How the 'rampantly overused' ADHD label overlooks other REAL diseases

(NaturalNews) More than 6 million children aged 4 to 17 in the U.S. have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a condition characterized by impulsivity, as well as difficulty paying attention...
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This article explores the connection between the two disorders and the importance of identifying and screening for SDB in children presenting with similar symptoms related to ADHD. The article also examines symptom improvement in patients with ADHD symptoms after an adenotonsillectomy, one of the first-line treatments for children diagnosed with SDB; this procedure may reduce the need for long-term stimulant use in some children with ADHD.
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - Category: Primary Care Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
This study used commercial claims data to examine the effects of ADHD and sex on the prevalence of depression, suicidal ideation, and suicide attempts in a sample of young adult men and women (aged 18-25 years) with and without attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Patterns of treatment use for these conditions was also explored. METHODS: Young adults with ADHD (162,263 women and 225,705 men) having at least 2 claims with the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9), code for ADHD and a sex- and age-matched group of young adults without an ICD-9 code for ADHD (162,263 women and 225,70...
Source: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: J Clin Psychiatry Source Type: research
To solicit pilot effectiveness projects that apply a mechanism-based approach to the development and evaluation of deployment-focused preschool Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) interventions. Relevant interventions could consider the unique challenges associated with treating ADHD symptoms and impairments in children under the age of six Interventions may also focus on preventing or forestalling the emergence of co-occurring disorders or additional ADHD symptoms and impairments that predictably emerge later in development.
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Source Type: news
Condition:   Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Intervention:   Procedure: Virtual reality task Sponsor:   University Hospital, Bordeaux Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Abstract Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder [ADHD] is one of the most common psychiatric disorders of childhood with poor prognosis if not treated effectively. Recommended psychosocial evidence-based treatment for preschool and school-aged children is behavioral parent and teacher training [BPT]. The core elements of BPT are instrumental learning principles, i.e., reinforcement of adaptive and the ignoring or punishment of non-adaptive behaviors together with stimulus control techniques. BPT is moderately effective in reducing oppositional behavior and improving parenting practices; however, it does not redu...
Source: Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Clin Child Fam Psychol Rev Source Type: research
Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs), including docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), are essential fatty acids for our brain and immune system, and can only be obtained from diet. There have been several studies showing that deficiency of n-3 PUFAs have been associated with several psychiatric disorders including major depressive disorder (MDD) [1], perinatal depression [2], attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) [3], and dementia [4]. On the other hand, interventional studies with n-3 PUFAs supplementation have been show potential to improve the clinical outcome of MDD [5], perin...
Source: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 22 September 2020Source: NeuroscienceAuthor(s): Lisiane de Santana Souza, Priscila Albuquerque de Siqueira, Arlete Fernandes, Robertta Silva Martins, Regina Célia Cussa Kubrusly, Roberto Paes de Carvalho, Rodrigo A. Cunha, Alexandre dos Santos-Rodrigues, Pablo Pandolfo
Source: Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
We examined the association between maternal hormonal contraception use before or during pregnancy and ADHD risk in children. This nationwide population-based cohort study included 1,056,846 children born in Denmark between 1998 and 2014. Prescriptions for hormonal contraceptives redeemed by the mother was categorized as: no use, previous use (>  3 months before pregnancy), and recent use (≤ 3 months before or during pregnancy). Children were followed for ADHD, from birth until 31 December 2015. Cox proportional hazard models were used to estimate hazard ratios (HRs) with 95% confidence interv...
Source: European Journal of Epidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Parallel latent subgroups of emerging adults engaging in HED were present in both samples, and the high-risk subgroups were significantly differentiated by the reinforcer pathology indicators. These latent profiles may ultimately inform heterogeneity in the longitudinal course of HED in emerging adults. PMID: 32965723 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Alcohol Clin Exp Res Source Type: research
Social interaction in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is characterized by qualitative impairments that highly impact quality of life. Bayesian theories in ASD frame an understanding of underlying mechanisms suggesting atypicalities in the evaluation of probabilistic links within the perceptual environment of the affected individual. To address these theories, the present study explores the applicability of an innovative Bayesian framework on social visual perception in ASD and demonstrates the use of gaze transitions between different parts of social scenes. We applied advanced analyses with Bayesian Hidden...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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