Multimethod assessment of attention, executive functions, and motor skills in children with and without ADHD: children's performance and parents' perceptions - B ünger A, Urfer-Maurer N, Grob A.
We examined whether children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) differ from children without ADHD in attention, executive functions, and motor skills and whether measures of parents' perceptions and children's performance revea... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Physician's License in Limbo After Advising Pot for Boy, 4 Physician's License in Limbo After Advising Pot for Boy, 4
California's medical board ordered it revoked, saying the way the physician diagnosed the boy with ADHD and bipolar disorder was improper. But a court has granted a temporary stay, pending a hearing.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Quebec doctors decry the province's high rate of prescribing ADHD drugs to children and teens
An open letter signed by 45 doctors says it's urgent to ask why drugs are being prescribed at a rate that is, in the case of teens, double the rest of Canada's, as well as why so many young people are showing symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity, impulsivity and anxiety. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

After-School Programs Can Ease Kids' ADHD
Research shows that after-school programs could relieve some troubles for kids who have ADHD. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clearing ADHD caseload could take 5 years, CCG warns
A CCG has warned it could take five years to return attention deficit hyperactivity disorder assessment wait times to “acceptable levels”. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 25, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Genetic risk for ADHD manifest in brain structure in childhood
(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) There is only scant scientific evidence on whether the genetic risk for developing specific psychiatric disorders or cognitive traits is manifest in brain structure from childhood and, to date, studies have focused primarily on adult populations. The question remains unanswered. New evidence has now been provided by a study led by a researcher from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), a centre supported by 'la Caixa', which analysed data from a large paediatric sample. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nootropics, or ‘Smart Drugs,’ Are Gaining Popularity. But Should You Take Them?
The idea that a pill can supersize human intelligence is decidedly science fiction. But plenty of real-world researchers and drug-makers are working to develop nootropics: pills, supplements and other substances designed to improve various aspects of cognition. A rough translation for the word “nootropic” comes from the Greek for “to bend or shape the mind.” And already, there are dozens of over-the-counter (OTC) products—many of which are sold widely online or in stores—that claim to boost creativity, memory, decision-making or other high-level brain functions. Some of the most popular ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Drugs Source Type: news

Review Says Children Suffer From Concussion Longer Than Adults
BOSTON (CBS) – Concussion symptoms can last for days to months but a new review published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association finds that younger children often suffer significantly longer than teens or adults. Researchers found that while concussion symptoms, like headache and dizziness, may last on average about a week in adults, for children younger than 13, that recovery time is closer to four weeks … three times longer. Children with ADHD, depression and anxiety may also experience more prolonged symptoms. Researchers also stress that it is no longer recommended that children recover wit...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Concussion Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Ant McPartlin sent support from ADHD community
The TV presenter says he "found out stuff about me I hadn't addressed for years". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ADHD and Age: Can a Month Really Matter? ADHD and Age: Can a Month Really Matter?
Do children born in August really have higher rates of ADHD?Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Prescription stimulant misuse avoidance self-efficacy: correlates and moderation by race/ethnicity - Figueroa W, Yomogida K, Mendez J, Bavarian N.
This study examined whether personality characteristics, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptomology, psychological distress, and religiosity were associated with prescription stimulant avoidance self-efficacy and whether these relationshi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Cardiometabolic Risks Increased With Tourette, Tic Disorders Cardiometabolic Risks Increased With Tourette, Tic Disorders
The increased risk for disorders such as diabetes and obesity begins in childhood and is higher in those with concomitant ADHD.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

SyncThink Goes for Magic Leap to Get into AR
Neuro-technology specialist, SyncThink is finding its way into the realm of augmented reality (AR) through a new collaboration with Magic Leap, a special computing technology company. Under the agreement, the Palo Alto, CA-based company will bring its brain health assessments and therapy applications to Magic Leap’s One Platform. SyncThink has developed an eye tracking solution that can give insight on the brain’s health. “We use eye tracking to assess a person's brain health status,” Laura Yecies, SyncThink CEO, told MD+DI. â€&#...
Source: MDDI - January 14, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Digital Health Testing Source Type: news

Exclusive: Boston Children's Hospital teams up with CareDox for in-school digital care management services
The partners plan on starting with mental health screening tools for ADHD, depression, PTSD, as well as setting up protocals for other conditions.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 10, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Taking Valproate During Pregnancy Elevates Child's ADHD Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- ADHD joins other neurodevelopmental disorders associated with anti-convulsant drugs when taken during pregnancy (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - January 10, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Prevalence and predictors of suicidal ideation, plan, and attempts, in first-year college students with ADHD - Eddy LD, Eadeh HM, Breaux R, Langberg JM.
OBJECTIVE: The present study evaluated the prevalence of past suicidal ideation (SI), plan, and attempt in college students with ADHD (N  = 102) compared to a matched control (N = 102). Predictors of SI, plan, and attempts, were examined. PARTICIPAN... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Animal Study Suggests Ritalin Won't Harm the Heart
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9, 2019 -- Ritalin, a widely used stimulant drug to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), likely poses no risk of heart damage in children, new research in monkeys suggests. The findings are " very reassuring, " said... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 9, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Prenatal Valproate Exposure May Boost ADHD Risk by Almost 50% Prenatal Valproate Exposure May Boost ADHD Risk by Almost 50%
New research adds to the growing body of evidence that prenatal exposure to the anti-epileptic drug valproate increases the risk of adverse neurodevelopmental effects in offspring.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

ADHD Tied to Valproate in Pregnancy
(MedPage Today) -- Study adds to list of neurodevelopment outcomes linked with anti-seizure drug (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - January 7, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Is Epilepsy Drug Use in Pregnancy Linked to ADHD?
A woman’s use of the drug during pregnancy was associated with a small but significantly increased risk of ADHD in the offspring, even after adjusting for any possible psychiatric disease, epilepsy, and other factors, researchers said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Use of Common Epilepsy Drug in Pregnancy Tied to ADHD in Kids
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 4, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Obstetrics, News, Source Type: news

Prenatal Valproate Exposure Linked to Increased ADHD Risk
FRIDAY, Jan. 4, 2019 -- Use of the antiepileptic drug (AED) valproate during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among offspring, according to a study published online Jan. 4 in JAMA... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 4, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Use of Common Epilepsy Drug, Sodium Valproate, in Pregnancy Tied to ADHD in Kids
FRIDAY, Jan. 4, 2019 -- When a woman with epilepsy uses the anti-seizure drug valproate during a pregnancy, the odds that her baby will go on to develop ADHD rise, a new study suggests. The Danish report can't prove that valproate causes... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 4, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Study examines association between prenatal exposure to antiepileptic drugs and ADHD in children
This study examined whether prenatal exposure to valproate and other antiepileptic drugs was associated with increased risk of   attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. More than 913,000 children in Denmark were included in the observational study, and exposure to antiepileptic drugs was defined as pregnancies where mothers redeemed one or more prescriptions for the medications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pilot study: Akili's digital ADHD therapy feasible, well liked by autistic children, parents
The study's 19 young participants stuck to their regimens, and along with their parents said that they would be open to continuing treatment sessions.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 3, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Can a video game-based 'digital medicine' help children with autism and co-occurring ADHD?
(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) Researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) evaluated a digital medicine tool designed as an investigational treatment for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and co-occurring attention/deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study finds ADHD drugs are unlikely to cause cardiac damage in children who take them
(University at Buffalo) The results of a long-term NIH-funded study published last month could allay concerns that ADHD drugs can cause cardiac damage in children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ADHD and Work: 9 Tips for Thriving at the Office
Adults with ADHD are all-too aware of their shortcomings at work and regularly bash themselves for their inconsistent productivity and sinking motivation. But there are many things you can do to thrive at the office. For starters, it’s important to recognize that all workers struggle. “It would be a mistake to assume that non-ADHD or neurotypical workers do not struggle with some of the very same ebbs and flows of productivity, focus, and prioritization difficulties,” said Aaron D. Smith, MS, LMSW, ACC, a certified ADHD coach who helps individuals with ADHD and executive functioning challenges to bridge t...
Source: Psych Central - January 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Attention Deficit Disorder Career Disorders General Motivation and Inspiration Self-Help Work Issues ADHD and productivity ADHD and work ADHD challenges ADHD self-help ADHD tips Source Type: news

ADHD | Medscape ADHD | Medscape
Review in-depth clinical information, latest medical news, and guidelines on attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Recognize ADHD symptoms, become adept at ADHD test methods, and learn about ADHD treatment for children and adults. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news

Top 10 reasons your child has frequent headaches, abdominal pain, ADHD, allergies, skin problems, weight problems, and mental health issues
(Natural News) In America, parents are quick to rush their child to a medical doctor or even the emergency room the second symptoms of disease and disorder rear their ugly heads. Of course, this is a natural knee-jerk reaction to protect their child and prevent further health disarray, but the medications that are prescribed for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Attendance and engagement in parent training predict child behavioral outcomes in children pharmacologically treated for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and severe aggression - Joseph HM, Farmer C, Kipp H, Kolko D, Aman M, McGinley J, Arnold LE, Gadow KD, Findling RL, Molina BSG.
We examined the association of parent training (PT)-related factors with therapeutic success in the Treatment of Severe Childhood Aggression (TOSCA) study. Our aims were (1) to evaluate demographic and clinical characteristics as predictors of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

North Texas biotech settles litigation over ADHD drug
Grand Prairie-based Neos Therapeutics Inc. entered into a confidential settlement and licensing agreement with Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. to resolve all ongoing litigation involving Neos' patents for its Cotempla product. The two companies got involved in litigation after Teva Pharmaceuticals USA of North Wales, Pennsylvania, filed an application with the Food and Drug Administration to market a generic version of the medicine used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Under the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

A class of plant-derived compounds show promise in treating ADHD
(Natural News) The number of children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has risen by over 41 percent in the last decade, making it the most commonly diagnosed childhood disorder in the U.S. Apart from conventional treatments for the condition, researchers are looking into plant-based compounds called oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs) as possible alternatives. As... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neos, Teva settle litigation over ADHD drug
Neos Therapeutics Inc. entered into a confidential settlement and licensing agreement Wednesday with Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. to resolve all ongoing litigation involving Neos' patents for its Cotempla product. The two companies got involved in litigation after Teva Pharmaceuticals USA of North Wales, Pa., filed an application with the Food and Drug Administration to market a generic version of the medicine used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Under the settlement and license… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 26, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Sport concussion and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in student athletes: A cohort study - Iaccarino MA, Fitzgerald M, Pulli A, Woodworth KY, Spencer TJ, Zafonte R, Biederman J.
The objectives of this study were to determine whether ADHD is an antec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Critical reflections on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the criminal justice system: Swedish female ex-offenders' narratives of diagnosis - Österman LAM.
Recent years have seen an emerging link between attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and criminal behaviour. Sweden is a leader in this field of research, and high levels of ADHD are reported in the Swedish criminal justice system. The aetiology... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Supernus Pharma's ADHD drug meets main goal in study on adolescents
Supernus Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Thursday its drug for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder met the main goal in a late-stage trial on adolescents, weeks after results from trials testing the drug on children failed to impress investors. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

How food choices may affect your brain's destiny
Dr. David Perlmutter claims eating foods high in carbs causes brain inflammation and can trigger conditions like anxiety, depression and ADHD (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"Grain Brain": How your food choices can determine your brain's destiny
For many Americans, eating healthier will be a top New Year's resolution. One expert says we should start by eliminating gluten. Dr. David Perlmutter claims eating foods high in carbohydrates causes brain inflamation and can trigger neurological disorders like anxiety, depression, and ADHD. He revised and updated his best-selling 2013 book "Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar--Your Brain's Silent Killers." Perlmutter joins "CBS This Morning" to offer nutrition tips. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Even small amounts of exercise found to alleviate symptoms of ADHD in adults
(Natural News) Another study proves that exercise benefits the brain, even in small amounts. A study carried out by researchers at the University of Georgia revealed that adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who exercise, even in small amounts, can experience improvements in the symptoms of their condition. ADHD is a behavioral disorder that makes... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Family structure, birth order, and aggressive behaviors among school-aged boys with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) - Hsu YC, Chen CT, Yang HJ, Chou P.
PURPOSE: To evaluate the associations between family structure, birth order, and aggressive behaviors among school-aged boys with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). METHODS: We conducted a matched case-control study. Data were retriev... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » Refinement and Testing of Interventions to Enhance and Sustain ADHD Treatment Effects Across Settings and Developmental Transitions
The goal of this FOA is to support research that evaluates the effectiveness of augmented or modified interventions designed to promote enhanced and sustained improvement in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms and functional impairments across settings and transitions throughout childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - December 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Older Sibling With Autism or ADHD Raises Risk for Younger Children (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Study supports concept of shared familial mechanisms underlying ASD and ADHD. (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - December 12, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Younger siblings of kids with autism and ADHD have higher risk of these disorders
(Reuters Health) - - Children who have an older brother or sister with autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be more likely to develop these conditions than kids who don't have an older sibling with these neurological problems, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

ADHD and ASD Risk Rises When Older Sibling Has a Diagnosis ADHD and ASD Risk Rises When Older Sibling Has a Diagnosis
A new study finds that younger siblings of children with attention- deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are at an increased risk of also developing these disorders.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

ADHD and ASD Risk Rises With Older Sibling
ADHD and ASD Risk Rises When Older Sibling Has a Diagnosis (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - December 11, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Autism, ADHD in One Child Tied to Raised Risk in Siblings
Title: Autism, ADHD in One Child Tied to Raised Risk in SiblingsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/10/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/11/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - December 11, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Risk Up for Later - Born Siblings of Children With ASD, ADHD
Odds of both ASD and ADHD increased for later - born siblings of children with either diagnosis (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Autism and ADHD DO run in families: Having an older sibling with either disorder raises risks
A new University of California, Davis, study reveals that children whose older siblings have either behavioral disorder are at many times greater risks of developing one or both themselves. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Autism, ADHD Tied to Raised Risk in Siblings
Younger siblings of children with autism have a 30-fold increased relative risk they'll be diagnosed with autism themselves. They're also nearly four times as likely to be diagnosed with ADHD, researchers report. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news