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1-in-4 Women Take Medication For Mental Health Condition
2011-11-17 12:25:01

According to new research, over one-in-four women take medication to treat a mental health condition. The report by Medco Health Solutions found that women of all ages take more mental health medications than males, with antidepressants being the most commonly used. Anxiety treatments are also widely used by women and at almost twice the rate of men, and the greatest age group who uses these drugs were women between 45 and 65 years of age. The number of women on ADHD drugs was 2.5...

New Guidelines For Diagnosing ADHD
2011-10-17 11:20:32

New guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) offer new information on helping doctors diagnose and treat children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The guidelines describe the special considerations involved in diagnosing and treating children and adolescents. The new guidelines for children from ages 4 to 18 also help children with hyperactive/impulsive behaviors that do not meet the full diagnostic criteria for ADHD. "Treating children at a young...

2011-10-17 05:38:10

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Updated guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) offer new information on diagnosing and treating Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in younger children and in adolescents. ADHD is the most common neurobehavioral disorder in about 8 percent of children. Emerging evidence makes it possible to diagnose and manage ADHD in children from ages 4 to 18 (the previous AAP guidelines, from 2000 and 2001, covered children ages 6 to 12). The new...

2011-10-08 07:00:00

The Better Hearing Institute is highlighting the relationship between Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and hearing loss in recognition of ADHD Awareness Week, which runs from October 16 through 22. BHI is underscoring the importance of hearing checks as part of the ADHD diagnosis process. And in an effort to ensure that the needs of children with ADHD are fully met, BHI also is encouraging appropriate treatment by a hearing health professional when hearing loss and/or other...

2011-09-28 09:49:51

NIH and AHRQ study finds pace of the rise has slowed in recent years The prescribed use of stimulant medications to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) rose slowly but steadily from 1996 to 2008, according to a study conducted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The study was published online ahead of print September 28, 2011, in the American Journal of Psychiatry. ADHD is one of the most common...

Regular 'Green Time' Helps Lessen Symptoms Of ADHD
2011-09-16 11:51:04

  A study of more than 400 children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder has found a link between the children's routine play settings and the severity of their symptoms, researchers report. Those who regularly play in outdoor settings with lots of green (grass and trees, for example) have milder ADHD symptoms than those who play indoors or in built outdoor environments, the researchers found. The association holds even when the researchers controlled for income and...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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