Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder status and sex moderate mild traumatic brain injury symptom severity in children and adolescents: implications for clinical management - Orban SA, Epstein JN, Carr D, Logan K, Gubanich PJ, Sidol C, Myer GD.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the impact of pediatric mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), using a broad parent-reported measure, and to determine whether parent-ratings of mTBI symptoms are higher among those with premorbid attention-deficit/hyperactivity diso... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Teens With ADHD Less Likely Than Preteens to Have Doctor Visit
FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2020 -- Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are less likely to have a primary care visit during adolescence than preadolescence, according to a study published in the February/March issue of the Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Marketing of Stimulants for Children With A.D.H.D.
Doctors must balance patients ’ needs, parents’ concerns, pressure from pharmaceutical representatives and challenges from insurance companies. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Perri Klass, M.D. Tags: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Children and Childhood Addiction (Psychology) Advertising and Marketing Doctors Insurance Source Type: news

Association of methylphenidate use and traditional/cyberbullying - Tural Hesapcioglu S, Kandemir G.
This study aims to determine whether there is a difference in terms of traditional/cyberbullying or victimization among adolescents receiving methylphenidate for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and treatment-na ïve adolescents w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Behavioral inhibition/approach systems constitute risk/protective pathways from ADHD symptoms to depression and anxiety in undergraduate students - Oguchi M, Takahashi F.
Despite the strong positive association between attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and depression or anxiety, little is known about the underlying mechanism that links ADHD symptoms to internalizing problems. We aimed to examine the contributi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The influence of depression and school life on the quality of life of Korean child and adolescent patients with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder:a comparison of the perspectives of the patients and their caregivers - Park BE, Lee JS, Kim HY, Bae JN, Kim WH, Kim HY, Rim MR, Kang SG, Choi SH.
This study aimed to compare the quality of life reported by patients with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to the patients' quality of life as reported by their caregivers. In addition, it aimed to examine how emotional pr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Atypical cortical activation during risky decision making in disruptive behavior disordered youths with histories of suicidal ideation - Dir AL, Allebach CL, Hummer TA, Adams ZW, Aalsma MC, Finn PR, Nurnberger JI, Hulvershorn LA.
BACKGROUND: Suicidality is a leading cause of death among adolescents. In addition to other psychiatric conditions, youths with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and disruptive behavior disorders (DBDs) are at heightened risk for suicide. Dec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Stepped treatment for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and aggressive behavior: a randomized, controlled trial of adjunctive risperidone, divalproex sodium, or placebo after stimulant medication optimization - Blader JC, Pliszka SR, Kafantaris V, Foley CA, Carlson GA, Crowell JA, Bailey BY, Sauder C, Daviss WB, Sinha C, Matthews TL, Margulies DM.
OBJECTIVE: Stimulant medications are the most prevalent first-line pharmacotherapy for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but children with aggressive behavior often receive multi-agent treatment. There is sparse evidence for the benefits of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Medication for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and risk for suicide attempts - Chang Z, Quinn PD, O'Reilly L, Sj ölander A, Hur K, Gibbons R, Larsson H, D'Onofrio BM.
This study aimed to examine the associations between medication treatment for ADHD a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

New guideline aims to transform evaluation and care of children and adolescents with ADHD
(Wolters Kluwer Health) The Journal of Developmental& Behavioral Pediatrics is releasing a groundbreaking guideline for the diagnosis and care of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorders in children and youth in a supplement to its February 2020 issue. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

An update on mental health problems and cognitive behavioral therapy in pediatric obesity - Kang NR, Kwack YS.
Prevalence of pediatric obesity has increased worldwide in the last 20 years. Obese children suffer not only physical complications but also mental health problems such as depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and eating disorders, a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

New clinical practice guideline for complex ADHD in children and adolescents
(Boston Children's Hospital) New clinical guidelines call strongly for providing psychosocial supports for children and adolescents with complex attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Developed by the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (SDBP), the guideline provides a framework for diagnosing and treating complex ADHD in these age groups. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study: Doctor payments from pharma coincide with more ADHD prescriptions
Researchers have shown clear connections between the opioid epidemic and increase of pharmaceutical company payments to doctors. Now, new research shows a similar phenomenon with prescribing stimulants to children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. A study published by researchers at Boston Medical Center’s Grayken Center for Addiction in JAMA Pediatrics, found that stimulant drug manufacturers are interacting with doctors frequently. From 2014 to 2018, the industry offered food or… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Bioelectronic Medicine on the Rise
Bioelectronic medicine could be one of healthcare’s biggest secrets. The space is filled with applications – but many aren’t mainstream yet. A panel titled “ Bioelectronic Medicine: Redefining Medical Treatment,” will be held Tuesday, February 11, from 2:05 to 3:00 p.m. in Room 210A at MD&M West Anaheim to discuss the space and how it could impact healthcare. While there have been some significant movements in that time – perhaps one of the greatest has developments has been GlaxoSmithKline teaming up with Verily...
Source: MDDI - January 22, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Digital Health Electronics Source Type: news

Grant to help understand why therapeutic horseback riding benefits autistic children
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) After showing that a 10-week therapeutic horseback riding intervention reduced irritability and hyperactivity while improving the social communication skills of youth diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus researcher and Children's Hospital Colorado psychologist, Dr. Robin Gabriels, has received a $2.5 million grant to investigate why the therapy works. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Delay maturation in occipital lobe in girls with inattention subtype of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder - Chang TM, Yang RC, Chiang CT, Ouyang CS, Wu RC, Yu S, Lin LC.
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common childhood neuropsychiatric disorder. Differences in the presentations of ADHD between boys and girls have been well established. Three subtypes of ADHD exist. In addition to sex difference, differ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Gender differences in objective and subjective measures of ADHD among clinic-referred children - Slobodin O, Davidovitch M.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), one of the most prevalent childhood disorders today, is generally more likely to be diagnosed and treated in boys than in girls. However, gender differences in ADHD are currently poorly understood, partly be... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Evaluation of clinical and suicidal behavior characteristics among urban, Turkish middle-age depressive patients with comorbid attention deficit hyperactivity disorder - Delibas DH, Erdogan E, Gulseren S.
BACKGROUND: In the presence of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) together with additional psychiatric diseases, the treatment process and prognosis of both ADHD and psychiatric comorbidity are adversely affected. AIMS: The aim of this study i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Adult ratings of child ADHD symptoms: importance of race, role, and context - DuPaul GJ.
Diagnostic assessment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children necessarily involves subjective judgements about the severity, frequency, and impact of symptoms on the part of parents, teachers, and clinicians. Thus, it is possible tha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Early Treatment for Autism Is Critical, New Report Says
Experts urge early identification and referral for treatment, even if a formal diagnosis has not been confirmed. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Perri Klass, M.D. Tags: Children and Childhood Autism Education (K-12) Families and Family Life Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Anxiety and Stress American Academy of Pediatrics Source Type: news

Decision-making deficits in adolescent boys with and without attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): an experimental assessment of associated mechanisms - Dekkers TJ, Huizenga HM, Popma A, Bexkens A, Zadelaar JN, Jansen BRJ.
Adolescents with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) demonstrate increased levels of real-life risk-taking behavior like substance abuse and reckless behavior in traffic, which potentially originates in decision-making deficits. Using experimen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Early substance use in the pathway from childhood attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to young adult substance use: Evidence of statistical mediation and substance specificity - Howard AL, Kennedy TM, Mitchell JT, Sibley MH, Hinshaw SP, Arnold LE, Roy A, Stehli A, Swanson JM, Molina BSG.
This study tested whether early and developmentally atypical substance use mediates risk for adult substance use among children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and whether that risk is substance-specific. Participants were children wi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

fMRI Measures May Predict Psychiatric Symptoms in Children
TUESDAY, Dec. 31, 2019 -- Resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) measures may be able to predict symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder or major depressive disorder in children, according to a study published online... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 31, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Brain Architecture Predicts Development of Depression, ADHD in Children Brain Architecture Predicts Development of Depression, ADHD in Children
Brain architecture at age 7 predicts symptoms of depression or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) by age 11, according to findings from a longitudinal study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Imaging to examine brain architecture association with mood, attentional symptoms
(JAMA Network) Researchers looked at whether certain patterns of connectivity between specific regions of the brain in children at age 7 (measured by magnetic resonance imaging) were associated with later development of symptoms related to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and major depressive disorder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Potassium channel dysfunction in human neuronal models of Angelman syndrome
Disruptions in the ubiquitin protein ligase E3A (UBE3A) gene cause Angelman syndrome (AS). Whereas AS model mice have associated synaptic dysfunction and altered plasticity with abnormal behavior, whether similar or other mechanisms contribute to network hyperactivity and epilepsy susceptibility in AS patients remains unclear. Using human neurons and brain organoids, we demonstrate that UBE3A suppresses neuronal hyperexcitability via ubiquitin-mediated degradation of calcium- and voltage-dependent big potassium (BK) channels. We provide evidence that augmented BK channel activity manifests as increased intrinsic excitabili...
Source: ScienceNOW - December 19, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Sun, A. X., Yuan, Q., Fukuda, M., Yu, W., Yan, H., Lim, G. G. Y., Nai, M. H., DAgostino, G. A., Tran, H.-D., Itahana, Y., Wang, D., Lokman, H., Itahana, K., Lim, S. W. L., Tang, J., Chang, Y. Y., Zhang, M., Cook, S. A., Rackham, O. J. L., Lim, C. T., Tan, Tags: Neuroscience r-articles Source Type: news

ADHD in Childhood May Mean Financial Struggles Later
TUESDAY, Dec. 17, 2019 -- Children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) tend to lag behind their peers long after they leave school, earning less as adults and living with their parents longer, a new study finds. This is... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Young Adults With ADHD More Vulnerable to Nicotine
MONDAY, Dec. 16, 2019 -- Young adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at increased risk for nicotine addiction, new research shows. For the study, a Duke University team used a nasal spray to determine how nicotine affected... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 16, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Impact of secondary ADHD on long-term outcomes after early childhood traumatic brain injury - Narad ME, Riemersma J, Wade SL, Smith-Paine J, Morrison P, Taylor HG, Yeates KO, Kurowski BG.
OBJECTIVE: To examine the impact of secondary attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (SADHD) on long-term global and executive functioning in adolescents after traumatic brain injury (TBI). SETTING: Three tertiary cared children's hospitals and 1 general... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Diets for ADHD: What to eat and what to avoid
(Natural News) Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental disorder characterized by hyperactivity, inattention and the inability to control impulses. While there is currently no cure for ADHD, there are natural approaches that can significantly reduce and manage its symptoms without the unwanted side effects caused by prescribed medications. For example, there are certain diets and foods that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A spoonful of injury prevention makes the ADHD medicine go down - Rockhill CM.
Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of disability and mortality in youth across the United States and globally. Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been associated with an increased rate of unintentional injuries in multiple co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Emotion regulation via the autonomic nervous system in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): replication and extension - Morris SSJ, Musser ED, Tenenbaum RB, Ward AR, Martinez J, Raiker JS, Coles EK, Riopelle C.
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a prevalent disorder characterized by symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity, and/or impulsivity, as well as executive dysfunction. Recent work underlines the importance in understanding the role of emotio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Risk of alcohol abuse in humans with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms - Kuppa A, Maysun A.
The relationship between attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and the risk of alcohol abuse is widely studied. Even though this topic has been of interest for several years, it is heavily debated. We studied various papers and conducted a system... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Effects of Omega-3 Fish Oil Mixed for ADHD Symptoms in Youth
MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2019 -- The effect of omega-3 fish oil supplements on cognitive symptoms in children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may vary according to endogenous levels of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA),... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 9, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Health Tip: Managing ADHD in Adults
-- About 4 percent of adults have attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), says Harvard University Medical School. Adults with ADHD tend to have more difficulty with attention and memory, rather than with hyperactivity, as with children. To... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Racial differences between Black parents' and White teachers' perceptions of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder behavior - Kang S, Harvey EA.
This study compared ADHD ra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

ADHD Day-to-Day
When your child has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), it can turn your home upside down. Get tips from a developmental behavioral pediatrician to help you keep control. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exposure to smoking in early childhood linked to hyperactivity and conduct problems
(Wiley) In a recent study published in Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, children exposed to smoking in the first four years of life were more likely to exhibit symptoms of hyperactivity and conduct problems. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cooking practices during pregnancy may affect hyperactivity in children
(Wiley) In pregnant women, exposure to cooking fumes was related to an increased risk of their children having hyperactivity behaviors at the age of 3 years. The findings come from an Indoor Air study of 45,518 mothers of children who were newly enrolled in school in Shenzhen, China, from 2015 to 2017. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Higher symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorders (ADHD) and younger age were associated with faster visual perception, but not with lower traffic violations - Zamani Sani SH, Sadeghi-Bazargani H, Fathirezaie Z, Hadidi Y, Brand S.
Traffic accidents are a significant health issue in Iran, and mostly due to drivers' failures and health issues. In this view, the association between age, symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), objective visual perception and attenti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Omega-3 Oils Boost Attention as Much as ADHD Drugs in Some Children Omega-3 Oils Boost Attention as Much as ADHD Drugs in Some Children
Omega-3 fish oil supplements can improve attention in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) just as much as drug treatments, but only in those whose blood levels of omega-3 are low, trial results showed on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - November 22, 2019 Category: Pathology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Could Fish Oil Be an ADHD Remedy for Some Kids?
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 -- Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and low blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids might benefit from supplements, new research suggests. Fish oil supplements appeared to boost attention in these... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 20, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Omega-3 oils boost attention as much as ADHD drugs in some children
Omega-3 fish oil supplements can improve attention in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) just as much as drug treatments, but only in those whose blood levels of omega-3 are low, trial results showed on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Supernus Pharmaceuticals seeks FDA approval for ADHD drug
The fate of a local company ’s treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is now in regulators’ hands. Supernus Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: SUPN) has submitted its application to the Food and Drug Administration to take its ADHD drug to market, the company announced Monday. If granted, that could mean gettin g the treatment to patients in the second half of 2020. Supernus has put the product candidate through a handful of phase 3 clinical trials, to study its ability to reduce ADHD… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Supernus Pharmaceuticals seeks FDA approval for ADHD drug
The fate of a local company ’s treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is now in regulators’ hands. Supernus Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: SUPN) has submitted its application to the Food and Drug Administration to take its ADHD drug to market, the company announced Monday. If granted, that could mean gettin g the treatment to patients in the second half of 2020. Supernus has put the product candidate through a handful of phase 3 clinical trials, to study its ability to reduce ADHD… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 13, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Millennials ’ Chronic Health Problems Will Limit Their Lifetime Earnings, Report Says
More millennials in the U.S. are suffering from chronic health problems, potentially restraining the lifetime economic potential of a generation of young adults. A spike in conditions like depression, hypertension and high cholesterol among younger people could increase health-care costs and lower incomes in coming years, according to a report Wednesday from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, a federation of 36 independent companies that together provide coverage for 1 in 3 Americans. Between 2014 and 2017, rates of depression among millennials surged by 31%, while hyperactivity rose 29% and hypertension increased 16%...
Source: TIME: Health - November 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emma Court / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized Bloomberg Healthcare onetime Source Type: news

Q & A: A drug-free option for treating ADHD in children
Deciding how to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children can be a difficult decision for parents. Stimulants, such as Adderall and Ritalin, are the most commonly prescribed ADHD treatments — and are considered to be the most effective.   But in April, the FDA approved the first device-based, non-drug therapy to treat ADHD in children. The FDA decision followed the completion of aUCLA study demonstrating the effectiveness and safety of a trigeminal nerve stimulation device that could be a new option for treating the disorder.The device tested in the study was developed using technology inve...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 5, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Behavioural difficulties in early childhood and risk of adolescent injury - Bandyopadhyay A, Tingay K, Akbari A, Griffiths L, Bedford H, Cortina-Borja M, Walton S, Dezateux C, Lyons RA, Brophy S.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate long-term associations between early childhood hyperactivity and conduct problems (CP), measured using Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) and risk of injury in early adolescence. DESIGN: Data linkage between a lon... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

2007 to 2016 Saw Rise in ADHD Prevalence in Adults, Children
FRIDAY, Nov. 1, 2019 -- From 2007 to 2016, the prevalence of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) increased among adults and children, according to a study published online Nov. 1 in JAMA Network Open. Winston Chung, M.D., from Kaiser... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Rates of ADHD diagnosis among US adults are on the rise, study suggests
The prevalence of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, has continued to climb significantly among adults in the United States within the past decade, a new study suggests. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news