Persistent ADHD in early years linked to worse academic, emotional outcomes

BALTIMORE – Persistent attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) through young childhood is associated with both poorer academic outcomes and an increased risk of other mental health problems,...
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(Natural News) When a child is diagnosed with ADHD, or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, medication is often recommended. Profit-minded pharmaceutical companies and doctors hand these drugs out like candy, and some teachers even encourage it in hopes of having placated students who are easier to keep under control. Unfortunately, children often end up paying the price for...
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ConclusionOur study supports the notion that NDDs may exist along a complex phenotypic/biological continuum. All NDD groups showed a sustained parietal activity profile suggesting that they share a strong reliance on the posterior parietal cortices to complete the mental flexibility task; future studies could elucidate whether this is due to delayed brain development or compensatory functioning. The differences in frontal activity may play a role in differentiating the NDDs. The OCD group showed sustained prefrontal activity that may be reflective of hyperfrontality. The ASD group showed reduced frontal activation suggesti...
Source: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Source: ADHD Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis study demonstrates that attentional stability is impaired in children with epilepsy and/or ADHD. Bron–Lyon Attention Stability Test seems to be a sensitive test to detect attentional stability deficit in children with epilepsy and with attentional complaints who did not meet all criteria of ADHD.We propose that BLAST could be a useful clinical neuropsychological tool to assess attentional disorders in children.
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
ConclusionsOur pilot study data suggest that further research is needed to study the effects of a communication group intervention on oppositional symptoms in a larger number of adolescents.
Source: Irish Journal of Medical Science - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Authors: Wang Y, Chen X, Liu C, Wu S, Xie Q, Hu Q, Chen S, Liu Y Abstract Metachromatic leukodystrophy disorder (MLD) is an autosomal recessive lysosomal storage disease. The disease is primarily caused by a deficiency in the enzyme arylsulfatase A (ASA), which is encoded by the ARSA gene. A total of 254 mutations have been reported in different populations. The present study aimed to detect causative gene mutations in an atypical case presenting with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder through whole-exome sequencing. Of note, the patient's mother is from a consanguineous family. Compound heterozygous variants...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
IMPORTANCE: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and bipolar disorder are highly comorbid, with significantly associated symptoms. The mechanisms that account for their co-occurrence are not known. OBJECTIVE: To examine the degree to whi...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Conclusion: the heterogeneity of auditory training techniques diversified the results. However, it seems there is a potential for recommending auditory training in the reviewed population.RESUMO Objetivo: identificar as abordagens de treinamento auditivo utilizadas na popula ção infantil com diagnósticos psiquiátricos, caracterizar os contextos de intervenção, protocolos e discernimento dos desfechos. Métodos: busca realizada em quatro bases de dados, utilizando as expressões fixas “ auditory training ” OR “ auditory rehabilitation ” e, quanto ...
Source: Revista CEFAC - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research
THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 -- While the number of young people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who are treated with antipsychotic drugs is low, many antipsychotic prescriptions do not appear to be clinically warranted, according to...
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
To estimate long-term stimulant treatment associations on standardized height, weight and BMI trajectories from childhood to adulthood in the Multimodal Treatment Study of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (MTA).
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: New Research Source Type: research
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