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2014-04-08 12:31:35

MIAMI, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Balancing a low dose of behavior therapy with a low dose of medication may be the key to helping children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), according to a new study by researchers at FIU's Center for Children and Families. High doses of stimulant medication and intensive behavior therapy are each known to be effective individual modes of treatment. But medication may suppress a child's growth and decrease their...

2014-04-08 10:48:49

Genetic variants associated with enjoying the effects of d-amphetamine—the active ingredient in Adderall—are also associated with a reduced risk for developing schizophrenia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), report scientists from the University of Chicago in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on April 7. The results support a long-standing hypothesis that dopamine, the neurotransmitter connected with the euphoric effects of amphetamine, is related to...

2014-04-07 12:33:42

Contest for adults who struggle with organization PHILADELPHIA, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Shire today announced the launch of the Organize Your Stuff contest, which is designed for adults who want help organizing their space and reducing clutter. The contest includes the support of expert organizer Monica Friel, president and founder of Chaos to Order, a respected professional organizing service. To enter, adults ages 18 and over can submit a photo to OrganizeYourStuffContest.com. The...

2014-04-04 23:02:53

Company president Chris Miller shares his insights on combating ADD and enhancing brain function naturally. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) April 04, 2014 “Across 10 countries, it was projected that ADHD was associated with 134.8 million lost days of productivity each year. Most of this loss can be attributed to ADHD and not co-occurring conditions.” CDC Chris Miller was diagnosed with ADD and told to take prescription medicines. “I believe that most people who have been diagnosed with...

2014-03-31 23:27:46

Robert J. Hilt, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Washington School Of Medicine, Seattle, presented on Stimulants, Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors, Antipsychotic Agents, and Mood Stabilizers. Glendale, CA (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Audio-Digest Foundation Announces the Release of Psychiatry Volume 43, Issue 02: Psychiatric Medications for Children: An Overview of Your Options. The goal of this program is to improve medical management of various psychiatric...

2014-03-12 11:39:12

Gender identity issues more likely among children with autism and related disorders or ADHD, study finds Children and teenagers with an autism spectrum disorder or those who have attention deficit and hyperactivity problems are much more likely to wish to be another gender. So says John Strang of the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC, USA, leader of the first study to compare the occurrence of such gender identity issues among children and adolescents with and without...

2014-03-12 08:29:49

Express Scripts Report Shows More Women than Men Take ADHD Drugs ST. LOUIS, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The number of Americans who use medication to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) rose 36 percent in 5 years, totaling more than 4.8 million privately insured individuals in 2012, according to the most current and comprehensive analysis of these medications released today by Express Scripts (NASDAQ: ESRX). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080827/EXPRESSSCRIPTSLOGO...

2014-03-05 14:25:28

For families who moved out of high-poverty neighborhoods, boys experienced an increase and girls a decrease in rates of depression and conduct disorder, according to a study in the March 5 issue of JAMA. Observational studies have consistently found that youth in high-poverty neighborhoods have high rates of emotional problems. These findings raise the possibilities that neighborhood characteristics affect emotional functioning and neighborhood-level interventions may reduce emotional...

Older Fathers Linked To Higher Risk Of Cognitive, Behavioral Issues In Their Offspring
2014-02-27 10:40:25

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A large new study conducted by a team of American and Swedish researchers has found a connection between paternal age and the risk of a child developing cognitive or behavioral problems. The finding is particularly alarming considering the recent trend of couples putting off raising a family to pursue their careers or other interests. "We were shocked by the findings," said study author Brian D'Onofrio, an associate professor of...

Acetaminophen Use During Pregnancy Increases ADHD Risk: Study
2014-02-25 10:01:40

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Pregnant women go through a wide range of pains throughout their pregnancy and to relieve their discomfort many of them have turned to the pain reliever acetaminophen, which has been on the market since the 1950s. Now, a new study from an international team of researchers has found a link between a mother’s acetaminophen use during pregnancy and increased risk for her child developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)...


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  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
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