Exposure to Maternal HTN May Up Risk of ASD, ADHD in Child
Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy linked to risk of poorer neurodevelopmental outcomes in offspring (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Neurology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

ADHD drugs may fuel obesity in children
Taking antipsychotic drugs for aggression and ADHD led to rapid weight gain and insulin sensitivity in children, a new Washington University and Florida Atlantic University study found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exposure to Maternal HTN May Up Risk of ASD, ADHD in Child
WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2018 -- Exposure to hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) may be associated with an increase in the risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in offspring, according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Distinct dimensions defining the Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale: implications for assessing inattentive and hyperactive/impulsive symptoms - Stanton K, Forbes MK, Zimmerman M.
There has been growing interest in studying attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adulthood as a result of research indicating that ADHD often persists into adulthood and frequently is comorbid with other psychiatric disorders. Adult ADHD symp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

What is the Developmental Outcomes of Patients with 22q11 Deletion Sequence?
Discussion 22q11.2 deletion sequence (22q11) is the most common micro-deletion syndrome. Most deletions are de novo. It affects ~1 in 2000-4000 live births. As it is autosomal, it affects males and females equally. Childhood mortality is low and often associated with congenital heart defects. Its phenotypic expression is highly variable. Some of the most common medical problems are: Congenital heart defects especially conotruncal abnormalities Palatal problems especially velopharyngeal incompetence and/or cleft lip/palate Immunodeficiency especially T-cell lymphopenia, but also abnormalities of IgG production, autoimmu...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 11, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Childhood social functioning and young adult intimate partner violence in girls with and without ADHD: response inhibition as a moderator - Youn C, Meza JI, Hinshaw SP.
OBJECTIVE: Examine the moderating effects of response inhibition on the longitudinal association between social preference/relational aggression measured in childhood, and intimate partner violence (IPV) measured in young adulthood, among women with ( n = ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Hypertension in Pregnancy Tied to Autism, ADHD
(MedPage Today) -- Researchers call for greater pediatric surveillance of infants in hypertensive moms (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 6, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Millions of kids on ADHD meds decide their treatment as adults
When Erin Delaney March was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, she was 8 years old. Like most children with the disorder, March was prescribed medicine to help keep her focused and took it every day. But now, at 21, she self-regulates her medication. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Find the Right ADHD Coach for You
You also procrastinate. You’re constantly running late. Planning makes you break out in hives (figuratively). You feel like life is pulling you in a thousand directions, and you’re all over the place. You feel like you’ve yet to reach your potential, and accomplishing even small goals feels really hard. Or you’d like to advance in your career, or start your own business. These are all challenges, obstacles and opportunities that ADHD coaches can help with. According to Bonnie Mincu, a seasoned ADHD coach, an ADHD coach is a catalyst for change. They’re able to discern the kind of solutions eac...
Source: Psych Central - June 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Attention Deficit Disorder Disorders General Motivation and Inspiration Self-Help Stress Treatment ADD Coach Academy ADHD coach ADHD Coaches Organization Adhd Coaching ADHD success ADHD training ADHD traits finding ADHD coach Source Type: news

Knowledge Gaps Found for Non - Drug Therapy in Peds ADHD
Review finds no new guidance on comparative effectiveness of these treatments in children, teens (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Knowledge Gaps Found for Non-Drug Therapy in Peds ADHD
FRIDAY, June 1, 2018 -- There are considerable gaps in knowledge relating to the effectiveness of non-pharmacologic treatments for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in pediatric patients, according to a review published online May 30... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms and suicidal behavior in adult psychiatric outpatients - Stickley A, Tachimori H, Inoue Y, Shinkai T, Yoshimura R, Nakamura J, Morita G, Nishii S, Tokutsu Y, Otsuka Y, Egashira K, Inoue M, Kubo T, Tesen H, Takashima N, Tominaga H, Koyanagi A, Kamio Y.
AIMS: To examine the association between attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms and suicidal behavior in psychiatric outpatients and whether this association differs among patients with different psychiatric disorders. METHODS: Cr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Beyond drugs, it's not clear which ADHD treatments work
(Reuters Health) - Although many doctors offer patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) a variety of treatments in addition to drugs, a new review suggests there's not enough evidence that medication alternatives work. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Psychiatric disorders shouldn't disqualify youth with severe obesity from weight loss surgery
(Children's National Health System) Psychiatric disorders, a common comorbidity of severe obesity, especially for youth, should not disqualify an adolescent with severe obesity from bariatric surgery. According to a forthcoming study in Pediatrics, identifying anxiety, depressive disorders, ADHD, and eating disorders, while still a crucial pre-surgical evaluation step, had no predictive value for how much post-surgical weight loss an adolescent would achieve. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

PSYCH DRUG America: More than 8 million children now on mind-altering psychiatric medication
(Natural News) As more children are being prescribed psychiatric drugs for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, misuse is also on the rise, prompting experts to question why so many kids are being told they need psychiatric drugs in the first place. The journal Pediatrics reports that poison control centers saw more than 150,000 calls related to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beyond Drugs, It's Not Clear Which ADHD Treatments Work Beyond Drugs, It's Not Clear Which ADHD Treatments Work
Evidence is lacking for alternative treatments for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new review suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Cingulate Therapeutics Strengthens Leadership with Two New Board Appointments
KANSAS CITY, Kan., May 31, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Cingulate Therapeutics LLC, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of new and innovative products utilizing its precision timed release drug delive... Biopharmaceuticals, Drug Delivery, Personnel Cingulate Therapeutics, Dexmethylphenidate, Dextroamphetamine, ADHD (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Beyond drugs, it's not clear which ADHD treatments work
(Reuters Health) - Although many doctors offer patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) a variety of treatments in addition to drugs, a new review suggests there's not enough evidence that medication alternatives work. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Genes, environment and schizophrenia: new study finds the placenta is the missing link
(Burness) New research shines a spotlight on the placenta's critical role in the nature versus nurture debate and how it confers risk for schizophrenia and likely other neurodevelopmental disorders including ADHD, autism, and Tourette syndrome. This new scientific frontier, with far-reaching implications for maternal and child health, creates the possibility that scientists can more accurately predict who is at risk of mental illness, and develop strategies to prevent or lessen their occurrence by increasing the resiliency and health of the placenta. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 28, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Pediatric ADHD medication exposures reported to US poison control centers - King SA, Casavant MJ, Spiller HA, Hodges NL, Chounthirath T, Smith GA.
OBJECTIVES: To describe the characteristics and trends of exposures to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medications among individuals 0 to 19 years old reported to US poison control centers. METHODS: National Poison Data System data ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Stressful life events, ADHD symptoms, and brain structure in early adolescence - Humphreys KL, Watts EL, Dennis EL, King LS, Thompson PM, Gotlib IH.
Despite a growing understanding that early adversity in childhood broadly affects risk for psychopathology, the contribution of stressful life events to the development of symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is not clear. In the pre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Research hones interventions for kids with developmental language disorder
(University of Kansas) A KU researcher has earned $1.5 million from the NIH to continue research on developmental language disorder, an under-studied disorder as common as dyslexia or ADHD. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Banned pregnancy drug linked to new cases of ADHD
It ’s been decades since diethylstilbestrol (DES) was pulled from shelves — but a new study suggests that side effects from the medication could still be lingering in the American population. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - May 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Dramatic rise in ADHD medication mishaps among kids, report finds
The growing number of young people taking attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medications has sparked an alarming rise in child and teen overdoses. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How does the Conners rating scale work?
There are many criteria used for a diagnosis of ADHD. Symptoms and impact on daily life are measured in various ways. One way is by using the Conners rating scale. This diagnostic tool works by rating symptoms and providing a score, which determines the severity and likelihood of ADHD. Learn more about it here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: ADHD / ADD Source Type: news

WATCH: Dramatic rise in ADHD medication mishaps among kids and teens, report finds
Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses a new report in the Journal of Pediatrics which says pediatric exposures to ADHD medications are an increasing problem, affecting children and teens across the country. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

ADHD Drug Misuse in Kids a Growing Problem ADHD Drug Misuse in Kids a Growing Problem
Poison control centers average 200 calls per week related to misuse of ADHD medications in children and adolescents -- and the rate jumped 71% between 2000 and 2011, a new study reports.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

WATCH: Dramatic rise in ADHD medication mishaps among kids, report finds
Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses a new report in the Journal of Pediatrics which says pediatric exposures to ADHD medications are an increasing problem in the U.S., affecting children of all ages. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is my ADHD medication working?
Symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are often managed with medication. It is important to know whether this medication is effective and to adjust the type or dosage if needed. Here, learn how to tell whether ADHD medication is working, when to change it, and lifestyle factors that can help. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: ADHD / ADD Source Type: news

Banned pregnancy drug tied to ADHD generations later
(Reuters Health) - A pregnancy drug banned decades ago may have side effects that linger for generations. Grandchildren of women who took it have an increased risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Increase in Pediatric ADHD Meds Exposures from 2000 to 2011
TUESDAY, May 22, 2018 -- From 2000 through 2011 there was an increase in pediatric attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medication exposures reported to U.S. poison control centers, according to a study published online May 21 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

NRA's incoming president ties Ritalin to school shootings
Oliver North, the National Rifle Association's incoming president, suggested on "Fox News Sunday" that Ritalin -- a drug commonly used to treat ADHD -- is somehow linked with school shootings. Experts weigh in on that idea. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More children and teens overdosing on ADHD drugs, U.S. study says
The surge in U.S. kids taking medication for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is having an unintended side effect, a new study suggests: more children and teens are overdosing on these drugs. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Ritalin does NOT turn kids into killers, doctors say after the NRA blamed ADHD drugs for shootings   
Doctors are hitting back to refute claims from incoming NRA president Lt Col Oliver North's claims that ADHD medications like Ritalin could drive students to violence like Friday's school shooting. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Overdoses on ADHD meds worry researchers
Most cases were accidents, researchers say, but there were also instances of teens intentionally abusing ADHD meds (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More U.S. kids overdosing on ADHD drugs
(Reuters Health) - The surge in U.S. kids taking medication for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is having an unintended side effect, a new study suggests: more children and teens are overdosing on these drugs. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Overdoses on ADHD Drugs May Be Rising
Just over 6 percent of calls ended with a hospital admission, the investigators found. And three teenagers died -- two from abusing ADHD medications, and one in a suspected suicide. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Calls to poison centers in child ADHD drug cases up 64 percent
Child exposure to ADHD drugs is increasing in the United States -- marked by a jump of more than 60 percent in a 14-year period, a new study showed Monday. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DES Effects Seen Extending to Users' Grandchildren
(MedPage Today) -- Study ties ADHD to Gramma's use of pregnancy drug (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Associations between abuse/neglect and ADHD from childhood to young adulthood: a prospective nationally-representative twin study - Stern A, Agnew-Blais J, Danese A, Fisher HL, Jaffee SR, Matthews T, Polanczyk GV, Arseneault L.
Child maltreatment has consistently been found to be associated with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). However, the robustness of this association and the direction of the link between maltreatment and ADHD remain unclear. We used data from ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Risk of poisoning in children and adolescents with ADHD: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Ruiz-Goikoetxea M, Cortese S, Magallon S, Azn árez-Sanado M, Álvarez Zallo N, Luis EO, de Castro-Manglano P, Soutullo C, Arrondo G.
Poisoning, a subtype of physical injury, is an important hazard in children and youth. Individuals with ADHD may be at higher risk of poisoning. Here, we conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to quantify this risk. Furthermore, since physical inj... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

DES Raises ADHD Risk in Grandchildren DES Raises ADHD Risk in Grandchildren
Grandchildren of women who took diethylstilbestrol during pregnancy had a higher risk for ADHD compared with those whose grandmothers were not exposed to the drug in pregnancy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Huge surge in kids poisoned by ADHD pills since 2000
Between 2000 and 2014, around 10,000 American children under 19 were hospitalized, and three died after taking methylphenidate or amphetamine, a new study reveals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Banned Pregnancy Drug, Diethylstilbestrol, Linked to ADHD Generations Later
MONDAY, May 21, 2018 -- A pregnancy drug that has been banned for decades may increase the risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) generations later, new research suggests. The study found that the grandchildren of women who took a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Unnecessary And Accidental Use Of ADHD Drugs Increases Over 60%, Study Suggests
(CNN) — Exposure to common medications used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has increased by more than 60% in US children and adolescents, according to a new study. The study, published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, looked at all calls to US poison control centers for unintentional or intentional exposure to ADHD medications between 2000 and 2014 among children and adolescents. The researchers found that the number of calls increased from 7,018 in 2000 to 11,486 in 2014 — a 64% increase. According to the study’s authors, “exposure” refers to the unnecessary ingestion, inh...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health ADHD Local TV Source Type: news

Overdoses on ADHD Drugs May Be Rising
MONDAY, May 21, 2018 -- The number of U.S. kids accidentally or intentionally overdosing on ADHD medications may be on the rise, a new study suggests. Researchers found that between 2000 and 2011, there was a 71 percent increase in calls to U.S.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How is ADHD rated?
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, known as ADHD, is a complex condition that can be difficult to diagnose. There are several different types of ADHD rating scale used to diagnose the condition. These all look at the symptoms and behaviors that the person displays. Learn more about the ADHD rating scale here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: ADHD / ADD Source Type: news

Unnecessary and accidental use of ADHD drugs increases over 60%
Exposure to common medications used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has increased by more than 60% in US children and adolescents, according to a new study. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US poison control centers receive 29 calls per day about children exposed to ADHD medications
(Nationwide Children's Hospital) The study found that there were more than 156,000 calls to US Poison Control Centers regarding exposures to attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medications among children and adolescents 19 years of age and younger from January 2000 through December 2014, averaging 200 calls each week or 29 calls per day. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news