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Latest Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder management Stories

2009-05-22 08:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, May 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shire plc (LSE: SHP, Nasdaq: SHPGY), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, announced results of a study showing that coadministration of the ADHD medication VYVANSE(R) (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) CII with the proton pump inhibitor (PPI) Prilosec OTC(R) 40 mg (20 mg X 2), did not alter the median time it took for maximum plasma concentration of d-amphetamine to be reached in the subjects evaluated. In the same study, coadministration...

2009-05-18 14:30:00

SAN FRANCISCO, May 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shire plc (LSE: SHP, Nasdaq: SHPGY), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced new findings on INTUNIV (guanfacine) extended release, a selective alpha-2A-agonist, at a major psychiatric meeting. This randomized placebo controlled trial met its primary objective, which was to evaluate the effects of INTUNIV on oppositional symptoms in children aged 6 to 12 years with a diagnosis of ADHD and the presence of oppositional...

2009-05-18 15:37:26

To stall progress of neuropathy, doctors should monitor levels of an easily measured blood fat as closely as they do blood sugar, study suggestsShire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPGY), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced new findings on INTUNIV (guanfacine) extended release, a selective alpha-2A-agonist, at a major psychiatric meeting. This randomized placebo controlled trial met its primary objective, which was to evaluate the effects of INTUNIV on oppositional...

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2009-05-03 08:13:37

A study in the May 1 issue of the journal SLEEP shows that adolescents with a childhood diagnosis of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are more likely to have current and lifetime sleep problems and disorders, regardless of the severity of current ADHD symptoms. Authors suggest that findings indicate that mental health professionals should screen for sleep problems and psychiatric comorbidities among all adolescents with a childhood diagnosis of ADHD. Results indicate that...

2009-04-28 08:09:23

A recent Finnish study suggests that children's short sleep duration even without sleeping difficulties increases the risk for behavioral symptoms of ADHD. During the recent decades, sleep duration has decreased in many countries; in the United States a third of children are estimated to suffer from inadequate sleep. It has been hypothesized that sleep deprivation may manifest in children as behavioral symptoms rather than as tiredness, but only few studies have investigated this hypothesis....

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2009-04-27 15:28:49

A new long term study has found that children taking medication for attention deficit disorder received higher scores on tests than those who did not take ADHD medication. The national study included 600 children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, and observed them from kindergarten through fifth grade. Standardized math and reading exams taken by the students during that span of time were reviewed. Measured up against those who did take ADHD medication, normal scores...

2009-04-23 09:49:00

Study shows Clonicel(R) and stimulants combined provide greater improvement in symptoms than stimulants alone DURHAM, N.C., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Addrenex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced positive results from a second phase 3 trial of Clonicel demonstrating that the combination of Clonicel with stimulant medications provided statistically significant improvements in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms compared to stimulant use alone. Clonicel is the company's...

2009-04-22 07:00:00

TITUSVILLE, N.J., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Although Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a condition commonly thought of as only affecting children, for nearly 9 million adults in the United States, ADHD is very much a reality. According to the National Institutes of Mental Health, adults with ADHD often struggle with getting organized, sticking to a job, remembering or keeping appointments and being productive. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to:...

2009-04-07 15:20:40

A meta-analysis of 174 attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder studies finds treating behavior works as well as giving drugs, a U.S. researcher said. The study, published in Clinical Psychology Review, finds teaching parents and teachers how to respond when ADHD children do things the right way as well as when they display harmful or aggressive behavior is as effective and sometimes more effective, than medication. This review shows that behavioral treatments work, and in general work...

2009-03-25 09:05:00

DUBLIN, March 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPGY), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, announces that its Annual Report and Accounts in respect of the year ended December 31, 2008 has been published on its website. Shire has previously announced unaudited full year 2008 results, prepared in accordance with US generally accepted accounting principles, in its full year earnings announcement on February 19, 2009. Copies of the Annual Report and...