ADHD Medication Claims Among US Women Aged 15-44 Years ADHD Medication Claims Among US Women Aged 15-44 Years

ADHD medication prescriptions are increasingly common among privately insured, reproductive-aged women. Are they being counseled on the risks of ADHD medication exposure before and during pregnancy?Morbidity &Mortality Weekly Report
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(University of Toronto) Higher levels of urinary fluoride during pregnancy are associated with more ADHD-like symptoms in school-age children.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
CONCLUSION: Higher levels of fluoride exposure during pregnancy were associated with global measures of ADHD and more symptoms of inattention as measured by the CRS-R in the offspring. PMID: 30316181 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Environment International - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Environ Int Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Maternal antenatal daytime sleepiness carries adverse consequences for offspring psychological development. The assessment of sleep problems may be an important addition to standard antenatal care. PMID: 30293538 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Psychological Medicine - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Psychol Med Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis study replicates Rucklidge et al.(Rucklidge et al., 2014b) showing the limited value of using serum nutrient levels to predict treatment response although we cannot rule out that other non-assayed nutrient levels may be more valuable. Additionally, no specific demographic or clinical characteristics, including MTHFR genetic status, were identified that would preclude children with ADHD from trying this treatment approach.
Source: Progress in Neuro Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis analysis of maternal, prenatal, perinatal, and postnatal parameters found that smoking in pregnancy and a low Apgar score 1  min after birth are associated with a significantly greater risk for the development of ADHD. Beyond the question of the causal mechanism involved, this is a relevant finding, since smoking during pregnancy is a preventable risk factor.
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Research has uncovered a host of factors that could increase a child's risk of ADHD, such as preterm birth, low birth weight, or moms smoking or taking drugs during pregnancy, he explained.
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This cross-sectional study investigates the prevalence and risks for psychiatric diagnoses in a large cohort of children with Chiari malformation type 1 (CM1) presenting for neurosurgical evaluation. Children between the ages of 6 and 17 years who were evaluated and diagnosed with CM1 at a neurosurgery clinic were identified. Eighty-six participants were recruited for this study with an average age of 11 years. Parents of participants completed a pediatric medical history questionnaire and a semistructured interview regarding the child ’s psychiatric, developmental, medical, and family history. A review of medical re...
Source: Pediatric Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
Maternal nutrition is critically important for fetal development. Recent human studies demonstrate a strong connection between diet during pregnancy and offspring risk for neuropsychiatric disorders including depression, anxiety, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Animal models have emerged as a crucial tool for understanding maternal nutrition ’s contribution to prenatal programming and the later development of neuropsychiatric disorders. This review highlights preclinical studies examining how maternal consumption of the three macronutrients (protein, fats, and carbohydrates) influence offspring negative...
Source: Biological Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
Obese, pregnant women with diabetes are more likely to have children with psychiatric disorders, such as ADHD or autism, according to a study published inPediatrics.Reuters
Source: Society for Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news
Women who had both obesity and diabetes when they got pregnant are more than six times more likely to have children with ADHD or other psychiatric disorders, new Swedish research suggests.
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