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2010-07-29 15:30:59

A new study from Perth's Telethon Institute for Child Health Research shows an association between ADHD and a 'Western-style' diet in adolescents. The research findings have just been published online in the international Journal of Attention Disorders. Leader of Nutrition studies at the Institute, Associate Professor Wendy Oddy, said the study examined the dietary patterns of 1800 adolescents from the long-term Raine Study and classified diets into 'Healthy' or 'Western' patterns. "We found...

2010-07-28 06:00:00

MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Tris Pharma, a specialty pharmaceutical company that develops innovative drug delivery technologies, announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a first-time generic of Methylphenidate Hydrochloride Oral Solution equivalent to brand name Methylin® Oral Solution marketed by Shionogi Pharmaceuticals, Inc. "Tris pursues selective generic opportunities, especially the difficult to formulate or complex...

2010-07-06 16:00:00

DUBLIN and PHILADELPHIA, July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shire plc (LSE: SHP, Nasdaq: SHPGY), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, announced the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of Daytrana® (methylphenidate transdermal system) for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in adolescents aged 13 to 17 years. Daytrana, the first and only transdermal ADHD patch, is already an FDA-approved ADHD treatment for children 6 to 12...

2010-06-25 07:15:00

MILLER PLACE, N.Y., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Child and Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Program for ADHD, a division of East End Psychological Services, provides testing and state-of-the-art treatment for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) across the lifespan. The Program, one of the most comprehensive in the New York area, is dedicated to diagnosing and treating attention and learning problems in child, adolescent and adult populations. "The proper identification of people...

2010-06-23 18:51:00

BRENTWOOD, Tenn., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Learning Lab, Brentwood will present a free seminar, Does My Child Have ADHD? Diagnosing and What's Next?, on Thursday June 24, 2010 from 7:00-8:00 PM at the Maryland Farms YMCA in Brentwood. The seminar will be presented by Dr. David Elkins, Clinical Psychologist and Supervising Psychologist of Learning Lab, and Vanessa Adams, School Psychologist of Learning Lab, Brentwood. This is the first seminar in the ADHD Summer Seminar Series sponsored by...

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2010-06-19 07:40:57

A new study published online in the Journal of Pediatrics suggests that neither attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) nor medications used to treat it have a long-term impact on kids' growth. Previous studies have shown that medication may make kids with ADHD eat less and grow slower than their peers that do not have the condition.  According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, about 10 percent of boys and 6 percent of girl shave been diagnosed with ADHD. "There...

2010-05-25 15:00:00

NEW ORLEANS, May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Turning in assignments, following instructions and focusing on learning something new are among the daily classroom challenges for children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD),(1) according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). New data presented today show efficacy of CONCERTA® (OROS® methylphenidate HCl Extended-Release Tablets CII) on ADHD symptoms in children with the condition who...

2010-05-19 11:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In growing numbers, children across America are adding a dose of medicine to their daily routine. In 2009, drug trend for children - a measure of prescription spending growth - increased 10.8 percent, driven by a 5 percent increase in drug utilization and higher medication costs, according to the Medco 2010 Drug Trend Report. The growth in prescription drug use among children was nearly four times higher than the rise seen in the overall...

2010-05-11 16:05:00

CHICAGO, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Adderall is a drug widely reported to increase alertness, concentration and overall cognitive performance, while decreasing fatigue - but it is also a drug widely abused across college campuses. During final exams time and throughout the year, students are consuming this highly addictive drug in order to study, as well as in many cases to lose weight due to the loss of appetite realized when Adderall is taken. Prescribed on a regular basis to treat ADHD...

2010-05-04 11:48:13

Children with ADHD who carry a specific type of dopamine receptor gene respond better to the drug methylphenidate (MPH) than those without the genotype, according to new research from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. The findings come from the first-ever placebo-controlled pharmacogenetic drug trial for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in school age children to evaluate variants of the DRD4 dopamine receptor gene using teacher ratings of children's symptoms. The research...


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