A Genetic Clue Behind ADHD? A Genetic Clue Behind ADHD?

Dr Alan Jacobs discusses results from a recent genome-wide association meta-analysis.Medscape Neurology
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Abstract: Current research on NPs' use of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Clinical Practice Guideline for the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adolescents is limited. This cross-sectional survey examined 89 NPs in Upstate New York regarding self-reported practice behaviors based on the guideline. Most NPs followed at least 50% of the AAP guideline for diagnosis and treatment. However, use of all criteria was less than optimal.
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Publication date: Available online 17 June 2019Source: The Lancet PsychiatryAuthor(s): Chris Hollis, Qi Chen, Zheng Chang, Patrick D Quinn, Alexander Viktorin, Paul Lichtenstein, Brian D'Onofrio, Mikael Landén, Henrik LarssonSummaryBackgroundThere is a clinical concern that prescribing methylphenidate, the most common pharmacological treatment for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), might increase the risk of psychotic events, particularly in young people with a history of psychosis. We aimed to determine whether the risk of psychotic events increases immediately after initiation of methylphenidate trea...
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Publication date: Available online 17 June 2019Source: The Lancet PsychiatryAuthor(s): Lily Hechtman
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Publication date: Available online 18 June 2019Source: Journal of Psychiatric ResearchAuthor(s): Brittany R. Alperin, Christiana J. Smith, Hanna C. Gustafsson, McKenzie T. Figuracion, Sarah L. KaralunasAbstractAtypical frontal alpha asymmetry is associated with the approach/withdrawal and affective processes implicated in many psychiatric disorders. Rightward alpha asymmetry, associated with high approach, is a putative endophenotype for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). However, findings are inconsistent, likely because of a failure to consider emotional heterogeneity within the ADHD population. In addition...
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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common behavioral disorder that can occur in both children and adults. Research suggests that there may be a link between a dopamine imbalance in the brain and the development of ADHD. Learn more here.
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Autism spectrum disorder and ADHD are conditions that doctors link to brain development. Asperger's syndrome is no longer a separate diagnosis and typically refers to a mild form of autism. In this article, we look at the differences between autism spectrum disorder and ADHD.
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Publication date: Available online 15 June 2019Source: Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological PsychiatryAuthor(s): Judit Cabana-Domínguez, Anu Shivalikanjli, Noèlia Fernàndez-Castillo, Bru CormandAbstractCocaine dependence is a complex psychiatric disorder that is highly comorbid with other psychiatric traits. Twin and adoption studies suggest that genetic variants contribute substantially to cocaine dependence susceptibility, which has an estimated heritability of 65–79%. Here we performed a meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies of cocaine dependence using four datasets f...
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Internet addiction (IA) has emerged as a public health concern, particularly among adolescents and young adults. However, few studies have been conducted in medical students. This multi-center study aimed to i...
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