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Studying The Influence Of ADHD Medications
2012-11-10 11:07:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Some drugs used to treat ADHD could affect the brain's reward system, researchers from the University of Copenhagen have discovered. The findings make it easier to understand how the medicine works and could ultimately lead to improvements in the development of and the dose determination associated with ADHD treatments, they report in the latest edition of the Journal of Neurophysiology. As part of the study, Jakob Kisbye...

2012-10-31 03:36:59

Childhood ADHD could be gateway to smoking in adulthood, say researchers A variation of a particular gene may link the behaviors typical of childhood attention hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD for short, and those associated with smoking, suggests research published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. Childhood ADHD and subsequent smoking in adulthood frequently go hand in hand, say the authors, with people who have been diagnosed with ADHD more likely to start smoking early...

2012-10-26 11:22:55

PHILADELPHIA, October 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A recently published systematic literature review and analysis of applicable studies has assessed the economic impact of ADHD in the United States. This analysis estimated that annual national excess costs for ADHD ranged from $143 billion to $266 billion. More than 70 percent of these overall excess costs were attributable to adults with ADHD or to adult family members of patients with ADHD. The analysis was published in the...

2012-10-23 11:25:06

CHOP tool helps parents identify values, priorities; prompt doctors to ask helpful questions PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pediatricians and researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have developed a first-of-its kind tool to help parents and health care providers better treat ADHD (attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder). The new, three-part survey helps steer families and doctors toward "shared decision-making," an approach proven to...

2012-10-17 07:26:43

MIAMI and NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A new online survey of moms of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) conducted by Mom Central Consulting and Noven Therapeutics, LLC reveals that, while nearly all (93 percent) moms of children treated with prescription medication feel like they are doing the right thing, challenges managing ADHD symptoms and knowledge gaps related to treatment options remain. The survey, titled "Kids and ADHD: Assessing Where Moms...

Exercise Can Help School Performance For Kids With ADHD
2012-10-16 16:59:45

A few minutes of exercise can help children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder perform better academically, according to a new study led by a Michigan State University researcher. The study, published in the current issue of the Journal of Pediatrics, shows for the first time that kids with ADHD can better drown out distractions and focus on a task after a single bout of exercise. Scientists say such “inhibitory control” is the main challenge faced by people with the...

2012-10-16 11:33:14

Including educational, occupational, economic and social outcomes Men who were diagnosed as children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appeared to have significantly worse educational, occupational, economic and social outcomes in a 33-year, follow-up study that compared them with men without childhood ADHD, according to a report published Online First by Archives of General Psychiatry, a JAMA Network publication. ADHD has an estimated worldwide prevalence of 5...

2012-10-15 07:29:49

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a genetic, neurobiological disorder that results in challenges with attention, hyperactivity and impulsivity that affects more than 13 million Americans, along with their families, friends and colleagues. The ADHD Awareness Coalition partnered with TotallyADD.com to conduct the first-ever Totally ADD & Me video contest seeking honest, funny, and meaningful videos from people living with ADHD to...

2012-10-09 11:27:53

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- HEALTH 2.0 -- Brain Resource, Inc., a developer of innovative tools to improve brain health, announced today at Health 2.0 the launch of MyBrainSolutions for Parents and its companion site for children, PoweringUp - an attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) management tool for the home. To view the multimedia asset associated with this release, please visit...

ADHD Behaviors Linked To Prenatal Mercury Exposure
2012-10-09 08:37:20

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Globally, about ten percent of children have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Its causes, however, are not very well understood. A new study, published online in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, has made a link between low-level prenatal mercury exposure with a greater risk of ADHD-related behaviors. Additionally, the study found that maternal fish consumption during pregnancy can help reduce the...