Adult ADHD Myths and Facts

When it comes to ADHD in adults, there's a lot of misinformation out there about the symptoms that go with it and the best way to get help. Learn how to cut through the confusion to get the treatment you need.
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Doctors sometimes prescribe Wellbutrin to treat ADHD if a person cannot take stimulants. Learn more about the efficacy and risks here.
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The ability to start and delay a task differs significantly between kids with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder and typically developing children, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News
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ConclusionsThis study suggests that prenatal stress may be associated with ASD and ADHD; however, several limitations in the reviewed literature should be noted including significant heterogeneity and there is a need for carefully controlled future studies in this area.
Source: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
I have found that a rowboat provides an analogy that may help parents better understand the different types of learning and behavior problems. Different types of learning problems may present in similar ways, but they are different and need to be treated with different approaches. I typically start by helping the parents or guardians imagine the child is out in the middle of a lake, in a rowboat, going around in circles. We are on the shore trying to figure out what is going on.
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: In My Opinion Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The assessed form of interventions improves the functioning of parents of children with ADHD. PMID: 31317967 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Psychiatria Polska - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Pol Source Type: research
Conclusions: Bipolar disorder is common among primary care patients presenting with depression; it is often treated exclusively in primary care. Clinicians should be alert for symptoms of bipolar disorder in undiagnosed patients, know what symptoms probabilistically suggest bipolar versus unipolar depression, have expertise in providing ongoing treatment to diagnosed patients, and be knowledgeable about managing common medication-related side effects and comorbidities. Prompt and accurate diagnosis is critical. PMID: 31311335 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Medication for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may help lower the risk of unintentional injuries in children and adolescents with ADHD, astudy in theJournal of the American Academy of Child&Adolescent Psychiatryhas found.“[Prior studies] suggest that ADHD is associated with a 40% to 50% increase in the risk of injuries in children and adolescents. Pharmacological treatment for ADHD has been reported to be effective for core symptoms and cognitive deficits associated with ADHD. Hence it may be hypothesized that, by reducing distractibility, impulsivity, and overactivity, ADHD medication may prevent...
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Condition:   Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Intervention:   Behavioral: CaregiverAssist Sponsor:   University of California, San Francisco Not yet recruiting
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Some 1.35 million people die and more than 50 million are injured or disabled from road accidents annually across the globe. Driving is a complex task with multiple complex cognitive functions, including perception, motor coordination, and executive functi...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Probing the "Default Network Interference Hypothesis" With EEG: An RDoC Approach Focused on Attention. Clin EEG Neurosci. 2019 Jul 19;:1550059419864461 Authors: Gerrits B, Vollebregt MA, Olbrich S, van Dijk H, Palmer D, Gordon E, Pascual-Marqui R, Kessels RPC, Arns M Abstract Studies have shown that specific networks (default mode network [DMN] and task positive network [TPN]) activate in an anticorrelated manner when sustaining attention. Related EEG studies are scarce and often lack behavioral validation. We performed independent component analysis (ICA) across different frequencies (sourc...
Source: Clinical EEG and Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Clin EEG Neurosci Source Type: research
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