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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

Increase in Pediatric ADHD Meds Exposures from 2000 to 2011
TUESDAY, May 22, 2018 -- From 2000 through 2011 there was an increase in pediatric attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medication exposures reported to U.S. poison control centers, according to a study published online May 21 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

More children and teens overdosing on ADHD drugs, U.S. study says
The surge in U.S. kids taking medication for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is having an unintended side effect, a new study suggests: more children and teens are overdosing on these drugs. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

More U.S. kids overdosing on ADHD drugs
(Reuters Health) - The surge in U.S. kids taking medication for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is having an unintended side effect, a new study suggests: more children and teens are overdosing on these drugs. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Associations between abuse/neglect and ADHD from childhood to young adulthood: a prospective nationally-representative twin study - Stern A, Agnew-Blais J, Danese A, Fisher HL, Jaffee SR, Matthews T, Polanczyk GV, Arseneault L.
Child maltreatment has consistently been found to be associated with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). However, the robustness of this association and the direction of the link between maltreatment and ADHD remain unclear. We used data from ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Banned Pregnancy Drug, Diethylstilbestrol, Linked to ADHD Generations Later
MONDAY, May 21, 2018 -- A pregnancy drug that has been banned for decades may increase the risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) generations later, new research suggests. The study found that the grandchildren of women who took a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Unnecessary And Accidental Use Of ADHD Drugs Increases Over 60%, Study Suggests
(CNN) — Exposure to common medications used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has increased by more than 60% in US children and adolescents, according to a new study. The study, published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, looked at all calls to US poison control centers for unintentional or intentional exposure to ADHD medications between 2000 and 2014 among children and adolescents. The researchers found that the number of calls increased from 7,018 in 2000 to 11,486 in 2014 — a 64% increase. According to the study’s authors, “exposure” refers to the unnecessary ingestion, inh...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health ADHD Local TV Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How is ADHD rated?
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, known as ADHD, is a complex condition that can be difficult to diagnose. There are several different types of ADHD rating scale used to diagnose the condition. These all look at the symptoms and behaviors that the person displays. Learn more about the ADHD rating scale here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: ADHD / ADD Source Type: news

Unnecessary and accidental use of ADHD drugs increases over 60%
Exposure to common medications used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has increased by more than 60% in US children and adolescents, according to a new study. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US poison control centers receive 29 calls per day about children exposed to ADHD medications
(Nationwide Children's Hospital) The study found that there were more than 156,000 calls to US Poison Control Centers regarding exposures to attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medications among children and adolescents 19 years of age and younger from January 2000 through December 2014, averaging 200 calls each week or 29 calls per day. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pregnancy drug DES might have triggered ADHD in the grandchildren of women who used it
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) A new study reported elevated odds for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the grandchildren of users of diethylstilbestrol, a synthetic estrogen commonly known as DES prescribed between 1938 and 1971 to prevent pregnancy complications. This is the first study to provide evidence of the potential neurodevelopmental consequences of DES use across generations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fewer Antibiotics for Kids, But More ADHD Drugs
Prescriptions for antibiotics, antihistamines and cold medicines fell, while a growing number of kids received prescriptions for asthma, heartburn and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

After-School Programs a Blessing for Kids With ADHD
THURSDAY, May 10, 2018 -- After-school activities might be just what the doctor ordered for kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), researchers suggest. After analyzing records on more than 4,000 children with ADHD, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Akili Interactive closes $55m Series C
Akili Interactive said today it closed a $55 million Series C round of financing to help support its novel digital treatments for cognitive dysfunction. The round was led by Temasek and joined by Baillie Gifford, Amgen Ventures, M Ventures, Jazz Venture Partners, Canepa Advanced Healthcare Fund and Brooklands Capital Strategies, the Boston-based company said. Akili said that the Series C round follows the release of top-line results from a study of the company’s AKL-T01 flagship investigational product designed to treat pediatric attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, released last December. The company said it pl...
Source: Mass Device - May 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Neurological Software / IT Akili Interactive Labs Source Type: news

After-School Activities Beneficial for Children With ADHD
TUESDAY, May 8, 2018 -- For children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), participation in after-school activities (ASA) is associated with reduced odds of moderate-to-severe ADHD and having seven or more missed school days,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nature or nurture: unravelling the roots of childhood behaviour disorders
Studies on young children have identified a genetic link for some such disorders, but environmental factors also have an effectHumans have succeeded as a species in large part because of our ability to cooperate and coordinate witheach other. These skills are driven by a range of “moral emotions” such as guilt and empathy, which help us to navigate the nuance of social interactions appropriately.Those who lack moral emotions are classed as having “callous-unemotional” traits: persistent personality characteristics that make negotiating social situations difficult. The combination of callous-unemotio...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 4, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Greg Chapman, research scientist, Boston University Twin Project Tags: Psychology Science Mental health Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Genetics Biology Society Medical research Source Type: news

Risk of mild head injury in preschool children: relationship to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder symptoms - Altun H, Altun İ.
AIM: To investigate whether there is an association between mild head injury (MHI) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms in preschool children. METHODS: The study included a patient group of 30 children aged 3-6  years with m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Acetaminophen Use in Pregnancy Tied to Higher Autism, ADHD Risk Acetaminophen Use in Pregnancy Tied to Higher Autism, ADHD Risk
Prolonged use of acetaminophen during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk for autism spectrum disorder and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Impulsive aggression and response inhibition in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and disruptive behavioral disorders: findings from a systematic review - Puiu AA, Wudarczyk O, Goerlich KS, Votinov M, Konrad K, Turetsky B, Herpertz-Dahlmann B.
BACKGROUND: Although impulsive aggression (IA) and dysfunctional response inhibition (RI) are hallmarks of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and disrupted behavioral disorders (DBDs), little is known about their shared and distinct deviant ne... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Healthcare costs for adults with autism more than double those for general population
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Researchers compared total annual healthcare costs for adults on the autism spectrum to costs for adults with attention-deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and adults in the general population and found them to be 20 percent and 70 percent higher, respectively. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Towards operationalising internal distractibility (Mind Wandering) in adults with ADHD - Biederman J, Fitzgerald M, Uchida M, Spencer TJ, Fried R, Wicks J, Saunders A, Faraone SV.
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether specific symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can help identify ADHD patients with mind wandering. Methods Subjects were adults ages 18-55 of both sexes (n=41) who completed the Mind-Wandering... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Prolonged acetaminophen use during pregnancy linked to increased ASD and ADHD risk
(The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Acetaminophen is one of the most common medications used for treatment of pain and fever reduction during pregnancy and is considered safe in humans. Now, in a first-of-its-kind meta-analysis, researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have found a link between prolonged use of drugs containing acetaminophen (paracetamol or Tylenol) during pregnancy, and increased risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Experiences of physical and relational victimization in children with ADHD: the role of social problems and aggression - McQuade JD, Breslend NL, Groff D.
The social risk factors for physical and relational peer victimization were examined within a mixed-gender sample of children with and without attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Participants were 124 children (ages 8-12 years; 48% boys), with... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the early signs of ADHD?
This article helps you spot the signs so that people can be directed to the appropriate treatment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: ADHD / ADD Source Type: news

Common Gynecologic Condition, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Linked to Mental Health Issues
TUESDAY, April 10, 2018 -- Could women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) be at increased risk for mental health problems? And are their children more likely to have autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? That's the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Reading Aloud To Young Children May Improve Attention
BOSTON (CBS) — A new study in the journal Pediatrics finds reading out loud to your young child could help reduce their risk of developing hyperactivity and attention problems. Researchers enrolled nearly 700 families in a program and videotaped them reading to or playing with their young children at regular pediatric appointments from birth through age three. They found that the children who participated in the program had fewer attention problems and fewer disruptive behaviors when they started school compared to children who underwent standard pediatric care. The results were even greater when families continued t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Bedtime Stories Behavioral Problems Children Dr. Mallika Marshall Paying Attention Reading Books Source Type: news

Program Supporting Parent-Child Reading Aloud Aids Development
MONDAY, April 9, 2018 -- The Video Interaction Project (VIP), a parent education program which promotes positive parenting through reading aloud and play, reduces hyperactivity at school entry, according to a study published online April 9 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The relationship of internet addiction with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; effects of anxiety, depression and self-esteem - Kahraman Ö, Demirci EÖ.
AIM: Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood. Behavioral disinhibition, poor neurocognitive skills and immediate reward preference in childrenwith ADHD have been suggested as r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Smartglasses Help Patients With Comorbid Autism, ADHD Smartglasses Help Patients With Comorbid Autism, ADHD
Novel wearable computer technology helps patients with co-occurring autism spectrum disorder and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) improve their focus and attention.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

ADHD Frequently Co-Occurs with Autism Spectrum Disorder
THURSDAY, April 5, 2018 -- Co-occurrence of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is common in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and children with both conditions have a higher risk of anxiety and mood disorders, according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Anomalous Brain Structure ID'd in Preschoolers With ADHD
TUESDAY, April 3, 2018 -- Anomalous brain development is evident among medication-naive preschoolers with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study published in the April issue of the Journal of the International... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study finds children with autism and ADHD at higher rise for anxiety
(GolinHarris DC) Children with both autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at increased risk for being diagnosed with or treated for anxiety and mood disorders, according to a study published in Pediatrics today. The study, completed by the Interactive Autism Network (IAN), is one of the largest to compare comorbidities in individuals with ASD alone to individuals with ASD and ADHD. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study finds children with autism and ADHD at higher risk for anxiety
(GolinHarris DC) Children with both autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at increased risk for being diagnosed with or treated for anxiety and mood disorders, according to a study published in Pediatrics today. The study, completed by the Interactive Autism Network (IAN), is one of the largest to compare comorbidities in individuals with ASD alone to individuals with ASD and ADHD. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

BPA may be the cause of the ADHD epidemic: Scientists link the plastics chemical to the condition
(Natural News) Health experts have been digging through the data trying to figure out why so many children these days are suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, and they just may have stumbled upon one of the biggest culprits: the plastics chemical bisphenol-A (BPA). New research published in the journal Environment International highlights... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Study: Teens With ADHD Are More Likely To Get Into A Car Accident
BOSTON (CBS) – Teens with ADHD may be more likely to get into a car accident. A new study from the University of Pennsylvania took 60 kids, aged 16 to 17, that had recently been issued a driver’s license and put them through a driving simulator. Teens with ADHD are more likely to be distracted while driving. (WBZ-TV) They found that the kids who reported having problems with attention, hyperactivity, and impulse control were more likely to have simulator errors and were more likely to engage in risky driving behavior, like speeding and not wearing a seat belt. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of deat...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Children With ADHD Dr. Mallika Marshall Local TV Source Type: news

ADHD Tied to Brain Size Changes in Young Children
TUESDAY, March 27, 2018 -- Young children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have smaller-than-normal brain regions that are crucial in controlling behavior, researchers have found. Along with conducting MRI brain scans, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mental health issues linked to risky driving in newly licensed teens
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Mental health symptoms related to attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and conduct disorder are associated with increased errors in a driving simulator and self-reported risky driving behaviors in adolescents, according to study in Nursing Research, published by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Brain abnormalities found in 4- and 5-year-olds with ADHD, researchers say
In the first comprehensive imaging study of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in preschoolers, researchers have found evidence that structural changes in the brain are already recognizable at the age of 4. “One of our big questions was thinking about an early-onset disorder and linking it to early-onset brain anomalies,” said Lisa Jacobson, one of the researchers involved […]Related:A woman says her chiropractor molested her during a ‘prenatal massage.’ Now she’s suing.House budget says CDC can study gun violenceLongtime AIDS researcher Robert Redfield picked to lead CDC (Source:...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleep in a large, multi-university sample of college students: sleep problem prevalence, sex differences, and mental health correlates - Becker SP, Jarrett MA, Luebbe AM, Garner AA, Burns GL, Kofler MJ.
OBJECTIVES: To (1) describe sleep problems in a large, multi-university sample of college students; (2) evaluate sex differences; and (3) examine the unique associations of mental health symptoms (i.e., anxiety, depression, attention-deficit/hyperactivity ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Secondary attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children and adolescents 5 to 10 years after traumatic brain injury - Narad ME, Kennelly M, Zhang N, Wade SL, Yeates KO, Taylor HG, Epstein JN, Kurowski BG.
IMPORTANCE: After traumatic brain injury (TBI), children often experience impairment when faced with tasks and situations of increasing complexity. Studies have failed to consider the potential for attention problems to develop many years after TBI or fact... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Hundreds of children waiting years for ADHD assessments
Up to 800 children have been waiting nearly two years for assessments for autistic spectrum conditions and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder in Kent, it has emerged. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Kids with brain injuries may have higher ADHD risk
(Reuters Health) - Young children who are hospitalized with head injuries may be at higher than average risk for developing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) later on, a small study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews 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

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 childhood violence linked to psychiatric disorders
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) Investing in diminishing socioeconomic status inequalities and in preventing violent events during childhood may improve the mental health of youths from low socioeconomic status backgrounds. The results showed that having experienced any traumatic event and low socioeconomic status were associated with an internalizing disorder such as depression and anxiety and an externalizing disorder including attention-deficit hyperactivity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health 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

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