Latest Adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Stories

2008-06-27 12:01:46

RARITAN, N.J., June 27 /PRNewswire/ -- ADHD is the most common emotional, cognitive and behavioral disorder treated in children(1), and according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), between 30 percent and 70 percent of children with ADHD continue to exhibit symptoms in the adult years(2). ADHD is thought to affect about eight million, or one in 20, adults in the United States(3), and research on the life span of the condition notes the disorder impairs academic, social and...

2008-06-18 09:01:19

Cortex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.'s (AMEX: COR) senior management is scheduled to have a 90 minute breakfast meeting hosted by the Alberta's Premier Ed Stelmach and Doug Horner, Minister of Advanced Education and Technology (AET) at the 2008 Bio International Conference this morning. The agenda will cover a range of topics, including the University of Alberta's discovery by Dr. John Greer that AMPAKINE(R) drugs appear to prevent or reverse respiratory depression induced by opiate and sedative...

2006-12-15 09:01:18

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c47133) has announced the addition of Espicom Business Intelligence's CNS Drug Discoveries: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Chapter to their offering. ADHD is now the 9th largest segment of the CNS market by sales with growth of 8% year-on-year. Find out more in this chapter of CNS Drug Discoveries. The value of the ADHD market was US$2.6 billion in 2005 and it is now the 9th largest segment of the CNS market...

2005-09-14 13:55:00

NEW YORK -- Adults with a history of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often suffer from multiple psychiatric problems during their lives including depression, anxiety and substance use, according to a study. Researchers found that in a group of parents with past or current ADHD symptoms, 87 percent also had at least one other psychiatric disorder over their lives, while 56 percent had two or more. Major depression was the most common diagnosis, affecting 59 percent of the...

2005-08-29 15:25:00

A new study from the Howard Florey Institute in Melbourne may help explain why people who experimented with amphetamines, such as 'speed', as teenagers are more likely to become addicted and more susceptible to heart attack following re-use of the drug as adults. Dr Andrew Lawrence and PhD student Cameron McPherson have discovered that adolescent rats exposed to a small dose of amphetamine have increased sensitisation to the drug when it is re-administered to them as adults. Alarmingly,...

2005-06-11 11:55:00

Barbara Eddy is used to swiftly "spinning" from task to task, from tending to her twins, to her work, to her husband. It's in her nature as someone diagnosed with an attention deficit disorder. So she feels right at home in this fast and fragmented age of cell phones, Googling, and hand-held e-mail. "Society is finally coming up to fitting me," said Eddy, from Pasadena, Calif. "The world is coming up to be perfect for me." Any parent can be challenged by the pace of modern family life...

2005-05-10 15:24:34

NEW YORK (AP) -- Like dormitories and dining halls, Adderall was something Cory Clair figured he'd leave behind in college. But when he went off the medication and started a new job in January, his mind began wandering at work - just as it did in class before he was diagnosed with attention deficit disorder and prescribed the drug, a common treatment for a related problem, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder. "I thought I'd have it for school, and then I'd be out and wouldn't need...

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