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Child's Age a Key Factor for Accurate ADHD Diagnosis Child's Age a Key Factor for Accurate ADHD Diagnosis

A Finnish study confirms a'relative age effect'in the diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), raising concern that ADHD may be overdiagnosed or misdiagnosed.Medscape Medical News
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Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
I recently came across the unintentionally funny op-ed piece by John Rosemond, a family psychologist known for his controversial views on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other childhood behavioral issues. In the piece, he laments how he was dis-invited from a recent speaking invitation because of his views. In short, he says, “Those facts include that ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), and bipolar disorder of childhood are not realities; rather, they are constructs.” Of course they are constructs. But so is nearly everything we’ve created to navigate human existence. Rosemond ...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: ADHD and ADD Brain and Behavior Disorders General Mental Health and Wellness Policy and Advocacy Psychology adhd is real are mental disorders real is adhd real mental diagnoses mental illness is a myth Myth Of Mental Illness Source Type: blogs
(Natural News) Mothers who develop diabetes during their pregnancy — a condition that is known as gestational diabetes (GDM) — have an increased likelihood of having a child who will display attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms as early as six to 18 months of age. This is the warning researchers from the A*STAR Singapore...
Source: NaturalNews.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
We examined whether current overall attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), inattention, or hyperactivity symptom severities are associated with the current presence and persistent history of sleep problems. METHODS: N  = 942 ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news
(University of California - San Diego) Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have found a genetic signature for delay discounting -- the tendency to undervalue future rewards -- that overlaps with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), smoking and weight.
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
This Viewpoint discusses effective treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder with evidence-based pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic approaches in school-aged children.
Source: JAMA Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: High parental ages has an impact on the severity of ASD. ADHD, sleep disorder, and EEG changes seem to have an impact on certain elements of the adaptive behavior especially the communicative performance of ASD individuals. We recommend to seriously investigate co-morbid abnormalities and consider them during the process of management of ASD for proper intervention plans. PMID: 29216607 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research
AbstractCurrent diagnostic systems conceptualise attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), oppositional defiant/conduct disorder (ODD/CD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as separate diagnoses. However, all three demonstrate executive functioning (EF) impairments. Whether these impairments are trans-diagnostic or disorder-specific remains relatively unexplored. Four groups of 10 –16 year-olds [typically developing (TD;N = 43), individuals clinically diagnosed with ADHD (N = 21), ODD/CD (N = 26) and ASD (N = 41)] completed Go/NoGo and Switch tasks. Group difference...
Source: European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Our results suggest that idiopathic epilepsy may be accompanied by various neuropsychological comorbidities even at initial diagnosis. Patients with IGE and ILRE having bilateral IEDs on EEG appear more likely to be at high risk of decreased cognitive function. PMID: 29215804 [PubMed - in process]
Source: J Korean Med Sci - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research
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