Inattentive kids show worse grades in later life
(Frontiers) Researchers found that inattentiveness in childhood was linked to worse academic performance up to 10 years later in children with and without ADHD, even when they accounted for the children's intellectual ability. The results highlight the long-term effects that childhood inattention can have on academic performance, and suggest that parents and teachers should address inattentiveness in childhood. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pain, bullying involvement, and mental health problems among children and adolescents with ADHD in Taiwan - Yeh YC, Huang MF, Wu YY, Hu HF, Yen CF.
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the relationships of pain and pain-induced functional impairment with bullying involvement, as well as the relationships between pain and mental health problems among 474 children and adolescents with ADHD. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Sugar could be as addictive as cocaine says BJSM
Cutting sugar (file pic) out of a diet may lead to depression and even behavioural disorders such as ADHD, the paper published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine revealed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sugar could be just as addictive as cocaine
Cutting sugar (file pic) out of a diet may lead to depression and even behavioural disorders such as ADHD, the paper published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine revealed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A naturalistic comparison of methylphenidate and risperidone monotherapy in drug-naive youth with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder comorbid with oppositional defiant disorder and aggression - Masi G, Manfredi A, Nieri G, Muratori P, Pfanner C, Milone A.
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) are frequently co-occurring in youth, but data about the pharmacological management of this comorbidity are scarce, especially when impulsive aggres... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Neurofeedback, sham neurofeedback, and cognitive-behavioural group therapy in adults with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: a triple-blind, randomised, controlled trial - Sch önenberg M, Wiedemann E, Schneidt A, Scheeff J, Logemann A, Keune PM, Hautzinger M.
BACKGROUND: Many studies suggest that electroencephalographic (EEG) neurofeedback might be beneficial in the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). However, numbers of well controlled studies are low and neurofeedback techniques are ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Prevalence of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder among school children and associated co-morbidities - a hospital based descriptive study - Rimal H, Pokharel A.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is the most common neuro- developmental disorders of childhood characterized by the core symptoms including inattentiveness and distractibility and frequently involve impairments in executive functioning, increased ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The role of parental monitoring in mediating the link between adolescent ADHD symptoms and risk-taking behavior - Pollak Y, Poni B, Gershy N, Aran A.
OBJECTIVE: ADHD in adolescents and low level of parental monitoring have been associated with increased risk-taking behavior. The present study examined whether parental knowledge of the child's whereabouts mediates the correlations between adolescent ADHD... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Impulsive aggressive behavior triggered by headaches in a child with severe attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder - Yang TC, Luber MJ, Coffey BJ.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and fatal accidents in aviation medicine - Laukkala T, Bor R, Budowle B, Sajantila A, Navathe P, Sainio M, Vuorio A.
BACKGROUND: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder with symptoms of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interfere with functioning and/or development. ADHD occurs in about 2.5% of adults. ADHD can be ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Heavy drinking in university students with and without attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: contributions of drinking motives and protective behavioral strategies - Howard AL, Pritchard TR.
This study examined rates of heavy drinking and alcohol problems in relation to drinking motives and protective behavioral strategies in university students with a documented current diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD; n  = 31) ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

School exclusion 'leads to long-term mental health problems'
Researchers say other disciplinary techniques must be adopted to reduce burden of illness Related items fromOnMedica Mental health main concern of school heads Parents fear mental health 'life sentence' Nearly one in four children denied access to mental health services in England UK drug treatment of ADHD in children may have peaked Mental health should be taught in schools, like numeracy (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Olympic boxing champion Nicola Adams answers health quiz  
Boxing champion Nicola Adams OBE (pictured), 34, talks about dieting, her ADHD, and her weakness for waffles. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Greater Cincinnati company teams with Kansas startup to steer approval of ADHD drugs
A Greater Cincinnati company has partnered with a Kansas pharmaceutical startup to help advance its development of two new ADHD treatments. Cingulate Therapeutics LLC, based in Kansas City, Kan., entered a service agreement with Blue Ash-based Camargo Pharmaceutical Services, which provides comprehensive drug development services, to help prepare the company’s submissions to the Food and Drug Administration. “We’re excited to h ave them as our partner on this,” Cingulate CEO Shane Schaffer… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 14, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Attentional lapses in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: blank rather than wandering thoughts - Van den Driessche C, Bastian M, Peyre H, Stordeur C, Acquaviva É, Bahadori S, Delorme R, Sackur J.
People with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have difficulties sustaining their attention on external tasks. Such attentional lapses have often been characterized as the simple opposite of external sustained attention, but the different type... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Social contextual risk factors for stimulant use among adolescent American Indians - Spillane NS, Weyandt L, Oster D, Treloar H.
We examined the relationship between stimulant misuse and social factors that could be malleable to prevention among American Indian (A... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

MRI reveals key brain differences in people with genetic autism
With the aid of MRI and machine learning, researchers have identified structural...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI links early brain abnormality in infants to autism MRI opens early window into autism DTI shows how music could help kids with autism, ADHD Novel fMRI technique illustrates autism in boys fMRI aids in autism diagnosis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 8, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Predictors of long-term risky driving behavior in the multimodal treatment study of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder - Johnson JA, Jakubovski E, Reed MO, Bloch MH.
This study examines predictors of later risky driving behavior in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). METHODS: Stepwise logistic regression and receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analysis were used to expl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Take the Generic, Patients Are Told. Until They Are Not.
Consumers have grown used to being told to give up their brand-name drugs in favor of cheaper generics. Now some are finding the opposite is true. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHARLES ORNSTEIN and KATIE THOMAS Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Drugstores Health Insurance and Managed Care Adderall (Drug) Generic Brands and Products Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Medicare Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder CVS Caremark Corporation Food and Drug Admi Source Type: news

Shire weighs spin-off for ADHD drugs division
London-listed pharma group lifts sales and trumpets cost savings from Baxalta deal (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - August 3, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Symptoms of depression and ADHD in relation to stimulant medication misuse among college students - Benson K, Flory K.
This study sought to examine the relations between the misuse of stimu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Depression and severity of substance dependence among heroin dependent patients with ADHD symptoms - Liao YT, Chen CY, Ng MH, Huang KY, Shao WC, Lin TY, Chen VCH, Gossop M.
Background and Objectives Comorbid attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms are highly prevalent among heroin-dependent patients. We aim to investigate differences in dependence severity, depression, and quality of life between heroin-de... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Association of risk of suicide attempts with methylphenidate treatment - Man KKC, Coghill D, Chan EW, Lau WCY, Hollis C, Liddle E, Banaschewski T, McCarthy S, Neubert A, Sayal K, Ip P, Schuemie MJ, Sturkenboom MCJM, Sonuga-Barke E, Buitelaar J, Carucci S, Zuddas A, Kovshoff H, Garas P, Nagy P, Inglis SK, Konrad K, H äge A, Rosenthal E, Wong ICK.
IMPORTANCE: Patients with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at an increased risk of attempting suicide. Stimulants, such as methylphenidate hydrochloride, are the most common treatment for ADHD, but the association between their therapeut... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Researchers uncover how to boost learning efficiency in neurofeedback paradigm
(National Research University Higher School of Economics) Researchers from the HSE Centre for Cognition& Decision Making and the Control of Complex Systems Laboratory (Institute of Problems of Mechanical Engineering, Russian Academy of Sciences) have conducted a series of experiments to uncover what a person actually controls when they are tasked with independently affecting the activity of their own brain. This discovery may help develop non-pharmacological methods for treating epilepsy, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and depression. The research results were published in the journal Scientific Reports. (So...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Mobile Integrated Health / Parents Divert Kids' ADHD Meds / Baltimore IM Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today:NEJM Catalyst: Expert Article: Mobile integrated health, … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 27, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Methylphenidate-Suicide Link Doesn't Appear Causal (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD Any link between the ADHD drug methylphenidate and suicide attempts does not appear to be causal, according to an observational study in JAMA Psychiatry.Using a … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 27, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

" Are we there yet? " -- explaining ADHD science to children
(Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University) A collaboration between OIST and Brazilian researchers reported their latest brain research on ADHD in a scientific journal targeting -- and peer-reviewed by -- children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'Are we there yet?' -- explaining ADHD science to children
(Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University) A collaboration between OIST and Brazilian researchers reported their latest brain research on ADHD in a scientific journal targeting -- and peer-reviewed by -- children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ADHD Rx Associated With a Lower Risk for Alcohol, Drug Abuse
Linked to a 35 percent lower risk among men and 31 percent lower risk among women (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 25, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

ADHD treatment may lower risk for later alcohol, drug problems
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder may have a lower risk for developing an alcohol or drug problem if they take medications for ADHD, a study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treating ADHD May Help Curb Addiction Problems
For people with the disorder, meds like Ritalin linked to lower rates of alcohol, drug abuse, study finds (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treating ADHD May Help Curb Later Drinking, Drug Problems
This study contributes to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 24, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Callous-unemotional traits are uniquely associated with poorer peer functioning in school-aged children - Haas SM, Becker SP, Epstein JN, Frick PJ.
This study examines externalizing symptoms (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder [ADHD], conduct problems, and callous-unemotional [CU] traits) in relation to domains of peer functioning (social competence, loneliness, and close friendship quality), wi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Longitudinal associations of parental emotion socialization and children's emotion regulation: the moderating role of ADHD symptomatology - Breaux RP, McQuade JD, Harvey EA, Zakarian RJ.
Theory and research suggest that parents' reactions to children's emotions play a critical role in teaching children effective emotion regulation (ER) skills, but no studies have directly examined the role that parent emotion socialization plays in the dev... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Do children with attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have a diferent gait pattern? Relationship between idiopathic toe-walking and ADHD - Soto Insuga V, Moreno Vinu és B, Losada Del Pozo R, Rodrigo Moreno M, Martínez González M, Cutillas Ruiz R, Mateos Carmen C.
INTRODUCTION: Idiopathic toe-walking (ITW) is described as a gait pattern with no contact between the heels and the ground in children older than 3years. The diagnosis is clinical, making it necessary to rule out other neurological and orthopaedic conditio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Adult ADHD: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment
In this article, learn about adult ADHD and how it differs from childhood ADHD. We cover the symptoms of adult ADHD, and how it is diagnosed and treated. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: ADHD / ADD Source Type: news

The pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children and adolescents: a systematic review with network meta-analyses of randomised trials - Catala-Lopez F, Hutton B, N úñez-Beltrán A, Page MJ, Ridao M, Macías Saint-Gerons D, Catalá MA, Tabarés-Seisdedos R, Moher D.
BACKGROUND: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most commonly diagnosed psychiatric disorders in childhood. A wide variety of treatments have been used for the management of ADHD. We aimed to compare the efficacy and safety of pha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

ADHD Meds Tied to Lower Substance Abuse Risk ADHD Meds Tied to Lower Substance Abuse Risk
A new study provides more evidence that stimulants used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are unlikely to increase substance-related problems and may have a protective effect.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

SHOCK: Australia declares Fluoride "completely safe"
(Natural News) The debate over water fluoridation goes back decades to when communities began fluoridating water to prevent tooth decay. Over the years multiple studies have shown that while it may improve oral health, it comes with many health-damaging side-effects such as reduced IQ, cancer, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obesity, and depression. Ignoring the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Keith Conners, Psychologist Who Set Standard for Diagnosing A.D.H.D., Dies at 84
After devising a scale for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Dr. Conners later expressed dismay over how loosely the label was being applied. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BENEDICT CAREY Tags: Conners, Keith Deaths (Obituaries) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Psychology and Psychologists Children and Childhood Source Type: news

Study: Most ADHD medications aren't associated with risk of irritability
Irritability is common across psychiatric diagnoses, but is especially common in children with ADHD. Some common ADHD medications are purported to increase irritability, leading doctors and families to avoid them, even though medication is a highly effective treatment. However, a Yale study found that only amphetamine-derived medications were associated with an increase in irritability. Methylphenidates were not. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Top 8 reasons the fight for a new "healthcare bill" is all a Ponzi scheme for Americans investing in more dangerous chemical medicine choices
(Natural News) One hundred years ago in America, there was hardly a case of cancer, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, arthritis, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, ADHD, autism, Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease. All of those “diseases” are really just disorders (since they’re not contagious), most of which happen to be preventable and curable with an organic, plant-based... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ADHD medication tied to lower risk for alcohol, drug abuse in teens and adults
(Indiana University) The use of medication to treat attention deficient hyperactivity disorder is linked to significantly lower risk for substance use problems in adolescents and adults with ADHD, according to a study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry and led by Indiana University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ADHD in Teens
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Teens (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - July 11, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Cingulate Therapeutics Appoints Strategic Finance Veteran Louis G. Van Horn as Chief Financial Officer
KANSAS CITY, Kan., July 10, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Cingulate Therapeutics, LLC, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of new and innovative products for the treatment of Attention Deficit/Hyperact... Biopharmaceuticals, Personnel Cingulate Therapeutics, Dexmethylphenidate, Dextroamphetamine, ADHD (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - July 10, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include comparison of two types of insulin, reduced sudden cardiac death in heart failure, ADHD and educational achievement, and fasting versus consistent caloric restriction in weight loss and cholesterol. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - July 8, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Medications Boost Academic Performance in ADHD Patients Medications Boost Academic Performance in ADHD Patients
Individuals with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often have problems with academic achievement, but new research suggests that medication can improve their performance.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - July 7, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

ADHD adults are three times as likely to develop dementia  
Researchers from studying 600 adults with ADHD over a 10-year period found that they are 3.4 times more likely to be diagnosed with dementia than those without the behavioural disorder. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Giving Teens With ADHD the Keys to Safer Driving Giving Teens With ADHD the Keys to Safer Driving
Though these patients crash at a lower rate than once believed, the risks are still plentiful, according to Dr Thomas Power.CHOP Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

Borderline personality and attention-deficit hyperactivity traits in childhood are associated with hypomanic features in early adulthood - Mistry S, Zammit S, Price VE, Jones HJ, Smith DJ.
BACKGROUND: There is limited understanding of the symptomatic development of bipolar disorder from childhood to early adulthood. AIMS: We assessed whether borderline personality disorder traits, ADHD, and emotional, behavioural and social difficulties duri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news