Small study links behavioral, neural changes in ADHD boys receiving video game intervention
A recent small study published in Nature ’s Translational Psychiatry journal observed a change in the brain networking and behavior of boys receiving a video game-based treatment for ADHD. Conducted in Singapore, the study was conducted as part of a larger controlled investigation of boys with ADHD. It compared an intervention group of 1 8 participants (mean age 9 years) to a control arm of 11 participants (mean age 9.45 years). (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 20, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Links Seen Between Asthma and ADHD Links Seen Between Asthma and ADHD
There may be a strong connection between asthma and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) that makes people with one condition more likely to develop the other one, a recent study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Adolescents' concern over societal discrimination associated with worse behavioral health
(JAMA Network) Many southern California high school students report being concerned that discrimination is increasing in society and that concern appears to be associated with behavioral health problems a year later, including more frequent substance use and higher odds of depression and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Parenting a Child With ADHD
Title: Parenting a Child With ADHDCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 7/28/2010 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/17/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - August 17, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Methylphenidate Good First - Choice Pediatric ADHD Drug
For adults, amphetamines are reasonable first choice to treat attention - deficit hyperactivity disorder (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Links seen between asthma and ADHD
(Reuters Health) - There may be a strong connection between asthma and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) that makes people with one condition more likely to develop the other one, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Methylphenidate Good First-Choice Pediatric ADHD Drug
THURSDAY, Aug. 16, 2018 -- Methylphenidate should be considered as a first choice for the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents, while amphetamines should be considered as a first choice in adults,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bedtime ADHD Tx OK'd; Benzodiazepine Scripts Rise; Exercise Vs. Addiction
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the psychiatry world (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - August 15, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

fMRI shows how game therapy 'rewires' ADHD brains
A Massachusetts company called Atentiv that has developed a line of computer...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI shows smaller brain volume in kids with ADHD MR spectroscopy links ADHD drugs to positive emotions MRI, radiomics help diagnose, discern ADHD subtypes MRI links brain volume to ADHD DTI shows how music could help kids with autism, ADHD (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 15, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Design of an experimental protocol to examine medication non-adherence among young drivers diagnosed with ADHD: A driving simulator study - Lee YC, Ward McIntosh C, Winston F, Power T, Huang P, Onta ñón S, Gonzalez A.
The diagnosis of ADHD among teens and young adults has been associated with a higher likelihood of motor vehicle crashes. Some studies suggest a beneficial effect of ADHD medication but the exact efficacy is still being debated. Further, medication adheren... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

LTD Insurer Wrongfully Applied Pre-Existing Condition Exclusion, Insured Says
NEW YORK - A disability insurer wrongfully denied a claim for long-term disability (LTD) benefits based on the plan's pre-existing condition exclusion because the claimant's diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder during the 90-day period prior to becoming insured was not a misdiagnosis of the claimant's later diagnosis of bipolar disorder, the condition for which LTD benefits were sought, the claimant says in a July 2 complaint filed in New York federal court (Aaron Slavutin v. Standard Insurance Co., No. 18-5994, S.D. N.Y.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - August 14, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

ADHD Drugs: Calls to Poison Control ADHD Drugs: Calls to Poison Control
Nontherapeutic exposures to ADHD drugs range from inadvertent dosing to attempted suicide.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Obesity during pregnancy increases risk of psychiatric disorders in children
Obese, pregnant women with diabetes are more likely to have children with psychiatric disorders, such as ADHD or autism, according to a study published inPediatrics.Reuters (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Don ’t be in any doubt – ADHD is an illness and it must be treated | Ann Robinson
Britain is right to take a more cautious approach than the US, but we should be prepared to fund a range of treatmentsImagine a neurological condition that affects one in 20 under-18s. It starts early, causes significant distress and pain to the child, damages families and limits the chances of leading a fulfilled life as an adult. One in 20 children are affected but only half of these will get a diagnosis and a fifth will receive treatment. If those stats related to a familiar and well-understood illness, such as asthma, there would be little debate about the need to improve intervention rates. But this is attention ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ann Robinson Tags: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Children NHS Health Medical research Society Science Source Type: news

Don ’t be in any doubt – ADHD is a condition and it must be treated | Ann Robinson
Britain is right to take a more cautious approach than the US, but we should be prepared to fund a range of treatmentsImagine a neurological condition that affects one in 20 under-18s. It starts early, causes significant distress and pain to the child, damages families and limits the chances of leading a fulfilled life as an adult. One in 20 children are affected but only half of these will get a diagnosis and a fifth will receive treatment. If those stats related to a familiar and well-understood illness, such as asthma, there would be little debate about the need to improve intervention rates. But this is attention ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ann Robinson Tags: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Children NHS Health Medical research Society Science Source Type: news

Athletes and Hearts; Best Meds for ADHD: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include secondhand smoke and adolescents, labor induction, screening young athletes for cardiac problems, and ADHD medicines. (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - August 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

FDA Clears First ADHD Bedtime Medication FDA Clears First ADHD Bedtime Medication
Jornay PM is a novel formulation of methylphenidate taken in the evening instead of first thing in the morning to provide early-morning control of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Opioid Use Rising in ADHD Patients on Stimulants
(MedPage Today) -- Concomitant usage poses danger for addiction, overdose (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - August 10, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Children are six times more likely to have ADHD if their mothers had diabetes and obesity
Women who had both obesity and diabetes when they got pregnant are more than six times more likely to have children with ADHD or other psychiatric disorders, new Swedish research suggests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Methylphenidate Best First-Line Drug Choice for ADHD in Kids Methylphenidate Best First-Line Drug Choice for ADHD in Kids
Methylphenidate appears to be the best first-line drug choice for attention- deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Jornay PM (methylphenidate) Extended-Release Capsules for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands--(BUSINESS WIRE)August 09, 2018 --Ironshore Pharmaceuticals& Development, Inc. ( “Ironshore”) a wholly owned subsidiary of Highland Therapeutics Inc. (“Highland”) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - August 9, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Obesity, diabetes in pregnancy may raise kids' risk of psychiatric disorders
(Reuters Health) - Pregnant women who have both severe obesity and diabetes may be more likely to have children with autism, ADHD and other psychiatric disorders than mothers who don't have either condition during pregnancy, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Which Drugs Work Best for ADHD? Large Study Zeroes in on Two
The researchers compared seven ADHD drugs -- amphetamines (including lisdexamfetamine), atomoxetine, bupropion, clonidine, guanfacine, methylphenidate and modafinil -- and a placebo over 12 weeks of treatment. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ADHD experts say more children with condition should be given drugs
An NHS-funded study has found that Ritalin is still the best medical option for children with ADHD – reducing symptoms by 78 per cent. Only 0.5 per cent of under-16s in the UK receive the drugs currently. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Which Drugs Work Best for ADHD? Large Study Zeroes in on Two
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 8, 2018 -- Researchers have identified what they describe as the safest, most effective short-term drug treatments for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It's methylphenidate for kids and amphetamines for adults,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Parents' smoking and depression linked to increased ADHD risk in children
(Wiley) A new study has identified adults' smoking and depression as family environmental factors associated with the development of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.The findings, which are published in Asia Pacific Psychiatry, come from an analysis of information on 23,561 children in Korea. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ritalin-type drugs best to treat ADHD in children, shows study
Methylphenidate drugs safest and most effective while adults do better on amphetaminesRitalin and other drugs of the same class are the most effective and safest medications to prescribe for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a major scientific review.The review of ADHD drugs shows that they work, and work well, in spite of concerns among the public and some doctors that children in the UK are being overmedicated. Ofsted ’s chief inspector, Amanda Spielman, has likened the drugs to a “chemical cosh” and claimed they were being overprescribed, disguising bad behavio...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 8, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Mental health UK news Source Type: news

ADHD experts say more children with condition should be given drugs as only one in ten currently are
An NHS-funded study has found that Ritalin is still the best medical option for children with ADHD – reducing symptoms by 78 per cent. Only 0.5 per cent of under-16s in the UK receive the drugs currently. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Methylphenidate best drug for hyperactive kids in short-term
But consider non-drug options first, concludes pooled analysis of data from 133 trials Related items fromOnMedica Monthly testing with isotretinoin might be unnecessary CBT helps children to kick obsessions Lorazepam no better than diazepam for child seizures Broader definition of ADHD raises risk of needless treatment One in 10 children in phase I cancer trials respond to drugs (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 8, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The Best ADHD Medication? Meta-Analysis Offers Some Answers (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Most effective drugs differ for kids, adults (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - August 7, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Hyperactivity drugs are safe and effective, research shows
Study of 14,000 children and 10,000 adults shows benefits of ADHD drugs (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - August 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The 'Miss' who missed her own ADHD
AS THE mother of 13-year-old twins with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder , assistant head teacher Carolyn Lawler is uniquely qualified to support families when a child at her school is diagnosed with the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meds not the only answer for ADHD | Letters
There need to be national multi-agency collaborative pathways for the holistic assessment of children with attention difficultiesWe, as chartered psychologists (BPS), are delighted that the inadequate provision for children with mental health difficulties in the UK was highlighted (Shocking failures on children with ADHD, 4 August). We agree with the findings that there are considerable local differences in practice in this field. We note with concern the reported rise in prescriptions for stimulant drugs such as Ritalin (methylphenidate) between 2010 and 2015. We should not fall into the trap of believing that diagnosis a...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Society Health Mental health NHS Conservatives Politics Psychology Science Source Type: news

UK children with ADHD wait up to two years for diagnosis, say experts
Postcode lottery chaos and misconceptions of mental health condition lead to delayed treatment, harming chances of education and future prospects‘When I started taking ADHD medication it was as if someone flicked a switch’Children with ADHD are waiting up to two years for a diagnosis in the UK, harming their chances of education and prospects for the future, say experts.ADHD – attention deficit hyperactivity disorder – is a recognised mental health condition. Psychological support and medication can transform children’s lives and those of their families. Yet data seen by the Guardian shows a c...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 4, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Mental health Society Science Source Type: news

ADHD and Alternative Tobacco Product Use During Adolescence ADHD and Alternative Tobacco Product Use During Adolescence
Are ADHD symptoms a risk factor for increased likelihood of e-cigarette use in adolescents? What might be the psychosocial mechanisms underlying the pathway from ADHD to e-cigarettes?Journal of Pediatric Psychology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

ANOTHER negative side effect of hospitalization: Medical devices leach phthalates into the blood of ill children, leading to ADHD
(Natural News) Half of the incidences of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in previously critically-ill children can be explained by the plasticisers found in medical devices. Researchers of a European Union (EU)-funded project warn parents that children who are hospitalized in intensive care units for long periods have an incredibly high risk of developing ADHD as they... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can we predict the long-term outcome of boys with ADHD?
(Elsevier) A study published in the August 2018 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry(JAACAP) reports on a group of boys diagnosed with ADHD in childhood (when they were, on average, 8 years old) and followed into adulthood (when they were in their early 40s). The goal was to examine whether boys' characteristics in childhood and adolescence predicted their subsequent school performance, their work, and social adjustment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Individual training of parents is best for small children with ADHD
(Aarhus University) A major research project from Aarhus University and the Centre for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Risskov, Denmark in collaboration with the University of Copenhagen, University of Nottingham, UK and Kings College London highlights that individual behavioral treatment and support for parents who have preschool children with ADHD is significantly better than what is currently routinely offered in Danish Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Shocking new trend has women popping highly addictive Adderall pills in an effort to curb their appetite and lose weight
(Natural News) Latest figures show that an alarmingly high number of women are now taking Adderall, a medication used in the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), to speed up weight loss. According to recent reports, women turn to friends and even suspicious websites to take hold of the medication. The drug is known to suppress appetite. According to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What We Know About the Effect of Psychotropic Drugs on Migrant Kids
A federal judge on Monday ruled that the government must obtain parental or guardian consent before administering psychotropic drugs—those that can affect the brain or behavior—to migrant children in its care. But plenty of questions still remain about what these drugs do to young brains in the first place. “The benefits or risks of psychotropic medications to brain development are only beginning to be evaluated,” says Dr. Manpreet Singh, director of the Pediatric Mood Disorders Program at Stanford University. “We haven’t actually looked, directly and in systematic ways, at the effects o...
Source: TIME: Health - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Drugs healthytime onetime Source Type: news

The Checkup: When Medicines Affect a Child ’ s Mind and Behavior
What doctors and parents should discuss about medicating a child for A.D.H.D., anxiety or depression. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PERRI KLASS, M.D. Tags: Children and Childhood Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Parenting Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Doctors Source Type: news

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See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The MAReport: Check out the Spring 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter! This quarter, Health Professions Coordinator Erin Seger talked about, “Health Statistics for a Variety of Audiences and Topics” as an introduction to her upcoming offering of Health Statistics on the Web, NNLM’s first class to be approved by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing to provide CE for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES)! National Network of Libraries of Medicine News The Unlinkable Data Chal...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - July 27, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Illicit Use of ADHD Meds Won't Boost Grades: Study
Title: Illicit Use of ADHD Meds Won't Boost Grades: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/26/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/27/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - July 27, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

UB research suggests how stimulant treatments for ADHD work
(University at Buffalo) Stimulant medications are an effective treatment for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). In the classroom, parents and teachers say that medications like methylphenidate (MPH) can reduce symptoms and improve behavior.Although stimulants have been in use for decades to treat ADHD in school-aged children, just how they work hasn't been clear. But the results of a new study in The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry is filling in critical gaps about the role of improved cognitive functions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ADHD Meds No Help For Healthy Students' Grades
ADHD drugs like Adderall do not improve, and can actually impair, brain function in healthy students who take the drug hoping for an intelligence boost, a new study has found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Injury among children and young people with and without attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in the community: the risk of fractures, thermal injuries, and poisonings - Prasad V, West J, Sayal K, Kendrick D.
BACKGROUND: Injuries commonly cause morbidity and mortality in children and young people (CYP). Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the commonest neurobehavioural disorder in CYP and is associated with increased injury risk. However, large, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

ADHD Tied to Increased Concussion Risk for Kids ADHD Tied to Increased Concussion Risk for Kids
Children, teens and young adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be more than four times more likely to sustain traumatic brain injuries than other youth, a Taiwanese study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Illicit Use of ADHD Meds Won't Boost Grades: Study
THURSDAY, July 26, 2018 -- Many college students turn to ADHD medications during exam week, treating the prescription stimulants as " smart drugs " that will enhance their academic performance. But a new study shows that drugs like Adderall do not... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

ADHD diagnosis for adults 'can take seven years'
Charity ADHD Action is calling on the government to formally record adult ADHD figures. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World Mercury Project video BANNED by Facebook now available at REAL.video - see "Epidemic - The Science"
(Natural News) A video that has been censored by Facebook is now available at this REAL.video link. The video, featuring Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. of the World Mercury Project, warns about the epidemic of vaccine-induced degenerative disease that’s sweeping across developed nations. In the verboten video, he names ADHD, autism, auto-immune diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news