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Children Who Are Diagnosed With ADHD Often Carry It On Into Adulthood
2013-03-04 14:17:28

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from researchers at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and the Mayo Clinic has found that children who suffer from attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to struggle with the condition into adulthood and experience a host of other psychological problems. Most notably, the study, which was based on 20 years of data, found that a third of kids who were diagnosed with ADHD during childhood still had it as...

Drug Abuse Significantly Higher Among ADHD Teens
2013-02-12 12:47:48

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers recently found the rates of substance abuse and cigarette use are much higher among teens with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) compared to their non-ADHD peers. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people with ADHD have difficulty concentrating, maintaining control over impulsive behaviors and reining in an overabundance of energy. For the recent study, researchers...

ADHD Diagnoses In Children Rose Dramatically Over Past Decade
2013-01-22 11:26:54

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A Kaiser Permanente study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics reveals that the rate of children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) rose dramatically between 2001 and 2010 with non-Hispanic white children having the highest diagnosis rates. The study also found a 90 percent increase in the diagnosis of ADHD among non-Hispanic black girls in the same time period. The team used data from the electronic...

New ADHD Diagnostic Tool Uses Genetic Variations
2013-01-21 11:55:00

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Despite being the most commonly diagnosed psychiatric condition among children, there is still no official tool for diagnosing Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). In her doctoral thesis, researcher Alaitz Molano, from Spain´s UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country, attempted to fill this gap by not only identifying a way to improve the diagnosis of ADHD but also to enhance the current treatments. Experts say...

2012-12-13 05:02:07

Common sense, planning can help those living with ADHD make it happily through the holidays Nashville, Tenn. (PRWEB) December 12, 2012 Dr. Robert Hunt, the Nashville-based practicing attention and mood disorder physician and patent holder for non-stimulant Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) medication Intuniv, today released a series of tips to help ADD/ADHD patients navigate the unique challenges of the holiday season. For those with ADD or ADHD, the holiday season can be a...

2012-10-31 03:36:59

Childhood ADHD could be gateway to smoking in adulthood, say researchers A variation of a particular gene may link the behaviors typical of childhood attention hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD for short, and those associated with smoking, suggests research published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. Childhood ADHD and subsequent smoking in adulthood frequently go hand in hand, say the authors, with people who have been diagnosed with ADHD more likely to start smoking early...


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