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2012-02-08 14:29:25

Reports new study in Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects 5-9% of youth and is frequently treated with stimulant medications, such as methylphenidate and amphetamine products. A recent safety communication from the US Food and Drug Administration advised that all patients undergoing ADHD treatment be monitored for changes in heart rate or blood pressure. Amidst growing concern over the risks of...

2012-02-06 08:37:17

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Affecting three to five percent of children in the United States, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most diagnosed behavior disorder in childhood.  ADHD is a problem with a combination of inattentiveness, over-activity, or impulsivity.  A recent study found that multiple exposures at a young age to anesthesia are associated with higher rates of ADHD. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic began to study how anesthesia affects a child's brain...

Study Highlights Potential Link Between ADHD and Anesthesia
2012-02-03 13:49:53

According to a new study from a leading U.S. medical research center, children are more likely to develop attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) if they receive anesthesia more than once at a young age. ADHD is a developmental disorder that typically appears in children before the age of seven. As the name indicates, it is usually characterized by a combination of hyperactivity, inability to concentrate on single tasks and difficulty controlling impulsive behavior. Scientists...

2012-01-18 00:24:33

While children who suffer from attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) struggle with hyperactive-impulses and have trouble maintaining attention, a recent study found that a structured physical activity program may help to improve their muscular capacities, motor skills, behavior assessments, and the ability to process information. This new exploratory study was released in the recent issue of the Journal of Attention Disorders (published by SAGE). Authors Claudia Verret,...

2012-01-05 08:00:00

The Drake Institute of Behavioral Medicine in southern California has applied a new neurofeedback technology in the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder patients that is enabling ADHD patients to achieve more rapidly the normalization of brain wave activity. This improvement into more coherent and harmonious brainwave activity reduces ADHD symptoms, and reduces the need for medication. Irvine, California (PRWEB) January 05, 2012 The Drake Institute of Behavioral Medicine...

Poverty And Diabetes Leads To Higher Risk Of ADHD
2012-01-03 14:18:02

Researchers at Queens College and Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that low socioeconomic status (SES) and maternal gestational diabetes may cause a 14-fold increased risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in six-year-olds. Researchers evaluated 212 children at age three or four and again at age six.  They compared 115 children who had low SES, maternal gestational diabetes, or both, to 97 children who had neither. They found that while maternal...

2011-12-05 13:08:11

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia research suggests that interventions at the glutamate transmission level might treat disorder Pediatric researchers analyzing genetic influences in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have found alterations in specific genes involved in important brain signaling pathways. The study raises the possibility that drugs acting on those pathways might offer a new treatment option for patients with ADHD who have those gene...


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