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

Possible Tie to First-Line ADHD Drug and Psychotic Symptoms Possible Tie to First-Line ADHD Drug and Psychotic Symptoms
Noting the quality of the data may be questionable, researchers are warning clinicians about the possibility that methylphenidate may carry a risk for hallucinations and other psychotic symptoms in kids.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

What is the Difference Between Nightmares and Night Terrors?
Discussion Sleep disorders are common in all ages particularly with sleep deprivation in our increasingly busy world. Sleep problems are more common in patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, epilepsy, headache and visual impairments. Sleep problems can cause cognitive and behavioral impairments including emotional regulation problems, increased seizures or headaches, and impaired attention and have been known to prolong recovery from various acquired brain injuries. Parasomnias are “undesirable events that accompany sleep and typically occur during sleep-wake transitions.” The term sleep terr...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 27, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

fMRI shows dehydration's effect on the brain
Functional MR images (fMRI) have revealed changes in the brain's ventricles...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: fMRI shows how game therapy 'rewires' ADHD brains AI characterizes complex mood disorders from fMRI fMRI links key brain regions between sleep and depression Machine-learning algorithm detects schizophrenia on fMRI fMRI studies may need more subjects (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 23, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

One of the most popular ADHD drugs may cause hallucinations and other psychotic symptoms
(Exeley Inc.) One of the most popular ADHD drugs may cause hallucinations and other psychotic symptoms. Research published in the SJCAPP says that possible adverse symptoms may affect 1.1 percent -- 2.5 percent of ADHD patients treated with methylphenidate. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Video Game'Rewires' ADHD Brain to Improve Attention Video Game'Rewires' ADHD Brain to Improve Attention
A brain-computer interface-based video gaming system improves attention in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) by rewiring abnormal brain networks.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Teenagers worried about discrimination in society have a higher risk of ADHD
Teenagers felt the rising tensions in the political climate between 2016 and 2017, and the stress over discrimination led to more ADHD symptoms, University of Southern California research found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breath-focused practices help alleviate symptoms of ADHD and cognitive decline
(Natural News) Breathing does more than sustain life. When practiced with meditation, it can benefit the body and, according to Irish researchers, help with ADHD and cognitive decline. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects children and teenagers. As its name suggests, it is characterized by the inability to focus and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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