Study suggests a direct link between screen time and ADHD in teens
(Natural News) Adding to the list of health concerns associated with excessive screen time, one study suggests that there could be a link between the length of time teenagers spend online and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The two-year study, which was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), observed more than 2,500 high school... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low hedonic tone and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: risk factors for treatment resistance in depressed adults - Sternat T, Fotinos K, Fine A, Epstein I, Katzman MA.
BACKGROUND: The burdens imposed by treatment-resistant depression (TRD) necessitate the identification of predictive factors that may improve patient treatment and outcomes. Because depression and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are frequen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

A preliminary investigation of reaction time variability in relation to social functioning in children evaluated for ADHD - Tamm L, Epstein JN, Becker SP.
Reaction time variability (RTV) is a ubiquitous phenomenon in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Few studies have examined RTV in relation to functional outcomes such as social impairment in children with ADHD. In this exploratory study, we i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

ADHD Medications and Scary Side Effects
Side effects from ADHD medications are rarely dangerous, but they are unsettling. Knowing how to respond will ease your mind. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can You Treat ADHD Without Drugs?
For most families, an ADHD diagnosis means a long trek through the world of pharmaceuticals. But the most successful treatment combines both meds and learning to manage behavior. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flu Vaccines now available. North Aurora office will open shortly!
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), 2017 was the worst flu season since 1976 claiming 80,000 lives of which 180 were children.  Many of the children who succumbed last year were healthy kids with no medical issues. While that may not seem like a lot of kids and we tend to think “it will never happen to me”, the fact is that flu does not discriminate…not by age, not by gender, not by how healthy you are.  In fact, many of the children who succumbed were healthy and had no previous medical issue although the majority had not been vaccinated.Flu shots are now availabl...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - September 28, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Changes at PHA Vaccination Information Source Type: news

ADHD and ADD are FAKE disorders stemming from bad schooling practices, HFCS and artificial food coloring
(Natural News) Attention-deficit disorders are defined as brain disorders marked by ongoing patterns of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity, to an extent that it interferes with development and functioning. Symptoms include wandering off task, difficulty sustaining focus, disorganization, defiance, constant movement, fidgeting, tapping, talking, and the inability to delay immediate gratification. Sounds like every adult who’s... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Book Review: What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew
While ADHD can rob children of the executive functioning skills that are pivotal in life, it can also rob both them and their parents of the very relationship that can help improve those skills. More often than not as ADHD children struggle to complete tasks, remember important items, and focus attention long enough to hold a conversation, their parents find themselves equally frustrated, and most likely, not in the best place to parent them. What is missing is understanding. In her new book, What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life, Sharon Saline, Psy.D., offers...
Source: Psych Central - September 27, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Attention Deficit Disorder Book Reviews Children and Teens Disorders Family General Parenting Psychology Students Treatment books on adhd childhood adhd book what your ADHD child wishes you knew Source Type: news

Mother hallucinated bugs living under her skin in ADHD side effect
A woman known only as Mrs T in Melrose, Scotland, was diagnosed with an unusual condition called delusional infestation in which she imagined insects inside her skin and home. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prescriptions for medications commonly used to treat ADHD have increased over the past 5 years in Ontario
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - September 25, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

The predictive validity of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire for child attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder - Overgaard KR, Madsen KB, Oerbeck B, Friis S, Obel C.
We need accurate screening measures for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to ensure that children with the disorder are referred for assessment without raising concern for children with normal behaviour. The Strengths and Difficulties Questio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

7T fMRI, AI illustrate how memories help with daily activities
Could it simply be déjà vu all over again? In a study published online...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: NIMH awards $3.8M for fMRI study on suicidal thinking fMRI shows dehydration's effect on the brain fMRI shows how game therapy 'rewires' ADHD brains AI characterizes complex mood disorders from fMRI Machine-learning algorithm detects schizophrenia on fMRI (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and transitional aged youth - Wilens TE, Isenberg BM, Kaminski TA, Lyons RM, Quintero J.
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Extensive research has been conducted on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adults; however, less is known about ADHD during the transition from childhood to adulthood. Transitional aged youth (TAY) with ADHD... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Health Tip: Coping With ADHD
-- Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) makes it difficult for a person -- most often a child -- to pay attention and stay focused. A child with ADHD can be a more impulsive, which can lead to issues with learning and maintaining... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Coping With ADHD
Title: Health Tip: Coping With ADHDCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/18/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/18/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - September 18, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

No need for drugs: Parent education proven an effective solution for many ADHD challenges
(Natural News) Evidence-based parent-teacher-children training programs have recently been proven to be effective not only in preventing child delinquency in later years but in reducing the symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among three to eight-year-olds. Researchers at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute believe that their new study could help parents foster young... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ADHD Boosts Risk of Early-Onset Parkinson's, Other Diseases ADHD Boosts Risk of Early-Onset Parkinson's, Other Diseases
Patients with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may have an increased risk of developing Parkinson's and related diseases, particularly when treated with stimulants, preliminary data suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Family ruptures, stress, and the mental health of the next generation - Persson P, Rossin-Slater M.
This paper studies how in utero exposure to maternal stress from family ruptures affects later mental health. We find that prenatal exposure to the death of a maternal relative increases take-up of ADHD medications during childhood and anti-anxiety and dep... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Long-term effects of ADHD? Study links disorder to Parkinson's, but don't be alarmed
A new study links ADHD to Parkinson's, but there's no proof so far that it actually causes the disease later in life. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Lancet Psychiatry: ADHD medication use is increasing but some patients in some countries are still not receiving the treatment they need
(The Lancet) Despite increases in medication use for ADHD between 2001 and 2015, prescription rates are still far below diagnosis rates in most countries, suggesting some patients may not be receiving the treatment they need. Children and adults are far more likely to be prescribed drug treatment for ADHD in the USA than the UK. Renewed efforts are needed to improve the consistent identification and treatment of ADHD across the international community and to develop and implement best practices. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ADHD Tied to Parkinson's-Like Disorders
(MedPage Today) -- Link between disorders may be related to ADHD severity (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - September 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

ADHD Tied to Raised Risk of Early Parkinson's
For the study, researchers analyzed nearly 200,000 Utah residents. All had been born between 1950 and 1992, with Parkinson's onset tracked up until the age of 60. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ADHD Tied to Raised Risk of Early Parkinson's
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12, 2018 -- People with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be more than twice as likely to develop an early onset form of Parkinson's, new research warns. What's more, among " those ADHD patients who had a record of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

ADHD may increase risk of Parkinson's disease and similar disorders
(University of Utah Health) Researchers at University of Utah Health found that ADHD patients had an increased risk of developing Parkinson's and Parkinson-like diseases than individuals with no ADHD history. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists Study Barn Owls To Understand Why People With ADHD Struggle To Focus
Research on the brains of barn owls suggests that attention problems like ADHD may involve a brain circuit that usually helps us ignore distractions.(Image credit: Meredith Rizzo/NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jon Hamilton Source Type: news

Borderline personality features mediate the association between ADHD, ODD, and relational and physical aggression in girls - Babinski DE, McQuade JD.
This study investigates borderline personality features (BPF) as a mediator of the association between ADHD and ODD symptoms and aggression in girls. METHOD: Parents of 118 girls ( Mage = 11.40 years old) with and without ADHD... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Genetics of self-reported risk-taking behaviour, trans-ethnic consistency and relevance to brain gene expression - Strawbridge RJ, Ward J, Lyall LM, Tunbridge EM, Cullen B, Graham N, Ferguson A, Johnston KJA, Lyall DM, Mackay D, Cavanagh J, Howard DM, Adams MJ, Deary I, Escott-Price V, O'Donovan M, McIntosh AM, Bailey MES, Pell JP, Harrison PJ, Smith DJ.
Risk-taking behaviour is an important component of several psychiatric disorders, including attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Previously, two genetic loci have been associated with self-reported risk taking and s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Brain Injury an Independent Risk Factor for ADHD in Kids Brain Injury an Independent Risk Factor for ADHD in Kids
Are children who experience a mild TBI at higher risk for ADHD based on genetic predisposition, their brain injury, or both? New research aims to sort it out.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and suicidality: the mediating effects of psychiatric comorbidities and family function - Chen YY, Chen YL, Gau SS.
OBJECTIVE: To explore the association between Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ("ADHD") and suicidality in children. Mediating effects of family function and psychiatric co-morbidities were also explored. METHODS: This is a national represe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

ADHD Prevalence Rises, but Reasons Remain Unclear ADHD Prevalence Rises, but Reasons Remain Unclear
It remains unclear whether the rise in diagnoses of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) represents an actual increase in the disorder itself or changes in other factors affecting ADHD prevalence.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Last 20 Years Saw Increase in Prevalence of ADHD in Children
Significant increases in prevalence in subgroups by age, sex, race/ethnicity, income, geographic region (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 4, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Last 20 Years Saw Increase in Prevalence of ADHD in Children
TUESDAY, Sept. 4, 2018 -- From 1997-1998 to 2015-2016, there was an increase in the prevalence of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among children, according to a study published online Aug. 31 in JAMA Network Open. Guifeng Xu, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

WATCH: New study shows a spike in ADHD diagnoses among children
Dr. Edith Bracho-Sanchez explains why and what parents can do as their kids head back to school. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

10% of US children diagnosed with ADHD
Research shows the increase in diagnoses is most pronounced in girls and minority groups. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - September 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

WATCH: ADHD rates in kids have increased over the past 20 years, new study says
The prevalence of ADHD in U.S. children and adolescents has increased from 6.1 percent in 1997 to 10.2 percent in 2016, according to the study. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

ADHD rates in kids have increased over the past 20 years, new study says
Researchers followed 186,000 children ages 4 to 17 every year from 1997 to 2016 and found the prevalence of attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

ADHD Rates Rising Sharply in U.S. Kids
Research has uncovered a host of factors that could increase a child's risk of ADHD, such as preterm birth, low birth weight, or moms smoking or taking drugs during pregnancy, he explained. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10% Of US Children Diagnosed With ADHD, Study Finds
(CNN) — The number of children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has reached more than 10 percent, a significant increase during the past 20 years, according to a study released Friday. The rise was most pronounced in minority groups, suggesting that better access to health insurance and mental health treatment through the Affordable Care Act might have played some role in the increase. The rate of diagnosis during that time period doubled in girls, although it was still much lower than in boys. But the researchers say they found no evidence confirming frequent complaints that the conditi...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News ADHD CNN Source Type: news

FDA Says No to Dasotraline for ADHD FDA Says No to Dasotraline for ADHD
The agency requests additional efficacy and tolerability data for the investigational dual-acting dopamine and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor for treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

ADHD: We Finally Know Which Drugs to Use ADHD: We Finally Know Which Drugs to Use
A systematic review and meta-analysis points to the best drug treatments for kids and for adults with ADHD--and they aren't the same.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

ADHD has surged by almost 70 percent in the last 20 years, study finds
ADHD is among the most commonly diagnosed behavioral disorders among children, and has only become more so, increasing from 6 to 10% US kids, a new University of Iowa study finds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ADHD diagnoses may be rising in U.S.
(Reuters Health) - The number of children diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the U.S. appears to have increased dramatically, a new study finds. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

10% of US children diagnosed with ADHD, study finds
Over the past 20 years, the percentage of kids with ADHD has nearly doubled. Researchers also found a rise in the rates among girls and minorities. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One in 10 U.S. Kids Has Been Diagnosed with ADHD
One in 10 U.S. children has been diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to the latest federal data. The findings, which were published Friday in JAMA Network Open, suggest that ADHD — which is characterized by consistent inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity — is being diagnosed more frequently than it was even two decades ago. About 6% of U.S. children ages 4 to 17 had been diagnosed with ADHD in 1997-1998, compared to 10.2% in 2015-2016, according to the paper. The researchers tracked these changes by analyzing data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention&rs...
Source: TIME: Health - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Research Source Type: news

ADHD May Affect One in Ten Children (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- U.S. prevalence jumped to 10%, up from 6% two decades ago (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - August 31, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

The effect of having a child with ADHD or ASD on family separation - Kousgaard SJ, Boldsen SK, Mohr-Jensen C, Lauritsen MB.
PURPOSE: The primary aim of this study was to estimate the risk of parental separation associated with having a child with ADHD or ASD when controlling for a large range of known risk factors for parental separation using Danish registries. METHODS... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

ADHD Rates Rising Sharply in U.S. Kids
FRIDAY, Aug. 31, 2018 -- The number of ADHD diagnoses among children has risen dramatically in the past two decades, going from 6 percent to 10 percent, a new report shows. However, it's still an open question whether all of these diagnoses... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 31, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

FDA Issues a Complete Response Letter for New Drug Application for Dasotraline for the Treatment of ADHD
MARLBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE) August 31, 2018 --Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Sunovion) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Complete Response Letter for the New Drug Application (NDA) for dasotraline, a... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - August 31, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Similar changes in the brains of patients with ADHD and emotional instability
(Karolinska Institutet) In both ADHD and emotional instability disorders (e.g. borderline and antisocial personality disorder as well as conduct disorder in children), the brain exhibits similar changes in overlapping areas, meaning that the two types of conditions should be seen as related and attention should be paid to both during diagnosis. This according to researchers at Karolinska Institutet behind a new study published in Molecular Psychiatry. The results can lead to a broader treatment for both conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Trends over 20 years in ADHD diagnoses among US children, adolescents
(JAMA Network) Diagnosed attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in US children and adolescents appears to have become more common over 20 years, with an increase in   estimated prevalence from 6.1 percent to 10.2 percent between 1997 and 2016, although the cause of this apparent uptick still needs to be better understood. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news