ADHD

Rate of diagnoses for ADHD stabilizing among preschoolers

Rate of diagnoses for ADHD stabilizing among preschoolers

Guidelines issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend behavior therapy as the first-line therapy for preschoolers.

Acetaminophen use during pregnancy linked to higher risk of childhood behavioral problems

Acetaminophen use during pregnancy linked to higher risk of childhood behavioral problems

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Children exposed to acetaminophen prenatally had an increased risk of multiple behavioral difficulties.

Antidepressants regularly prescribed for off-label indications

Antidepressants regularly prescribed for off-label indications

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Antidepressant use for anxiety, panic, and ADHD has increased.

Rates of asthma, ADHD increasing among children living in poverty

Rates of asthma, ADHD increasing among children living in poverty

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Rates of chronic conditions are on the rise in children, and children living in poverty have a higher risk of ADHD and asthma, compared with wealthier children.

Stimulant misuse increasing in young adults

Stimulant misuse increasing in young adults

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The rate of misuse of prescription stimulants has risen among young adults despite the rate of prescriptions remaining the same.

ADHD diagnosis 3 times as likely for children in foster care

ADHD diagnosis 3 times as likely for children in foster care

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Children in foster care are more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD and are more likely to have a comorbid disorder.

Preterm birth, poor fetal growth increase ADHD risk

Preterm birth, poor fetal growth increase ADHD risk

The earlier in a pregnancy a child is born, the greater their risk for developing ADHD.

Stimulant misuse may start earlier than expected

Stimulant misuse may start earlier than expected

Prescription diet pills were the most popular stimulant drug misused by females, while Adderall was the drug misused most often by males.

One in 10 kids receive attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder diagnosis

One in 10 kids receive attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder diagnosis

The number of children diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder was lowest among those without health insurance.

Three-quarters of kids with ADHD take medication

Three-quarters of kids with ADHD take medication

Of the patients with current ADHD, 74.0% received treatment in the past week and 44.0% had received behavioral therapy in the past year.

Family-centered care improves ADHD symptoms

Family-centered care improves ADHD symptoms

After one year, the children as a whole showed improvements in hyperactivity, impulsivity, inattention, and social skills.

ADHD drug approved to treat binge-eating disorder

ADHD drug approved to treat binge-eating disorder

Patients taking Vyvanse experienced a decrease in the number of binge eating days per week.

Smoking during pregnancy linked to child ADHD

Smoking during pregnancy linked to child ADHD

Maternal and paternal smoking during pregnancy was associated with higher ADHD risk, but the association was stronger for females.

Be cautious of substance abuse in kids with ADHD

Be cautious of substance abuse in kids with ADHD

Kids diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder are at higher risk for developing substance use disorders.

Landmark ADHD study backing drugs over counseling questioned

Landmark ADHD study backing drugs over counseling questioned

Many children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder may have missed out on valuable counseling.

ADHD drugs linked to priapism

ADHD drugs linked to priapism

The FDA is warning of a rare but serious risk of painfully prolonged erections with ADHD drugs containing methylphenidate.

Maternal risk factors identified for ADHD

Maternal risk factors identified for ADHD

Mothers of children with ADHD more likely to be younger, single and smokers, regardless of child gender.

Child ADHD prevalence exceeds 1 in 10

Child ADHD prevalence exceeds 1 in 10

Nearly one in five currently diagnosed with ADHD not receiving medication, counseling.

ADHD prevalence lower in sunny regions

ADHD prevalence lower in sunny regions

Improvements in circadian clock disturbances may explain association seen between sun exposure and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Heart surgery during infancy ups ADHD risk

Heart surgery during infancy ups ADHD risk

The ADHD risk for patients who undergo early cardiac surgery should be conveyed to parents.

ADHD linked to defecation disorders in kids

ADHD linked to defecation disorders in kids

Children with ADHD significantly more likely to have visits for constipation, fecal incontinence.

Parent goals influence ADHD treatment choices

Parent goals influence ADHD treatment choices

Caregivers tend to chose medication for academic achievement, behavior therapy for behavioral compliance for kids with ADHD.

Kids with ADHD often have autisic traits

Kids with ADHD often have autisic traits

About one in five children and adolescents with ADHD show signs of autism.

Decision support module improves ADHD diagnosis

Decision support module improves ADHD diagnosis

System may also improve quality of ADHD management in children.

Childhood ADHD linked to atopic diseases

Childhood ADHD linked to atopic diseases

Asthma, impetigo and antihistamine drug prescriptions more likely in children with ADHD.

ADHD, texting a risky combo for teen drivers

ADHD, texting a risky combo for teen drivers

Texting while driving is associated with negative outcomes for all teen drivers, but particularly those with ADHD.

Wide variance in stimulant rxs for ADHD

Wide variance in stimulant rxs for ADHD

Variation signals disparity between clinical practice guidelines and actual practice.

Video game addiction common in autistic boys

Video game addiction common in autistic boys

Inattentive symptoms predicted problematic game use in boys with autism spectrum disorders or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

FDA approves brain scan to diagnose ADHD

FDA approves brain scan to diagnose ADHD

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A device that measures brain wave frequency has been cleared by the FDA for the use of ADHD diagnosis.

TBI disability risk elevated in kids with ADHD

TBI disability risk elevated in kids with ADHD

Following mild traumatic brain injury, significantly more patients with ADHD than without were disabled.

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