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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...

2011-09-23 07:18:31

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Administering Ritalin, a commonly used stimulant, to patients recovering from anesthesia sped up the process. This study is the first to demonstrate in mammals what could be a safe and effective way to induce arousal from general anesthesia. "Currently at the end of a surgical procedure, the anesthesiologist just lets general anesthetic drugs wear off, and the patient regains consciousness," Emery Brown, MD, PhD, of the MGH Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care...

Ritalin May Help Wake Up The Brain After Surgery
2011-09-23 06:20:42

  New research in the journal Anesthesiology shows that Ritalin, given to anesthetized rats, allows them to come around quicker than those not given the stimulant. Dr. Emory Brown, a professor in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology says, “It´s like giving a shot of adrenaline to the brain.” According to an MIT press release, there are currently no drugs to aid patients in coming out of...

2011-09-21 13:05:22

MGH study demonstrates what may be first feasible method to induce arousal from anesthesia Administration of the commonly used stimulant drug methylphenidate (Ritalin) was able to speed recovery from general anesthesia in an animal study conducted at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). The report, appearing in the October issue of Anesthesiology, is the first demonstration in mammals of what could be a safe and effective way to induce arousal from general anesthesia. While there are...

2011-09-06 22:07:02

Universities and colleges need to do more to protect young adults from the dangers of illicit stimulant use and to educate them about harms, argue the authors of an editorial in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/site/embargo/cmaj111149.pdf. Students use stimulants to keep them alert to enhance their academic performance, although the perceived benefits are questionable. "The vast majority of the evidence shows no cognitive...

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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...

2011-07-27 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...

2011-07-11 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...

2011-05-09 07:00:00

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Shionogi Inc., the U.S.-based group company of Shionogi & Co., Ltd., today announced the publication in Pediatrics of data demonstrating the efficacy of non-stimulant KAPVAY(TM) (clonidine hydrochloride) extended-release tablets when combined with stimulant medications for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents (6-17 years). This study, the first to evaluate KAPVAY in combination with...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.