Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder status and sex moderate mild traumatic brain injury symptom severity in children and adolescents: implications for clinical management - Orban SA, Epstein JN, Carr D, Logan K, Gubanich PJ, Sidol C, Myer GD.
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)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Teens With ADHD Less Likely Than Preteens to Have Doctor Visit
Depression, suicide, substance abuse monitoring found for most teens, but only half monitored for sexual risk (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 14, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Teens With ADHD Less Likely Than Preteens to Have Doctor Visit
FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2020 -- Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are less likely to have a primary care visit during adolescence than preadolescence, according to a study published in the February/March issue of the Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Teens with a history of ADHD need stronger monitoring of health risks
(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) Researchers from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) wanted to better understand how primary care doctors addressed risks with ADHD patients as they transitioned from childhood to young adulthood. They found that although doctors generally discuss depression, substance abuse, and suicide risk with patients who have a history of ADHD, they rarely discuss safe driving with them and most of the time they do not monitor patients for risky sexual behavior. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Marketing of Stimulants for Children With A.D.H.D.
Doctors must balance patients ’ needs, parents’ concerns, pressure from pharmaceutical representatives and challenges from insurance companies. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Perri Klass, M.D. Tags: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Children and Childhood Addiction (Psychology) Advertising and Marketing Doctors Insurance Source Type: news

Association of methylphenidate use and traditional/cyberbullying - Tural Hesapcioglu S, Kandemir G.
This study aims to determine whether there is a difference in terms of traditional/cyberbullying or victimization among adolescents receiving methylphenidate for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and treatment-na ïve adolescents w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Children with ADHD more likely to receive medication if they live in poorer areas
(Cambridge University Press) Children with ADHD from the poorest areas are significantly more likely to receive medication as children with ADHD from the most affluent areas, according to the first UK study of its kind. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Recommendations Developed for Management of Complex ADHD
Treatment should include evidence - based approaches and account for coexisting conditions (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 6, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Recommendations Developed for Management of Complex ADHD
THURSDAY, Feb. 6, 2020 -- In a Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Clinical Practice Guideline, published online Jan. 30 in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, recommendations are presented for the management of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Behavioral inhibition/approach systems constitute risk/protective pathways from ADHD symptoms to depression and anxiety in undergraduate students - Oguchi M, Takahashi F.
Despite the strong positive association between attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and depression or anxiety, little is known about the underlying mechanism that links ADHD symptoms to internalizing problems. We aimed to examine the contributi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The influence of depression and school life on the quality of life of Korean child and adolescent patients with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder:a comparison of the perspectives of the patients and their caregivers - Park BE, Lee JS, Kim HY, Bae JN, Kim WH, Kim HY, Rim MR, Kang SG, Choi SH.
This study aimed to compare the quality of life reported by patients with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to the patients' quality of life as reported by their caregivers. In addition, it aimed to examine how emotional pr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Atypical cortical activation during risky decision making in disruptive behavior disordered youths with histories of suicidal ideation - Dir AL, Allebach CL, Hummer TA, Adams ZW, Aalsma MC, Finn PR, Nurnberger JI, Hulvershorn LA.
BACKGROUND: Suicidality is a leading cause of death among adolescents. In addition to other psychiatric conditions, youths with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and disruptive behavior disorders (DBDs) are at heightened risk for suicide. Dec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Stepped treatment for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and aggressive behavior: a randomized, controlled trial of adjunctive risperidone, divalproex sodium, or placebo after stimulant medication optimization - Blader JC, Pliszka SR, Kafantaris V, Foley CA, Carlson GA, Crowell JA, Bailey BY, Sauder C, Daviss WB, Sinha C, Matthews TL, Margulies DM.
OBJECTIVE: Stimulant medications are the most prevalent first-line pharmacotherapy for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but children with aggressive behavior often receive multi-agent treatment. There is sparse evidence for the benefits of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Danish Startup Helping People With Autism and ADHD Raises Investment From Founders Of Kahoot
Digital startup Tiimo, an app for people affected by autism and ADHD, has reached its crowdfunding goal of $340,000. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 4, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nicholas Fearn, Contributor Source Type: news

Medication for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and risk for suicide attempts - Chang Z, Quinn PD, O'Reilly L, Sj ├Âlander A, Hur K, Gibbons R, Larsson H, D'Onofrio BM.
This study aimed to examine the associations between medication treatment for ADHD a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Horseback riding combined with cognitive exercises can help children with ADHD and autism spectrum
(Frontiers) A combination of therapeutic horseback riding and brain-building exercises can help children with neurodevelopmental disorders improve their motor skills, according to a new study. Combining lessons about horse anatomy, riding equipment, and the basics of riding with music therapy, eye tracking exercises and hand-eye coordination tasks shows the first evidence of both short and long-term benefits of using a combined program of horseback riding and brain training. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New guideline aims to transform evaluation and care of children and adolescents with ADHD
(Wolters Kluwer Health) The Journal of Developmental& Behavioral Pediatrics is releasing a groundbreaking guideline for the diagnosis and care of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorders in children and youth in a supplement to its February 2020 issue. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

An update on mental health problems and cognitive behavioral therapy in pediatric obesity - Kang NR, Kwack YS.
Prevalence of pediatric obesity has increased worldwide in the last 20 years. Obese children suffer not only physical complications but also mental health problems such as depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and eating disorders, a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

New clinical practice guideline for complex ADHD in children and adolescents
(Boston Children's Hospital) New clinical guidelines call strongly for providing psychosocial supports for children and adolescents with complex attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Developed by the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (SDBP), the guideline provides a framework for diagnosing and treating complex ADHD in these age groups. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Deep learning could help MS patients avoid GBCA MRI
With the aid of a deep-learning model, a team of researchers has detected with...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI-based model aids fMRI in ADHD detection 7T MRI finds promising MS biomarker MS patients show signs of gadolinium retention on MRI 3T MRI can identify visual sign to distinguish MS AI can predict cognitive development from MRI at birth (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 28, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Study: Doctor payments from pharma coincide with more ADHD prescriptions
Researchers have shown clear connections between the opioid epidemic and increase of pharmaceutical company payments to doctors. Now, new research shows a similar phenomenon with prescribing stimulants to children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. A study published by researchers at Boston Medical Center’s Grayken Center for Addiction in JAMA Pediatrics, found that stimulant drug manufacturers are interacting with doctors frequently. From 2014 to 2018, the industry offered food or… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Bioelectronic Medicine on the Rise
Bioelectronic medicine could be one of healthcare’s biggest secrets. The space is filled with applications – but many aren’t mainstream yet. A panel titled “ Bioelectronic Medicine: Redefining Medical Treatment,” will be held Tuesday, February 11, from 2:05 to 3:00 p.m. in Room 210A at MD&M West Anaheim to discuss the space and how it could impact healthcare. While there have been some significant movements in that time – perhaps one of the greatest has developments has been GlaxoSmithKline teaming up with Verily...
Source: MDDI - January 22, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Digital Health Electronics Source Type: news

Prescription stimulant use among young adult college students: who uses, why, and what are the consequences? - Fairman RT, Vu M, Haard ├Ârfer R, Windle M, Berg CJ.
Objective: To examine prescription stimulant use among college students, particularly use with versus without prescriptions or attention deficit hyperactive disorder (attention-deficit/hyperactivitydisorder (ADHD)) diagnoses. Participants: Da... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Delay maturation in occipital lobe in girls with inattention subtype of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder - Chang TM, Yang RC, Chiang CT, Ouyang CS, Wu RC, Yu S, Lin LC.
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common childhood neuropsychiatric disorder. Differences in the presentations of ADHD between boys and girls have been well established. Three subtypes of ADHD exist. In addition to sex difference, differ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Rich rewards: Scientists reveal ADHD medication's effect on the brain
(Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University) Researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have identified how certain areas of the human brain respond to methylphenidate -- a stimulant drug which is used to treat symptoms of ADHD. The work may help researchers understand the precise mechanism of the drug and ultimately develop more targeted medicines for the condition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 17, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Akili Interactive: Digital pediatric ADHD therapeutic performs well with or without accompanying stimulant therapy
Topline data released today by the digital therapeutics company also suggest that its FDA approval-pending treatment continued to deliver benefits with continued use. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 15, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Involving family in care for bipolar disorder helps children and teens stay healthier, longer
This study is an important first step in trying to decrease the severity of bipolar disorder early on for children,” said Dr. Christopher Schneck, an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and a co-author of the study. “Efforts at home and in health care settings, like providing skill training for families, can make a big difference in a child’s suffering.” (Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences)
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 15, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Gender differences in objective and subjective measures of ADHD among clinic-referred children - Slobodin O, Davidovitch M.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), one of the most prevalent childhood disorders today, is generally more likely to be diagnosed and treated in boys than in girls. However, gender differences in ADHD are currently poorly understood, partly be... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Vanderbilt-led team discovers new genetic disease and defines underlying mechanism
(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) An international research team has discovered a new genetic syndrome caused by mutation of a single gene and named it CATIFA, an acronym for its core symptoms: cleft palate, cataracts, tooth abnormality, intellectual disability, facial dysmorphism and ADHD. The investigators report in Nature Medicine that the new disease is caused by a defect in collagen secretion. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Living with ADHD: 'I have the brain of Einstein and the attention span of a toddler'
Stuart, who has ADHD, says he has "the brain of Einstein and the attention span of a two year old". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Evaluation of clinical and suicidal behavior characteristics among urban, Turkish middle-age depressive patients with comorbid attention deficit hyperactivity disorder - Delibas DH, Erdogan E, Gulseren S.
BACKGROUND: In the presence of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) together with additional psychiatric diseases, the treatment process and prognosis of both ADHD and psychiatric comorbidity are adversely affected. AIMS: The aim of this study i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Adult ratings of child ADHD symptoms: importance of race, role, and context - DuPaul GJ.
Diagnostic assessment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children necessarily involves subjective judgements about the severity, frequency, and impact of symptoms on the part of parents, teachers, and clinicians. Thus, it is possible tha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Early Treatment for Autism Is Critical, New Report Says
Experts urge early identification and referral for treatment, even if a formal diagnosis has not been confirmed. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Perri Klass, M.D. Tags: Children and Childhood Autism Education (K-12) Families and Family Life Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Anxiety and Stress American Academy of Pediatrics Source Type: news

MRI sheds light on adolescent brain pathways
Why does your teenager drive you crazy? A new study used MRI tools such as...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI-based model aids fMRI in ADHD detection MRI illuminates causes of depression fMRI shows how brains rebound from hemispherectomy fMRI differentiates Gulf War illness from chronic fatigue fMRI maps show dementia spreading through brain networks (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 6, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Decision-making deficits in adolescent boys with and without attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): an experimental assessment of associated mechanisms - Dekkers TJ, Huizenga HM, Popma A, Bexkens A, Zadelaar JN, Jansen BRJ.
Adolescents with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) demonstrate increased levels of real-life risk-taking behavior like substance abuse and reckless behavior in traffic, which potentially originates in decision-making deficits. Using experimen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Early substance use in the pathway from childhood attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to young adult substance use: Evidence of statistical mediation and substance specificity - Howard AL, Kennedy TM, Mitchell JT, Sibley MH, Hinshaw SP, Arnold LE, Roy A, Stehli A, Swanson JM, Molina BSG.
This study tested whether early and developmentally atypical substance use mediates risk for adult substance use among children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and whether that risk is substance-specific. Participants were children wi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

ADHD app: game theory
Akili Interactive is one of a new crop of companies making video games to treat behavioural disorders (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - January 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

fMRI Measures May Predict Psychiatric Symptoms in Children
TUESDAY, Dec. 31, 2019 -- Resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) measures may be able to predict symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder or major depressive disorder in children, according to a study published online... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 31, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Brain Architecture Predicts Development of Depression, ADHD in Children Brain Architecture Predicts Development of Depression, ADHD in Children
Brain architecture at age 7 predicts symptoms of depression or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) by age 11, according to findings from a longitudinal study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Imaging to examine brain architecture association with mood, attentional symptoms
(JAMA Network) Researchers looked at whether certain patterns of connectivity between specific regions of the brain in children at age 7 (measured by magnetic resonance imaging) were associated with later development of symptoms related to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and major depressive disorder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Children in greener areas are less likely to have ADHD, finds study
Scientists analysed the surrounding environments of the schools of almost 60,000 youngsters in China. ADHD was more prevalent in urban areas than greener ones. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ADHD in Childhood May Mean Financial Struggles Later
Title: ADHD in Childhood May Mean Financial Struggles LaterCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/17/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/18/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - December 18, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

ADHD in Childhood May Mean Financial Struggles Later
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

ADHD in Childhood May Mean Financial Struggles Later
TUESDAY, Dec. 17, 2019 -- Children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) tend to lag behind their peers long after they leave school, earning less as adults and living with their parents longer, a new study finds. This is... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Young Adults With ADHD More Vulnerable to Nicotine
MONDAY, Dec. 16, 2019 -- Young adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at increased risk for nicotine addiction, new research shows. For the study, a Duke University team used a nasal spray to determine how nicotine affected... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 16, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Impact of secondary ADHD on long-term outcomes after early childhood traumatic brain injury - Narad ME, Riemersma J, Wade SL, Smith-Paine J, Morrison P, Taylor HG, Yeates KO, Kurowski BG.
OBJECTIVE: To examine the impact of secondary attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (SADHD) on long-term global and executive functioning in adolescents after traumatic brain injury (TBI). SETTING: Three tertiary cared children's hospitals and 1 general... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Diets for ADHD: What to eat and what to avoid
(Natural News) Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental disorder characterized by hyperactivity, inattention and the inability to control impulses. While there is currently no cure for ADHD, there are natural approaches that can significantly reduce and manage its symptoms without the unwanted side effects caused by prescribed medications. For example, there are certain diets and foods that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A spoonful of injury prevention makes the ADHD medicine go down - Rockhill CM.
Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of disability and mortality in youth across the United States and globally. Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been associated with an increased rate of unintentional injuries in multiple co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

AI-based model aids fMRI in ADHD detection
A newly developed deep-learning artificial intelligence (AI) model is lending...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI can predict cognitive development from MRI at birth Machine learning, fMRI unlock cellular brain properties fMRI shows how game therapy 'rewires' ADHD brains MRI shows smaller brain volume in kids with ADHD MRI, radiomics help diagnose, discern ADHD subtypes (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 11, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Emotion regulation via the autonomic nervous system in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): replication and extension - Morris SSJ, Musser ED, Tenenbaum RB, Ward AR, Martinez J, Raiker JS, Coles EK, Riopelle C.
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a prevalent disorder characterized by symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity, and/or impulsivity, as well as executive dysfunction. Recent work underlines the importance in understanding the role of emotio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news