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Ritalin Not Linked To Substance Abuse
2013-05-30 10:55:00

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study conducted at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has found no link between medications taken for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and substance abuse in adulthood. Previous research has indicated that children with ADHD are more likely to develop into drug users as adults, and until now it was suspected that the stimulants taken to control this condition were responsible for the abuse....

2013-05-16 15:44:18

12-month treatment may impact adult ADHD patients' response to methylphenidate Long-term treatment of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with certain stimulant medications may alter the density of the dopamine transporter, according to research published May 15 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Gene-Jack Wang and colleagues from Brookhaven National Laboratory and the intramural program at NIH. ADHD is commonly treated using drugs to target dysfunctional dopamine...

2013-05-03 23:00:11

A recent study by pediatricians from the Cohen Children´s Medical Center of New York examined to what extent pediatric physicians adhere to American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) clinical guidelines regarding pharmacotherapy in treating young patients with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The results showed that more than 90 percent of medical specialists who diagnose and manage ADHD in preschoolers do not follow treatment guidelines recently published by the AAP. New Hyde...

2013-04-23 00:20:38

Parents' Lax Attitudes and Behavior Linked to Teen Rx Drug Misuse and Abuse Nearly One-Third of Parents Believe Stimulants Can Improve Academic Performance, Even for Teens Who Do Not Have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder NEW YORK, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New, nationally projectable survey results released today by The Partnership at Drugfree.org and MetLife Foundation confirmed that one in four teens has misused or abused a prescription (Rx) drug at least once...

2013-03-08 01:07:56

A study published in the March 2013 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry found that 9 out of 10 young children with moderate to severe attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) continue to experience serious to severe symptoms and impairment long after their original diagnoses, and in many cases, despite treatment. The study, a federally funded multi-center study led by investigators at Johns Hopkins Children's Center, is the largest...

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...

2013-01-21 16:21:53

PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The rate of children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder rose dramatically between 2001 and 2010, with non-Hispanic white children having the highest diagnosis rates, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics (formerly Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine). The study also showed there was a 90 percent increase in the diagnosis of ADHD among non-Hispanic black girls during the...

Studying The Influence Of ADHD Medications
2012-11-10 11:07:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Some drugs used to treat ADHD could affect the brain's reward system, researchers from the University of Copenhagen have discovered. The findings make it easier to understand how the medicine works and could ultimately lead to improvements in the development of and the dose determination associated with ADHD treatments, they report in the latest edition of the Journal of Neurophysiology. As part of the study, Jakob Kisbye...