What Are the Symptoms of Serotonin Syndrome?
Discussion Serotonin syndrome (SS) is a clinical diagnosis and problem which can be seen in patients of all ages. Classically SS presents with changing mental status, autonomic dysfunction and neuromuscular excitability. It is caused by increased serotonin levels because of therapeutically increasing the dose of a medication already being taken, adding an additional serotoninergic medication or one that potentiates serotonin, overlapping transition when changing medications, or intentional or unintentional overdose. It has become more common especially as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) have been used more ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 8, 2023 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Pharmacies are still turning people away as the Adderall shortage continues
Seven months into the nationwide shortage of Adderall, pharmacist Steve Moore still gets phone calls every day from people with ADHD asking whether he has the medication in stock. He’ll occasionally get out-of-town visitors, too. “It’s a pretty far drive,” said Moore, who owns Condo Pharmacy in…#stevemoore #condopharmacy #plattsburgh #moore #fda #mikekoelzer #kaypharmacy #grandrapids #michigan #ritalin (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 20, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

School prevalence of stimulant therapy for ADHD associated with higher rates of prescription stimulant misuse among teens
NIH study signals importance of monitoring and screening for prescription stimulant misuse in schools (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - April 18, 2023 Category: Addiction Tags: Amphetamines, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Prescription Stimulants, Ritalin, Stimulant Drug Therapy for ADHD, Stimulants, News Release Source Type: news

BMI Wins Rate Court Ruling to Get Songwriters Paid 138% More From Live Events
BMI enjoyed a double win Tuesday (March 28) in a federal rate court decision that will increase the royalties the performance rights organizations’ songwriters earn at live events. The federally adjudicated decision in BMI’s rate case against Live Nation, AEG and the North American Concert…#bmi #livenation #aeg #northamerican #newinitiatives #southerndistrict #louisstanton #mikeoneill (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 29, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Featured Review: Methylphenidate for children and adolescents with ADHD
Monday, March 27, 2023 (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 27, 2023 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Review: Mitsuko Uchida Revisits Beethoven ’s Final Sonatas
One thing die-hard classical music fans like to do during a concert’s intermission is compare notes — about the performance at hand, about what else has been going on around town and about what’s coming up. It was during one of those conversations recently that I asked a friend whether he was…#mitsukouchidas #carnegiehall #uchida #mozart #carnegieon #beethovens #igorlevit (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 26, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biden Administration Moves to Limit Telehealth Prescriptions for Some Drugs
WASHINGTON — The Biden administration moved Friday to require patients see a doctor in person before getting attention deficit disorder medication or addictive painkillers, toughening access to the drugs against the backdrop of a deepening opioid crisis. The proposal could overhaul the way millions of Americans get some prescriptions after three years of relying on telehealth for doctor’s appointments by computer or phone during the pandemic. The Drug Enforcement Administration said late Friday it plans to reinstate once longstanding federal requirements for powerful drugs that were waived once COVID-19 hit, en...
Source: TIME: Health - February 25, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AMANDA SEITZ and LINDSAY WHITEHURST / AP Tags: Uncategorized wire Source Type: news

The forgotten victims of the Adderall shortage
Dion Lee/Vox People with narcolepsy need stimulants, too. But many pharmacy shelves are empty. Kelsey can’t do her job without her medication. The resident physician in Wisconsin, who is in her early 30s, takes the generic version of a stimulant called Concerta to treat her narcolepsy as well as…#kelsey #wisconsin #concerta #ritalin #narcolepsy #keithharper #narcolepsynetwork #tiktok #rem #hypersomnia (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 10, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ritalin Drug Shortage Explained: Low Supplies Of Adderall And Prescription Startups Fueled Crisis
Ritalin is the latest attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medication in short supply—after a months-long Adderall shortage—leaving patients who rely on these drugs to manage daily symptoms without proper treatment. Shortages of Adderall, a medication used to treat attention deficit…#ritalin #shortagesofadderall #concerta #fda #adderall #tevapharmaceuticals #tevaadderall #alvogen #johnsonjohnson #novartis (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 27, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Machine learning used with MRI shows promise for ADHD diagnosis
An MRI neuroimaging-based machine-learning model shows promise for helping clinician...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI-based model aids fMRI in ADHD detection MRI shows effect of Ritalin on kids' brains fMRI shows how game therapy 'rewires' ADHD brains MRI shows smaller brain volume in kids with ADHD MR spectroscopy links ADHD drugs to positive emotions (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 23, 2022 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Long-term methylphenidate use for children and adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and risk for depression, conduct disorder, and psychotic disorder: a nationwide longitudinal cohort study in South Korea - Park J, Lee DY, Kim C, Lee YH, Yang SJ, Lee S, Kim SJ, Lee J, Park RW, Shin Y.
BACKGROUND: Methylphenidate (MPH) is the most frequently prescribed medication for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). However, the safety of its long-term use remain unclear. In particular, real-world evidence of long-term MP... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 13, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

ADHD drugs could treat ALZHEIMER'S: Scientists say there's 'good evidence'
A review of previous studies by UK researchers found dementia patients given ADHD medication like Ritalin saw significant improvements to their cognition and brain function. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 5, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

S.F.'s online ADHD prescription boom may be coming to an end
Ever a cradle of innovation, San Francisco spawned a number of startups in recent years specializing in writing prescriptions for ADHD and other mental illnesses completely online, but this niche segment appears to be imploding in recent days. Cerebral, the mental health telemedicine sector's largest player, is stopping prescribing controlled substances like Adderall and Ritalin to treat ADHD, according to a blog post by the company's CEO Kyle Robertson. This came just days after the company's… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 4, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: William Hicks Source Type: news

Methylphenidate Is Overprescribed to Children in France Methylphenidate Is Overprescribed to Children in France
New prescriptions for methylphenidate have been increasing in France, data show. These prescriptions sometimes are written in the absence of a diagnosis of ADHD, which is the drug ' s only indication.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 14, 2022 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

The effects of methylphenidate treatment on bullying perpetration and victimization in children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder - Karaosman T, Gumus YY.
OBJECTIVE: Although it is known that attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) increases the risk of bullying perpetration and victimization, the data on the effect of methylphenidate (MPH) treatment, which is frequently used in the treatment of ADHD... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news