Traumatic brain injuries in children may lead to ADHD
Children's severe traumatic brain injury has been linked to increased risk for ADHD up to seven years after injury, researchers say. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Childhood Brain Injuries May be Linked to ADHD Years Later (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Family's response after child is injured may play a role (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - March 19, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Kids With Severe Brain Injuries May Develop ADHD: Study
MONDAY, March 19, 2018 -- Young children who sustain a severe head injury may struggle with attention problems as they grow older, researchers say. A new study reports that kids who sustained a severe traumatic brain injury around ages 3 to 7 are... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Suicide risk in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder - Giupponi G, Giordano G, Maniscalco I, Erbuto D, Berardelli I, Conca A, Lester D, Girardi P, Pompili M.
BACKGROUND: ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) is a common neurodevelopmental disorder that manifests itself during childhood with various combinations of symptoms, including inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Research has shown that ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Disturbed sleep and activity in toddlers with early signs of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) - Bundgaard AF, Asmussen J, Pedersen NS, Bilenberg N.
This study investigated whether early signs of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in toddlers aged 2-3  years are associated with disturbed sleep and activity levels. Participants were recruited from the Odense Child Cohort, and children scori... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

ADHD, depression, and motor vehicle crashes: a prospective cohort study of continuously-monitored, real-world driving - Aduen PA, Kofler MJ, Sarver DE, Wells EL, Soto EF, Cox DJ.
ADHD is associated with automobile crashes, traffic fatalities, and serious road trauma, but it is unclear whether this risk is (a) driven by ADHD symptoms specifically, and (b) unique to ADHD or transdiagnostic across psychiatric disabilities, such as dep... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Daycare founder convicted of drugging little children, but parents and teachers do much the same thing with ADHD drugs
(Natural News) An Oregon woman who was caught running an unlicensed daycare center has been sentenced to 21 years and four months in prison for reportedly giving the children in her care melatonin, a hormone supplement that induces sleep, while she skipped off to go tanning and take Cross Fit workout classes. According to The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MR spectroscopy links ADHD drugs to positive emotions
MR spectroscopy of the brain indicates that drugs taken for attention deficit...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MR spectroscopy finds lingering concussion effects MRI, radiomics help diagnose, discern ADHD subtypes MRI links brain volume to ADHD DTI shows how music could help kids with autism, ADHD MRS helps diagnose traumatic brain disorder in athletes (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 15, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ADHD drugs increase brain glutamate, predict positive emotion in healthy people
(Brown University) The findings by Brown University scientists offer clues about how misused drugs affect healthy brains and hint at an undiscovered link between glutamate and mood. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Stimulant use in the management of mild traumatic brain injury: a qualitative literature review - Iaccarino MA, Philpotts LL, Zafonte R, Biederman J.
OBJECTIVE: Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) often presents with cognitive complaints including difficulty with attention and concentration. As these symptoms resemble those of ADHD, stimulants may be a potential treatment for mTBI. This review evaluates ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Parent-reported mild head injury history in children: long-term effects on attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder - Li L, Li Y, McDonald C, Liu J.
Objective. Consequences of mild head injury for behavioral adjustment have not been well researched, and little is known about the long-term effects of mild head injury for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).Methods.In this long... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Exposure to air pollution during pregnancy raises the risk of ADHD
Researchers from Erasmus University in Rotterdam found youngsters whose expectant mothers lived in homes with fine-air particle pollution have thinner outer layers of their brains. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exposure to air pollution during pregnancy linked to brain alterations
(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) A new study published in Biological Psychiatry has linked exposure to residential air pollution during fetal life with brain abnormalities that may contribute to impaired cognitive function in school-age children. The study showed for the first time a relationship between air pollution exposure and a difficulty with inhibitory control -- the ability to regulate self-control over temptations and impulsive behavior -- which is related to mental health problems such as addictive behavior and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Examining the rate of self-reported ADHD-related traits and endorsement of depression, anxiety, stress, and autistic-like traits in Australian university students - Nankoo MMA, Palermo R, Bell JA, Pestell CM.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the rate of ADHD-related traits among young adults in an Australian university, and to examine whether higher endorsement of ADHD-related symptoms is associated with self-reported symptoms of depression, anxiety, distress, and aut... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Waiting impulsivity: a distinctive feature of ADHD neuropsychology? - Van Dessel J, Morsink S, van der Oord S, Lemiere J, Moerkerke M, Grandelis M, Sonuga-Barke E, Danckaerts M.
Impulsivity is a core feature of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It has been conceptualized in a number of different ways. In the current article, we examine how the new concept of "waiting impulsivity", which refers to premature respondin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Study points to potential misuse/abuse of ADHD drugs
(Wiley) A new British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology study indicates that methylphenidate, a central nervous system stimulant approved to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy, may be subject to misuse and/or abuse. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Risk of suicide attempts in adolescents and young adults with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: a nationwide longitudinal study - Huang KL, Wei HT, Hsu JW, Bai YM, Su TP, Li CT, Lin WC, Tsai SJ, Chang WH, Chen TJ, Chen MH.
BACKGROUND: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) increases the risk of suicidal behaviours through psychiatric comorbidities; however, a significant direct association has not been observed between ADHD and suicide attempts. Aims To evaluate the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

ask How Do You Calm Down a Child with ADHD
How Do You Calm Down a Child with ADHD? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - March 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Ask How Do You Discipline a Child with ADHD
How Do You Discipline a Child with ADHD? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
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Ask Can You Treat ADHD without Drugs
Can You Treat ADHD without Drugs? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
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What Foods to Avoid with ADHD
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The convenience of labeling your child ADHD or ASD: Incompetent parents excuse their failings AND rake in sympathy
(Natural News) There is absolutely no doubt that there has been a surge in kids who genuinely have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or who exhibit the symptoms commonly labeled as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). There is a clear link between the increase in the number of vaccines that children are mandated to receive within... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ask What Does ADHD Look Like in Adults
What Does ADHD Look Like in Adults? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
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Ask What Do Adults Take for ADHD
What Do Adults Take for ADHD? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
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Ask Is ADHD a Disability in Adults
Is ADHD a Disability in Adults? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - March 5, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Ask Are You Born With ADHD or Do You Get It
Are You Born With ADHD or Do You Get It? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
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Ask Is ADHD classified as a mental illness
Is ADHD classified as a mental illness? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - March 5, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

ADHD Meds, Seizures May Not Be Linked (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Observational study shows higher seizure odds with ADHD, but not with the prescriptions (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - March 3, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

ADHD is a FAKE disease invented by Big Pharma to drug children for profit
(Natural News) ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, is ubiquitous in the American classroom, there’s little debate about that. According to CDC statistics from 2012, 11 percent of children between the ages of four and 17 had been diagnosed with ADHD at some point. With over six million kids diagnosed, it’s hard not to wonder:... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ask What Is It Like to Have ADHD
What Is It Like to Have ADHD? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - February 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Ask Can a Child Grow out of ADHD
Can a Child Grow out of ADHD? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - February 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The social and economic impact of ADHD
This report estimates that the hidden costs of undiagnosed attention deficit hyperactivity disorder to the economy could amount to billions of pounds every year, and calls for urgent action to uncover the true economic costs to individuals, families and society as a whole. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Blood, Urine Test Could Help Diagnose Autism Earlier In Children
This study does not tell us how effectively this measure can differentiate between autism and other neurodevelopmental or mental health conditions such as ADHD and anxiety.” Autism is a developmental disorder that mainly affects social interaction, causing a wide spectrum of behavioral problems, including hyperactivity, anxiety or speech disturbances. An estimated 30% of cases have been found to have genetic causes. The remaining 70% are thought to be caused by a combination of environmental factors, mutations and genetics, according to the study. Currently, if a child is suspected of having autism, doctors carry out...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Autism Local TV Source Type: news

Moms with ADHD Reveal Lessons They ’ ve Learned in Handling Parenting Challenges
You’re a mom who has ADHD, and you’re in the thick of mothering. Maybe you’re in the thick of toddlerhood, besieged by big tantrums and bleary-eyed after one-too-many sleepless nights. Maybe you’re in the thick of adolescence, trying to traverse schedules and emotional roller coasters. Maybe you have several kids, and find yourself frustrated and stressed out over all the logistics. Maybe none of the above describes your situation. But you still feel utterly inadequate and unsure and panicked that you’re parenting all wrong. You’re not alone. Terry Matlen, an ADHD coach, author and mom t...
Source: Psych Central - February 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Attention Deficit Disorder Disorders General Parenting Personal Stories Self-Help Women's Issues ADHD and parenting Adhd Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD gifts ADHD tips creative solutions Creativity kids with ADHD Source Type: news

Study finds that a surprise stimulus helps people stop an action
(University of Iowa) A new study from the University of Iowa finds that an unexpected sound causes people to stop an action more often than when they heard no sound at all. The finding could lead to new treatments for patients with motor-control disorders, such as Parkinson's disease and ADHD, as well as address the decline in motor control that accompanies aging. Results published in the Journal of Neuroscience. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Associations between childhood ADHD, gender, and adolescent alcohol and marijuana involvement: a causally informative design - Elkins IJ, Saunders GRB, Malone SM, Keyes MA, McGue M, Iacono WG.
We report whether the etiology underlying associations of childhood ADHD with adolescent alcohol and marijuana involvement is consistent with causal relationships or shared predispositions, and whether it differs by gender. METHODS: In ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and nonsuicidal self-injury in a clinical sample of adolescents: the role of comorbidities and gender - Balazs J, Gy őri D, Horvath LO, Meszaros G, Szentiványi D.
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to investigate the possible association between attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) with special focus on the role of comorbidities and gender in a clinical sample... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The Genius Within by David Adam review – to what extent is intelligence determined by genes?
Zapping his brain and taking ‘smart pills’, Adam’s fascinating history of how we define intelligence raises intriguing questions about our futureThe old myth that you only use 10% of your brain is obviously rubbish. If an iron spike went through the 90% you never use, why would you care? But what might be true is that we only typically use a small part of our brain ’s potential function. What if you could zap your head or take a pill, like Bradley Cooper in the filmLimitless, and become insanely clever? Over the last decade, this sci-fi possibility has started to approach reality, and David Adam &rs...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 10, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Steven Poole Tags: Science and nature Books Culture Neuroscience Society Psychology Source Type: news

Parents want children to be labelled autistic
Let me make one thing clear: I do not doubt the existence of ADHD, but today, I believe such conditions are vastly, and dangerously, over-diagnosed, writes DR MIKE SHOOTER. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ADHD Medication Claims Among US Women Aged 15-44 Years ADHD Medication Claims Among US Women Aged 15-44 Years
ADHD medication prescriptions are increasingly common among privately insured, reproductive-aged women. Are they being counseled on the risks of ADHD medication exposure before and during pregnancy?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Young adult outcomes for children with 22q11 deletion syndrome and comorbid ADHD - Taylor LE, Kates WR, Fremont W, Antshel KM.
BACKGROUND: 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11DS) is a common microdeletion syndrome associated with a variety of negative health, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral outcomes. 22q11DS is comorbid with many psychiatric disorders including attention-deficit/... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Novel genetic variants for ADHD linked to educational attainment
(Elsevier) A study published in the February 2018 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP) reports that five novel genetic variants associated with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have been identified by exploiting genetic overlap between ADHD and educational attainment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Parental Type 1 Diabetes May Increase Offspring Risk for ADHD
Increased risk of ADHD seen with presence of type 1 diabetes in either parent (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Do I Have ADHD?
“Do I have ADHD?” It’s a question traditionally asked of a person’s family physician, since that’s typically the only healthcare professional with whom most people have an existing relationship. But in the past few decades, the question of whether or not a person has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been posed to the Internet. And the Internet has responded. Psych Central was one of the first mental health websites to offer an online ADHD quiz to test to see if a person might qualify for a diagnosis of attention deficit disorder, back in the late 1990s. We developed our quiz...
Source: Psych Central - February 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: John M. Grohol, Psy.D. Tags: Attention Deficit Disorder Disorders Self-Help ADHD test Do I have ADHD how do I know if I have ADHD Symptoms Of Adhd what is ADHD Source Type: news

AI, radiomics help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans
The combination of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms and radiomics can...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Quantitative analysis may help classify thyroid nodules Machine learning can help predict KRAS mutation status Deep-learning algorithm can stratify lung nodule risk MRI, radiomics help diagnose, discern ADHD subtypes How will AI affect radiology over the next 20 years? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 31, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ADHD: A cognitive issue or behavioral problem? A look at how public schools push false diagnoses
(Natural News) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, is highly controversial, with some believing it’s a cognitive issue and others insisting it is a behavioral problem. In fact, its very existence as a legitimate illness is questionable, given the fact that diagnosing a person with ADHD does not involve any sort of scientific testing. Even... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prevalence of parent-reported ADHD diagnosis and associated treatment among U.S. children and adolescents, 2016 - Danielson ML, Bitsko RH, Ghandour RM, Holbrook JR, Kogan MD, Blumberg SJ.
The purpose of this study is to estimate the national prevalence of parent-reported attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnosis and treatment among U.S. children 2-17  years of age using the 2016 National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH). T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Mindfulness vs psychoeducation in adult ADHD: a randomized controlled trial - Hoxhaj E, Sadohara C, Borel P, D'Amelio R, Sobanski E, Muller H, Feige B, Matthies S, Philipsen A.
In this study, we assessed the efficacy of a mindfulness t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Do Signs of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Increase the Odds of Dental Caries? A Case-Control Study
Conclusion: Children considered by their parents/guardians to have attention deficit have a greater chance of exhibiting dental caries, independently of household income. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 26, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Knowledge of performance feedback among boys with ADHD - Bishop JC, Kelly LE, Hull M.
BACKGROUND: Children with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often experience delays in acquiring competence completing fundamental motor skills. The effects of augmented prescriptive knowledge of performance feedback (PKP) have not been explo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news