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2012-04-24 23:19:51

Together with child and adolescent psychiatrists, researchers from the University of Copenhagen have just completed an extensive report which reviews the studies which have been done so far on the significance of diet for children and young people with ADHD. The report shows that there are potential benefits in changing the diets of children with ADHD, but that key knowledge in the area is still lacking. The comprehensive report covers the scientific literature on the significance of diet...

2012-03-30 08:36:03

Researchers at RUB and University of Basel provide unprecedented reliable data What experts and the public have already long suspected is now supported by representative data collected by researchers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) and University of Basel: ADHD, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, is over-diagnosed. The study showed that child and adolescent psychotherapists and psychiatrists tend to give a diagnosis based on heuristics, unclear rules of thumb, rather...

2012-03-08 06:12:46

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — You might want to think twice about letting your child start kindergarten too early or skip a grade. Studies show that the youngest children in classrooms are significantly more likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than their peers in the same grade. Two recent studies have shown a link between the relative age of children and diagnosis of ADHD and prescription of medication. Younger children in the same grade as children...

2012-03-05 23:04:36

A new study from the Université de Montréal shows an increase in prevalence of Canadian children diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and in the use of medications associated with ADHD in school-age children. The study, Prevalence of Prescribed Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Medications and Diagnosis Among Canadian Preschoolers and School-Age Children: 1994—2007, was conducted by the doctoral student in sociology,...

2012-02-12 08:00:00

ADHD Atlanta treatment for Adult ADHD is now available at the Atlanta Center for Adult ADHD, a specialty medical practice dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of Adult ADHD. A special informational web site has been created to provide news about developments in the medical treatment of Adult ADHD as well as to describe services offered at the Atlanta Center for Adult ADHD. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) February 12, 2012 ADHD Atlanta treatment for Adult ADHD/ADD is now available at the...

2012-02-08 14:29:25

Reports new study in Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects 5-9% of youth and is frequently treated with stimulant medications, such as methylphenidate and amphetamine products. A recent safety communication from the US Food and Drug Administration advised that all patients undergoing ADHD treatment be monitored for changes in heart rate or blood pressure. Amidst growing concern over the risks of...

2012-02-08 10:25:54

A 7-decades mystery solved It has long been known that psychostimulant drugs have the paradoxical effect of reducing hyperactivity. [Psychostimulant drugs include methylphenidate — known by the trade names Ritalin, Concerta, and Methylin — and methamphetamine]. Since the mid-1950s, millions of children and adults have been prescribed stimulant medications to control attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But for more than seven decades, since the first experiment that...

2012-02-06 08:37:17

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Affecting three to five percent of children in the United States, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most diagnosed behavior disorder in childhood.  ADHD is a problem with a combination of inattentiveness, over-activity, or impulsivity.  A recent study found that multiple exposures at a young age to anesthesia are associated with higher rates of ADHD. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic began to study how anesthesia affects a child's brain...

Study Highlights Potential Link Between ADHD and Anesthesia
2012-02-03 13:49:53

According to a new study from a leading U.S. medical research center, children are more likely to develop attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) if they receive anesthesia more than once at a young age. ADHD is a developmental disorder that typically appears in children before the age of seven. As the name indicates, it is usually characterized by a combination of hyperactivity, inability to concentrate on single tasks and difficulty controlling impulsive behavior. Scientists...


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