Athletes With ADHD May Need More Time to Recover From Concussion: Study
FRIDAY, July 26, 2019 -- College athletes with attention- deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be slower to recover from a concussion and may have more severe symptoms. That's the preliminary conclusion of a study of 120 U.S. college athletes... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 26, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Increased risk of head injury in pediatric patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder - Grigorian A, Nahmias J, Dolich M, Barrios C, Schubl SD, Sheehan B, Lekawa M.
OBJECTIVE: The prevalence of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the general pediatric population is 7%, whereas the prevalence in trauma is unknown. We hypothesized pediatric patients with ADHD would have a higher risk of involvement in a m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Stimulant Treatment Has Strong Protective Effect in ADHD
TUESDAY, July 23, 2019 -- For youth with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), stimulants have strong protective effects on functional outcomes, according to a study published online July 23 in the Journal of Adolescent Health. Joseph... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ADHD Meds Help Keep Kids Out of Trouble
TUESDAY, July 23, 2019 -- Some parents may be reluctant to give their kids powerful stimulants to treat the symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but a new review shows the medications bring significant benefits. In addition... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 23, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Pediatricians Can Play Role in Ensuring School Readiness
MONDAY, July 22, 2019 -- Social-emotional and behavioral skills are important for school readiness, and preschoolers with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have increased odds of impaired school readiness, according to a technical... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

School readiness impaired in preschoolers with ADHD symptoms, Stanford study finds
(Stanford Medicine) Preschoolers with symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder are much less likely than other children their age to be ready for school, new research from the Stanford University School of Medicine has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Brain'Go and Stop' Response May Hone ADHD Diagnosis in Kids Brain'Go and Stop' Response May Hone ADHD Diagnosis in Kids
The ability to start and delay a task differs significantly between kids with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder and typically developing children, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - July 20, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Recovery From Concussion Longer for Athletes With ADHD
THURSDAY, July 18, 2019 -- Athletes with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with concussion seem to have longer recovery than controls, regardless of their psychostimulant medication status, according to a study presented at the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Case report: neuroimaging analysis of pediatric ADHD-related symptoms secondary to hypoxic brain injury - Tran K, Wu J.
A 2-year-old male pediatric patient experienced a partial occlusion of the internal carotid and subsequent asphyxiation resulting in hypoxic brain injury that was later misdiagnosed as primary attention deficient hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Imaging anal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder medication and unintentional injuries in children and adolescents - Ghirardi L, Larsson H, Chang Z, Chen Q, Quinn PD, Hur K, Gibbons RD, D'Onofrio BM.
OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to determine whether ADHD medication is associated with a decreased risk of unintentional injuries in children and adolescents in the United States across sexes, age groups and injury types. METHOD: We used de-identifie... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The association between child abuse and emotional and behavioral problems in Chinese school-aged boys with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder - Zou S, Yu W, Liang S, Ma X, Li D, Bian Y, Zhang Y.
The aim of our study was to investigate the relationship between child abuse and emotional and behavioral problems in Chinese school-aged boys with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Forty-eight school-aged boys with ADHD and 77 male healthy ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Everything you need to know about methylphenidate
Methylphenidate is a stimulant drug that doctors prescribe to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. Learn about how it works, its side effects, and typical dosages here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: ADHD / ADD Source Type: news

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms and community violence exposure in Russian adolescents - Stickley A, Koposov R, Koyanagi A, Oh H, Ruchkin V.
A large body of research has shown that exposure to community violence is common for many children across the world. However, less is known about exposure in particular subgroups such as those children with developmental disorders. To address this research... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Tuning out the static: It took 40 years before I found out that I have ADHD | Tom Hawking
It ’s hard not to wonder how things like jobs and relationships might have turned out differently had I been medicated all alongIn retrospect, the signs were there all along. Difficulty concentrating, especially on things that didn ’t interest me. Awful short-term memory. A complete inability to keep track of time. Lack of emotional self-control. And so on.Nevertheless, it took 40 years before someone realised that I might have ADHD. That person was my psychologist, who I started seeing after a particularly rough patch in life involving a relationship breakup, the loss of both parents, and losing the job that h...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 9, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Tom Hawking Tags: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Psychology Health Australia news Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about ADHD and hyperfocus
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has many symptoms, one of which is hyperfocus. Hyperfocus causes a person to fixate on things that interest them. Learn more about hyperfocus in ADHD, as well as how to manage it, here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: ADHD / ADD Source Type: news

Depression and ADHD-related risk for substance use in adolescence and early adulthood: concurrent and prospective associations in the MTA - Howard AL, Kennedy TM, Macdonald EP, Mitchell JT, Sibley MH, Roy A, Arnold LE, Epstein JN, Hinshaw SP, Hoza B, Stehli A, Swanson JM, Molina BSG.
Childhood attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is prospectively linked to substance use and disorder. Depression emerging in adolescence is an understudied risk factor that may explain some of this risk. In the present study, we considered media... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Everything you need to know about Concerta
Concerta is a type of medication that doctors sometimes prescribe to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is a slow-release medication, meaning that if a person takes one pill in the morning, it will release the drug into the body throughout the day. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: ADHD / ADD Source Type: news

Cyberbullying victimization and perpetration in adolescents with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder: correlations with depression, anxiety, and suicidality - Hu HF, Liu TL, Hsiao RC, Ni HC, Liang SH, Lin CF, Chan HL, Hsieh YH, Wang LJ, Lee MJ, Chou WJ, Yen CF.
The present study examined the associations between cyberbullying involvement and sociodemographic characteristics, autistic social impairment and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) symptoms in 219 adolescents ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Study finds dramatic differences in tests assessing preschoolers' language skills
(Florida Atlantic University) Researchers examined the impact of preterm birth on language outcomes in preschoolers born preterm and full-term, using both standardized assessment and language sample analysis. They also explored semantic skills and grammatical ability, and nonlinguistic developmental skills of nonverbal intelligence, attention, and hyperactivity. Results show that language difficulties at the discourse level may still exist even when children who are born preterm appear to be developing typically when they are evaluated by standardized assessments of global language ability, cognition, and attention. (Sourc...
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is the difference between autism and ADHD?
A number of symptoms can be common to autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). However, these are separate conditions with key differences. It is also possible to have both autism and ADHD. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: ADHD / ADD Source Type: news

Conduct disorder - Fairchild G, Hawes DJ, Frick PJ, Copeland WE, Odgers CL, Franke B, Freitag CM, Brito SAD.
Conduct disorder (CD) is a common and highly impairing psychiatric disorder that usually emerges in childhood or adolescence and is characterized by severe antisocial and aggressive behaviour. It frequently co-occurs with attention-deficit/hyperactivity di... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Inattention and task switching performance: the role of predictability, working memory load and goal neglect - Arabac ı G, Parris BA.
Inattention is a symptom of many clinical disorders including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and is thought to be primarily related to limitations in working memory. In two studies, we investigated the implications of inattention for task ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Interrelationships between household chaos, children's ADHD tendencies, and diet quality - Iwinski S, Cannavale C, Walk A, Liu R, McLoughlin G, Khan N.
OBJECTIVES: Household environment, diet, and inattention/hyperactivity tendencies have been shown to influence children's physical and cognitive development. However, these factors are often studied independently. Therefore, there is little knowledge on th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Methylphenidate and the risk of psychosis in adolescents and young adults: a population-based cohort study - Hollis C, Chen Q, Chang Z, Quinn PD, Viktorin A, Lichtenstein P, D'Onofrio B, Land én M, Larsson H.
BACKGROUND: There is a clinical concern that prescribing methylphenidate, the most common pharmacological treatment for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), might increase the risk of psychotic events, particularly in young people with a histor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Reactive aggression and suicidal behaviors in children receiving outpatient psychological services: the moderating role of hyperactivity and inattention - Abel MR, Poquiz JL, Fite PJ, Doyle RL.
The current study examines associations between reactive and proactive aggression and suicidal thoughts and behaviors among youth (N  = 115, 62% male), ranging from 6 to 12 years, seeking services in an outpatient psychological clinic. Symptoms of hypera... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The relationship between auditory evoked potentials and symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in adult patients with major depressive disorder - Kim JS, Kim DW, Kwon YJ, Lee HY, Kim S, Shim SH.
OBJECTIVES: Loudness dependence of auditory evoked potential (LDAEP) has been proposed as a biological marker for central serotonergic activity in depressive illness. A recent study has suggested that serotonin plays an important role in impulsivity and em... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is there a link between ADHD and dopamine?
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common behavioral disorder that can occur in both children and adults. Research suggests that there may be a link between a dopamine imbalance in the brain and the development of ADHD. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: ADHD / ADD Source Type: news

FDA Drug Safety Communication: Safety Review Update of Medications used to treat Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in adults
(Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - June 16, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

ADHD? Not in French kids – here's why
(Natural News) Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, known simply as ADHD, is characterized by difficulty paying attention and controlling compulsive behavior. In the U.S., ADHD is commonly diagnosed in children and is managed using medications. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 9.4 percent of American children ages two to 17 have ADHD — that means about... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Guanfacine vs. Adderall: What is the difference?
Doctors prescribe the two drugs guanfacine and Adderall for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, which people more often call ADHD. These medications work in different ways and have different side effects. Learn about both here, how to take them, and which one may be more suitable. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: ADHD / ADD Source Type: news

Lowering cholesterol is not enough to reduce hyperactivity of the immune system
(Radboud University Medical Center) Despite treatment with statins, many patients with elevated cholesterol levels will still develop cardiovascular disease. It is apparent that not only cholesterol but also the immune system plays an important role in the development of atherosclerosis. Researchers from the Netherlands now provide a novel potential explanation for this residual cardiovascular risk, related to persistent activation of the immune system in patients with hypercholesterolemia who are treated with statins. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Suicidal behaviour among persons with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder - Fitzgerald C, Dalsgaard S, Nordentoft M, Erlangsen A.
BACKGROUND: Persons diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have been found to have an increased risk of suicidal behaviour, but the pathway remains to be thoroughly explored.AimsTo determine whether persons with ADHD are more likely... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

How Common is Restless Legs Syndrome in Children?
Discussion Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is also known as Willis-Ekbom disease. RLS is a clinical diagnosis with criteria being: 1. An urge to move the legs usually accompanied by uncomfortable and unpleasant sensations in the lower extremities (Note: sometimes other body parts can be affected) 2. The urge to move begins or worsens when sitting or lying down 3. The urge to move is partially or totally relieved by movement (Note: relief by activity may not be noticable if severely affected but must have been previously present) 4. The urge to move the legs and any accompanying unpleasant sensations during rest or in activ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 10, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

The relationship between adult symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and criminogenic cognitions - Engelhardt PE, Nobes G, Pischedda S.
The relationship between ADHD-in particular hyperactivity-and criminal behavior is well documented. The current study investigated the role of criminogenic cognitions in the explanation of this relationship by examining which symptoms of ADHD are associate... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is hair loss a side effect of Adderall?
Adderall is a combination drug for the short-term treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. Although it is generally a safe and effective drug, it can cause a range of side effects. Alopecia, or hair loss, is a potential but uncommon side effect of taking Adderall. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: ADHD / ADD Source Type: news

ADHD May Be More Common Among Elite Athletes ADHD May Be More Common Among Elite Athletes
ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) may be more common in elite athletes, a new research review suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - June 4, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

ADHD may be more common among elite athletes
(Reuters Health) - ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) may be more common in elite athletes, a new research review suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Association between suicidal spectrum behaviors and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Septier M, Stordeur C, Zhang J, Delorme R, Cortese S.
The relationship between ADHD and suicidal spectrum behaviors (SSBs) remains uncertain. We conducted the first meta-analysis on the association between ADHD and SSBs taking possible confounders into account. Based on a pre-registered protocol (PROSPERO-CRD... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Natural treatment for ADHD: Saffron may be as effective as medical stimulants
(Natural News) If you or a loved one suffers from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or perhaps some undiagnosed variation of such that simply makes it difficult to focus on the task at hand, don’t reach for the Ritalin just yet. New research out of Iran suggests that saffron (Crocus sativus L.), one of the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Driving the point home: novel approaches to mitigate crash risk for patients with ADHD - Raman S, Engelhard M, Kollins SH.
Individuals diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) across the life span are at significantly increased risk for a wide range of adverse outcomes, including substance use, obesity, and suicidal behavior. Risky driving, measured in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The association between attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, injuries, and methylphenidate - Shem-Tov S, Chodick G, Weitzman D, Koren G.
Objective. To evaluate the relationship between attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and injuries and to verify whether methylphenidate (MPH), is associated with decreasing the risk of injuries. Methods. A retrospective cohort ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Traffic crashes, violations, and suspensions among young drivers with ADHD - Curry AE, Yerys BE, Metzger KB, Carey ME, Power TJ.
OBJECTIVES: To compare monthly rates of specific types of crashes, violations, and license suspensions over the first years of licensure for drivers with and without attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). METHODS: We identified patients o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Leonardo da Vinci May Have Had ADHD
FRIDAY, May 24, 2019 -- Leonardo da Vinci's legendary struggles to complete projects suggest he may have had attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a British researcher says. That's the latest in a series of attempts to understand the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 24, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Depression-related distortions in maternal reports of child behaviour problems - Madsen KB, Rask CU, Olsen J, Niclasen J, Obel C.
In this study, we compared the agreement between maternal, teacher and child ratings of hyperactivity/inatten... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

New stimulant formulations emerging to better treat ADHD
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A comprehensive new review of the expanding scope of stimulants available to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) serves as a valuable guide to clinicians as they choose from among the many new drug formulations and technologies available to treat this complex disorder. The wide-ranging review is published in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert Inc. publishers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Faraone elected to head major international ADHD organization
Stephen V. Faraone, PhD, Distinguished Professor at Upstate and a leading researcher on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), has been elected president of the World Federation of ADHD. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - May 22, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news