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2008-09-24 09:00:48

By Barry Nelson NEW guidelines unveiled today on the management of hyperactive children appears to be a vindication of a pioneering North-East clinic. Until it closed earlier this year because of lack of NHS funding, the Cactus Clinic, at Teesside University, in Middlesbrough, had campaigned for six years to discourage the routine prescription of Ritalin, a controversial drug used to calm hyperactive children. Now the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Nice) has come...

2008-09-24 06:00:29

By Shan Ross RITALIN, the controversial drug used to calm hyperactive children, should be avoided wherever possible and not given at all to the under-fives, according to new health guidelines due to be released today. Instead of the drug, sometimes dubbed "the chemical cosh", parents should be taught psychological techniques for changing the behaviour of disruptive children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Methylphenidate, better known as the stimulant...

2008-09-24 03:00:29

RITALIN, the controversial drug used to calm hyperactive children, should be avoided where possible and not given at all to underfives, new guidelines say. Instead, parents should be taught psychological techniques for changing the behaviour of unruly children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), said experts. Teachers trained in ADHD management were urged to put their skills into practice in the classroom. Methylphenidate, better known as the stimulant...

2008-09-18 09:00:49

TITUSVILLE, N.J., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Adults diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) say that having ADHD significantly impacts their ability to focus at work, as well as their responsibilities at home and their relationships. These findings were according to a national survey including more than 1,000 adults across the United States diagnosed with the condition. McNeil Pediatrics(TM), Division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc, sponsored the survey...

2008-09-11 12:00:43

Sciele Pharma and Addrenex Pharmaceuticals have announced that the preliminary analysis of the Phase III clinical study investigating the use of Clonicel for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has shown statistically significant improvement over placebo. The study has indicated that Clonicel achieved statistical significance on the primary endpoint, which is based on the attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) rating scale of 18 symptoms developed by the...

2008-09-10 15:00:07

Sciele Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCRX) and Addrenex Pharmaceuticals today announced that the preliminary analysis of the Phase III clinical study investigating the use of Clonicel(R) for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) showed statistically significant improvement over placebo. The study indicated that Clonicel achieved statistical significance on the primary endpoint, which is based on the ADHD Rating Scale of 18 symptoms developed by the American Psychiatric...

2008-09-09 03:00:26

For millions of families, back to school means shopping for new clothes and supplies, backpacks and lunch bags. For others, the big question is which pill will go into the backpack. Experts estimate that nearly 9 percent of American youngsters have attention- deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). These children are easily distracted, often fidget or squirm, may talk excessively or interrupt others and may have trouble focusing or waiting their turn. There is no simple test for...

2008-09-02 15:00:06

By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH While giving children with the drug Ritalin to treat attention- deficit disorder (ADD) or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is justified in many cases, too often it is prescribed without a clinical psychologist investigating underlying factors that may be responsible for the disruptive behavior. So says experienced Jerusalem clinical psychologist Hannah Landau, who specializes in family therapy. Born in London, a Bar-Ilan University psychology...

2008-09-01 15:00:05

By RANKIN, Janine It's not exactly a rose-tinted view of ADHD, but a seminar presented by SPELADD next weekend does feature a section on Irlen Syndrome. Described by SPELADD co-ordinator Elizabeth Manson as "part of the puzzle", Irlen syndrome is a visual disturbance often misdiagnosed as a learning disability or dyslexia. For the person with the syndrome, words appear to blur and virtually dance on the page, and the harder they try, the more headache-creating stress they feel....

2008-08-26 18:00:48

Young people are less likely to take a drug to increase their social comfort than one that increases their ability to concentrate, U.S. researchers say. The study, published in the Journal of Consumer Research, found people's willingness to take a pill or drug depends on whether the trait the drug promises to enhance is one they consider fundamental. Study authors Jason Riis of New York University and Harvard Business School, Joseph P. Simmons of Yale University and Geoffrey P. Goodwin...


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