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

ADHD Can First Appear in Young Adulthood for Some
Research in adult twins finds many had symptoms but no prior history of the disorder Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sugar: Its many disguises
Increasingly, people are aware of the dangers of “too much sugar” in the diet. Consuming excess sugar can lead to a condition called metabolic syndrome, which is characterized by high blood pressure, high blood sugar, unhealthy cholesterol levels, and abdominal fat. Excess sugar also contributes to widespread inflammation and even leads to a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Excess sugar intake can be bad for your brain, too. Studies have found that high sugar intake has a negative effect on cognition, and it has also been implicated in hyperactivity and inattention in children and adol...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - May 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Uma Naidoo, MD Tags: Behavioral Health Diabetes Diet and Weight Loss Healthy Eating Prevention fructose sugar Source Type: news

ADHD Can First Appear in Young Adulthood for Some, Study Suggests
WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 -- A new British study suggests that attention-deficient hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may often develop in the young adult years. Researchers at Kings College London looked at long-term data from 2,200 British twins. They... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 18, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Atopic dermatitis increases risk of ADHD, comorbidities add to it
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is associated with an increased risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adults, and a host of factors and comorbid conditions increase this risk, according to a study published in the British Journal of Dermatology. Mark A. Strom and his... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - May 13, 2016 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Atopic dermatitis increases risk of ADHD, comorbidities add to it
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is associated with an increased risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adults, and a host of factors and comorbid conditions increase this... (Source: Pediatric News)
Source: Pediatric News - May 13, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Atopic dermatitis increases risk of ADHD, comorbidities add to it
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is associated with an increased risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adults, and a host of factors and comorbid conditions increase this... (Source: Family Practice News)
Source: Family Practice News - May 13, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Sluggish cognitive tempo and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) inattention in the home and school contexts: parent and teacher invariance and cross-setting validity - Burns GL, Becker SP, Servera M, Bernad MD, García-Banda G.
This study examined whether sluggish cognitive tempo (SCT) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) inattention (IN) symptoms demonstrated cross-setting invariance and unique associations with symptom and impairment dimensions across settings (i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 13, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Factors related with unintentional injuries in children with newly diagnosed attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder - Ayaz AB, Ayaz M, Sentürk E, Soylu N, Yüksel S, Yulaf Y.
The aim of the present study was to investigate the factors associated with unintentional injury in children newly diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). One thousand four hundred and thirty children between the ages of 6 and 18 wh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 12, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Gender differences in adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: results from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC) - Cortese S, Faraone SV, Bernardi S, Wang S, Blanco C.
BACKGROUND: Gaining insight into possible gender differences in the clinical presentation of adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is of relevance in order to conduct appropriate screening and treatment interventions in both genders. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 12, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Is hyperactivity ubiquitous in ADHD or dependent on environmental demands? Evidence from meta-analysis - Kofler MJ, Raiker JS, Sarver DE, Wells EL, Soto EF.
Hyperactivity, or excess gross motor activity, is considered a core and ubiquitous characteristic of ADHD. Alternate models question this premise, and propose that hyperactive behavior reflects, to a large extent, purposeful behavior to cope with environme... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 12, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Linking state regulation, brain laterality, and self-reported attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms in adults - Mohamed SM, Börger NA, Geuze RH, van der Meere JJ.
INTRODUCTION: Many clinical studies have shown that performance of subjects with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is impaired when stimuli are presented at a slow rate compared to a medium or fast rate. According to the cognitive-energetic m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 12, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Teens with ADHD have special treatment needs
(Reuters Health) - - Drugs and psychotherapy can help teens with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) manage symptoms and improve in school, a new research review suggests, but adolescents still have treatment needs that are quite distinct from younger children. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Akili begins enrolment for STARS-ADHD trial to treat children with ADHD
Akili Interactive Labs (Akili) has begun enrolment for its STARS-ADHD trial, which will evaluate the safety and efficacy of the company’s proprietary platform, Project: EVO, for the treatment of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder … (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - May 10, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

When Just a Little Is Too Much: The Risks of Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancy
One of my challenges in working with patients suffering from addictive illnesses is to help increase their motivation to stick with a long-term recovery plan. This is a significant challenge for many reasons, especially because the disease of addiction affects the brain's ability to value long term recovery. The one exception to this difficulty, in many cases, is when a female patient gets pregnant. I have witnessed women who struggled for years with an addictive illness discover they are pregnant and, when the pregnancy is wanted, are able to make incredible strides in their recovery. They are often able to maintain sobri...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Quantifying the benefits and risks of psychostimulant medication for ADHD
Establishing the benefits and possible risks of psychostimulant medication as a treatment for childhood Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is vital, says Philip Shaw, M.D., Ph.D., a researcher with NHGRI's Social and Behavioral Research Branch. His review of a recent meta-analysis on the use of the psychostimulant methylphenidate for ADHD appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and is the subject of a (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - May 9, 2016 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Study: Smartphone alerts increase inattention -- and hyperactivity
(University of Virginia) With the Internet in our pockets, are we more inclined to be inattentive to other tasks? A new study indicates that the answer is yes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 9, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Impulsive aggression and the significance of bullying in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder - Poulton A.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 8, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Sugar: In Sickness And In Health, Until Death Do Us Part
Photo via Pixabay Being a health-conscious food lover, it's hard to believe what my eating habits were growing up. As a child, I used to drink a soda for breakfast every day, followed by three more before 7 PM. Yes, I know; you're judging me. And I'm not proud of what I ate. In fact, I'm pretty embarrassed to admit it, but the truth is, I didn't know any better. Nowadays, we all acknowledge that soda is laced with sugar, and we have seen its damages: tooth decay, weight gain, and hyperactivity in children, among other things. But you may be eating foods that are just as bad as soda. And even worse, you may be feeding it ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vital Signs: National and State-Specific Patterns of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Treatment Among Insured Children Aged 2–5 Years — United States, 2008–2014
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - May 6, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Half Of Teens Say They Feel Addicted To Their Devices
Research is still emerging about whether technology addiction fits the classic definition of an addiction disorder, but many people certainly feel addicted, according to a new survey. Half of all teens reported feeling addicted to their mobile devices, and 28 percent said their parents are addicted too, according to a nationally representative survey of 1,200 parents and children conducted by the non-profit media advocacy organization Common Sense Media. From the parents’ perspective, 59 percent of them feel that their teens are addicted to their mobile devices, and 27 percent feel that they themselves are addic...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For little children with ADHD, more than a pill is best
Among the littlest people diagnosed with attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder--ADHD--nearly half get no more help dealing with their distractedness, impulsiveness and hyperactivity than that provided by prescription medication, says a new government report. That's despite the fact that... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - May 4, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

Only Half of Young Kids with ADHD Receive Recommended Psychological Services (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM Just over half of young U.S. children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) receive psychological services, the recommended first-line treatment … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - May 4, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

For ADHD, start with behavior therapy, not drugs: CDC
Steven Reinberg, HealthDay News Behavior modification therapy is preferable to drugs for children 2 to 5 years old who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, U.S. health officials say. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For ADHD, Start with Behavior Therapy, Not Drugs: CDC
Parents of hyperactive young children can help them improve through guidance, experts say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Children's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Consider behavior therapy first for young children with ADHD
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging pediatricians treating children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to recommend behavior therapy before prescribing any... (Source: Pediatric News)
Source: Pediatric News - May 3, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Consider behavior therapy first for young children with ADHD
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging pediatricians treating children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to recommend behavior therapy before prescribing any... (Source: Family Practice News)
Source: Family Practice News - May 3, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

CDC warns that Americans may be overmedicating youngest children with ADHD
U.S. health officials are urging parents of preschoolers with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to try behavior therapy first before trying drugs — and they're calling on insurers to cover the treatments. The concern comes from new statistics that show a troubling gap between recommended practices for treating the youngest Americans and what's happening on the ground at doctors' […] (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ariana Eunjung Cha Tags: brain & mental health child & maternal health newsletter Source Type: news

CDC warns that Americans may be overmedicating youngest children with ADHD
U.S. health officials are urging parents of preschoolers with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder to try behavior therapy first before trying drugs. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - May 3, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

For ADHD, Start With Behavior Therapy, Not Drugs: CDC
TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 -- Behavior modification therapy is preferable to drugs for treating children 2 to 5 years old who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, U.S. health officials say. "Behavior therapy has been shown to help improve... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 3, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

EARLY RELEASE: Vital Signs: National and State-Specific Patterns of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Treatment Among Insured Children Aged 2–5 Years — United States, 2008–2014
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - May 3, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms predict alcohol expectancy development - Squeglia LM, Brammer WA, Ray LA, Lee SS.
OBJECTIVE: Positive alcohol expectancies and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are independent risk factors for adolescent alcohol problems and substance use disorders. However, the association of early ADHD diagnostic status, as well as its ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 3, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The Protective Effects of Social Factors on the Academic Functioning of Adolescents With ADHD - Dvorsky MR, Langberg JM, Evans SW, Becker SP.
There is considerable evidence that externalizing disorders such as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) put youth at risk for a range of adverse academic outcomes. It is importantly to note that some youth avoid these negative outcomes, yet the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 3, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Children with ADHD may benefit from following healthy behaviors, new study suggests
Children with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder follow fewer healthy lifestyle behaviors than non-ADHD youth. ADHD youth may benefit from improving lifestyle choices such as increasing water consumption, decreasing screen time and getting at least one hour of physical activity per day. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 2, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children)
Title: ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/2/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - May 2, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Children with ADHD may benefit from following healthy behaviors, new study suggests
(American University) An American University study shows that children with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder follow fewer healthy lifestyle behaviors than non-ADHD youth. ADHD youth may benefit from improving lifestyle choices such as increasing water consumption, decreasing screen time and getting at least one hour of physical activity per day. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 2, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

More U.S. Kids Have Chronic Health Problems: Study
SATURDAY, April 30, 2016 -- The number of American kids suffering from asthma and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is on the increase, with poor children being hit the hardest, researchers report. Children living in extreme poverty... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 30, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Cognitive and emotional impairments in adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and cocaine use - Wunderli MD, Vonmoos M, Niedecker SM, Hulka LM, Preller KH, Baumgartner MR, Kraemer T, Seifritz E, Schaub MP, Eich-Höchli D, Quednow BB.
BACKGROUND: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is an important modulator of cognitive and social functioning in cocaine addiction but it is unclear whether ADHD symptoms and cocaine use display mutually aggravating interaction effects on cogni... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 29, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Gestational exposure to type of antidepressants associated with adolescent offspring depression
The use of certain antidepressants during pregnancy can result in offspring depression by early adolescence. Using national register data from Finland, researchers found that children exposed to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) during gestation had more chance of being diagnosed with depression after age 12, reaching a cumulative incidence of 8.2% by age 15. For children exposed to maternal psychiatric illness but no antidepressants, the incidence was 1.9%. Rates of anxiety, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnoses did not differ significantly between the ...
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 28, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

No increased suicide risk from atomoxetine in youths with ADHD
Youths who take atomoxetine for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder or other mental health conditions do not appear any more likely to attempt or complete suicide than those treated with... (Source: Pediatric News)
Source: Pediatric News - April 26, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

No increased suicide risk from atomoxetine in youths with ADHD
Youths who take atomoxetine for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder or other mental health conditions do not appear any more likely to attempt or complete suicide than those treated with... (Source: Family Practice News)
Source: Family Practice News - April 26, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Atopic dermatitis early in childhood tied to increased risk of autism, ADHD
Children who are diagnosed with atopic dermatitis before the age of 2 are more likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, according to Tzu-Chu Liao and associates. Of the 387,262 children diagnosed with atopic dermatitis (AD) before the age of... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - April 26, 2016 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Atopic dermatitis early in childhood tied to increased risk of autism, ADHD
Children who are diagnosed with atopic dermatitis before the age of 2 are more likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, according to Tzu-Chu... (Source: Pediatric News)
Source: Pediatric News - April 26, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Atopic dermatitis early in childhood tied to increased risk of autism, ADHD
Children who are diagnosed with atopic dermatitis before the age of 2 are more likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, according to Tzu-Chu... (Source: Family Practice News)
Source: Family Practice News - April 26, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Increased odds of ADHD for kids with some types of vision problems
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Children with vision problems not correctable with glasses or contact lenses may be twice as likely to have a diagnosis of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), suggests a study in the May issue of Optometry and Vision Science, official journal of the American Academy of Optometry. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 25, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

A rating measure of ADHD-related neuropsychological impairment in children and adolescents: Data from the Cognition and Motivation in Everyday Life (CAMEL) Scale from population and clinical samples - Van Liefferinge D, Sonuga-Barke E, Van Broeck N, van der Oord S, Lemiere J, Danckaerts M.
A new parent-completed questionnaire, the Cognition and Motivation in Everyday Life (CAMEL) scale, was developed to provide a comprehensive assessment of neuropsychological impairment in children related to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Association of traumatic brain injury in childhood and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: a population-based study - Yang LY, Huang CC, Chiu WT, Huang LT, Lo WC, Wang JY.
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the risk of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) following childhood traumatic brain injury (TBI). METHODS: Using Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database, we included 10,416 newly diagnosed TBI child... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Fructose alters hundreds of brain genes, which can lead to a wide range of diseases
A range of diseases — from diabetes to cardiovascular disease, and from Alzheimer’s disease to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder — are linked to changes to genes in the brain. A new study by UCLA life scientists has found that hundreds of those genes can be damaged by fructose, a sugar that’s common in the Western diet, in a way that could lead to those diseases. However, the researchers discovered good news as well: An omega-3 fatty acid known as docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA, seems to reverse the harmful changes produced by fructose. “DHA changes not just one or two genes; it seems to ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 22, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Sleep and Mental Health Disorders
Sleep is essential to the maintenance of mental health. Sleep helps to regulate mood and process emotional information and experiences into memory. Insufficient sleep is associated with increased emotional reactivity and emotional disturbance. Research indicates that REM sleep may play an especially significant role in maintaining emotional well-being and psychological balance. Sleep problems occur substantially more frequently in people with psychiatric conditions than in the general population. Often, sleep and mental health disorders exist in bi-directional relationship to each other, with each condition influencing the...
Source: Psych Central - April 20, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Michael Breus Tags: Anxiety Attention Deficit Disorder Bipolar Depression Disorders General Panic Disorder Psychology PTSD Schizophrenia Sleep Adhd Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Bipolar Disorder Emotional Disturbance emotional reactiv Source Type: news

Madison’s story: Speaking up for autism
Madison Marilla had reached her breaking point. Starting at a new school after a cross-country move from California to Massachusetts isn’t easy for any eighth grader, but Madison wasn’t just any middle school student. She was diagnosed with autism at age 2. “No one understood my autism, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).” Madison says. “Kids would push me, steal my things, trip me in the hall, memorize my locker combination.” Madison started feeling very negative. After speaking with her mentor, she decided the kids in her class might ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - April 15, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Taryn Ottaunick Tags: Our Patients’ Stories Teen Health attention deficit hyperactivity disorder autism Department of Neurology Dr. Robert Wolff obsessive-compulsive disorder Source Type: news