Parents who had severe stresses, trauma in childhood more likely to have kids with behavioral health problems
A new study finds that severe childhood trauma and stresses early in parents ’ lives are linked to higher rates of behavioral health problems in their own children.The types of childhood hardships included divorce or separation of parents, death of or estrangement from a parent, emotional, physical or sexual abuse, witnessing violence in the home, exposure to substance abuse in the household or parental mental illness.“Previous research has looked at childhood trauma as a risk factor for later physical and mental health problems in adulthood, but this is the first research to show that the long-term behavioral ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

6 Critical Tips for Making the Most of Your ADHD Coaching
Working with a credentialed, experienced ADHD coach is critical for helping individuals with ADHD achieve their goals, capitalize on their strengths and build a fulfilling life. And like any important endeavor, this requires effort and hard work. For instance, ADHD coaching is highly active and collaborative. It requires that clients try out different strategies and tools, said Aaron D. Smith, MS, LMSW, ACC, a certified ADHD coach who helps individuals with ADHD and executive functioning challenges to bridge the gap between their current performance and their potential. It requires that clients share feedback on how these ...
Source: Psych Central - July 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Attention Deficit Disorder Disorders General Habits Happiness Motivation and Inspiration Self-Help Stress Work Issues Achievement ADHD and values ADHD challenges ADHD coach Adhd Coaching Adhd Symptoms ADHD tips success Source Type: news

Complex brain circuitry revealed using new single-cell sequencing technology
(The Translational Genomics Research Institute) Researchers at TGen and Circuit Therapeutics Inc. are studying the brain's striatum, which not only is responsible for controlling how we move, but also contributes to the brain's decision-making and the initiation of action. Nearly 95 percent of the cells that make up the striatum are known as medium spiny neurons (MSN), which is associated with many psychiatric and neurodegenerative diseases, including Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, schizophrenia, drug addition and ADHD. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health-related quality of life in prisoners with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and head injury - Young S, Gonz ález RA, Fridman M, Hodgkins P, Kim K, Gudjonsson GH.
BACKGROUND: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and head injury (including traumatic brain injury (TBI)) manifest in high levels across prison samples and guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence notes that people wit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Dr Max, Mind Doctor: Rising number of kids diagnosed with ADHD masks flaws of schools and parents
Young minds are society ’s most precious commodity, to be nurtured and guided, not stifled with a ‘chemical cosh’. And yet that is exactly what we are doing to hundreds of thousands of our children with drugs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Early Preterm Birth Linked to Increased ADHD Symptoms
Association holds after adjustment for unmeasured genetic, environmental factors (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Early Preterm Birth Linked to Increased ADHD Symptoms
TUESDAY, June 26, 2018 -- Early preterm birth is associated with a higher level of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms in preschool children after accounting for unmeasured genetic and environmental factors, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Is It Immaturity or ADHD?
If you think your child may have ADHD, take a breath. It may be something less serious. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Babies born just one month premature may be at a higher risk of developing ADHD
Researchers from the Institute of Public Health in Oslo found infants born at less than 34 weeks are more at risk of ADHD symptoms, such as hyperactivity or short attention spans. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ADHD Higher in Preterm Babies, Especially Girls
(MedPage Today) -- Sibling study shows association may not be tied to genes or family environment (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - June 25, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Are gestational age at birth and symptoms of ADHD associated?
(JAMA Network) Early premature birth at less than 34 weeks was associated with symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in preschool-age children and inattention symptoms in school-age children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What is the Prevalence of Somnambulism?
Discussion Sleep disorders are common in all ages particularly sleep deprivation in our increasingly busy world. A review of health problems caused by inadequate sleep can be found here. 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 has been known to prolong recovery from various acquired brain injuries. Somnambulism or sleepwalking is a parasomnia (which include confusional a...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 25, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Study: Same Genes Drive Many Psychiatric Issues
Overall, the current study found, psychiatric disorders shared many of the same underlying genetic factors. Some of the greatest genetic overlap was seen among major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is Evekeo?
Evekeo is an amphetamine-based medication that is used to treat narcolepsy, ADHD, and excess weight. Evekeo is the trade name as there is no generic amphetamine drug. It is a controlled substance, due to the risk of dependence and adverse effects. Find out more about this drug, its uses, and the risks involved. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacy / Pharmacist Source Type: news

Development and open trial of a depression preventive intervention for adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder - Meinzer MC, Hartley CM, Hoogesteyn K, Pettit JW.
Adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at elevated risk for experiencing unipolar depressive symptoms and disorders. The current study describes the development of a behaviorally oriented depression preventive intervention tai... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

'Cutting-Edge' Program For Children With Autism And ADHD Rests On Razor-Thin Evidence
With 113 locations in the U.S., Brain Balance says its drug-free approach has helped tens of thousands of children. But experts say there's insufficient proof for its effectiveness.(Image credit: Hokyoung Kim for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chris Benderev Source Type: news

'Cutting Edge' Program For Children With Autism And ADHD Rests On Razor-Thin Evidence
With 113 locations in the U.S., Brain Balance says its drug-free approach has helped tens of thousands of children. But experts say there's insufficient proof of its effectiveness.(Image credit: Hokyoung Kim for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chris Benderev Source Type: news

Exposure to Maternal HTN May Up Risk of ASD, ADHD in Child
Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy linked to risk of poorer neurodevelopmental outcomes in offspring (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Neurology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

ADHD drugs may fuel obesity in children
Taking antipsychotic drugs for aggression and ADHD led to rapid weight gain and insulin sensitivity in children, a new Washington University and Florida Atlantic University study found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exposure to Maternal HTN May Up Risk of ASD, ADHD in Child
WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2018 -- Exposure to hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) may be associated with an increase in the risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in offspring, according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Distinct dimensions defining the Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale: implications for assessing inattentive and hyperactive/impulsive symptoms - Stanton K, Forbes MK, Zimmerman M.
There has been growing interest in studying attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adulthood as a result of research indicating that ADHD often persists into adulthood and frequently is comorbid with other psychiatric disorders. Adult ADHD symp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

What is the Developmental Outcomes of Patients with 22q11 Deletion Sequence?
Discussion 22q11.2 deletion sequence (22q11) is the most common micro-deletion syndrome. Most deletions are de novo. It affects ~1 in 2000-4000 live births. As it is autosomal, it affects males and females equally. Childhood mortality is low and often associated with congenital heart defects. Its phenotypic expression is highly variable. Some of the most common medical problems are: Congenital heart defects especially conotruncal abnormalities Palatal problems especially velopharyngeal incompetence and/or cleft lip/palate Immunodeficiency especially T-cell lymphopenia, but also abnormalities of IgG production, autoimmu...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 11, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Childhood social functioning and young adult intimate partner violence in girls with and without ADHD: response inhibition as a moderator - Youn C, Meza JI, Hinshaw SP.
OBJECTIVE: Examine the moderating effects of response inhibition on the longitudinal association between social preference/relational aggression measured in childhood, and intimate partner violence (IPV) measured in young adulthood, among women with ( n = ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Hypertension in Pregnancy Tied to Autism, ADHD
(MedPage Today) -- Researchers call for greater pediatric surveillance of infants in hypertensive moms (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 6, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Millions of kids on ADHD meds decide their treatment as adults
When Erin Delaney March was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, she was 8 years old. Like most children with the disorder, March was prescribed medicine to help keep her focused and took it every day. But now, at 21, she self-regulates her medication. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Find the Right ADHD Coach for You
You also procrastinate. You’re constantly running late. Planning makes you break out in hives (figuratively). You feel like life is pulling you in a thousand directions, and you’re all over the place. You feel like you’ve yet to reach your potential, and accomplishing even small goals feels really hard. Or you’d like to advance in your career, or start your own business. These are all challenges, obstacles and opportunities that ADHD coaches can help with. According to Bonnie Mincu, a seasoned ADHD coach, an ADHD coach is a catalyst for change. They’re able to discern the kind of solutions eac...
Source: Psych Central - June 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Attention Deficit Disorder Disorders General Motivation and Inspiration Self-Help Stress Treatment ADD Coach Academy ADHD coach ADHD Coaches Organization Adhd Coaching ADHD success ADHD training ADHD traits finding ADHD coach Source Type: news

Knowledge Gaps Found for Non - Drug Therapy in Peds ADHD
Review finds no new guidance on comparative effectiveness of these treatments in children, teens (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Knowledge Gaps Found for Non-Drug Therapy in Peds ADHD
FRIDAY, June 1, 2018 -- There are considerable gaps in knowledge relating to the effectiveness of non-pharmacologic treatments for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in pediatric patients, according to a review published online May 30... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms and suicidal behavior in adult psychiatric outpatients - Stickley A, Tachimori H, Inoue Y, Shinkai T, Yoshimura R, Nakamura J, Morita G, Nishii S, Tokutsu Y, Otsuka Y, Egashira K, Inoue M, Kubo T, Tesen H, Takashima N, Tominaga H, Koyanagi A, Kamio Y.
AIMS: To examine the association between attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms and suicidal behavior in psychiatric outpatients and whether this association differs among patients with different psychiatric disorders. METHODS: Cr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Beyond drugs, it's not clear which ADHD treatments work
(Reuters Health) - Although many doctors offer patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) a variety of treatments in addition to drugs, a new review suggests there's not enough evidence that medication alternatives work. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Psychiatric disorders shouldn't disqualify youth with severe obesity from weight loss surgery
(Children's National Health System) Psychiatric disorders, a common comorbidity of severe obesity, especially for youth, should not disqualify an adolescent with severe obesity from bariatric surgery. According to a forthcoming study in Pediatrics, identifying anxiety, depressive disorders, ADHD, and eating disorders, while still a crucial pre-surgical evaluation step, had no predictive value for how much post-surgical weight loss an adolescent would achieve. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

PSYCH DRUG America: More than 8 million children now on mind-altering psychiatric medication
(Natural News) As more children are being prescribed psychiatric drugs for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, misuse is also on the rise, prompting experts to question why so many kids are being told they need psychiatric drugs in the first place. The journal Pediatrics reports that poison control centers saw more than 150,000 calls related to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beyond Drugs, It's Not Clear Which ADHD Treatments Work Beyond Drugs, It's Not Clear Which ADHD Treatments Work
Evidence is lacking for alternative treatments for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new review suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Cingulate Therapeutics Strengthens Leadership with Two New Board Appointments
KANSAS CITY, Kan., May 31, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Cingulate Therapeutics LLC, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of new and innovative products utilizing its precision timed release drug delive... Biopharmaceuticals, Drug Delivery, Personnel Cingulate Therapeutics, Dexmethylphenidate, Dextroamphetamine, ADHD (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Beyond drugs, it's not clear which ADHD treatments work
(Reuters Health) - Although many doctors offer patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) a variety of treatments in addition to drugs, a new review suggests there's not enough evidence that medication alternatives work. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Genes, environment and schizophrenia: new study finds the placenta is the missing link
(Burness) New research shines a spotlight on the placenta's critical role in the nature versus nurture debate and how it confers risk for schizophrenia and likely other neurodevelopmental disorders including ADHD, autism, and Tourette syndrome. This new scientific frontier, with far-reaching implications for maternal and child health, creates the possibility that scientists can more accurately predict who is at risk of mental illness, and develop strategies to prevent or lessen their occurrence by increasing the resiliency and health of the placenta. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 28, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Pediatric ADHD medication exposures reported to US poison control centers - King SA, Casavant MJ, Spiller HA, Hodges NL, Chounthirath T, Smith GA.
OBJECTIVES: To describe the characteristics and trends of exposures to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medications among individuals 0 to 19 years old reported to US poison control centers. METHODS: National Poison Data System data ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Stressful life events, ADHD symptoms, and brain structure in early adolescence - Humphreys KL, Watts EL, Dennis EL, King LS, Thompson PM, Gotlib IH.
Despite a growing understanding that early adversity in childhood broadly affects risk for psychopathology, the contribution of stressful life events to the development of symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is not clear. In the pre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Research hones interventions for kids with developmental language disorder
(University of Kansas) A KU researcher has earned $1.5 million from the NIH to continue research on developmental language disorder, an under-studied disorder as common as dyslexia or ADHD. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Banned pregnancy drug linked to new cases of ADHD
It ’s been decades since diethylstilbestrol (DES) was pulled from shelves — but a new study suggests that side effects from the medication could still be lingering in the American population. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - May 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Dramatic rise in ADHD medication mishaps among kids, report finds
The growing number of young people taking attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medications has sparked an alarming rise in child and teen overdoses. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How does the Conners rating scale work?
There are many criteria used for a diagnosis of ADHD. Symptoms and impact on daily life are measured in various ways. One way is by using the Conners rating scale. This diagnostic tool works by rating symptoms and providing a score, which determines the severity and likelihood of ADHD. Learn more about it here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: ADHD / ADD Source Type: news

WATCH: Dramatic rise in ADHD medication mishaps among kids and teens, report finds
Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses a new report in the Journal of Pediatrics which says pediatric exposures to ADHD medications are an increasing problem, affecting children and teens across the country. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

ADHD Drug Misuse in Kids a Growing Problem ADHD Drug Misuse in Kids a Growing Problem
Poison control centers average 200 calls per week related to misuse of ADHD medications in children and adolescents -- and the rate jumped 71% between 2000 and 2011, a new study reports.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

WATCH: Dramatic rise in ADHD medication mishaps among kids, report finds
Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses a new report in the Journal of Pediatrics which says pediatric exposures to ADHD medications are an increasing problem in the U.S., affecting children of all ages. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is my ADHD medication working?
Symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are often managed with medication. It is important to know whether this medication is effective and to adjust the type or dosage if needed. Here, learn how to tell whether ADHD medication is working, when to change it, and lifestyle factors that can help. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: ADHD / ADD Source Type: news

Banned pregnancy drug tied to ADHD generations later
(Reuters Health) - A pregnancy drug banned decades ago may have side effects that linger for generations. Grandchildren of women who took it have an increased risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news