric Patients Should Undergo Electrocardiogram Assessment Before Antipsychotic Treatment

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Cardiac safety is integral to child and adolescent antipsychotic therapy.

Aerobic Exercise May Benefit Children With Behavioral Disorders

Aerobic Exercise May Benefit Children With Behavioral Disorders

Exercise shows promise for improving self-regulation and classroom functioning among children with complex behavioral health disorders.

Rate of ADHD Diagnoses in Preschoolers Stabilizing

Rate of ADHD Diagnoses in Preschoolers Stabilizing

AAP treatment guidelines from 2011 appear to have contributed to the stabilization.

Rare Genetic Mutations Found in Up to 25% of Children With ADHD

Rare Genetic Mutations Found in Up to 25% of Children With ADHD

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The mutation-positive cohort was more likely to have issues with disruptive behaviors, anger control, and inappropriate movements compared with the mutation-negative cohort.

ADHD Medications and Bone Density

ADHD Medications and Bone Density

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Children and teens who used stimulants for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder had lower bone mineral content and bone density than nonusers.

Does Methylphenidate Lead to Treatment-Emergent Mania?

Does Methylphenidate Lead to Treatment-Emergent Mania?

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Patients with comorbid bipolar disorder and ADHD may benefit from methylphenidate treatment, if it can be done without incurring the risk of mania.

Cigarette Smoking During Pregnancy Associated With Tourette Syndrome in Offspring

Cigarette Smoking During Pregnancy Associated With Tourette Syndrome in Offspring

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Maternal tobacco smoking during pregnancy has previously been linked with numerous long-term neurodevelopmental abnormalities and child behavioral problems.

Patterns and Strength of Familial Aggregation of ADHD

Patterns and Strength of Familial Aggregation of ADHD

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Investigators used decomposition methods to examine the relative importance of genetic and environmental components to the burden of ADHD.

Childhood ADHD and Adulthood Alcohol Problems: The Role of Emotional Impulsivity

Childhood ADHD and Adulthood Alcohol Problems: The Role of Emotional Impulsivity

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These findings are important, as CDC rank alcohol-attributable mortality as the third leading cause of preventable death in the United States.

Parent- and Peer-Mediated Intervention Improves Social Play Skills of Children With ADHD

Parent- and Peer-Mediated Intervention Improves Social Play Skills of Children With ADHD

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Investigators developed a test [The Test of Playfulness (ToP)] in order to examine children's play skills in peer-to-peer play interactions.

ADHD and OCD Individuals Differ in Brain Structure and Function

ADHD and OCD Individuals Differ in Brain Structure and Function

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Neuropsychological findings indicate that similar executive functions are affected in ADHD and OCD, but new neuroimaging data indicate differences exist in brain structure and function.

ADHD Symptoms in Adulthood Vary Based on Work Environment

ADHD Symptoms in Adulthood Vary Based on Work Environment

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While there is no cure for ADHD, currently available treatments such as medication, psychotherapy, education, or training can help reduce symptoms and improve functioning.

Children With ADHD May Adapt More Poorly To Changes In Positive Reinforcement Patterns

Children With ADHD May Adapt More Poorly To Changes In Positive Reinforcement Patterns

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Children with ADHD may adapt more poorly to changing positive reinforcements compared with typically developing children.

ADHD Can Emerge in Young Adulthood

ADHD Can Emerge in Young Adulthood

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For some people, symptoms of ADHD do not emerge until after childhood.

Children With Vision Problems More Likely to be Diagnosed With ADHD

Children With Vision Problems More Likely to be Diagnosed With ADHD

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Children with uncorrectable vision problems are almost twice as likely to receive a diagnosis of ADHD.

Certain Psychiatric Symptoms May Predispose People to Addictive Social Media or Video Game Use

Certain Psychiatric Symptoms May Predispose People to Addictive Social Media or Video Game Use

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Both ADHD and OCD were positively associated with addictive use of video games and of social media.

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