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Latest Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder controversies Stories

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...

2011-05-16 09:30:00

WILMINGTON, Del., May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Children taking medication for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder suffered no more from serious heart problems or heart-related deaths than those who were not taking ADHD medications, according to a study published online today in the journal, Pediatrics. The study, co-authored by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and HealthCore Inc., drew data from the largest population--241,417 children and adolescents--studied to date to...

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2011-05-16 12:26:25

Scientists said on Monday that kids who take drugs to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) do not appear to have a higher risk of heart problems or death. Parents and doctors have been concerned in recent years about scattered reports regarding sudden deaths among children on the medications. However, researchers said that despite their limitations to study this, they call their findings reassuring. "The risk of death is certainly no higher in children who take ADHD...

2011-05-09 07:00:00

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Shionogi Inc., the U.S.-based group company of Shionogi & Co., Ltd., today announced the publication in Pediatrics of data demonstrating the efficacy of non-stimulant KAPVAY(TM) (clonidine hydrochloride) extended-release tablets when combined with stimulant medications for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents (6-17 years). This study, the first to evaluate KAPVAY in combination with...

2011-05-05 22:05:01

Difficulty with self-regulation that characterizes ADHD can extend to emotional control for some A subgroup of adults with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) also exhibit excessive emotional reactions to everyday occurrences, and this combination of ADHD and emotional reactivity appears to run in families. A study from a Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)-based research team finds that siblings of individuals with both ADHD and deficient emotional self-regulation (DESR) had a...

2011-04-25 07:33:00

WARREN, N.J., April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MonoSol Rx, LLC ("MonoSol Rx"), the developer of PharmFilm® drug delivery technology, today announced that the Company has entered into a development and commercialization partnership with KemPharm, a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of new, safer therapies for the treatment of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), pain, and cardiovascular disease. Under terms of the agreement, the...

2011-04-22 12:58:53

Humans are not born as blank slates for nature to write on. Neither are they behaving on genes alone. Research by Lee A. Thompson, chair of Case Western Reserve University's Psychological Sciences Department, and colleagues found that the link between Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and academic performance involves a complex interaction of genes and environment. Genetic influence was found to be greater on reading than for math, while shared environment (e.g., the home and/or...

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2011-04-20 12:45:00

According to a new study from Sweden, the earlier babies are born, the more likely they are to later get a prescription for ADHD medication. Researchers said that they found that babies born as little as three weeks before their due dates had an elevated risk for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The authors said that the findings suggest that mothers considering scheduling cesarean births a few weeks early reconsider and deliver as close to term as possible. People with ADHD...

2011-03-16 00:00:31

Sunset Bay Academy Informs on Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), also known as Attention Deficit Disorder, and how this problem may cause teenagers to have difficulties in their social relationships and school performance. San Diego, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 15, 2011 As parents of a troubled teen we must take into consideration that nowadays one of the most significant teen problems is Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), also known as Attention Deficit Disorder...

2011-03-02 00:00:27

Director of National Center for Girls and Women with ADD/ADHD Reviews Best-selling Program Westbrook, Maine (Vocus/PRWEB) March 01, 2011 For most parents, the luxury of having an expert in their home to help them deal with their ADD/ADHD child is completely out of reach"”yet that is precisely what they need most. ADHD specialist and Director of the National Center for Girls and Women with ADHD, Patricia O. Quinn, MD, noted in her favorable analysis of The Total Transformation Program,...