Latest Adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Stories

2010-09-22 09:00:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Vicki Parker has opened The Brain Trainer, a research-based brain training and speech therapy center. The Brain Trainer helps children and adults learn and communicate better. Clients improve in memory, attention, language and speech, auditory and visual processing, and more. "This is not tutoring - it's training that actually improves the brain, now and for years to come," says Parker, a Ph.D. in speech language pathology with a concentration...

2010-09-16 07:30:00

Briefing hosted by Shire, the Entertainment Industries Council and the Lab School of Washington with actress Roxy Olin delivering keynote on behalf of Entertainment Industries Council as part of its mental health advocacy tour WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shire plc (LSE: SHP, Nasdaq: SHPGY), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, has partnered with the Entertainment Industries Council (EIC) , the Lab School of Washington and other organizations in support of...

2010-09-08 14:54:00

Persistent myths about Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder damage public perception of the 4% to 9% of the population grappling with this devastating condition. The nation's four leading ADHD organizations seek to end the stigma, once and for all. NEW YORK, Sept. 8/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four national organizations - ADHD Coaches Organization (ACO); Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA); ADDitude magazine; and Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity...

2010-08-27 08:14:07

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Adults with attention-deficit/hyperactive disorder (ADHD) are showing greater improvement when receiving individual sessions of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in addition to their monthly medication. "Approximately 4.4 percent of adults in the United States with ADHD, which is a disorder characterized by impairing levels of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. Medications have been the primary treatment; however, many adults with ADHD cannot or will not take...

2010-08-25 01:52:29

Skills-based treatment added to medication helps patients handle persistent symptoms Adding cognitive behavioral therapy "“ an approach that teaches skills for handling life challenges and revising negative thought patterns "“ to pharmaceutical treatment for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) significantly improved symptom control in a study of adult patients. The report from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers appear in the August 25 Journal of the...

2010-08-18 08:35:00

Nearly 1 million children in the United States are potentially misdiagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder simply because they are the youngest "“ and most immature "“ in their kindergarten class, according to new research by a Michigan State University economist. These children are significantly more likely than their older classmates to be prescribed behavior-modifying stimulants such as Ritalin, said Todd Elder, whose study will appear in a forthcoming issue of...

2010-06-25 07:15:00

MILLER PLACE, N.Y., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Child and Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Program for ADHD, a division of East End Psychological Services, provides testing and state-of-the-art treatment for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) across the lifespan. The Program, one of the most comprehensive in the New York area, is dedicated to diagnosing and treating attention and learning problems in child, adolescent and adult populations. "The proper identification of people...

2010-06-23 18:51:00

BRENTWOOD, Tenn., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Learning Lab, Brentwood will present a free seminar, Does My Child Have ADHD? Diagnosing and What's Next?, on Thursday June 24, 2010 from 7:00-8:00 PM at the Maryland Farms YMCA in Brentwood. The seminar will be presented by Dr. David Elkins, Clinical Psychologist and Supervising Psychologist of Learning Lab, and Vanessa Adams, School Psychologist of Learning Lab, Brentwood. This is the first seminar in the ADHD Summer Seminar Series sponsored by...

2010-05-13 08:39:32

Several barriers prevent minority children with ADHD from receiving the most effective treatments, according to a new study by Michigan State University researchers. In the May issue of the Journal of Attention Disorders, the researchers argue schools and communities should do a better job of getting information to minority families about the combined benefit of medication and counseling for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. "ADHD has multiple causes and multiple treatment approaches...

2010-04-05 04:00:00

PORTLAND, Ore., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- High school students who struggle with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) may only be a click away from a helpful alternative option. Insight Schools, a national network of accredited, tuition-free online public high schools, finds many of its students diagnosed with the disorder are thriving in its personalized, flexible learning environment. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, 2.4 million children between the...

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