ADHD

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.

Prevalence of ADHD Relatively Stable Over Time Despite Increase in Diagnoses

Prevalence of ADHD Relatively Stable Over Time Despite Increase in Diagnoses

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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

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

Behavior Therapy Reduces Tic Severity, But Less for Youth with ADHD

Behavior Therapy Reduces Tic Severity, But Less for Youth with ADHD

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Antipsychotics have been shown to reduce tic severity, as has behavior therapy. However, the mechanisms behind the efficacy of behavior therapy have yet to be clarified by research.

No Increased Incidence of ADHD in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

No Increased Incidence of ADHD in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

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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

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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.

No Evidence of Cognitive Impairment With Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate in ADHD

No Evidence of Cognitive Impairment With Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate in ADHD

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Investigators assessed cognition after long-term treatment with lisdexamfetamine dimesylate in children and adolescents with ADHD.

Increased Risk for ADHD in Offspring of Parents With Type 1 Diabetes

Increased Risk for ADHD in Offspring of Parents With Type 1 Diabetes

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After a median of 25 years of follow-up, 2.4% of those born to a parent with a type 1 diabetes diagnosis were diagnosed with ADHD, compared with only 1.5% of the matched controls.

ADHD Medication Prescription Trends Among Women of Reproductive Age

ADHD Medication Prescription Trends Among Women of Reproductive Age

There is an increase in ADHD medication prescriptions in reproductive-aged women.

ADHD Medication Shortage Due to Manufacturing Delays

ADHD Medication Shortage Due to Manufacturing Delays

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According to the FDA, Quillivant XR and ER are currently in shortage.

Maternal Methylphenidate Use May Increase Risk for Congenital Malformations

Maternal Methylphenidate Use May Increase Risk for Congenital Malformations

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Weighing the benefits and risks of treatment options for ADHD in women of reproductive age is a clear priority.

Examining the Effects of Maternal Cholesterol Levels on Risk for ADHD in Offspring

Examining the Effects of Maternal Cholesterol Levels on Risk for ADHD in Offspring

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These findings may raise new hypotheses for understanding the origins of ADHD, gender differences, and future targets in the prevention of ADHD.

Formulation-Based CBT Improves Symptoms, Functioning in Adults With ADHD

Formulation-Based CBT Improves Symptoms, Functioning in Adults With ADHD

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Individual formulation-based CBT with usual treatment is more effective than usual treatment alone for improving core symptoms in ADHD.

ADHD Risk in Offspring of Fathers Taking SSRIs Before, At Conception

ADHD Risk in Offspring of Fathers Taking SSRIs Before, At Conception

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Children whose fathers used SSRIs during the 3 months prior to conception were at an increased risk for ADHD compared with unexposed children.

Examining the Ethics of ADHD Diagnoses: Legitimate, or Diagnosis of Convenience?

Examining the Ethics of ADHD Diagnoses: Legitimate, or Diagnosis of Convenience?

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A physician discusses their thoughts on the ADHD "epidemic."

Adult ADHD May Negatively Affect Fibromyalgia-Related Morbidity

Adult ADHD May Negatively Affect Fibromyalgia-Related Morbidity

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ADHD in adults frequenly co-occurs with fibromyalgia syndrome, and FMS-related morbidity may be negatively impacted.

MRI Demonstrates Brain Differences in Patients With ADHD

MRI Demonstrates Brain Differences in Patients With ADHD

Cerebral morphometric alterations can differentiate between children with ADHD and controls.

Psychostimulant Use in Pregnancy Associated With Few Absolute Increased Risks

Psychostimulant Use in Pregnancy Associated With Few Absolute Increased Risks

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Absolute increases in risks associated with stimulant use in women with ADHD are small.

ADHD Medication Exposure Associated With Increased Neonatal Mortality

ADHD Medication Exposure Associated With Increased Neonatal Mortality

There is a link between ADHD medication exposure during pregnancy and higher risk of neonatal morbidity.

Higher Incidence of Psychiatric Disorder Diagnosis Among Women With Psoriatic Arthritis

Higher Incidence of Psychiatric Disorder Diagnosis Among Women With Psoriatic Arthritis

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In women with PsA, there is a higher prevalence of ADHD and depression.

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