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2010-02-17 15:21:00

BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Learning Lab of Brentwood will present a free seminar, Tips for Parenting ADHD Kids, on Thursday February 25 from 12:00-1:30 PM at the Community Services Building in Franklin. Dr. David Elkins, Clinical Psychologist and Supervising Psychologist of the Assessment Center at The Learning Lab of Brentwood, will lead the seminar. "Any parent with an ADHD child knows the daily challenges can often seem overwhelming," said Pat Elkins, Director of The...

2010-02-03 13:59:10

Researchers at UAB and the Vall d'Hebron University Hospital have discovered for the first time anomalies which cause lack of motivation among children suffering from this disorder Until now, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) was related to alterations in the brain affecting attention and cognitive processes. Researchers at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and the Vall d'Hebron University Hospital for the first time have discovered anomalies in the brain's...

2010-02-01 09:17:00

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. and WESTFORD, Mass., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- BioBehavioral Diagnostics (BioBDx), a privately held company which manufactures and markets the Quotient(TM) ADHD System, a tool that aids in the objective and accurate assessment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), announced today the first close of a $10 million Series B financing. Sevin Rosen and Tullis Dickerson led the round. Proceeds from the financing will be used to expand sales and marketing...

2010-01-28 13:09:42

ADHD, or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, is among the costliest of behavioral disorders. Its combination of inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity leads to accidental injuries, school failure, substance abuse, antisocial behavior and more. Yet despite nearly a century of study, the disorder's roots remain mysterious. Much of modern ADHD research has focused on heritability of the condition, and indeed evidence suggests that genes may account for as much as 70 percent of...

2010-01-25 13:04:27

Children who are mixed-handed, or ambidextrous, are more likely to have mental health, language and scholastic problems in childhood than right- or left-handed children, according to a new study published today in the journal Pediatrics. The researchers behind the study, from Imperial College London and other European institutions, suggest that their findings may help teachers and health professionals to identify children who are particularly at risk of developing certain problems. Around one...

2009-12-21 08:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shire plc (LSE: SHP, Nasdaq: SHPGY), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, announced the launch of its newest online Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) resource, the ADHD Support Twitter(TM) page (http://twitter.com/adhdsupport), derived from the Shire award-winning online educational resource, ADHDSupport.com. The social networking service Twitter, estimated to reach approximately six million unique monthly visitors,...

2009-12-01 07:14:57

University of Oregon-developed program passes vigorous testing among diverse elementary student population A school-based behavioral intervention program developed under a federal grant in the mid-1990s at the University of Oregon, already in widespread use, now has shown real value on a complex stage, scoring robust improvements among at-risk elementary students in the predominantly minority Albuquerque, N.M., school district. The program First Step to Success was developed to target...

2009-11-23 15:07:22

Children exposed prenatally to tobacco smoke and during childhood to lead face a particularly high risk for ADHD, according to research done at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. The study estimates that up to 35 percent of ADHD cases in children between the ages of 8 and 15 could be reduced by eliminating both of these environmental exposures. This could translate into up to 800,000 children "Tobacco and lead exposure each have their own important adverse effect," says Tanya...

2009-11-16 16:23:29

Primary objective of the study was to evaluate the safety of coadministration of INTUNIV with stimulants Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPGY), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, announced new study results on INTUNIVâ“ž¢ (guanfacine) Extended-Release Tablets published in the October Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. In this open-label safety study, there was no evidence of unique adverse effects with the combination of INTUNIV and...

2009-11-16 08:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shire plc (LSE: SHP, Nasdaq: SHPGY), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, announced new study results on INTUNIV(TM) (guanfacine) Extended-Release Tablets published in the October Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. In this open-label safety study, there was no evidence of unique adverse effects with the combination of INTUNIV and amphetamine or methylphenidate relative to what was observed with either medication...