ADHD study reveals unique genetic differences in African American patients
(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) Researchers have shown there may be key genetic differences in the causes of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) between African Americans and people of European ancestry, which may play an important part in how patients of different ethnic backgrounds respond to treatments for this condition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Association between adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and driving behaviors among iranian motorcyclists - Akbary A, Heydari ST, Sarikhani Y, Vossoughi M, Tabrizi R, Akabri M, Movahhedian N, Mani A, Sadeghi-Bazargani H, Ostovar T, Bagheri Lankarani K.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) score and driving behaviors among motorcycle drivers in Iran. Methods: This multi-center cross-sectional study was conducted on 1747 motorcyclists in thre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Mothers' stress and behavioral and emotional problems in children with ADHD. Mediation of coping strategies - Berenguer C, Rosell ó B, Miranda A.
The present study compared mothers' stress and the behavioral/emotional problems of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and children with typical development (TD). Furthermore, the relationships among the mothers' stress, the chil... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Black Children at Higher Odds for ADHD
In a review of 21 previously published U.S. studies, which included nearly 155,000 Black children in the United States, researchers found that 14.5% of these children had ADHD. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ADHD Prevalence Higher Among Blacks Than U.S. Population
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16, 2020 -- Black individuals may be at higher risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than the general U.S. population, according to a review published online Sept. 9 in JAMA Psychiatry. Jude Mary C énat, Ph.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Adult ADHD screening scores and hospitalization due to pedestrian injuries: a case-control study - Sadeghpour A, Sadeghi-Bazargani H, Ghaffari-fam S, Salarilak S, Farahbakhsh M, Ekman R, Daemi A.
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the association between adult ADHD screening scores and hospitalization due to pedestrian injuries in a sample of Iranian pedestrians. METHODS: Through a case-control study, a case population of 177 pe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Black Kids at Higher Odds for ADHD
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16, 2020 -- Current wisdom holds that white kids are at greater risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than Black children are, but a new analysis finds the opposite is true. In a review of 21 previously published... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 16, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Systematic parental training helps the well-being of preschool children with ADHD
(Aarhus University) Research findings from Aarhus University and the Central Denmark Region's Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Centre show that quality of life is poorer for preschool children with ADHD compared to children from the control population. But the children's quality of life can be significantly improved using treatment without medication. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Girls with ADHD at High Risk for Self-Injury Girls with ADHD at High Risk for Self-Injury
Recent studies constitute a clarion call for clinicians to routinely screen adolescents with ADHD for nonsuicidal self-injury and its risk factors, a study lead author said at the virtual congress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

A randomized controlled feasibility trial of reminder-focused positive psychiatry in adolescents with comorbid attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder - Ahmadi N, Chaudhry S, Salam T, Rodriguez J, Kase M, Olango G, Molla M, McCracken J, Pynoos R.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the impact of reminder-focused positive psychiatry (RFPP) on attention-deficit/hyperactive disorder (ADHD) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, vascular-function, inflammation and well-being of adolescents with comor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Developmental relations between ADHD symptoms and bullying perpetration and victimization in adolescence - Murray AL, Zych I, Ribeaud D, Eisner M.
It has previously been hypothesized that individuals with elevated attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms are at greater risk of bullying perpetration and victimization. Using autoregressive latent trajectory models with structured residu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Diagnosing ADHD
DEAR MAYO CLINIC:?I am mom to two energetic boys, ages 5 and 8. A neighbor commented that my children must have ADHD. What is ADHD exactly and how do I tell the difference between a kid who just has a ton of energy and one who has a problem that needs to be addressed? Do [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 9, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

The pandemic helped me realize I have ADHD — at 34
The traits I consider to be my biggest flaws were spiralling in self-isolation to a point that I felt they were no longer manageable. As I was going through the motions thinking something must be “wrong” with me, a friend posted an article on adult ADHD and every word jumped out at me. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatchewan Source Type: news

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder medication and risk of suicide attempt: a meta-analysis of observational studies - Liu WJ, Mao HJ, Hu LL, Song MF, Jiang HY, Zhang L.
PURPOSE: Epidemiologic findings are inconsistent regarding the association between attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medication exposure and suicide attempt in individuals with ADHD. METHODS: A systematic literature search of PubMed, Emba... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Adult ADHD Symptoms May Predict Motor Vehicle Crash Risk
Persistence of symptoms in adulthood carries higher risk than childhood - limited ADHD (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 5, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Adult ADHD Symptoms May Predict Motor Vehicle Crash Risk
FRIDAY, Sept. 4, 2020 -- Having attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms that persist into adulthood is associated with a higher risk for being involved in a motor vehicle crash (MVC), according to a study published online Aug. 22 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 4, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Real-world changes in adolescents' ADHD symptoms within the day and across school and non-school days - Pedersen SL, Kennedy TM, Joseph HM, Riston SJ, Kipp HL, Molina BSG.
Research on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) points to the possibility that contextual factors (e.g., time of day, school vs. home) may be related to symptoms and impairment. This prior research has relied on laboratory-based or retrospectiv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

What drives risky behavior in ADHD: insensitivity to its risk or fascination with its potential benefits? - Shoham R, Sonuga-Barke E, Yaniv I, Pollak Y.
OBJECTIVE: ADHD is linked to increased engagement in risky behavior (ERB). Recent work suggests that this link is mediated by the perceived benefits of the behaviors, but not by the perceived risks or the attitudes toward the risks. Here we examine this hy... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Suicidal and non-suicidal self-injurious behaviour in patients with bipolar disorder and comorbid attention deficit hyperactivity disorder after initiation of central stimulant treatment: a mirror-image study based on the LiSIE retrospective cohort - Öhlund L, Ott M, Lundqvist R, Sandlund M, Salander Renberg E, Werneke U.
BACKGROUND: Currently, our understanding regarding treatment of adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) co-occurring with bipolar disorder (BD) remains limited. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of central stimulant (CS) treatm... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

PCOS is linked to increased risk of neuropsychiatric disorders in offspring
(European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology) Children born to mothers with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are at greater risk of a wide range of psychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders, according to new research published in Human Reproduction. The study is the first to show links between PCOS and such a wide range of disorders, which include emotional and behavioural problems, delayed development, learning, speech and language problems, autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Chemicals in food, clothing, cosmetics increase ADHD risk in children, study finds
Exposure to certain chemicals commonly found in cosmetics and processed foods increases a child's risk for developing ADHD-like behaviors by more than 30%, according to a study published Friday by JAMA Network Open. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ADHD May Help Predict Adults' Car Crash Risk
THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2020 -- Young adults who've had attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) since childhood are at increased risk for road crashes, researchers say. But there is no increased risk for those whose ADHD symptoms have decreased,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 27, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

ADHD, Dyslexia May Affect Evaluation of Concussion ADHD, Dyslexia May Affect Evaluation of Concussion
Young people with certain learning disorders may respond differently to concussion tests, which needs to be considered when advising on recovery times, a new study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - August 18, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Persistence of ADHD into adulthood is an important predictor of car crash risk
(Elsevier) A new study reports that the risk of being involved in car crashes increases for those diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP), published by Elsevier, looked specifically at the rate of car crashes by adulthood, which was 1.45 times higher in those with a childhood history of ADHD compared to adults with no ADHD. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Why a little bit of exercise can help academically for kids with ADHD
Brief workouts or playtime seems to allow children to control inappropriate impulses and focus more on the classroom, experts say. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ben Opipari Source Type: news

Perceived stress partially accounts for the association between attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms and suicidal ideation among students - Gbessemehlan A, Arsandaux J, Orri M, Montagni I, Macalli M, Tournier M, Tzourio C, Gal éra C.
The association between Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and suicidal ideation has been the focus of recent research interest among youths and young adults. However, the role perceived stress plays in this association is unclear. We investig... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Investigation of the interpersonal theory of suicide in the context of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptomatology and suicide ideation - Triece PA, Oddo LE, Hill RM, Pettit JW, Meinzer MC.
OBJECTIVE: The current study examines components of the Interpersonal Theory of Suicide as mediators of the association between attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms and suicide ideation in college students with elevated depressive sympt... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Adolescent attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: understanding teenage symptom trajectories - Shaw P, Sudre G.
Symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) run a variable course through adolescence. While most affected individuals show some improvement, particularly of hyperactivity-impulsivity, symptoms of inattention are more persistent, and some i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Brief report: predictors of school refusal due to bullying in children with autism spectrum disorder and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder - McClemont AJ, Morton HE, Gillis JM, Romanczyk RG.
This study exa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder-associated impulsive aggression treated with lamotrigine - Sablaban IM, Sivananthan M.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

New study suggests ADHD- like behavior helps spur entrepreneurial activity
(University of Central Florida) Many people have experienced a few nights of bad sleep that resulted in shifting attention spans, impulsive tendencies and hyperactivity the next day -- all behaviors resembling ADHD. A new study found that this dynamic may also be linked to increased entrepreneurial behavior. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Concussion Linked to Risk for Dementia, Parkinson's, ADHD Concussion Linked to Risk for Dementia, Parkinson's, ADHD
The increased strength of association between concussion and risk for ADHD and anxiety disorders may result from gender-based differences in reporting, experts say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 11, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Concussion Linked to Risk for Brain Conditions
Concussion Linked to Risk for Dementia, Parkinson's, ADHD (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - August 11, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Experimental Nonstimulant Effective, Fast-Acting for ADHD Experimental Nonstimulant Effective, Fast-Acting for ADHD
Once-daily viloxazine reduced symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder as soon as 1 week after dosing and was well tolerated in a pivotal phase 3 study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - August 7, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

The prediction of children's accident proneness based on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and sluggish cognitive tempo symptoms: the mediating role of sensitivity to reward and punishment - Khanjani Z, Mohammadi E, Shadbafi M.
Background and Purpose: Accidents, both intentional and unintentional, are one of the leading causes of death and disability for children around the world and impose a heavy financial burden on the health care system of societies. The aim of the present st... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Adverse Experiences More Common Among Children Raised by Grandparents
ADHD also more common for preschool - age, school - age children in grandparent - headed households (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Associations between concussion and risk of diagnosis of psychological and neurological disorders: a retrospective population-based cohort study - Morissette MP, Prior HJ, Tate RB, Wade J, Leiter JRS.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate associations between concussion and the risk of follow-up diagnoses of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), mood and anxiety disorders (MADs), dementia and Parkinson's disease. DESIGN: A retrospective population-ba... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Burden of ADHD substantial in Denmark
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - August 1, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Concussion Ups Odds for Many Brain Conditions
The study of more than 186,000 Canadians found that those who suffered a concussion were more likely to develop any of several conditions, including: attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); depression or anxiety; Parkinson's disease; or dementia. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Concussion Linked to Risk for Psych, Neurologic Disorders
Risk increased for ADHD, mood and anxiety disorders, dementia, Parkinson disease (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 28, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Concussion Linked to Risk for Psych, Neurologic Disorders
TUESDAY, July 28, 2020 -- Concussion is associated with an increased risk for diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), mood and anxiety disorders (MADs), dementia, and Parkinson disease, according to a study published online... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The importance of parental knowledge in the association between ADHD symptomatology and related domains of impairment - Dekkers TJ, Huizenga HM, Bult J, Popma A, Boyer BE.
Parents of children with ADHD experience several difficulties while raising their children and report lower levels of knowledge about their children's life and behaviors. A recent study found that low levels of parental knowledge mediated the association b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Driving accidents, driving violations, symptoms of attention-deficit-hyperactivity (ADHD) and attentional network tasks - Zamani Sani SH, Fathirezaie Z, Sadeghi-Bazargani H, Badicu G, Ebrahimi S, Grosz RW, Sadeghi Bahmani D, Brand S.
In this study, we investigated the associations between traffic violations, traffic accid... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

The Pandemic ’s Toll on Children With Special Needs and Their Parents
Missing social contacts and altered routines, disturbed sleep and eating habits can be particularly intense for the kids with developmental challenges. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Perri Klass, M.D. Tags: Special Education Children and Childhood Education (K-12) Parenting Intellectual Disabilities Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Quarantines Autism Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Source Type: news

Creators call digital game for ADHD children the future of medicine. Critics call it a marketing ploy.
The FDA approved EndeavorRx for marketing. Developers say it can provide help for kids struggling in school and at home. But several ADHD experts say they’re overpromising. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katherine Ellison Source Type: news

Creators call digital game prescription for ADHD the future of medicine. Critics call it a marketing ploy.
The FDA approved EndeavorRx for marketing. Developers say it can provide help for kids struggling in school and at home. But several ADHD experts say they’re overpromising. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katherine Ellison Source Type: news

Novel Drug May Lower Agitation in Multiple Psychiatric Disorders Novel Drug May Lower Agitation in Multiple Psychiatric Disorders
Vafidemstat may reduce agitation and aggression in autism, ADHD, and borderline personality disorder. It's also the first psychiatric drug with an epigenetic mode of action, investigators say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - July 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Methylphenidate and the risk of burn injury among children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder - Chen VCH, Yang YH, Yu Kuo T, Lu ML, Tseng WT, Hou TY, Yeh JY, Lee CTC, Chen YL, Lee MJ, Dewey ME, Gossop M.
AIMS: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is associated with a higher risk of burn injury than in the normal population. Nevertheless, the influence of methylphenidate (MPH) on the risk of burn injury remains unclear. This retrospective cohort ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The Coronavirus Seems to Spare Most Kids From Illness, but Its Effect on Their Mental Health Is Deepening
Pandemics can be indiscriminate, with viruses making no distinctions among the victims they attack and those they spare. If you’re human, you’ll do. COVID-19 has been different, particularly when it comes to age. The disease has shown a special animus for older people, with those 65-plus considered at especially high risk for hospitalization and death, and those 18 and below catching a semblance of an epidemiological break. Though a small share of adolescents have suffered severe cases, most who contract the disease in that age cohort are likelier to experience milder symptoms or none at all. But if COVID-19 is...
Source: TIME: Health - July 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Magazine Source Type: news

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and motorcycle accidents - Su árez Alcalá I, Rosales-Pereira KA, Silva AA, González G, López K, Rísquez Parra A.
Traffic accidents (TA) are a public health issue worldwide. Every year the mortality rate increases due to these events. It has been demonstrated that individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are at greater risk of having TA than he... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news