ADHD

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.

Factors Influencing ADHD Persistence Into Adulthood Identified

Factors Influencing ADHD Persistence Into Adulthood Identified

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More than 50% of youth with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder will have persistence of the condition into adulthood.

CDC Recommends Behavioral Therapy as First Line Treatment for ADHD

CDC Recommends Behavioral Therapy as First Line Treatment for ADHD

CDC researchers recommend behavioral modification therapy as treatment for ADHD in children between 2 and 5 years of age.

No Increase Seen in Pediatric Suicide Risk With Atomoxetine vs Stimulants

No Increase Seen in Pediatric Suicide Risk With Atomoxetine vs Stimulants

Atomoxetine was not found to be associated with increased suicide risk compared with stimulant use in children and adolescents.

Children's Mental Health Care Varies Widely in Primary Care

Children's Mental Health Care Varies Widely in Primary Care

The prevalence of mental health diagnosis and psychotropic medication prescribing varies across US practices.

High Rate Of Spouses Who Share Psychiatric Disorders

High Rate Of Spouses Who Share Psychiatric Disorders

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The research represents the first general population study of assortative mating in psychiatric disorders.

FDA Approves Orally-Disintegrating Tablet for ADHD in Children

FDA Approves Orally-Disintegrating Tablet for ADHD in Children

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The bioequivalent of Adderall XR, the orally-disintegrating tablet Adzenys XR-ODT is an appealing option for treating ADHD in children.

Psychiatric Disorders Have Increased in Declining Smoker Population

Psychiatric Disorders Have Increased in Declining Smoker Population

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Nicotine-dependent smokers who began smoking in the 1980s were more likely than older smokers to have a psychiatric condition, such as bipolar disorder, antisocial personality disorder, or ADHD.

Study Finds No Link Between Prenatal Antidepressant Use and Autism

Study Finds No Link Between Prenatal Antidepressant Use and Autism

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Previous studies finding a link between antidepressants and autism may have actually been finding a link between autism and maternal depression itself.

Stimulant Meds OK for ADHD Kids With Heart Problems

Stimulant Meds OK for ADHD Kids With Heart Problems

There was no increased risk for death or changes in blood pressure or heart rate between those with and without a severe heart condition.

ADHD May Continue into Adulthood, Even If Tests Fail to Identify It

ADHD May Continue into Adulthood, Even If Tests Fail to Identify It

Those diagnosed in adolescence still had problems in terms of poorer memory function, even if they didn't met diagnostic criteria for ADHD in adulthood.

Traumatic Brain Injury Increases Risk of Developing ADHD

Traumatic Brain Injury Increases Risk of Developing ADHD

Adults who have suffered a traumatic brain injury at some point in their lives have a higher chance of developing ADHD.

Rxs for ADHD Drugs More Than Double in 10 Years in UK

Rxs for ADHD Drugs More Than Double in 10 Years in UK

Scripts for ADHD medications in the United Kingdom more than doubled between 2004 and 2014.

Adult ADHD: Recognition and Treatment Approaches

Adult ADHD: Recognition and Treatment Approaches

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Recognizing that ADHD can persist beyond childhood is a first step in ensuring necessary care for individuals with this underdiagnosed condition.

A True ADHD Epidemic or an Epidemic of Overdiagnosis?

A True ADHD Epidemic or an Epidemic of Overdiagnosis?

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Have we gotten derailed in our search for an objective diagnostic approach to ADHD?

ADHD Patch Daytrana Linked to Cases of Permanent Skin Color Loss

ADHD Patch Daytrana Linked to Cases of Permanent Skin Color Loss

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The FDA received 51 reports between 2006 and 2014 of permanent skin discoloration associated with Daytrana patch, prompting labeling change.

In Shift, More Adults Than Children Now Taking ADHD Drugs

In Shift, More Adults Than Children Now Taking ADHD Drugs

Last year, for the first time, more prescriptions for ADHD meds were given to adults (53% market share) than children, according to Shire.

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