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John Hopkins University find rise in number of young people abusing ADHD drug

Scientists at Johns Hopkins University warned emergency room visits relating to Adderall jumped 156 per cent while use without a prescription rose 67 per cent in six years - with those aged 18 to 25 at greatest risk.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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ConclusionsAttention problems in highly intelligent children are exceptional and affect school performance; they are therefore a reason for clinical concern. PMID: 29051177 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The British Journal of Psychiatry for Mental Science - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Br J Psychiatry Source Type: research
I knew I was in trouble when I looked at the time. It was 12:30 already. Half past noon, and I was still in bed. I was just lying there feeling as if a giant weight was on top of me. I couldn’t move. I didn’t want to. Eat? Nah, too sad. Go to the bathroom? Too much effort. Even social media seemed tiresome. I put my iPhone down and thought in stunned, heavy silence,“I’m depressed.”Savage bouts of depression can still jump out at me and catch me off guard.I have clinical depression, yet I manage my depression on a daily basis. It doesn’t often get the better of me anymore. There was a tim...
Source: The Splintered Mind by Douglas Cootey - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Depression Source Type: blogs
Part of #ExplainAdultADHD.  A campaign to reduce the ignorance, misinformation, and stigma against adults with ADHD. No. We Are Not All “A Little ADHD.” “I have ADHD, I have accepted it so if you’re in my life as a friend, family member or acquaintance you should accept it and not belittle it. I hear far too often “oh we are all a little ADHD at times” and I want to scream NO that’s wrong, ignorant and hurtful! People that say this range from family to teachers and they have no idea what it’s like to live in sheer chaos every waking moment. It’s not just being...
Source: Adult ADD Strengths - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Explain Adult ADHD To Non-ADHD Adults Source Type: blogs
Conclusion Most school-aged children reported taking medication for ADHD, however, medication disparities persist. Parent-reported use of behavioral therapies are low. Future research should examine reasons for observed variation in treatment and interventions to optimize ADHD care.
Source: Academic Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
In this study, DisEpi is applied to Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) patients within Clalit Health Services, analyzing the socio-demographic and ADHD filled prescription data between 2006 and 2016 of 1,605,800 children aged 6 to 17 years. DisEpi's goals facilitate the identification of (1) Links between attributes and/or events, (2) Changes in these relationships over time, and (3) Clusters of population attributes for similar trends. DisEpi combines hierarchical clustering graphics and a heatmap where color shades reflect disease time-trends. In the ADHD context, DisEpi allowed the domain-expert to visually...
Source: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics - Category: Information Technology Tags: Stud Health Technol Inform Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: These results suggested that GABA3 might be related to ADHD symptoms. PMID: 29042897 [PubMed]
Source: Psychiatry Investigation - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Investig Source Type: research
Authors: Sumanasena SP, Vipulaguna DV, Mendis MM, Gunawardena NS Abstract BACKGROUND: There is a lack of information on long-term neurodevelopmental outcome in preterm neonates in low- and middle-income countries. OBJECTIVES: To describe the developmental attainments of preterm neonates followed up for 5 years and to identify the risk factors for impairment. METHOD: A prospective descriptive cohort study was undertaken in neonates of 34 weeks gestation born within a period of 12 months at a single tertiary maternity and neonatal unit in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Infants were assessed for neurodevel...
Source: Paediatrics and international child health - Category: Pediatrics Tags: Paediatr Int Child Health Source Type: research
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Study Challenges Adult-Onset ADHD A new study challenges previous research suggesting that there is an adult-onset version of attention deficit...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
Adults said to develop symptoms of A.D.H.D. may instead have substance abuse or mood problems, researchers concluded.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Children and Childhood Psychiatry and Psychiatrists Mental Health and Disorders Source Type: news
CONCLUSION: Smoking is probably best explained by a combination of imitation, peer pressure and typical traits of ADHD. In contrast, the positive relation between ADHD and nicotine dependence is currently best explained by the self-medication hypothesis. This hypothesis has a clear pharmacological rationale and is supported by ample evidence, but awaits confirmation from longitudinal naturalistic studies. PMID: 29039714 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Substance Use and Misuse - Category: Addiction Tags: Subst Use Misuse Source Type: research
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