Evaluation of a new model for assessment and treatment of uncomplicated ADHD - effect, patient satisfaction and costs.

Evaluation of a new model for assessment and treatment of uncomplicated ADHD - effect, patient satisfaction and costs. Nord J Psychiatry. 2019 Oct 09;:1-9 Authors: Wernersson R, Johansson J, Andersson M, Jarbin H Abstract Aim: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common diagnosis within child- and adolescent psychiatry. Waiting lists and delayed care are major issues. The aim was to evaluate if standardized care (SC) for assessment and treatment of uncomplicated ADHD would reduce resource utilization and increase satisfaction with preserved improvement within the first year of treatment. Method: Patients 6-12 years with positive screen for uncomplicated ADHD at the brief child and family phone interview (BCFPI), a routine clinical procedure, were triaged to SC. The control group consisted of patients diagnosed with ADHD in 2014 and treated as usual. BCFPI factors at baseline and follow-up after one year and resource utilization were compared. Results: Patients improved in ADHD symptoms (Cohen's d = 0.78, p 
Source: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Nord J Psychiatry Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 20 November 2019Source: Pharmacology Biochemistry and BehaviorAuthor(s): Harish M. Kawade, Chandrashekhar D. Borkar, Ashwini S. Shambharkar, Omprakash Singh, Praful S. Singru, Nishikant K. Subhedar, Dadasaheb M. KokareAbstractExposure of NMDA receptor antagonists during developmental stages leads to behavioral consequences like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). However, the underlying molecular mechanisms have remained poorly understood. Herein, we studied the phosphorylated Akt (pAkt) and caspase-3, the key regulators of neuronal cell survival/death, as the probable downst...
Source: Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
Omega-3 fish oil supplements improve attention and vigilance in young people with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, who have low levels of omega-3, a study in  Translational Psychiatry suggests.
Source: The Pharmaceutical Journal - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Book forum Source Type: research
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Omega-3 fish oil supplements can improve attention in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) just as much as drug treatments, but only in those whose blood levels of omega-3 are low, trial results showed on Wednesday.
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Source: European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Translational Psychiatry, Published online: 20 November 2019; doi:10.1038/s41398-019-0633-0High-dose eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) improves attention and vigilance in children and adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and low endogenous EPA levels
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Source: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Alcohol Clin Exp Res Source Type: research
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Source: Psychological Medicine - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Psychol Med Source Type: research
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