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Latest Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder management Stories

2011-09-19 23:01:00

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a new study published today in the American Journal of Family Therapy, lead researcher Dr. Robert M. Pressman announces for the first time a direct link between bedtime routines and behavior that mimics ADHD in children. The findings propose that of the over 5 million children who are now being treated with ADHD medication, a majority may be suffering from Faux-ADHD, a disorder linked to irregular bedtimes and bed sharing, and does not...

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...

2011-08-31 09:16:00

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Aug. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BioBDx announced today that the Company's Chairman and CEO Byron Hewett will present at the 2011 BioPharm America Conference taking place September 7-9. BioBDx manufactures and markets the Quotient® System, a tool that objectively measures brain functions related to deficits in response inhibition. The first FDA-cleared application of this platform technology is objective measurement of hyperactivity, impulsivity and...

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2011-08-23 14:39:50

  Children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are found to be more likely to suffer writing problems such as poor spelling and grammar than their peers, a new study is suggesting, and the difference may be especially conspicuous in girls with the disorder, Reuters Health is reporting. Reading and math problems often cause concern for teachers and parents, but “written-language disorder is kind of overlooked,” said study author Dr. Slavica Katusic, from...

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2011-08-19 07:07:04

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the diagnoses of children with ADHD increased from 7% to 9% from 1998-2000 through 2007-2009.Dr. Lara J. Akinbami, lead author of the study told ABCNews.com, "ADHD continues to increase and that has implications for educational and health care because kids with ADHD disproportionately use more services, and there are several co-morbid conditions that go along with it."ADHD prevalence varies by race and ethnicity. Non-Hispanic whites saw...

2011-08-17 12:10:15

NIH study in mice shows a potential new target for the treatment of ADHD A study using mice provides insight into how a specific receptor subtype in the brain could play a role in increasing a person's risk for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The research, conducted by the Intramural Research Program (IRP) at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, could also help explain how stimulants work to treat symptoms of ADHD....

2011-07-27 18:42:13

Giving amphetamines to adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can help them control their symptoms, but the side effects mean that some people do not manage to take them for very long. These conclusions were drawn by a team of five researchers working at Girona and Barcelona Universities in Spain, and published in a new Cochrane Systematic Review. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a childhood onset disorder, but half of people with it find that the...

2011-07-26 21:22:46

A non-drug approach to enhance students' ability to learn A random-assignment controlled study published today in Mind & Brain, The Journal of Psychiatry (Vol 2, No 1) found improved brain functioning and decreased symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, ADHD, in students practicing the Transcendental Meditation® (TM) technique. The paper, ADHD, Brain Functioning, and Transcendental Meditation Practice, is the second published study demonstrating TM's...

2011-07-11 00:00:29

WellStep Atlanta, a medical and behavioral treatment center in Roswell, Georgia, located in suburban north Atlanta announces the opening of the first multidisciplinary clinic specializing in ADHD-ADD. The Atlanta Center for Adult ADHD provides state of the art diagnosis and medical treatment of attention deficit disorder in adults and adolescents. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) July 09, 2011 WellStep Atlanta, an outpatient medical and behavioral treatment center, announces the opening of the Atlanta...

2011-06-20 08:15:00

PHILADELPHIA, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Adam Levine, lead singer of Maroon 5, is helping to raise awareness among young adults and adults about Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) through a new national education campaign called "Own It" that launched today. The campaign, supported by two patient advocacy groups and made possible by Shire, aims to motivate young adults and adults who were previously diagnosed with ADHD to take charge of their health by speaking with...