Sensory processing abilities of children with ADHD

CONCLUSION : These results indicate that children with ADHD may present sensory processing impairments, which may contribute to the inappropriate behavioural and learning responses displayed by children with ADHD. It also suggests the importance of understanding the sensory processing difficulties and its possible contribution to the ADHD symptomatology.
Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia - Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

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ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, is the most common neurobehavioral disorder of childhood. It affects approximately 7% to 8% of all children and youth in the US. As the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) pointed out in their recent clinical practice guideline for ADHD, that’s more than the mental health system can handle, which means that pediatricians need to step up and help out. So, if your child is having problems with attention, focus, hyperactivity, impulsivity, or some combination of those, and is at least 4 years old, your first step should be an appointment with your child’s primary...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Adolescent health Children's Health Neurological conditions Parenting Source Type: blogs
ConclusionsThese results support using the ADHD R-S to capture comorbid ADHD symptoms in ASD. The findings underscore the need for more thorough examination of inattentive symptoms to rule out ADHD-I.
Source: Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 30 October 2019Source: Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological PsychiatryAuthor(s): Yanpei Wang, Chenyi Zuo, Qinfang Xu, Shuirong Liao, Maihefulaiti Kanji, Daoyang WangAbstractNotwithstanding an extensive literature about attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and brain structure and function, the controversy of ADHD resulting from dysfunction or developmental delay remains unclear. Graph analysis studies have reached consensus about the pattern of increased integration and decreased randomness during childhood and early adulthood. Here, we hypothesized that ADHD is a...
Source: Progress in Neuro Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
This cohort study of mother-infant dyads examines the associations between cord plasma acetaminophen metabolites and physician-diagnosed attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorder, and other developmental disabilities.
Source: JAMA Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 25 October 2019Source: Journal of Pharmacological SciencesAuthor(s): Kinzo Matsumoto, Hironori Fujiwara, Ryota Araki, Takeshi YabeAbstractPost-weaning social isolation of laboratory animals is known induce many behavioural and neurochemical abnormalities, which resemble neuropsychiatric disorders such as depression and anxiety. Therefore, they can help provide a suitable animal model to investigate the pathophysiology of neuropsychiatric symptoms and explore potential drugs for the treatment of neuropsychiatric diseases. Our recent studies have demonstrated that post-weaning social isolat...
Source: Journal of Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
This article aims to provide practical considerations for the management of ADHD and associated disorders in adults, in this particular French context. PMID: 31610922 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: L Encephale - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Encephale Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The confluence of poor self-regulation skills, emotion awareness and autonomy, and a temperament profile with a higher novelty seeking and lower persistence increase the risk of children diagnosed with ADHD for the development of a series of adjustment and adaptation problems in childhood and adolescence. PMID: 31588988 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Revista de Neurologia - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Rev Neurol Source Type: research
A new report advises pediatricians to give academic failure the same attention as any other complex problem affecting a child.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Special Education Children and Childhood Education (K-12) Intellectual Disabilities Tests and Examinations Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Parenting Source Type: news
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 2, 2019 -- Children who are younger compared with their school peers have an increased risk for diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), intellectual disability, and depression in childhood, according to a study...
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CASE: Kevin is a 12-year-old boy with autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability (nonverbal IQ scores in mid-40s), and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder who has been followed up by a developmental-behavioral pediatrician (DBP) and a child psychologist for medication and behavioral management since he was 4 years old. Kevin was placed in the care of his great-great-aunt shortly after he turned 2 years of age because of concerns of neglect. She is now his legal guardian. Kevin is predominately nonverbal but does use a few single words to make requests or label items. He attends a public school and receives f...
Source: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics - Category: Child Development Tags: Challenging Case Source Type: research
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