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Latest Adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Stories

2009-07-10 12:05:24

22nd Congress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP), 12 - 16 September 2009, Istanbul, TurkeyDr. Barbara Franke, who is coordinating the International Multicentre persistent ADHD CollaboraTion (IMpACT) will present the latest findings in the identification of risk genes for ADHD. She will explain how the findings of IMpACT may help to define targets for the development of new and more effective treatments for ADHD, and also contribute to early disease prevention.Attention...

2009-06-23 10:50:00

-- Missing DNA Segments May Suggest Future Drug Targets -- PHILADELPHIA, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pediatric researchers have identified hundreds of gene variations that occur more frequently in children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than in children without ADHD. Many of those genes were already known to be important for learning, behavior, brain function and neurodevelopment, but had not been previously associated with ADHD. "Because the gene alterations we...

2009-06-23 11:50:17

Pediatric researchers have identified hundreds of gene variations that occur more frequently in children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than in children without ADHD. Many of those genes were already known to be important for learning, behavior, brain function and neurodevelopment, but had not been previously associated with ADHD."Because the gene alterations we found are involved in the development of the nervous system, they may eventually guide researchers to better...

2009-05-27 09:17:00

More than five million Americans currently take medication to manage their symptoms of attention deficit disorder. Yet untold millions remain undiagnosed and untreated for ADHD - partially because the process can be so daunting. A new downloadable eBook from ADDitude magazine aims to simplify things with expert explanations of popular ADD medications, potential side effects, non-drug alternatives, and more. NEW YORK, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- ADDitude magazine, the leading publication for...

2009-04-22 07:00:00

TITUSVILLE, N.J., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Although Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a condition commonly thought of as only affecting children, for nearly 9 million adults in the United States, ADHD is very much a reality. According to the National Institutes of Mental Health, adults with ADHD often struggle with getting organized, sticking to a job, remembering or keeping appointments and being productive. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to:...

2009-03-31 01:05:00

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GlaxoSmithKline plc (NYSE: GSK) has entered into a co-promotion agreement with Shire plc (LSE: SHP, Nasdaq: SHPGY) for Vyvanse(R), to help improve the recognition and treatment of adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This 3-year agreement covers the United States only and will add an important product to the GSK Neurosciences portfolio. "GSK has been active in discovering and developing medicines to treat...

2009-03-31 01:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPGY), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced a co-promotion agreement with GlaxoSmithKline plc (NYSE: GSK) for VYVANSE(R) (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) capsules CII with the aim of improving recognition and treatment of ADHD in adults. This three year agreement covers the United States and will more than double the reach and frequency of the current sales effort for VYVANSE by adding...

2009-03-10 20:37:48

U.S. researchers say moving around may help some kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder stay alert and learn. The study, published in the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, compared one dozen 8- to 12-year-old boys with ADHD to 11 who have not been diagnosed with ADHD. The researchers found the hyperactivity found in ADHD children may be helping keep them at the level of alertness needed to complete tasks requiring working memory. The researchers suggest that severely limiting...

2009-03-10 08:11:28

A new University of Central Florida study may explain why children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder move around a lot "“ it helps them stay alert enough to complete challenging tasks.In studies of 8- to 12-year-old boys, Psychology Professor Mark D. Rapport found that children with and without ADHD sat relatively still while watching Star Wars and painting on a computer program.All of the children became more active when they were required to remember and manipulate...

2009-01-08 07:00:00

Current and Emerging Drugs Will Not Surpass Vyvanse as the Clinical Gold Standard, According to a New Report From Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms focusing on pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that physicians indicate there is an unmet need for a safe and effective nonstimulant therapy approved for adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with no risk of suicidal...


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