Kids with ADHD Make 6.1 Million Doctor Visits a Year in U.S.
Mental health specialist says study raises more questions than it answers Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Health Statistics, Medicines and Children (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - January 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids With ADHD Make 6.1 Million Doctor Visits a Year in U.S.: CDC
THURSDAY, Jan. 26, 2017 -- Kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder account for more than 6 million physician office visits a year in the United States, say U.S. health officials. An average 6.1 million trips to a doctor, pediatrician or... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 26, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Food Trends 2017: What a Nutritionist Sees and Hopes You'll See
By Keith-Thomas Ayoob, Ed.D., R.D. A new year brings an opportunity to reflect on and reevaluate our lives. When you're a registered dietitian/nutritionist, it's also time to review food trends for 2017. That's why I look forward to the annual "What's Trending in Nutrition," a survey from Pollack Communications based on interviews with thousands of registered dietitians. Here's the survey's list of "Top 10 Superfoods" for 2017: 1 Seeds, such as chia and hemp 6 Kale 2 Avocados 7 Green tea 3 Nuts, such as almonds and walnuts 8 Coconut products 4 Fermented foods, such as yogurt 9 Exotic fruits ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Autism patients benefit from fecal transplants
Fecal transplants could help treat behavioral symptoms, such as irritability and hyperactivity, in autistic children by rebalancing their gut bacteria, an Arizona study claims. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Youngest children in class 'more likely to be given ADHD drugs'
Conclusion Overall, this study suggests that in Western Australia – and reportedly in other countries, too – the youngest children in a given school year are more likely to be diagnosed with and treated for ADHD than the eldest in the year. However, it's important not to draw too many conclusions from this brief report. The authors provide very limited information about their methods, so it's not possible to critique how they conducted their study. We don't know why they selected the 2013 school year, for example. It was said to be recommended, but we don't know why. It could be it was ...
Source: NHS News Feed - January 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Mental health Neurology Medication Source Type: news

Medical News Today: ADHD: Younger children 'may be overdiagnosed'
New research suggests that the birth date of a child might influence their risk of being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: ADHD / ADD Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Inattentive ADHD: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment
This article looks at the condition's symptoms and treatment options. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: ADHD / ADD Source Type: news

Internet gaming disorder explains unique variance in psychological distress and disability after controlling for comorbid depression, OCD, ADHD, and anxiety - Pearcy BT, McEvoy PM, Roberts LD.
This study extends knowledge about the relationship of Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD) to other established mental disorders by exploring comorbidities with anxiety, depression, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and obsessive compulsive disor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Increased anterior pelvic angle characterizes the gait of children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder - Naruse H, Fujisawa TX, Yatsuga C, Kubota M, Matsuo H, Takiguchi S, Shimada S, Imai Y, Hiratani M, Kosaka H, Tomoda A.
BACKGROUND: Children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) frequently have motor problems. Previous studies have reported that the characteristic gait in children with ADHD is immature and that subjects demonstrate higher levels of variabili... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 20, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Ontario children and youth with ADHD often prescribed antipsychotics, study finds
One in 20 Ontario children and youth have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and many are prescribed antipsychotic drugs, despite having no other mental health diagnoses, researchers have found. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Alcobra to stop testing sole drug for ADHD after study fails
(Reuters) - Alcobra Ltd said it would abandon evaluating its only experimental drug to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), after a failed late-stage study, wiping away more than half the company's value before the bell on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Genetic discovery provides new insight into cognitive disorders
An international team of scientists has unlocked some of the genes responsible for cognitive ability.The findings bring scientists a step closer to developing new -- and potentially better -- treatments for cognitive disorders of the brain, such as schizophrenia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Dow chemical wants farmers to keep using a pesticide linked to autism and ADHD
(NaturalNews) On Mondays Magda and Amilcar Galindo take their daughter Eva to self-defense class. Eva is 12 but her trusting smile and arching pigtails make her look younger. Diagnosed with autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, Eva doesn’t learn or behave like the typical 12-year-old. She struggles to make change, and she needs help... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Feinstein Institute genetic discovery provides new insight into cognitive disorders
(Northwell Health) An international team of scientists, led by Todd Lencz, PhD, professor at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research at Northwell Health and Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, have unlocked some of the genes responsible for cognitive ability.The findings bring scientists a step closer to developing new -- and potentially better -- treatments for cognitive disorders of the brain, such as schizophrenia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 17, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

[In Depth] Pioneering study images activity in fetal brains
Babies born prematurely are prone to problems later in life—they're more likely to develop autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and more likely to struggle in school. A new study that's among the first to investigate brain activity in human fetuses suggests that the underlying neurological issues may begin in the womb. The research, led by Moriah Thomason, a developmental neuroscientist at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan, and published this week in Scientific Reports, provides the first direct evidence of altered brain function in fetuses that go on to be born prematurely...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Greg Miller Tags: Neuroscience Source Type: news

Alcobra Provides Update on Recent FDA Meeting and Path Forward for MDX Clinical Development Program
TEL AVIV, Israel, Jan. 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alcobra Ltd. (Nasdaq:ADHD), an emerging pharmaceutical company focused on the development of new medications to treat patients with cognitive disorders, including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - January 9, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Mylan launches new ADHD treatment in US
US-based pharmaceuticals company Mylan has launched the Methylphenidate Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets USP in the country for the treatment of patients affected with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - January 3, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Peer influence as a potential magnifier of ADHD diagnosis - Aronson B.
The prevalence of Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is growing in America, but its cause is unclear. Scholars have identified many environmental factors that can cause or confound ADHD diagnosis, but epidemiological studies that try to co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 30, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Profiles of co-occurring difficulties identified through school-based screening - Aitken M, Martinussen R, Childs R, Tannock R.
This study used latent class analysis to identify patterns of co-occurrence among common childhood difficulties (inattention/hyperactivity, internalizing, externalizing, peer problems, and reading difficulties). METHOD: Parents and teach... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 29, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

How much money is spent on health care for kids, where does it go?
Health care spending on children grew 56 percent between 1996 and 2013, with the most money spent in 2013 on inpatient well-newborn care, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and well-dental care, according to a new article. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 29, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: ADHD and Depression: What's the Connection?
ADHD conjures up thoughts of hyperactivity and energy, but depression can also be a symptom. Find out how depression and ADHD are linked. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: ADHD / ADD Source Type: news

How much money is spent on health care for kids, where does it go?
(The JAMA Network Journals) Health care spending on children grew 56 percent between 1996 and 2013, with the most money spent in 2013 on inpatient well-newborn care, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and well-dental care, according to an article published online by JAMA Pediatrics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Pot Use In Pregnancy Is Going Up. Here's What We Know So Far About Its Effects
Pregnant women are using more pot than they used to, according to a large survey of 200,000 women in the U.S. While rates of use are still low overall among pregnant women, they’ve increased a dramatic 62 percent over the past 12 years, rising from 2.4 percent in 2002 to 3.9 percent in 2014, with young women primarily driving the increase. While only about 2.1 percent of women ages 26 to 44 used marijuana while pregnant, 7.5 percent of women 18 to 25 have done the same. Experts aren’t sure why pot use has increased among pregnant women, and especially younger pregnant women. One leading theory is...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pot Use In Pregnancy Is Going Up. Here's What We Know So Far About Its Effects
Pregnant women are using more pot than they used to, according to a large survey of 200,000 women in the U.S. While rates of use are still low overall among pregnant women, they’ve increased a dramatic 62 percent over the past 12 years, rising from 2.4 percent in 2002 to 3.9 percent in 2014, with young women primarily driving the increase. While only about 2.1 percent of women ages 26 to 44 used marijuana while pregnant, 7.5 percent of women 18 to 25 have done the same. Experts aren’t sure why pot use has increased among pregnant women, and especially younger pregnant women. One leading theory is...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 22, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Anger-irritability as a mediator of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder risk for adolescent alcohol use and the contribution of coping skills - Harty SC, Gnagy EM, Pelham WE, Molina BS.
BACKGROUND: Research on susceptibility to alcohol use disorder within the attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) population has begun to expand examination of putative moderators and mediators in order to develop effective treatments. Specific dys... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Neos Therapeutics resubmits ADHD drug marketing application
(Reuters) - Drug developer Neos Therapeutics Inc said on Tuesday it resubmitted the marketing application for its attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drug to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Investigating the impact of cognitive load and motivation on response control in relation to delay discounting in children with ADHD - Martinelli MK, Mostofsky SH, Rosch KS.
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is characterized by deficits in impulse control across a range of behaviors, from simple actions to those involving complex decision-making (e.g., preference for smaller-sooner versus larger later rewards). T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Risky decision-making in children with and without ADHD: a prospective study - Humphreys KL, Tottenham N, Lee SS.
Learning from past decisions can enhance successful decision-making. It is unclear whether difficulties in learning from experience may contribute to risky decision-making, which may be altered among individuals with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorde... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

French rarely medicate children for ADHD, treat underlying conditions
(NaturalNews) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a well known medical term in America, but in France, it’s rarely used, if ever. That’s because doctors in France address behavioral issues in children holistically, not as a condition that can be drugged out of them. ADHD is a predatory label, used to force nefarious amphetamine drugs... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain tests may predict children at risk of becoming 'social burdens'
Conclusion This study aimed to test the hypothesis that childhood risks may be able to predict poor outcomes in adulthood (such as obesity, criminal convictions, rate of cigarette smoking etc.) that are potentially responsible for the greatest economic burden on society. Overall it found that the four factors – growing up in more socially deprived conditions, experience of child maltreatment, poor childhood IQ score, and exhibition of low self-control – were associated with poorer outcomes in adulthood. The research benefits from using a fairly large sample of individuals followed up from birth until ...
Source: NHS News Feed - December 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental health Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Mind Conduct disorders in children with poor oral hygiene habits and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children with excessive tooth decay - Dursun OB, Şengül F, Esin IS, Demirci T, Yücel N, Ömezli MM.
INTRODUCTION: Dental caries and poor oral hygiene are among the major childhood public health problems. Although dental research frequently refers to the link between these conditions and behavioural issues, little attention has been paid to understanding ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 10, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Role of neurotrophic factors in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder - Tsai SJ.
Neurotrophins (NTs), a family of proteins including nerve growth factor, brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), neurotrophin-3, and neurotrophin-4, are essential for neural growth, survival, and differentiation, and are therefore crucial for brain devel... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 10, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

New intracellular dopamine receptor function may offer hope to schizophrenia patients
Dopamine is a chemical in the brain that plays an important role in controlling movement, emotion and cognition. Dopamine dysfunction is believed to be one of the causes of disorders like Schizophrenia, Tourette's syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Parkinson's disease. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 9, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Paternal aging and its possible link to neurodevelopmental disorders
(Tohoku University) Neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are on the rise but their underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 8, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Working out the genetic risk for ADHD
Genetics play a strong part in the development of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but the path from a gene to risk for the disorder has remained a black box to researchers.. A new study suggests how the risk gene ADGRL3 (LPHN3) might work. ADGRL3 encodes the protein latrophilin 3, which regulates communication between brain cells. According to the study, a common variation of the gene associated with ADHD disrupts its ability to regulate gene transcription - the formation of mRNA from DNA that leads to expression of the gene. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 7, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Checkup: Why Parents and Doctors Should Think About A.D.H.D. in Preschool
The evidence suggests that what works is not therapy that focuses on the child — such as play therapy — but coaching and training for the parents. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PERRI KLASS, M.D. Tags: Children and Childhood Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Education (Pre-School) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Parenting Source Type: news

No superiority of treatment with osmotic controlled-release oral delivery system-methylphenidate over short/medium-acting methylphenidate preparations in the rate and timing of injuries in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder - Golubchik P, Kodesh A, Weizman A.
OBJECTIVES: Methylphenidate (MPH) treatment in patients with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is reported to reduce the risk for injuries. In the present study, the rate and timing of injuries were compared among the various MPH preparations... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 3, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Psychotherapy for adolescents with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: a pediatrician's guide - Modesto-Lowe V, Charbonneau V, Farahmand P.
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) presents with high levels of inattention, impulsiveness, and hyperactivity. ADHD starts in childhood and results in impairments that continue into adulthood. ADHD symptoms lead to decreased functionality in v... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 3, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Sex moderates the impact of birth weight on child externalizing psychopathology - Momany AM, Kamradt JM, Ullsperger JM, Elmore AL, Nigg JT, Nikolas MA.
Low birth weight (LBW) has consistently been associated with childhood attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and a similar association has been found for childhood externalizing disorders, such as oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) and conduct ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 30, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Egress, Escape, Evacuation, Crowds Source Type: news

Children with medical and psychiatric disorders have driven increase in hospital usage and costs
This study found that much of the increase in pediatric hospital resource use was attributable to cases in which children had two conditions at the same time — a primary medical condition that was the reason for their hospital admission, as well as a secondary psychiatric disorder.“The greatest increase in hospitalizations was seen in cases where the psychiatric diagnosis was secondary — for example, a child admitted for severe asthma who also has a diagnosis of a common condition such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder,” Zima said.In 2014, nearly 80 percent of all hospital discharges with ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 29, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Problematic peer functioning in girls with ADHD: a systematic literature review - Kok FM, Groen Y, Fuermaier AB, Tucha O.
OBJECTIVE: Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) experience many peer interaction problems and are at risk of peer rejection and victimisation. Although many studies have investigated problematic peer functioning in children with AD... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 25, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Blast-induced tinnitus and hyperactivity in the auditory cortex of rats - Luo H, Pace E, Zhang J.
Blast exposure can cause tinnitus and hearing impairment by damaging the auditory periphery and direct impact to the brain, which trigger neural plasticity in both auditory and non-auditory centers. However, the underlying neurophysiological mechanisms of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 25, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Making Sense of Sensory Processing Disorder
Our bodies are wired for sensory input. Touch, (which includes temperature, texture and pressure), taste, sound, sight and smell are the ways in which we explore the world, from the moment we enter it. When all systems are functioning, we experience a feedback loop. For example, if you were shivering from the cold and wanted to feel warmth, you might put on a cozy sweater or wrap a fleece blanket around your shoulders. Your body would likely respond by relaxing, followed by an emotional relief and perhaps even a sigh. The next time you felt chilly, you would remember what it took to remedy that sensation and follow th...
Source: Psych Central - November 22, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW Tags: Attention Deficit Disorder Autism / Asperger's Caregivers Children and Teens Genetics Parenting Asperger Syndrome Pervasive Developmental Disorder Sensory integration dysfunction Sensory Processing Disorder Source Type: news

Musical training creates new brain connections in children
Taking music lessons increases brain fiber connections in children and may be useful in treating autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), according to a new study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 22, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Musical training creates new brain connections in children
(Radiological Society of North America) Taking music lessons increases brain fiber connections in children and may be useful in treating autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to a study being presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 21, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Evidence-based considerations and recommendations for athletic trainers caring for patients with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder - Wolfe ES, Madden KJ.
CONTEXT:  Patients with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be noncompliant, impulsive, and disruptive in an athletic training or physical rehabilitation facility. Athletic trainers (ATs) are valuable and essential health care providers f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Why it's time to investigate the overlap between autism and ADHD
The most influential psychiatric handbook prohibited a joint diagnosis of autism and ADHD until 2013. But the link could be significantUntil as late as 2013 a joint (or comorbid) diagnosis ofautism andattention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) was not permitted by the most influential psychiatric handbook, theDiagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). The DSM is an essential tool in psychiatry as it allows clinicians and researchers to use a standard framework for classifying mental disorders. Health insurance companies and drug regulation agencies also use the DSM, so its definition of what does or ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 17, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Laurence O'Dwyer Tags: Autism Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Science Psychiatry Mental health Source Type: news

Unraveling how a brain works, block by high-tech block
(Case Western Reserve University) Researchers at Case Western Reserve University are imbedding building blocks with technology that may provide a clearer view of problems a child or adult may suffer due to developmental disabilities, brain trauma or dementia. Blocks with an array of sensors inside detected hyperactivity and revealed the problem-solving strategies used by each subject. The sensors also detected performance accuracy and the time each user took to complete given tasks. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 17, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Clock genes, ADHD and aggression - Mogavero F, Jager A, Glennon JC.
Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is frequently associated with comorbid aggression and sleep disturbances. The sleep/wake cycle is under the control of the circadian system which is moderated by clock genes. Clock genes can regulate the tran... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Autism And ADHD Have More In Common Than You Might Think
We don’t tend to look at autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder as having much in common, but new science offers a compelling reason to consider some of the striking similarities between the two disorders. Autism Spectrum Disorder, or ASD, and ADHD are different in many respects, to be sure. However, they have several important things in common: both are common neurodevelopmental disorders, they run in families, and they’re characterized by symptoms like difficulty paying attention and impaired social interactions. And as scientists are increasingly finding, autism and ADHD actually occur together ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news