Brain scans find differences in 'badly behaved' teen boys
Conclusion This interesting study raises a lot of questions about the way the brain develops in childhood and adolescence, and whether its development is different in those with conduct disorder. However, it doesn't give us answers as to why this might happen. The results suggest there are differences in the development of these children's brains, which may play a part in their condition. However, as with all observational studies, we can't tell from the study whether these brain differences are the cause of the conduct disorder. The study also showed that substance abuse and deprivation were more common among boys with ...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology Mental health Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Sleep: A New Treatment for ADHD?
Everyone knows how important sleep is, and parents all over the world will tell you how important sleep is for their children. A poor night's sleep cannot only ruin a child's day, but his/her Mom's, Dad's and teacher's day as well. The effects of poor sleep are especially heightened in children who suffer from attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the most commonly diagnosed developmental disorder in young children today. Children with ADHD who report having poor sleep often display more symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. Provided the detrimental effects these symptoms have on academic and ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 15, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Severely aggressive children receiving stimulant medication versus stimulant and risperidone: 12-month follow-up of the TOSCA Trial - Gadow KD, Brown NV, Arnold LE, Buchan-Page KA, Bukstein OG, Butter E, Farmer CA, Findling RL, Kolko DJ, Molina BS, Rice RR, Schneider J, Aman MG.
The objective of this study was to evaluate 52-week clinical outcomes of children with co-occurring attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), disruptive behavior disorder, and serious physical aggression who participated in a prospective,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 15, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Physicians confront the rise of “smart drugs”
Responding to the safety concerns generated by a growing use of nootropics, physicians at the 2016 AMA Annual Meeting adopted new policy discouraging the nonmedical use of these prescription drugs for cognitive enhancement in healthy individuals. Nootropics—the so-called “smart drugs”—include a variety of prescription drugs, supplements and other substances that claim to improve cognitive functions of healthy individuals, particularly executive function, memory, learning or intelligence. Prescription drugs that are FDA-approved to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder or narcolepsy are ...
Source: AMA Wire - June 14, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

Drug treatment of hyperactivity in kids may have levelled off in UK
The tendency to treat childhood hyperactivity (ADHD) with drugs may have reached a plateau in the UK, following a steep rise in the number of prescriptions for these medicines over the past 20 years, reveals research. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 14, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Are Hispanics less likely to get diagnosed with ADHD in the US?
Despite concerns that children are being overly drugged for behaviour, there are data to suggest that some kids aren’t getting the care they actually needLuis barrels into my office wearing his Scooby Doo backpack and goes right for the train set. He’s six years old, from Guatemala. His jeans often are freshly ironed, and his mother follows with her eyes down, shyly entering the room. Twenty-four years-old, she is soft-spoken and speaks Spanish in a strong rural accent. She is not here legally, but came to the US to flee an abusive husband and start a new life for her son. I’ve been treating him for atten...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 14, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Justine Larson Tags: Science Psychology Mental health Psychiatry Source Type: news

UK drug treatment of ADHD in children may have peaked
But it still lasts longer here than in rest of Europe or in the USRelated items from OnMedicaAdults with ADHD less likely to commit crime if they take medicationBroader definition of ADHD raises risk of needless treatmentAttention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)New treatment options for ADHDDoctors should exercise caution in prescribing Ritalin for ADHD (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 14, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a brief school-based group programme for parents of children at risk of ADHD: a cluster randomised controlled trial - Sayal K, Taylor JA, Valentine A, Guo B, Sampson CJ, Sellman E, James M, Hollis C, Daley D.
BACKGROUND: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines recommend a stepped care approach for the identification and management of children with, or at risk of, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). We investigated the effective... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 13, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Are 'Workaholics' Prone to OCD, Anxiety?
FRIDAY, June 10, 2016 -- Some workaholics may be prone to mental health disorders, compared to folks with greater work-life balance, new research suggests. These disorders may include anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD),... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 10, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Sound sleep elusive for many kids with ADHD
Kathleen Doheny, HealthDay News New study supports claim parents have long made about children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder -- kids with ADHD don't sleep as well as other kids. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sound Sleep Elusive for Many Kids with ADHD
Those with the attention disorder sleep less, take longer to fall asleep at night, study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Sleep Disorders (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sound Sleep Elusive for Many Kids With ADHD
WEDNESDAY, June 8, 2016 -- A new study supports a claim parents have long made about children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder -- kids with ADHD don't sleep as well as other kids. "Children with ADHD have huge sleep problems," said... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 8, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Consumer Health Tips: Coping With Workplace Stress
Coping with stress: Workplace tips Genetically modified foods — Why the controversy? Heart-healthy diet: 8 steps to prevent heart disease Adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) Rhinoplasty (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 8, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Validation of the French Version of Conners' Parent Rating Scale Revised, Short Version: factorial structure and reliability - Fumeaux P, Mercier C, Roche S, Iwaz J, Bader M, Stephan P, Ecochard R, Revol O.
OBJECTIVE: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder is one of the most frequent neurodevelopmental disorders. Its diagnosis requires reference questionnaires such as the Conners' Parent Rating Scale (CPRS). Presently, in French-speaking countries, a few tr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 7, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Risk of suicidal events with atomoxetine compared to stimulant treatment: a cohort study - Linden S, Bussing R, Kubilis P, Gerhard T, Segal R, Shuster JJ, Winterstein AG.
BACKGROUND: Antidepressant effects on increased suicidality in children have raised public concern in recent years. Approved in 2002 for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder treatment, the selective noradrenalin-reuptake-inhibitor atomoxetine was initi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 4, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

ADHD drugs tied to slightly higher risk of heart problems in kids
(Reuters Health) - Children and adolescents who take medication to treat their attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be at a slightly increased risk of heart problems, suggests a new study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

5 Common Medical Misconceptions
Old wives' tales and superstitions have become part of the fabric of human understanding. Today, with the endless information that the Internet has to offer, questions can be answered at the click of a mouse. This, you might think, would spell the end of scientific and medical misinformation, but the sheer quantity of information that is now available is so bewildering that "common knowledge" has been left largely in place. Most people are too busy to fact-check details that don't directly impact their lives. Here, we will briefly run through five medical "facts" that most people have taken for gra...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ADHD Meds May Pose Heart Risks for Some Kids
Study found slightly higher chance of irregular heartbeat shortly after starting methylphenidate Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Medicines and Children (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ADHD Meds May Pose Heart Risks for Some Kids
WEDNESDAY, June 1, 2016 -- Ritalin, a popular drug for treating attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), might increase the risk of an abnormal heart rhythm shortly after a young person starts taking it, a new study suggests. Children and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 1, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

ADHD drugs 'linked to risk of heart rhythm problems'
Use of methylphenidate in children and young people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is linked to an increased risk of arrhythmia shortly after the start of treatment, warn researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 1, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Methylphenidate tied to greater risk of arrhythmia in children, adolescents
Children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder who are prescribed methylphenidate to manage their conditions stand at a higher risk for arrhythmia and other, more serious,... (Source: Pediatric News)
Source: Pediatric News - June 1, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Methylphenidate tied to greater risk of arrhythmia in children, adolescents
Children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder who are prescribed methylphenidate to manage their conditions stand at a higher risk for arrhythmia and other, more serious,... (Source: Family Practice News)
Source: Family Practice News - June 1, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Methylphenidate Tied to Increased Arrhythmia Risk in Kids with ADHD (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM Use of methylphenidate in children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is associated with increased risk for arrhythmia — and potentially elevated risk for myocardial infarction — according to a self-controlled case series study in The BMJ. Using a South Korean … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - June 1, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

New thinking on kids with ADHD: ‘Healthy lifestyle’ could be effective intervention
Helping children with ADHD, or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, bring their symptoms under control often involves elaborate school plans and accommodations, time-consuming behavior therapy and stimulant drugs. What if there were an easy and inexpensive alternative? Researcher Kathleen Holton, a behavioral neuroscientist at American University, suggests in a newly published study in the Journal of Attention Disorders that adhering to a […] (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ariana Eunjung Cha Tags: child & maternal health newsletter Source Type: news

How America Treats Preschoolers With ADHD, In Charts
More than 1 in 9 school children–6.4 million kids–are diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, a condition marked by an inability to sit still or to focus and pay attention. Half of them are medicated for the condition. Rates of the diagnosis have been skyrocketing, increasing 3% to 6% a year, and medication use has been rising even faster, at 7% a year. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 31, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Herper Source Type: news

How the 'rampantly overused' ADHD label overlooks other REAL diseases
(NaturalNews) More than 6 million children aged 4 to 17 in the U.S. have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a condition characterized by impulsivity, as well as difficulty paying attention... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effects of maternal smoking continue long after birth
Early exposure to nicotine can trigger widespread genetic changes that affect formation of connections between brain cells long after birth, a new study has found. The finding helps explains why maternal smoking has been linked to behavioral changes such as attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, addiction and conduct disorder. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 30, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Effects of maternal smoking continue long after birth
Early exposure to nicotine can trigger widespread genetic changes that affect formation of connections between brain cells long after birth, a new Yale-led study has found. The finding helps explains why maternal smoking has been linked to behavioral changes such as attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, addiction and conduct disorder. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 30, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Yale News Source Type: news

Lifestyle May Be Key to Improving ADHD in Kids
Healthier habits related to exercise and diet could help many with the disorder, researcher says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lifestyle May Be Key to Improving ADHD in Kids
MONDAY, May 30, 2016 -- Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are often treated with medications, such as Adderall or Ritalin. But a new study suggests that parents can also help their kids by promoting healthy lifestyle... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 30, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Effects of maternal smoking continue long after birth
(Yale University) Early exposure to nicotine can trigger widespread genetic changes that affect formation of connections between brain cells long after birth, a new Yale-led study has found. The finding helps explains why maternal smoking has been linked to behavioral changes such as attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, addiction and conduct disorder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 30, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis hyperactivity is associated with decreased brain-derived neurotrophic factor in female suicide attempters - Ambrus L, Lindqvist D, Träskman-Bendz L, Westrin A.
INTRODUCTION: Both decreased levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis dysregulation may be involved in the pathophysiology of suicidal behaviour, as well as cognitive symptoms of depression. Pre-clini... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 28, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

FLASHBACK: Toddlers to be screened for mental health conditions and drugged with Big Pharma's toxic chemicals
(NaturalNews) The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently announced a disgraceful revision to its diagnosis guidelines for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The group now says that children as young as four (the previous minimum screening age was six) can and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diagnosis and treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder during adolescence in the primary care setting: a concise review - Brahmbhatt K, Hilty DM, Hah M, Han J, Angkustsiri K, Schweitzer J.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic neurodevelopmental disorder with a worldwide prevalence of about 5% in school-age children. This review is intended to assist primary care providers (PCPs) in diagnosing and treating ADHD in adol... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

CDC Report Points to Missed Opportunity in ADHD Care
A new CDC report shows young children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder are more likely to receive drugs than behavioral therapy for their condition -- despite recommendations to the contrary. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - May 25, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

ADHD may appear for the first time in adulthood: studiesADHD may appear for the first time in adulthood: studies
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), usually diagnosed in children, may show up for the first time in adulthood, two new studies suggest. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News Source Type: news

Persistent ADHD in early years linked to worse academic, emotional outcomes
BALTIMORE – Persistent attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) through young childhood is associated with both poorer academic outcomes and an increased risk of other mental health problems,... (Source: Pediatric News)
Source: Pediatric News - May 24, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Persistent ADHD in early years linked to worse academic, emotional outcomes
BALTIMORE – Persistent attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) through young childhood is associated with both poorer academic outcomes and an increased risk of other mental health problems,... (Source: Family Practice News)
Source: Family Practice News - May 24, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Can adults get a different kind of ADHD?
New studies raise questions about whether attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in adults is distinct from the condition diagnosed in children. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - May 24, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Can ADHD appear for the first time in adulthood?
(Reuters Health) - Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), usually diagnosed in children, may show up for the first time in adulthood, two recent studies suggest. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Teens with ADHD likely to stop medications on their own, may not restart
BALTIMORE – Almost all teenagers with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) stopped their medication at some point during their teen years, a study showed. The stoppages happened for a... (Source: Pediatric News)
Source: Pediatric News - May 23, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Teens with ADHD likely to stop medications on their own, may not restart
BALTIMORE – Almost all teenagers with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) stopped their medication at some point during their teen years, a study showed. The stoppages happened for a... (Source: Family Practice News)
Source: Family Practice News - May 23, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and suicide attempters: a case control study from Iran, West Asia - Mozhdehi Fard M, Hakim Shooshtari M, Najarzadegan MR, Khosravi T, Bidaki R, Moradi M, Pourshams M, Mohammadi Farsani H, Ghiasi Z, Mostafavi SA.
BACKGROUND: Childhood attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) persists into adulthood in up to two thirds of affected patients. Usually, ADHD has co-morbidities with several psychiatric disorders, and its symptoms occur more frequently in suicide a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 20, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder - Faraone SV, Asherson P, Banaschewski T, Biederman J, Buitelaar JK, Ramos-Quiroga JA, Rohde LA, Sonuga-Barke EJ, Tannock R, Franke B.
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a persistent neurodevelopmental disorder that affects 5% of children and adolescents and 2.5% of adults worldwide. Throughout an individual's lifetime, ADHD can increase the risk of other psychiatric disor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 20, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Adrenal gland tumors linked to ADHD diagnosis
Pediatric patients diagnosed with pheochromocytomas (PHEO) or paragangliomas (PGL) were nearly three times as likely to also carry a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD),... (Source: Clinical Endocrinology News)
Source: Clinical Endocrinology News - May 19, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Adrenal gland tumors linked to ADHD diagnosis
Pediatric patients diagnosed with pheochromocytomas (PHEO) or paragangliomas (PGL) were nearly three times as likely to also carry a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD),... (Source: Pediatric News)
Source: Pediatric News - May 19, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

People with ADHD don't receive enough support
(University of Helsinki) The aim of the study provided by the Master of Arts (Education), Erja Sandberg, was to collect and describe the experiences of Finnish families in which the symptoms of ADHD such as attention deficit, hyperactivity and impulsiveness are strongly present. Over 200 families participated in the study sharing their experiences of the support provided by educational, social and health sectors as well as the co-operation between these different bodies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Could ADHD Beginning in Adulthood Be a Unique Syndrome? (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD Childhood and adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may represent two "distinct syndromes," suggest two studies in JAMA Psychiatry. In one study, researchers followed 2000 twins from ages 5 to 18. Roughly … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - May 19, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

ADHD can first appear in young adulthood for some, study suggests
HealthDay News A new British study suggests that attention-deficient hyperactivity disorder may often develop in the young adult years. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news