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Latest Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder controversies Stories

2011-03-01 14:02:47

A new study in the March 1 issue of the journal SLEEP indicates that the ability of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder to remain vigilant and attentive deteriorated significantly after losing less than one hour of nightly sleep for a week.  The study suggests that even moderate reductions in sleep duration can affect neurobehavioral functioning, which may have a negative impact on the academic performance of children with ADHD. Results of multivariate analyses of...

2011-02-28 08:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Shire plc, (LSE: SHP, Nasdaq: SHPGY), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of once-daily INTUNIV® (guanfacine) Extended-Release Tablets as adjunctive therapy to stimulants for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents ages 6 to 17 as part of a total treatment program. The approval is based...

2011-02-28 07:59:00

PHILADELPHIA, February 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shire plc, (http://www.shire.com/shireplc/en/home ) (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPGY), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of once-daily INTUNIV(R) (guanfacine) Extended-Release Tablets (http://www.intuniv.com/) as adjunctive therapy to stimulants for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents ages 6...

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2011-02-15 13:06:10

Measurements of hand movement control may help determine the severity of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, according to joint studies published in the February 15, 2011, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. ADHD is a brain disorder characterized by impulsiveness, hyperactivity, such as not being able to sit still, and inattention or difficulty staying focused. The studies were led by Stewart H....

2011-02-11 22:02:03

Children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder are two to three times more likely than children without the disorder to develop serious substance abuse problems in adolescence and adulthood, according to a study by UCLA psychologists and colleagues at the University of South Carolina. "This greater risk for children with ADHD applies to boys and girls, it applies across race and ethnicity "” the findings were very consistent," said Steve S. Lee, a UCLA assistant professor of...

2011-02-10 08:29:00

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A special restricted diet should be part of the standard of care for all children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to this study. Previous work established ADHD might be an allergic or non-allergic hypersensitivity disorder in some children, triggered by any types of food that can cause allergic reactions. In this new study children aged 4 to 8 years previously diagnosed with ADHD took part in this randomized controlled trial, in which 50...

2011-02-09 17:46:00

EL CAJON, Calif., Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On January 26, 2011, it was reported that 13 University of Iowa football players were affected so severely by rhabdomyolysis that they were hospitalized. Occurrences of rhabdomyolysis--muscle breakdown--are so rare that it suggests an additional causal factor, such as a drug. Drugs known as 'statins,' widely used to lower cholesterol, are known in rare cases to cause rhabdomyolysis. It seems more likely, however, that amphetamines,...

2011-01-18 16:27:24

Adults who suffer from attention-deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more than three times as likely to develop a common form of degenerative dementia than those without, according to research in the January issue of the European Journal of Neurology. Researchers from Argentina confirmed the link during a study of 360 patients with degenerative dementia and 149 healthy controls, matched by age, sex and education. The dementia patients comprised 109 people with dementia with Lewy...

2011-01-10 07:20:00

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Shionogi Inc., the U.S.-based group company of Shionogi & Co., Ltd., today announced a true milestone as it marks the first commercial availability for the non-central nervous system stimulant medication KAPVAY(TM), an extended-release oral formulation of clonidine for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents. KAPVAY(TM) is the first and only FDA-approved ADHD treatment indicated for use as add-on...

2011-01-06 16:55:39

Brain scans of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have shown for the first time why people affected by the condition sometimes have difficulty in concentrating. The study, by experts at The University of Nottingham, may explain why parents often say that their child can maintain concentration when they are doing something that interests them, but struggles with boring tasks. Using a 'Whac-a-Mole' style game, researchers from the Motivation, Inhibition and...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.