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Timing Of ADHD Medication Impacts Academic Performance
2012-06-26 07:38:47

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com Timing can affect everything. This is a theme pursued by scientists who studied children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). A team of researchers recently found a connection between the ages of at which children with ADHD began taken medication and how they performed on standardized exams, particularly in the area of math. The study, titled “A Population-Based Study of Stimulant Drug Treatment of ADHD and Academic Progress in...

2012-06-25 20:51:17

A team of researchers led by an epidemiologist at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and University of Iceland has found a correlation between the age at which children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) begin taking medication, and how well they perform on standardized tests, particularly in math. The study, titled, "A Population-Based Study of Stimulant Drug Treatment of ADHD and Academic Progress in Children," appears in the July, 2012, edition of Pediatrics, and can be...

Prescriptions Written To Minors On Decline, Except For ADHD Meds
2012-06-18 14:06:52

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported on Monday that the number of drugs dispensed to U.S. minors has dropped over the years. FDA researchers said antibiotic use dropped 14 percent over the past 10 years, helping to reduce overuse of the drugs. Overusing antibiotics can make the drugs less effective, making it harder to stop infections in children and adults. The number of antidepressant prescriptions for children declined as well, according to the recent findings....

2012-05-31 10:25:20

PHILADELPHIA, May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have developed a 12-week intervention program for schools and families shown in a study to reduce impairments related to attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in elementary school children with the diagnosis. ADHD affects about eight percent of children and often leads to poor school performance, tension within the family and discipline problems at school. This study...

2012-05-21 06:23:19

PHILADELPHIA, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Through a national education initiative called "Own It," Shane Victorino, a professional baseball player, is helping raise awareness of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in young adults and adults. Supported by two patient advocacy groups and made possible by Shire, "Own It" encourages young adults and adults who were previously diagnosed with ADHD to take a quiz and get reassessed by their doctor to determine if the symptoms -...

2012-05-16 09:19:24

-Prenatal exposure to alcohol can disrupt the brain's executive function (EF) and adaptive functioning. -A new study examines these abilities in children with heavy prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) and and/or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). -While results indicate similarities in the relation between EF and adaptive abilities among children with ADHD or PAE, the patterns of abilities in these children were different. Prenatal exposure to alcohol often results in...

2012-05-07 02:31:48

MASON, Ohio, May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AssureRx Health, Inc. today announced it has launched a personalized medicine test for the growing number of children and adults diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The new pharmacogenomic test can assist clinicians with important medication decisions that result from genomic differences in how individual patients tolerate ADHD medications. GeneSightRx ADHD analyzes variations in three genes that influence how a patient...

2012-05-04 02:25:07

PHILADELPHIA, May 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Shire plc [http://www.shire.com/shireplc/en/home ] (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPGY), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced that it will present scientific data from one oral and 16 poster presentations at the American Psychiatric Association (APA) 165th Annual Meeting to be held May 5-9. The data being presented represent Shire's ongoing commitment to the clinical research of Vyvanse(R) (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate)...

2012-05-02 06:24:54

CHICAGO, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Teachers are often the number one source of information for parents. "We are trained to observe issues that prevent learning," says Claudia Trzeciak, a 17-year veteran at Liberty Elementary School. "When you have 25-26 kids in a classroom and you give a direction and you have someone who cannot focus, this is something teachers usually see before parents do." This is the case in her classroom where Billy, a bright and energetic fourth grade student was...

Brain Activity May Be Partially Responsible For Drug Use In Teens
2012-04-30 04:38:30

A new imaging study has reportedly discovered a link between diminished activity in part of the brain with the likelihood that a teenager will start smoking, drinking, or abusing drugs. The research, said to be the largest imaging study of the human brain ever conducted, was completed by an international team of scientists including Robert Whelan and Hugh Garavan of the University of Vermont. The researchers looked at nearly 1,900 14-year-old participants, and discovered that many of the...