Children With ADHD May Have Higher Risk for Poor Diet
FRIDAY, April 26, 2019 -- Children with more attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms may be at higher risk for an unhealthy diet, but diet quality does not appear to affect ADHD risk, according to a study published in the April...
Molecular Psychiatry, Published online: 18 October 2019; doi:10.1038/s41380-019-0540-zDruggable genome in attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and its co-morbid conditions. New avenues for treatment
We examined bidirectional relations between attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms and family and school climate, and the possible role ofDRD4 and/or5-HTTLPR genotypes herein. Three-wave longitudinal data of 1860 adolescents (mean ages 11, 13.5, and 16 years) from the general population and clinic-referred cohort of TRacking Adolescents’ Individual Lives Survey were used. Using a multigroup Random Intercept Cross-Lagged Panel Model, we tested between-person (i.e., stable trait levels) and within-person (i.e., causal processes) associations acr oss ADHD symptoms, family and school climate, and ...
This article aims to provide practical considerations for the management of ADHD and associated disorders in adults, in this particular French context. PMID: 31610922 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, Ahead of Print.
Translational Psychiatry, Published online: 17 October 2019; doi:10.1038/s41398-019-0599-yAttention-deficit hyperactivity disorder shares copy number variant risk with schizophrenia and autism spectrum disorder
A mindfulness-based intervention appears feasible, acceptable, and effective in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, early research suggests.Medscape Medical News
Conclusions: Stress should be considered among other problems related to ADHD. Psychoeducation about stress, stress managing techniques and coaching should be included in the treatment of adolescents with ADHD. PMID: 31613179 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
When Amy and Steve Unruh decided to adopt a four-year-old child from the Philippines, they anticipated challenges. They understood it would take time, as well as a great deal of love and care, for their family and its newest member to adjust. But they were committed to helping a child in need. The Unruh’s were blindsided when their adoption application was turned down. The reason, they were told, was that their parenting style was not suitable for an adopted child. “They said it was because we’ve used time-outs with our daughter,” says Amy Unruh, 43, who is a stay-at-home mom in Milton, Florida. Dur...
Conclusions:Health providers should assess for mental health problems in youth presenting with sleep-related concerns. Intervening with both sleep and mental health problems should be considered to most effectively improve functioning.Citation:Van Dyk TR, Becker SP, Byars KC. Rates of mental health symptoms and associations with self-reported sleep quality and sleep hygiene in adolescents presenting for insomnia treatment.J Clin Sleep Med. 2019;15(10):1433–1442.
Conclusions:The absence of demographic or clinical predictors of OSA supports using general indications for PSG in children with ASD.Citation:Tomkies A, Johnson RF, Shah G, Caraballo M, Evans P, Mitchell RB. Obstructive sleep apnea in children with autism.J Clin Sleep Med. 2019;15(10):1469–1476.