Self-Management Intervention for Attention and Executive Functions Using Equine-Assisted Occupational Therapy Among Children Aged 6 –14 Diagnosed with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

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ConclusionThis study reports significant variability in sensory processing among children with DCD, ADHD and co-occurring symptoms using a population-based sample. These differences can contribute to understand how neurological and social factors correlates across diagnoses.
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - Category: Disability Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: With the ABR profiling test a minority of patients with schizoaffective disorder tested positive for schizophrenia. In contrast a majority (85%) of patients with schizophrenia in a previous study tested positive. These preliminary results leave us ignorant whether schizoaffective disorder should be regarded as a schizophrenia-like disorder or a psychotic mood disorder and add to the questions regarding the validity of this diagnostic entity. However, the ABR profiling method is still in its infancy and its exploration in a range of psychiatric disorders is warranted. PMID: 32063251 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acta Neuropsychiatrica - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Acta Neuropsychiatr Source Type: research
Women who were obese before pregnancy were approximately twice as likely to report that their child had ADHD or symptoms of hyperactivity.
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - Category: American Health Source Type: news
Translational Psychiatry, Published online: 19 February 2020; doi:10.1038/s41398-020-0755-4DRD4 48 bp multiallelic variants as age-population-specific biomarkers in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
Source: Translational Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 February 2020Source: Saudi Pharmaceutical JournalAuthor(s): Fawaz AlasmariAbstractEvidence demonstrates that chronic caffeine exposure, primarily through consumption of coffee or tea, leads to both increased alertness and anxiety. Preclinical and clinical studies showed that caffeine induced beneficial effects on mood and cognition. Other studies using molecular techniques have reported that caffeine exhibited neuroprotective effects in animal models by protecting dopaminergic neurons. Moreover, caffeine interacts with both dopaminergic system, which leads to improvements in neurobehav...
Source: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Infection by the parasite Toxoplasma, which affects about 33% of world population, is associated with an increased risk of several mental health disorders, the most strongly with schizophrenia. It is unknown whether schizophrenia is associated with this infection the most strongly, or whether this association has just been the most intensively studied for historical reasons. We used the data from 6,367 subjects tested for toxoplasmosis who took part in an internet survey to search for associations of these infections with 24 mental health disorders and evidence of otherwise impaired mental health. The typical symptom assoc...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
There is concern whether established parenting programs for children ’s conduct problems meet the needs of families with severe and complex mental health problems. For example, many children with conduct problems show comorbid ADHD or emotional problems, or have parents who are depressed, but families with such complex mental health problems typically seen in real life are often underrepresented in evaluation trials. We tested whether children with more severe conduct problems, and those with more complex mental health problems, benefit less from the Incredible Years parenting program, using individual participant da...
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
ConclusionsMethylphenidate impaired task-switching performance, which can be used as a measure of cognitive flexibility. This detriment may result from degraded outcome signaling within the PFC. This study has implications for the use of MPH in the treatment of ADHD.
Source: Psychopharmacology - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the impact of pediatric mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), using a broad parent-reported measure, and to determine whether parent-ratings of mTBI symptoms are higher among those with premorbid attention-deficit/hyperactivity diso...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Abstract Thallium (Tl) is a highly toxic heavy metal that has been suggested to be responsible for oxidative stress and mitochondrial dysfunction. However, few studies have focused on the relationship of prenatal Tl exposure with children's neurobehavioural development. The purpose of our study was to investigate the association between prenatal Tl exposure and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms in 36-month-old children. We used data from 2851 mother-newborn pairs from the Ma'anshan Birth Cohort Study (MABC); serum Tl concentration was assessed in the first, second and third trimesters of pre...
Source: Chemosphere - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Chemosphere Source Type: research
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