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2014-10-09 23:06:27

Prakash Masand, MD, who is a former consulting professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Duke University, a New York City psychiatrist, and the founder and CEO of Global Medical Education (GME), says that ADHD is not just bad behavior, but a serious psychiatric illness which can have devastating consequences to individuals, families, and society as a whole. As part of Mental Illness Week, he offers the facts below about ADHD in an effort to help shed light on this debilitating...

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2014-08-15 09:31:22

American Friends of Tel Aviv University TAU researchers develop diagnostic tool for the most commonly misdiagnosed disorder Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most commonly diagnosed — and misdiagnosed — behavioral disorder in children in America, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Unfortunately, there are currently no reliable physiological markers to diagnose ADHD. Doctors generally diagnose the disorder by recording a medical and...

2014-07-24 23:14:37

Attention Point® is pleased to announce the “Weiss ADHD Comorbid Screen” (WACS) and the “Teacher Report of School Function”, both developed by Dr. Margaret Weiss, are now available as a part of DefiniPoint®, the nation’s first complete suite of online ADHD assessment tools. Roanoke, VA (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 “I developed the ADHD Comorbid Screen because, I wanted to help clinicians gather comorbid symptom information which would allow them to focus the clinical...

2014-06-17 12:32:12

Radiological Society of North America Brain iron levels offer a potential biomarker in the diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and may help physicians and parents make better informed treatment decisions, according to new research published online in the journal Radiology. ADHD is a common disorder in children and adolescents that can continue into adulthood. Symptoms include hyperactivity and difficulty staying focused, paying attention and controlling...

2014-06-16 23:00:10

Brain iron levels offer a potential biomarker in the diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and may help physicians and parents make better informed treatment decisions, according to new research published online, June 17, in the journal Radiology. Oak Brook, IL (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 Brain iron levels offer a potential biomarker in the diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and may help physicians and parents make better informed treatment...

2014-05-30 23:14:03

Attention Point is pleased to announce the ADHD Monitoring System, developed by Dr. David Rabiner, is now available as a part of DefiniPoint, the nation’s first complete suite of online ADHD assessment tools. Roanoke, Virginia (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 Since its original development more than a decade ago, the paper and pencil version of the “ADHD Monitoring System” has been widely adopted and used by clinicians, parents, and teachers to systematically monitor school progress for...

2014-05-20 23:17:47

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently announced that over 10,000 children ages 2 and 3 are taking amphetamine medications for ADD or ADHD. Should a rational parent, pediatrician, child psychiatrist or psychologist be alarmed by this statistic? Lexington, KY (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 In his May 16, 2014 article from the New York Times Alan Schwarz cited a recent government announcement that over 10,000 children ages 2 and 3 are being prescribed amphetamines for attention deficit...

2014-05-07 09:34:02

Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder experienced more adversities than those without ADHD When children struggle with focusing on tasks, staying organized, controlling their behavior and sitting still, they may be evaluated for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Clinicians, however, shouldn't stop there, according to a study to be presented Tuesday, May 6, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada....

One In 13 Schoolchildren Take Medication For Behavioral Disorders
2014-04-25 10:00:05

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new government report, one in 13 US schoolchildren is taking at least one medication for emotional or behavioral disorders and more than half of the parents of these children maintain that the drugs used are actually working for their kids. The report is released by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), a research arm of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "We can't advise parents...

ADHD Can Impact Language And Academic Performance
2014-04-22 05:11:02

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Children suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are more likely to have language problems, and those issues can ultimately harm academic performance, according to a new study published online Monday in the journal Pediatrics. According to the Australian newspaper The Herald Sun, researchers from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and their colleagues looked at 391 children and found that those with...


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