ADHD

Most adolescents with ADHD have indifferent attitudes toward medication

Most adolescents with ADHD have indifferent attitudes toward medication

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A majority of study participants also reported that they frequently skip doses of ADHD medication.

US adults affected by ADHD not properly treated

US adults affected by ADHD not properly treated

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There is an unmet need for better treatment to manage symptom burden among US adults with ADHD.

FDA approves Adzenys ER for ADHD treatment

FDA approves Adzenys ER for ADHD treatment

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The FDA has approved Adzenys ER extended-release oral suspension ADHD treatment for patients 6 years and older.

Suicide attempt risk not associated with ADHD treatment

Suicide attempt risk not associated with ADHD treatment

There does not appear to be an association between methylphenidate hydrochloride treatment for ADHD and suicide attempts.

FDA to review novel investigational treatment for ADHD

FDA to review novel investigational treatment for ADHD

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Sunovion has submitted a New Drug Application for dasotraline, a new treatment for ADHD.

FDA approves first generic forms of Strattera for ADHD

FDA approves first generic forms of Strattera for ADHD

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The generic forms of Strattera are the first to be approved by the FDA for the treatment of ADHD.

Licorice consumption during pregnancy may be harmful for offspring

Licorice consumption during pregnancy may be harmful for offspring

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Girls whose mothers consumed high amounts of licorice during pregnancy have more advanced pubertal maturation at age 12 years.

ADHD accounts for 6 million annual clinician visits for children

ADHD accounts for 6 million annual clinician visits for children

More than 6 million physician visits were made by children between 4 and 17 years of age with ADHD in 2012 to 2013.

Psychiatric, behavioral conditions linked to future long-term opioid use

Psychiatric, behavioral conditions linked to future long-term opioid use

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Patients diagnosed with a prior psychiatric condition have increased odds of long-term opioid receipt than patients without these conditions.

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.

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