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: Science - The Huffington Post - November 16, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, trait impulsivity, and externalizing behavior in a longitudinal sample - Ahmad SI, Hinshaw SP.
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is highly comorbid with and predictive of externalizing behavior, yet is most often examined categorically, not dimensionally. We tested a recently proposed trait impulsivity model by dimensionally examining ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Are elevations in ADHD symptoms associated with physiological reactivity and emotion dysregulation in children? - McQuade JD, Breaux RP.
The present study examined whether children with elevated attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms display a unique pattern of emotion dysregulation as indexed by both parent report and physiological reactivity during experiences of failure... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Guidelines May Have Helped Curb ADHD Diagnoses in Preschoolers
Still, too few with disorder receive behavior therapy, child psychologist says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Children's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guidelines May Have Helped Curb ADHD Diagnoses in Preschoolers
TUESDAY, Nov. 15, 2016 -- In a bit of good news, the rate of diagnoses for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among U.S. preschoolers has leveled off, a new study finds. At the same time, the prescribing rate of stimulant medications... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 15, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Functional adult outcomes 16 years after childhood diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: MTA results - Hechtman L, Swanson JM, Sibley MH, Stehli A, Owens EB, Mitchell JT, Arnold LE, Molina BS, Hinshaw SP, Jensen PS, Abikoff HB, Perez Algorta G, Howard AL, Hoza B, Etcovitch J, Houssais S, Lakes KD, Nichols JQ.
OBJECTIVE: To compare educational, occupational, legal, emotional, substance use disorder, and sexual behavior outcomes in young adults with persistent and desistent attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms and a local normative comparison ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Fun, comfort with exercise helps young people with conditions like autism and ADHD remain active
The best way to help young people with neurodevelopmental disorders like autism and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder get more exercise is to make it fun, according to a small international sampling of adults living with them. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 11, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Fun, comfort with exercise helps young people with conditions like autism and ADHD remain active
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) The best way to help young people with neurodevelopmental disorders like autism and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder get more exercise is to make it fun, according to a small international sampling of adults living with them. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Epilepsy: Top tips and tricks from our staff
In honor of Epilepsy Awareness Month, some of the nurses and social workers who support the Boston Children’s Hospital Epilepsy Center share their top epilepsy tips. Chris’s tip: Get support! Chris Ryan, LCSW, recommends that you consider therapy for your child or family — or both. Kids with epilepsy are at higher risk for behavioral and mental health conditions, like anxiety, depression and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). They may also struggle with the lifestyle restrictions epilepsy can cause. A therapist can help your child learn to cope with these conditions. Chris says joining a su...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 8, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ellen Greenlaw Tags: Caregivers Diseases & Conditions Health & Wellness epilepsy epilepsy awareness month epilepsy center Source Type: news

Demographic differences among a national sample of US youth with behavioral disorders - Visser SN, Deubler EL, Bitsko RH, Holbrook JR, Danielson ML.
This study's objective was to compare the demographic patterns in the diagnosed prevalence of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to oppositional defiant disorder and conduct disorder (ODD/CD) in a national sample, with considerati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 8, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Externalizing outcomes of youth with and without ADHD: time-varying prediction by parental ADHD and mediated effects - Moroney E, Tung I, Brammer WA, Peris TS, Lee SS.
Although parental attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a risk factor for multiple negative youth outcomes, it is unknown how change in parental ADHD symptoms over time affects change in child ADHD symptoms; moreover, mediators of these predic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Factors associated with healthy and impaired social functioning in young adolescents with ADHD - Ray AR, Evans SW, Langberg JM.
There is variability in the extent to which adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) exhibit social impairment, as the same diagnosis does not necessarily entail impairment in the same area(s) of functioning. The current study entai... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Behavioral effects of neurofeedback compared to stimulants and physical activity in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: a randomized controlled trial - Gelad é K, Janssen TW, Bink M, van Mourik R, Maras A, Oosterlaan J.
OBJECTIVE: The efficacy of neurofeedback as a treatment for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and whether neurofeedback is a viable alternative for stimulant medication, is still an intensely debated subject. The current randomized controlle... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 5, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Childhood trajectories of inattention-hyperactivity and academic achievement at 12  years - Salla J, Michel G, Pingault JB, Lacourse E, Paquin S, Galéra C, Falissard B, Boivin M, Tremblay RE, Côté SM.
Few prospective studies spanning early childhood to early adolescence have examined separately the contribution of inattention and hyperactivity to academic achievement. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether the developmental trajectories... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 5, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Predictors of response to behavioral treatments among children with ADHD-Inattentive Type - Owens EB, Hinshaw SP, McBurnett K, Pfiffner L.
The goal of the study was to examine baseline characteristics-child gender, IQ, age, internalizing problems, symptoms of hyperactivity/impulsivity (HI), oppositional defiant disorder, and sluggish cognitive tempo, and parent income, education, attention de... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 4, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

ADHD and depression symptoms in parent couples predict response to child ADHD and ODD behavior - Wymbs BT, Dawson AE, Egan TE, Sacchetti GM, Tams ST, Wymbs FA.
Parents of children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) often have elevated ADHD and depressive symptoms, both of which increase the risk of ineffective parenting and interparental discord. However, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 4, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Bullying mediates between attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in childhood and psychotic experiences in early adolescence - Hennig T, Jaya ES, Lincoln TM.
Although a childhood diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is known to be linked to psychotic experiences and psychotic disorders in later life, the developmental trajectories that could explain this association are unknown. Using a ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 4, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A Wandering Mind Isn't Just A Distraction. It May Be Your Brain's Default State.
Even if you don’t consider yourself a daydreamer, you probably spend a lot of time in a state of mental wandering ― it’s natural for your mind to drift away from the present moment when you’re in the shower, walking to work or doing the dishes.  In recent years, scientists have been paying a lot more attention to mind-wandering, an activity that takes up as much as 50 percent of our waking hours. Psychologists previously tended to view mind-wandering as largely useless, but an emerging body of research suggests that it is a natural and healthy part of our mental lives. Researchers fr...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Wandering Mind Isn't Just A Distraction. It May Be Your Brain's Default State.
Even if you don’t consider yourself a daydreamer, you probably spend a lot of time in a state of mental wandering ― it’s natural for your mind to drift away from the present moment when you’re in the shower, walking to work or doing the dishes.  In recent years, scientists have been paying a lot more attention to mind-wandering, an activity that takes up as much as 50 percent of our waking hours. Psychologists previously tended to view mind-wandering as largely useless, but an emerging body of research suggests that it is a natural and healthy part of our mental lives. Researchers fr...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 3, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Factors associated with internet addiction: cross-sectional study of Turkish adolescents - Seyrek S, C öp E, Sinir H, Ugurlu M, Şenel S.
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of Internet addiction (IA), and the relationship between sociodemographic characteristics, depression, anxiety, attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms and IA in adolescen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 3, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Does your mind jump around, stay on task or get stuck?
(University of California - Berkeley) A review of brain imaging studies offers a new way of looking at spontaneous versus controlled thinking, challenging the adage that a wandering mind is an unhappy mind. Increased awareness of how our thoughts move when our brains are at rest, it says, could lead to better diagnoses and targeted treatments for such mental illnesses as depression, anxiety and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

DSM-5 Diagnoses In Kids Should Always Be Written In Pencil
The three most harmful fads in psychiatric diagnosis, during the past 20 years, have all occurred in kids. Rates of Attention Deficit Disorder have tripled and rates of Autism and childhood Bipolar Disorder have multiplied an incredible 40 tmes. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/dsm5-in-distress/201006/psychiatric-fads-and-overdiagnosis Poweful external factors have contributed greatly to this massive mislabelling of kids. For ADHD and kiddie Bipolar, drug companies misleadingly and aggressively sold the ill to peddle their expensive and profitable pills. Their marketing strategy was based on the cynical assumption th...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 31, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Girls with ADHD may face higher risk for more severe mental disorders
Ryan MaassLOS ANGELES, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Young girls with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are at a higher risk of developing additional mental disorders, a UCLA study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An ADHD diagnosis puts girls at much higher risk for other mental health problems
Girls with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are at higher risk than girls without ADHD for multiple mental disorders that often lead to cascading problems such as abusive relationships, teenage pregnancies, poor grades and drug abuse, UCLA psychologists  report in the journal Pediatrics.The researchers, who conducted by far the most comprehensive analysis of girls and ADHD, report:37.7 percent of girls with ADHD met criteria for an anxiety disorder, compared with only 13.9 percent of girls without ADHD.10.3 percent of girls with ADHD were diagnosed with depression compared with only 2.9 percent without ADHD.42...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 4, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Families with Apert syndrome find similarities, not differences
Madilynn and her father Rocky For some families in the waiting room on the day of the Apert syndrome clinic, it’s a reunion. For others, it’s a revelation. Coming to Boston Children’s Hospital from as far away as China, some have never met another child with Apert syndrome. Before long, parents and kids of all ages and ethnicities are taking group selfies as the younger children run around and play. “These kids have the brightest smiles, they’re very resilient,” says Tambra Milot, mother of 3-year-old Madilynn. Each year, the clinic sees about 50 children with Apert syndrome, a rare gene...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - October 4, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Nancy Fliesler Tags: Our Patients’ Stories apert syndrome Cleft and Craniofacial Center craniosynostosis Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery Dr. Amir Taghinia Dr. Brian Labow Dr. John Meara Dr. Mark Proctor Dr. Richard Bruun sleep apnea Source Type: news

An ADHD diagnosis puts girls at much higher risk for other mental health problems
(University of California - Los Angeles) Girls with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder are at higher risk than girls without ADHD for multiple mental disorders that often lead to cascading problems such as abusive relationships, teenage pregnancies, poor grades and drug abuse, UCLA psychologists report in the journal Pediatrics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 4, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Long-term outcomes of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and conduct disorder: a  systematic review and meta-analysis - Erskine HE, Norman RE, Ferrari AJ, Chan GC, Copeland WE, Whiteford HA, Scott JG.
OBJECTIVE: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and conduct disorder (CD) are common externalizing disorders. Despite previous research demonstrating that  both are longitudinally associated with adverse outcomes, there have been no systematic r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 2, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Clarifying the nuances in ADHD and health outcomes: a case of overweight and obesity
Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at elevated risk of a host of negative life outcomes, including both psychiatric and health complications.1 While the psychiatric complications are well established, the question of physical health outcomes is in need of clarification.1 As obesity becomes epidemic in our society, the question of whether ADHD, with its association of impulsivity, contributes to that risk, is salient.1 ,2 Dozens of studies have looked at this question, but with seemingly disparate results.2 Quantitative meta-analyses therefore are needed to clarify this associa...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Differences in the association between childhood trauma history and borderline personality disorder or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder diagnoses in adulthood - Ferrer M, Andi ón Ó, Calvo N, Ramos-Quiroga JA, Prat M, Corrales M, Casas M.
Common environmental etiological factors between borderline personality disorder (BPD) and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have not been fully studied. The main aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between childhood trauma ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 30, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

ADHD drugs no help with homework
(Reuters Health) - Giving stimulants to kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may not help them complete homework or get better grades, a small study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Water fluoridation linked to ADHD, obesity and depression
(NaturalNews) Water fluoridation has been linked with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in a new study conducted by researchers from York University in Toronto, and published in the journal Environmental Health.Although prior studies have suggested that there might... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parenting as a mechanism of change in psychosocial treatment for youth with ADHD, predominantly inattentive presentation - Haack LM, Villodas M, McBurnett K, Hinshaw S, Pfiffner LJ.
We investigated whether parenting and child behavior improve following psychosocial treatment for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Predominantly Inattentive Presentation (ADHD-I) and whether parenting improvements mediate child outcomes. We analyz... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 23, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Ouch! Avoiding failure leads to missed opportunities for children with ADHD
Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are potentially more exposed to reproaches than typically developing children, explain researchers. A behavioral experiment on reward and punishment highlights the cumulative effect of punishment in children with ADHD. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 23, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

This Teen Is Almost 8 Feet Tall -- And Still Growing
At 7 feet 8 inches, Broc Brown definitely sticks out in a crowd, and he’s only going to get bigger. Brown’s family knew something was up at a young age: He was 5-foot-2 in kindergarten, according to his mother, Darci Elliot. “When he got into middle school he was around 6 feet tall, and by high school he was 7 feet tall,” Elliot told Barcroft TV. “It’s a genetic disorder and there’s nothing that can stop him from growing – I don’t know if he will ever stop.” Brown, 19, grows an astounding six inches a year because of a rare genetic disorder called S...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Book Review: A Spectrum Approach to Mood Disorders
James Phelps’ new book, A Spectrum Approach to Mood Disorders: Not Fully Bipolar But Not Unipolar—Practical Management, is written for professionals, not laymen. I have some familiarity with bipolar disorder and its causes, symptoms, and treatments. However, I am not a professional and this book often goes beyond my ability to comprehend. Dr. Phelps has been treating patients and studying and writing about mood disorders for over 25 years, but he makes assumptions that the reader has a higher level of experience or training, and it makes this book difficult for amateurs to fully appreciate. The basic premise of...
Source: Psych Central - September 20, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Dave Schultz Tags: Antidepressants Anxiety Attention Deficit Disorder Bipolar Book Reviews Borderline Personality Depression Disorders General Mood Stabilizers Postpartum Depression Professional Psychiatry Psychological Assessment Psychology PT Source Type: news

Efficacy of a family-focused intervention for young drivers with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder - Fabiano GA, Schatz NK, Morris KL, Willoughby MT, Vujnovic RK, Hulme KF, Riordan J, Howard M, Hennessy D, Lewis K, Hawk L, Wylie A, Pelham WE.
Teenage drivers diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at significant risk for negative driving outcomes related to morbidity and mortality. However, there are few viable psychosocial treatments for teens with ADHD and none focu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Injury risks in schoolchildren with attention-deficit/hyperactivity or autism spectrum disorder: results from two school-based health surveys of 6- to 17-year-old children in Sweden - Bonander C, Beckman L, Janson S, Jernbro C.
INTRODUCTION: Injuries are one of the leading causes of death and disability among children in Sweden and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has previously been associated with an increased risk of injury in pediatric populations elsewhere in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

More Child Suicides Are Linked to A.D.D. Than Depression, Study Suggests
The new research found that attention deficit disorder was the most common mental health diagnosis among children under 12 who died by suicide. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CATHERINE SAINT LOUIS Tags: Suicides and Suicide Attempts Children and Childhood Mental Health and Disorders Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Pediatrics (Journal) Source Type: news

Scientists Make Major Discovery While Studying The Brain On No Sleep
This study lends more evidence that circadian misalignment (due to shift work, for example) can deteriorate sleep quality, and thus interfere with other parts of our health, Maquet explained. What’s more, the new research may lead to new ways to better diagnose sleep disorders, Charles Czeisler, chief of the division of sleep and circadian disorders at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, told HuffPost. Sleep disorders can be difficult to discern from other disorders that share the same symptoms, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, he said. “[The study] opens up a new era in the quantitat...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 15, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Scientists Make Major Discovery While Studying The Brain On No Sleep
This study lends more evidence that circadian misalignment (due to shift work, for example) can deteriorate sleep quality, and thus interfere with other parts of our health, Maquet explained. What’s more, the new research may lead to new ways to better diagnose sleep disorders, Charles Czeisler, chief of the division of sleep and circadian disorders at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, told HuffPost. Sleep disorders can be difficult to discern from other disorders that share the same symptoms, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, he said. “[The study] opens up a new era in the quantitat...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prevalence of sleep disorders and their relationship with core symptoms of inattention and hyperactivity in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder - V élez-Galarraga R, Guillen-Grima F, Crespo-Eguílaz N, Sánchez-Carpintero R.
OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence of sleep disorders in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and in a control population. To examine the relationship between sleep disorders and symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity/impulsiv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Risperidone added to psychostimulant in children with severe aggression and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: lack of effect on attention and short-term memory - Farmer CA, Epstein JN, Findling RL, Gadow KD, Arnold LE, Kipp H, Kolko DJ, Butter E, Schneider J, Bukstein OG, McNamara NK, Molina BS, Aman MG.
In this study, we report data from a double-blind, randomized, controlled study of stimulant plus placebo versus com... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Categorical diagnosis of extreme hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention in very young children - Gleason MM, Humphreys KL.
Severe hyperactivity and impulsivity are common reasons for referral to infant mental health services. Past versions of ZERO TO THREE's () diagnostic nosology, the Diagnostic Classification of Mental and Developmental Disorders in Infancy and Early Childho... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 9, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder remission is linked to better neurophysiological error detection and attention-vigilance processes - Michelini G, Kitsune GL, Cheung CH, Brandeis D, Banaschewski T, Asherson P, McLoughlin G, Kuntsi J.
We examined whether cognitive and neurophysiological impairments on a performance-monitoring task distinguish between A... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 9, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Report: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) market to grow at CAGR of 8.5%
The attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) market is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.5% during 2014 to 2024 to reach a value of $13.9bn by 2024, according to a new report by GlobalData. (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - September 9, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Atomoxetine improves critical reading skills in children with dyslexia
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A new study shows significant improvement in critical components of reading, including decoding and vocabulary, among children treated with atomoxetine compared to placebo. Atomoxetine treatment was also associated with significant reductions in symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children with both dyslexia and ADHD or ADHD alone, as reported in the study published in Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 7, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Mild head injury and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children - Chasle V, Riffaud L, Longuet R, Martineau-Curt M, Collet Y, Le Fournier L, Pladys P.
PURPOSE: Post-concussion syndrome is a well-described complication following moderate and severe head trauma but whether it occurs after mild head injury in children remains unclear. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether exposure to mild head injur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

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

Book Review: The Conscious Parent ’ s Guide to ADHD
“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid.” ~ Albert Einstein For some, the symptoms are more subtle — it is the child who sits gazing out the window, her mind far from the classroom where her classmates are hard at work. For others, the symptoms are more blatant — a child who cannot sit still, bouncing up from his chair, calling out in class, poking his neighbor. At home, chores are left undone and often not started, homework is a battle, and the latest videogame is like a black-hole sucking in all of the chil...
Source: Psych Central - August 28, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Megan Riddle Tags: Attention Deficit Disorder Book Reviews Children and Teens Disorders Education Family General Memory and Perception Mindfulness Neuroscience Parenting Psychology Relaxation and Meditation School Issues Students Treatment Ad Source Type: news

Racial and ethnic disparities in ADHD diagnosis and treatment - Coker TR, Elliott MN, Toomey SL, Schwebel DC, Cuccaro P, Tortolero Emery S, Davies SL, Visser SN, Schuster MA.
We examined racial/ethnic disparities in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnosis and medication use and determined whether medication disparities were more likely due to underdiagnosis or undertreatment of African-American and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news