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2008-12-26 21:38:10

A child's diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is linked to his or her mother's use of health services, U.S. researchers said. The diagnoses and health care utilization that a mother receives prior to having her child is predictive of having a child who is diagnosed with ADHD, lead author G. Thomas Ray of Kaiser Permanente in Northern California said in a statement. Using records from a Northern California Kaiser Permanente database, the researchers identified three groups --...

2008-10-14 09:00:45

NEW YORK, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Acne and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) patients are the condition groups most likely to watch streaming or downloaded television programs on the Internet, according to pharmaceutical and healthcare market research company Manhattan Research's just released Cybercitizen(R) Health v8.0 consumer study and strategic advisory service. The study also found that consumer media preferences overall are evolving -- less than half of U.S. adults...

2008-10-07 09:00:14

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shire plc , the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced that a study published in the September issue of the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry found once-daily VYVANSE significantly improved Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) symptoms in adults within the first week of treatment. This study is the phase 3 pivotal trial submitted to the FDA and supported the approval in April 2008 of VYVANSE for adults with ADHD....

2008-09-24 21:00:30

By Mike Waites Doctors should avoid prescribing Ritalin wherever possible and should not give it at all to the under-fives.Instead parents should be taught psychological techniques to change the behaviour of children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the National Institute for Clinical Excellence says in the first national advice on the condition.The guidelines, drawn up with experts from the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health, says the drug, along...

2008-09-24 06:00:29

By Shan Ross RITALIN, the controversial drug used to calm hyperactive children, should be avoided wherever possible and not given at all to the under-fives, according to new health guidelines due to be released today. Instead of the drug, sometimes dubbed "the chemical cosh", parents should be taught psychological techniques for changing the behaviour of disruptive children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Methylphenidate, better known as the stimulant...

2008-09-18 09:00:49

TITUSVILLE, N.J., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Adults diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) say that having ADHD significantly impacts their ability to focus at work, as well as their responsibilities at home and their relationships. These findings were according to a national survey including more than 1,000 adults across the United States diagnosed with the condition. McNeil Pediatrics(TM), Division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc, sponsored the survey...

2008-09-12 09:00:09

NEW YORK, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The 10th annual 'ADHD Experts on Call' program will take place on Wednesday, September 17, 2008, from 8 a.m. to midnight EDT to provide families and caregivers of patients with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), as well as adults with ADHD, with the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about ADHD from experts in the field. Celebrity designer Ty Pennington, who was diagnosed with ADHD as a teenager, is partnering with Shire, the ADHD...

2008-08-19 12:01:01

Hayes, Inc., an industry leader in providing independent, unbiased analyses of healthcare technologies, today announced that it has completed an exhaustive study of a wide range of medications to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The study was undertaken in response to significant customer interest in gaining a better understanding of those treatments that really work to relieve symptoms in ADHD sufferers. ADHD is a common disorder of childhood and adolescence that...

2008-07-29 09:01:15

PHILADELPHIA, July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shire Limited , the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, announced today the re-launch of its educational Web site, ADHDSupport.com, designed to provide families, caregivers, educators and patients with tools and resources about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The newly enhanced ADHDSupport.com provides visitors with some information about the evaluation process and management of the disorder, as well as tools and...

2008-07-22 09:00:21

ATLANTA, July 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shire Limited , the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced that it has launched VYVANSE(TM) (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) for the treatment of adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This launch follows the recent FDA approval of VYVANSE to treat ADHD in the adult population. VYVANSE is now available in U.S. pharmacies nationwide in six once-daily dosage strengths. To raise awareness of ADHD in adults and...


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