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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....

2012-05-16 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...

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...


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