Drug May Improve Driving Skills in Adults With ADHDDrug May Improve Driving Skills in Adults With ADHD

The ADHD medication atomoxetine may improve the driving performance of adult patients with the disorder, according to the first "on-the-road" driving study to evaluate these issues. Medscape Medical News
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Authors: Andrade C Abstract Many observational studies have found an association between antidepressant drug prescription during pregnancy and neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and intellectual disability. The results of such studies cannot be considered conclusive because of the possible presence of inadequately measured, unmeasured, and unknown confounds. In this context, maternal anemia before or at but not after 30 weeks of gestation was recently associated with an increased risk of all 3 of these neurodevelopmental disorders. Additionally, ...
Source: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: J Clin Psychiatry Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Discontinuing medications was associated with a small but statistically significant decrease in quality of life among children and adolescents with ADHD but not in adults with ADHD. Quality of life can be applied in pharmacologic interventions regarding continuing and discontinuing medication because this concept is related to individuals' appraisal of their situation. Quality of life is an important factor for planning individualized ADHD medication treatment. PMID: 32237294 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: J Clin Psychiatry Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Environmental Health Research - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: We believe this program offers a solution to a component of this growing problem, and other clinical sites would benefit from such a program. Next steps include analysis and publication of results of implementation, including patient outcomes, engagement in treatment, and satisfaction. PMID: 32240081 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Permanente journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Perm J Source Type: research
Condition:   Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Interventions:   Dietary Supplement: Probiotic;   Other: Placebo Sponsor:   National Nutrition and Food Technology Institute Not yet recruiting
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AbstractEnvironmental noise may play a role in the manifestation and severity of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms, but evidence is limited. We investigated the cross-sectional associations between residential and school road traffic noise exposure and ADHD symptoms and diagnosis. The sample includedn = 1710, 10–12-year-old children from the TRAILS study in The Netherlands. ADHD symptoms were measured using a DSM-IV based subscale from the Child Behavior Checklist. Children with diagnosed ADHD originated from the clinic-referred cohort. Road traffic noise (Lden) was estimated at t...
Source: European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
ConclusionsParent and teacher-INFAs provide different kinds of information, while both are useful. Teacher-INFA and the ‘and-rule’ provide a more accurate index of severity than an additive symptom count. Parent-INFA and the ‘or-rule’ are more sensitive for detecting cases with milder ADHD.
Source: European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Addictive Diseases - Category: Addiction Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of American College Health - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Source Type: research
In conclusion, metabolic disorder in the pregnancy, dif ficulties in childbirth and specific family phenotype were related to ADHD, specifically with hyperactive–impulsive presentation, but not in subclinical ADHD.
Source: European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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