ADHD

ADHD Medications Compared for Efficacy, Tolerability in Children and Adults

ADHD Medications Compared for Efficacy, Tolerability in Children and Adults

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The 7 treatments included in the study were amphetamines (including lisdexamfetamine), atomoxetine, bupropion, clonidine, guanfacine, methylphenidate, and modafinil.

Jornay PM Approved for the Treatment of ADHD

Jornay PM Approved for the Treatment of ADHD

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Jornay PM utilizes the proprietary Delexis drug delivery platform which consists of 2 functional film coatings: the first layer delays the initial drug release for up to 10 hours and the second layer helps control the release rate of the active ingredient throughout the day.

Digital Media Engagement Associated With ADHD Symptoms in Adolescents

Digital Media Engagement Associated With ADHD Symptoms in Adolescents

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These results indicate an association between adolescent engagement in digital media activities and subsequent ADHD symptoms.

High Frequency of Digital Media Use Linked to ADHD Symptoms

High Frequency of Digital Media Use Linked to ADHD Symptoms

There is a modest, but statistically significant, association between higher frequency of digital media use and subsequent symptoms of ADHD among adolescents.

Younger Gestational Age Associated With Symptoms of ADHD in Children

Younger Gestational Age Associated With Symptoms of ADHD in Children

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These findings illustrate potential gains of reducing the number of preterm births and the importance of providing custom support to children born preterm to prevent neurodevelopmental problems.

Nonstimulants May Be an Appropriate Alternative to Stimulants for Treating ADHD

Nonstimulants May Be an Appropriate Alternative to Stimulants for Treating ADHD

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Nonstimulants may be an appropriate alternative in cases in which co-occurring conditions might prevent the administration of stimulants.

Chromosome 22q11.2 Rearrangements May Predispose Individuals to Autism, ADHD

Chromosome 22q11.2 Rearrangements May Predispose Individuals to Autism, ADHD

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The high risk for several neuropsychiatric and developmental disorders supports more extended use of genetic testing in child and adolescent psychiatry.

Early Preterm Birth Linked to Increased ADHD Symptoms

Early Preterm Birth Linked to Increased ADHD Symptoms

Early preterm birth is associated with a higher level of ADHD symptoms in preschool children.

Influence of Psychostimulants on BMI and Height in Youth With ADHD

Influence of Psychostimulants on BMI and Height in Youth With ADHD

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Investigators conducted a retrospective observational study to assess the impact of psychostimulant medication on BMI and height in a group of children and adolescents with ADHD.

Predictors of Long-term Medication Adherence in Children With ADHD

Predictors of Long-term Medication Adherence in Children With ADHD

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Medication continuity in youth with ADHD is affected by several potentially modifiable factors that could be productive targets of intervention for pediatricians.

Exposure to Maternal Hypertension May Up Risk for ASD, ADHD in Child

Exposure to Maternal Hypertension May Up Risk for ASD, ADHD in Child

Exposure to hypertensive disorders of pregnancy may be associated with an increase in the risk for ASD and ADHD in offspring.

ADHD Treatments

A chart outlining pharmacotherapies for ADHD, including information on form, strength, maximum dosages and administration.

Promising Screening Tool for Impulsive Behaviors in Children: Short UPPS-P-C Scale

Promising Screening Tool for Impulsive Behaviors in Children: Short UPPS-P-C Scale

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These findings offer preliminary evidence of the validity of the short UPPS-P-C to screen for impulsivity traits in both typically developing children and in those with ADHD.

Brain Volume, ADHD Symptoms May Be Affected by Childhood Stressors

Brain Volume, ADHD Symptoms May Be Affected by Childhood Stressors

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While the authors discovered no "sensitive period," the number of stressful events was moderately associated with the severity of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms.

Knowledge Gaps Found for Nondrug Therapy in Pediatric ADHD

Knowledge Gaps Found for Nondrug Therapy in Pediatric ADHD

There are considerable gaps in knowledge relating to the effectiveness of nonpharmacologic treatments for ADHD in pediatric patients.

Mindfulness, Psychoeducation Effective Treatments for Working Memory in Adult ADHD

Mindfulness, Psychoeducation Effective Treatments for Working Memory in Adult ADHD

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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.

Analyzing Methylphenidate-Associated Adverse Events in Youth

Analyzing Methylphenidate-Associated Adverse Events in Youth

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Just as we need to be able to identify who is likely to benefit from treatment, we also need to be able to identify those who are most at risk of experiencing adverse events.

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

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

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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.

Decrease in medication use among US children and adolescents

While overall prescribing of medications decreased compared with the early 2000s, the use of ADHD medication, asthma medicine, and contraceptive use increased while use of antibiotics, antihistamines, and upper respiratory combination medications decreased.

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.

Dasotraline Treatment Effective for ADHD-Related Symptoms and Behaviors in Children

Dasotraline Treatment Effective for ADHD-Related Symptoms and Behaviors in Children

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In pediatric patients with ADHD, treatment with dasotraline 4 mg/day was effective in treating a range of ADHD-related symptoms and behaviors.

Video Games and Exercise as Alternative Therapies for ADHD

Video Games and Exercise as Alternative Therapies for ADHD

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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.

Prenatal Exposure to Opiates, Illicit Substances Associated With ADHD, Autism in Offspring

Prenatal Exposure to Opiates, Illicit Substances Associated With ADHD, Autism in Offspring

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The results of this study suggest that children prenatally exposed to substances should receive early mental health assessment.

Adverse Neurodevelopmental and Mental Health Outcomes in PCOS

Adverse Neurodevelopmental and Mental Health Outcomes in PCOS

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These data confirmed the increased risk for psychiatric disorders in women with PCOS, and indicated an increased risk for ADHD and ASD in their children.

Risk for Neurodevelopmental Disorders Increased in Siblings of ADHD Probands

Risk for Neurodevelopmental Disorders Increased in Siblings of ADHD Probands

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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

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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

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

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

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

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

Traumatic Brain Injury Associated With Higher Risk for Secondary ADHD

Traumatic Brain Injury Associated With Higher Risk for Secondary ADHD

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

Characterizing Patterns of Methylphenidate Abuse in Pediatric and Adult Populations

Characterizing Patterns of Methylphenidate Abuse in Pediatric and Adult Populations

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

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