Adding ADHD drug to therapy improves cognitive outcomes in traumatic brain injury patients
(Indiana University) A combination of the stimulant drug methylphenidate with a process known as cognitive-behavioral rehabilitation is a promising option to help people who suffer from persistent cognitive problems following traumatic brain injury, researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine have reported. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 22, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Better Mental Focus Through Healthy Digestion
It seems that more than ever in nearly two decades of practice, my clients are complaining of being easily distracted and having difficulty focusing. Drugs like Ritalin, Adderal, and other stimulants don’t do anything to heal the cause. In order to change this epidemic trend, I believe we need to understand what’s really going on, and in my opinion, the crux of the issue often lies in our digestion. The digestive tract is responsible for absorbing the nutrients that are utilized by the whole body and are essential for a sharp mind. Good nutrition is important, but your diet is only as useful as your ability to absorb ...
Source: Psych Central - November 14, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Briana Borten and Dr. Peter Borten Tags: Anxiety Attention Deficit Disorder Creativity Diet & Nutrition Ayurveda Digestion Digestive System Fatty Acids Meditation Relaxation Source Type: news

Metadate ER (Methylphenidate Hydrochloride Extended Release Tablet) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - November 7, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Quillichew ER (Methylphenidate Hydrochloride Extended-release Chewable Tablets) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - October 31, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Methylphenidate Ups Arrhythmia Risk in Kids
The relative risk of CV events with methylphenidate is generally low; however risk of MI may be higher in the early days after initiation. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - September 20, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Veronica Hackethal, MD Tags: ADHD Source Type: news

Shortage Of Organs For Transplantation -- Is More Research on Human-Animal Chimeras the Right Approach?
This piece was originally published on Bionews and co-authored with Giulia Cavaliere. You can read the original piece here. It is time to discuss, once again, the lifting of a moratorium on research. We are not talking about the CRISPR genome-editing moratorium, but about the 20 August announcement by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) to lift the moratorium on research involving chimeric human/non-human embryos. The use of federal funds for this kind of research had been previously banned by the NIH in September 2015. Although it does not state it explicitly, the NIH announcement seems to have been triggered by ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 15, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Daytrana (Methylphenidate Transdermal) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - September 7, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

In Klinefelter Syndrome Patients, What are the Common Behavioral Problems?
Discussion Klinefelter syndrome (KS) is a common genetic abnormaly with a prevalence of 1 in ~650 male births. It was first described in 1942 by Dr. Harry Klinefelter. It is associated with at least one extra X chromosome with the most common karyotype (~80% of patients) being 47 XXY. Other karyotypes are seen along with mosaicism. It is believed that although it is very prevalent, only about 25-33% of people with KS are identified. About 10% are identified before puberty with the rest usually identified because of hypogonadism and tall stature especially in teenage years or due to infertility in adulthood. KS is diagnosed...
Source: - August 29, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Common painkiller used by mums-to-be linked to children ’s behavioural issues
Paracetamol associated with heightened risk of conduct problems and hyperactivity Related items fromOnMedica Long-term risk of paracetamol is underestimated Pregnancy paracetamol warning Doctors should exercise caution in prescribing Ritalin for ADHD No role for paracetamol in treating pain in osteoarthritis Codeine not to be used for coughs and colds in children under 12 (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 15, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

ADHD Med Linked to Brain Changes in Kids After Stopping ADHD Med Linked to Brain Changes in Kids After Stopping
Children treated with methylphenidate for ADHD show brain changes after discontinuing the drug, suggesting ' neurochemical imprinting ' on the developing brain, with uncertain long-term consequences.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Misuse of prescription drugs- Talk Radio speaks to RPS
A new report published in the journal BMC Psychiatry has found that British adults are among some of the most likely in Europe to misuse stimulant prescription drugs, such as Ritalin. Talk Radio has (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - August 8, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Millions Of Adult Women Have ADHD. So Why Does It Feel So Lonely?
Life as a 31-year-old with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) presents certain challenges for Erin Soto, a stay-at-home mom with 7- and 9-year-old boys. She was diagnosed as a teenager and prescribed medication, but it made her feel like a “zombie.” Now, she manages her symptoms with a therapist ― and with lists. Every night before bed, Soto meticulously outlines what she needs to accomplish the next day, a tool that helps keep her focused, but that can also exacerbate her anxiety. “A normal person can create a list and if they don’t get through it, they’ll be fine,” Soto ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why 'smart drugs' can make you LESS clever
It's estimated around 20 per cent of us have taken a smart drug such as Ritalin, Modafinil or Provigil, says Nadira Faber, a research fellow in psychology at the University of Oxford. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news