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Regular 'Green Time' Helps Lessen Symptoms Of ADHD
2011-09-16 11:51:04

  A study of more than 400 children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder has found a link between the children's routine play settings and the severity of their symptoms, researchers report. Those who regularly play in outdoor settings with lots of green (grass and trees, for example) have milder ADHD symptoms than those who play indoors or in built outdoor environments, the researchers found. The association holds even when the researchers controlled for income and...

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2011-08-19 07:07:04

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the diagnoses of children with ADHD increased from 7% to 9% from 1998-2000 through 2007-2009.Dr. Lara J. Akinbami, lead author of the study told ABCNews.com, "ADHD continues to increase and that has implications for educational and health care because kids with ADHD disproportionately use more services, and there are several co-morbid conditions that go along with it."ADHD prevalence varies by race and ethnicity. Non-Hispanic whites saw...

2011-08-17 12:10:15

NIH study in mice shows a potential new target for the treatment of ADHD A study using mice provides insight into how a specific receptor subtype in the brain could play a role in increasing a person's risk for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The research, conducted by the Intramural Research Program (IRP) at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, could also help explain how stimulants work to treat symptoms of ADHD....

2011-07-11 00:00:29

WellStep Atlanta, a medical and behavioral treatment center in Roswell, Georgia, located in suburban north Atlanta announces the opening of the first multidisciplinary clinic specializing in ADHD-ADD. The Atlanta Center for Adult ADHD provides state of the art diagnosis and medical treatment of attention deficit disorder in adults and adolescents. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) July 09, 2011 WellStep Atlanta, an outpatient medical and behavioral treatment center, announces the opening of the Atlanta...

2011-06-20 08:15:00

PHILADELPHIA, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Adam Levine, lead singer of Maroon 5, is helping to raise awareness among young adults and adults about Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) through a new national education campaign called "Own It" that launched today. The campaign, supported by two patient advocacy groups and made possible by Shire, aims to motivate young adults and adults who were previously diagnosed with ADHD to take charge of their health by speaking with...

2011-06-09 14:58:04

Smaller brain volumes associated with severity of ADHD symptoms In a study published today in the Clinical Neuropsychologist (e-publication ahead of print), researchers from the Kennedy Krieger Institute found differences in the brain development of preschool children with symptoms of Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Results showed the region of the brain important for cognitive and motor control was smaller in these children than in typically developing children. Novel for...

2011-05-31 16:55:28

Analysis of data from two long-term studies of the impact of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) on the development of psychiatric disorders in young adults confirms that ADHD alone significantly increases the risk of cigarette smoking and substance abuse in both boys and girls. The report from a team of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators will appear in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and has been released online. "Our...

2011-05-25 17:46:00

SEATTLE, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Students with ADHD struggle with the difficult transition from high school to higher education. Studies indicate that between 50 to 95 percent(1) of college students with ADHD drop out. Edge is pleased to partner with Shire to offer a unique new scholarship program aimed at these students. Twenty-five graduating high school seniors who will start a higher education program in fall 2011 will receive a $2,000 scholarship and a full year of ADHD...

2011-05-16 15:18:19

Despite recent concerns that medications for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) could increase the risk of cardiovascular events in children and adolescents, an observational study conducted by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and HealthCore Inc. finds they are no more likely to die from a severe cardiovascular event than those who do not take the drugs. The findings, published online in the journal Pediatrics, provide the first analysis of such...


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