Monthly Archives: June 2015

Daytrana ADHD Patch May Cause Permanent Skin Color Changes

The methylphenidate patch Daytrana (Noven Therapeutics, Inc), for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), may cause permanent skin color loss, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns. “Postmarketing reports of acquired skin depigmentation or hypopigmentation of the skin, consistent with chemical leukoderma, … Continue reading

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Dementia Treatment drug May Improve executive functioning in adults with ADHD

A medication regimen previously approved to treat dementia could improve executive functioning in adults with ADHD, according to a new study. The vast majority of children and adults with ADHD also have trouble with executive functions, the cognitive and mental … Continue reading

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American Adults Surpass Children in Taking Drugs to Stay Focused

ADHD, or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, isn’t just for kids anymore. Adults in the U.S. have overtaken children in taking medication for the condition and accounted for 53 percent of the industrywide 63 million prescriptions for ADHD drugs last year, according … Continue reading

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Why medicines trump over therapy for treating ADHD?

There are various reasons for medicines trumping over therapy for treating ADHD. Lets look at some of the reasons: 1. Very few people are aware that medication is not a cure for ADHD. 2. Therapy takes time to show results … Continue reading

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Is Adult ADHD a different disorder from childhood ADHD?

Surprising findings from a recent study indicate that, despite what was previously thought, childhood ADHD and adult ADHD may be different conditions, unrelated to one another. The researchers didn’t hypothesize the results beforehand, and they caution that the results need … Continue reading

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Can Tai Chi and Computer Games Treat Your ADHD?

If you or your loved one has ADHD, can you ditch your medicine in exchange for mindfulness or memory training? For several years, researchers have been exploring alternate ways to treat ADHD, such as through mindfulness and memory training. Recently, … Continue reading

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What is the smart way to manage ADHD?

According to Dr Bhupendra Chaudry, consultant psychiatrist, Manipal Hospital the various ways to manage ADHD smartly are: Behaviour therapy Behaviour therapy provides support for carers of children with ADHD, and may involve teachers as well as parents. Behaviour therapy usually … Continue reading

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Is it possible to cut down on ADHD diagnosis with Vision Therapy?

A new business in Grand Rapids says it can help improve patients’ ability to read and comprehend and cut down on the number of people diagnosed with ADD and ADHD. Wow Vision Therapy opened at Knapp’s Corner in Grand Rapids … Continue reading

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ADHD questions persist – Experts disagree on causes, use of drugs, parenting techniques

Health care professionals, educators and patient advocates debate endlessly over attention deficit disorder. Some argue about the cause of the condition, which is associated with inattentiveness and, often, hyperactivity. Many disagree on treatment and parenting techniques. A dwindling group disputes … Continue reading

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4 Generic Versions of Intuniv ADHD Drug Launched in US

Four separate drug manufacturers have launched generic versions of Shire’s Intuniv ADHD treatment for children aged 6 to 17 years. Mylan, Teva, Sandoz, and TWi Pharmaceuticals each introduced generic guanfacine hydrochloride extended-release tablets in once-daily 1-mg, 2-mg, 3-mg and 4-mg … Continue reading

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