Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

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.

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.

Slight Age Difference Could Influence ADHD Diagnosis, Treatment

Slight Age Difference Could Influence ADHD Diagnosis, Treatment

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Study is first to investigate the influence of relative age on ADHD diagnosis and treatment in an Asian country.

ADHD Meds May Weaken Bones in Children, Adolescents

ADHD Meds May Weaken Bones in Children, Adolescents

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Clinicians should realize the potential harm ADHD medications may pose to maturing bones, and consider nutritional counseling.

Are Increased Academic Demands At Root of Rise in ADHD?

Are Increased Academic Demands At Root of Rise in ADHD?

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From 1981 to 1997, time spent teaching 3- to 5-year-olds letters and numbers increased 30%.

Common ADHD Scales Equally Accurate in Diagnosing Condition

Common ADHD Scales Equally Accurate in Diagnosing Condition

Both scales yield moderate sensitivity for diagnosing ADHD in children and adolescents.

Telepsychiatry is Rising in Popularity, Despite Hurdles

Telepsychiatry is Rising in Popularity, Despite Hurdles

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Telepsychiatry could help with the major shortage of psychiatrists in the US.

Adderall Abuse Rising the Most Among Young Adults

Adderall Abuse Rising the Most Among Young Adults

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Findings are contrary to suggestions that the most severe misuse of Adderall is among older children.

How Nutritional Interventions Can Help Improve Mental Illnesses

How Nutritional Interventions Can Help Improve Mental Illnesses

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Although not usually considered as part of primary treatment, nutrition addresses the crucial link between food and brain functioning.

Bullied Preemies At Greater Risk for Mental Illness as Adults

Bullied Preemies At Greater Risk for Mental Illness as Adults

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Preemies may possess elevated levels of characteristics that put them at risk for peer victimization, including more anxiety and depression.

Antipsychotics May Raise Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Antipsychotics May Raise Type 2 Diabetes Risk

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The risk increased with longer follow-up, was greater in males and was particularly associated with olanzapine.

Maker of Brain Games Lumosity Settles FTC Charges

Maker of Brain Games Lumosity Settles FTC Charges

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Lumos Labs, the creators of Lumosity, will pay $2 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges.

Brain Network Connectivity May Be Behind ADHD

Brain Network Connectivity May Be Behind ADHD

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Children with ADHD had weaker connections between three brain networks than children without the condition.

Surge in ADHD Diagnoses in Children, Adolescents

Surge in ADHD Diagnoses in Children, Adolescents

A new analysis suggests that 5.8 million U.S. children between the ages of 5 and 17 currently have ADHD.

Long-Acting Chew Tabs Approved as ADHD Treatment

Long-Acting Chew Tabs Approved as ADHD Treatment

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QuilliChew ER is the first long-acting, chewable methlyphenidate treatment for ADHD.

Modest Evidence for Methylphenidate in ADHD Amid Adverse Events

Modest Evidence for Methylphenidate in ADHD Amid Adverse Events

Review highlights need for long-term, large, better-quality randomized trials.

ADHD Stimulants May Cause Sleep Problems in Children

ADHD Stimulants May Cause Sleep Problems in Children

The researchers found that both methylphenidate medications like Ritalin and amphetamines like Adderall cause sleep problems.

Teens on ADHD Meds Face Higher Risk of Bullying

Teens on ADHD Meds Face Higher Risk of Bullying

Kids With ADHD are twice as likely to face bullying than peers who don't have the condition.

ADHD Stimulant Also Eases PTSD Symptoms

ADHD Stimulant Also Eases PTSD Symptoms

Treatment with methylphenidate was associated with an improvement in PTSD symptoms and fewer cognitive complaints in those with TBI.

ADHD and Addiction May Share Genetic Basis

ADHD and Addiction May Share Genetic Basis

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Impulsivity underlies some types of ADHD, as well as substance abuse.

A Case Study on the Treatment of ADHD in Pregnancy

A Case Study on the Treatment of ADHD in Pregnancy

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A case study involving a 38-year-old woman with a history of ADHD seeks counseling for treatment of the condition during a pregnancy.

Children in Foster Care 3X More Likely to Have ADHD

Children in Foster Care 3X More Likely to Have ADHD

However, about three out of four children with ADHD in foster care received some psychological treatment.

Lack of Practitioner Screening Roadblock For Bullied Teens

Lack of Practitioner Screening Roadblock For Bullied Teens

Less than 25% of adolescents who are bullied every receive appropriate help.

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