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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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Conclusions Common and potentially preventable pregnancy risk factors were independently related to both offspring ODD and CD symptomatology in children from the general population. Future studies should further address genetic confounds and confounding by environmental factors later in life.
Source: Journal of Psychiatric Research - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis study shows longer-term favorable outcomes of the liveborns with isolated or multiple soft markers without any aneuploidy and may provide insight into this debated point.
Source: The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of India - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
ConclusionThe drugs used for the treatment of ADHD are apparently not teratogenic, but due to paucity of data, especially on the long-term neurodevelopmental outcome, the treating physician should reconsider the need of treatment during pregnancy. If needed, methylphenidate, amphetamines and bupropion are preferred drugs.
Source: Pharmaceutical Research - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
CASE: Sonia is a 4 years 1 month-year-old girl with Waardenburg syndrome and bilateral sensorineural hearing loss who had bilateral cochlear implants at 2 years 7 months years of age. She is referred to Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics by her speech/language pathologist because of concerns that her language skills are not progressing as expected after the cochlear implant. At the time of the implant, she communicated using approximately 20 signs and 1 spoken word (mama). At the time of the evaluation (18 months after the implant) she had approximately 70 spoken words (English and Spanish) and innumerable signs that sh...
Source: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics - Category: Child Development Tags: Challenging Case Source Type: research
The percentage of privately insured U.S. women aged 15 to 44 who filled at least one prescription for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medications increased 344% between 2003 and 2015, according todata recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.“The substantial increase in the percentage of reproductive-aged women filling ADHD medication prescriptions from 2003 to 2015, across age groups and U.S. geographic regions, is of public health concern given the high percentage of unintended pregnancies and uncertainty concerning the safety of AD HD medication exposure before and during...
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The CDC called for more research on how these drugs affect pregnant women.
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The CDC called for more research on how these drugs affect pregnant women.
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Abstract Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects individuals across the lifespan. ADHD medication use among pregnant women is increasing (1), but consensus about the safety of ADHD medication use during pregnancy is lacking. Given that nearly half of U.S. pregnancies are unintended (2), and early pregnancy is a critical period for fetal development, examining trends in ADHD medication prescriptions among reproductive-aged women is important to quantify the population at risk for potential exposure. CDC used the Truven Health MarketScan Commercial Database* for ...
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Since 2003, the percentage of women filling prescriptions for drugs like Ritalin has increased nearly fivefold in some age groups.
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A spike in ADHD drug use among young women is a'public health concern,'given the uncertainty about the safety of using ADHD medications during pregnancy, federal health officials say.Medscape Medical News
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