Monthly Archives: August 2015

Israelis develops app that detects ADHD

Researchers at IBM Research in Haifa develop app that can help identify those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder symptoms; smartphones, smartwatches or activity bands can be used to analyze person’s movements. Israeli researchers have developed a prototype of an app … Continue reading

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New study supports link between ADHD and traumatic brain injury

A recent study of Canadian adults has found links between traumatic brain injury and a history of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, suggesting that adults with a history of brain injuries may benefit from improved screening for the behavioral disorder. The study, … Continue reading

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FDA releases guidelines for ADHD diagnosis and treatment

ADHD diagnosis according to the new guidelines is as follows: Studies show that the number of children being diagnosed with ADHD continues to increase, from 7.8% in 2003 to 11.0% in 2011, according to the CDC. Tiffany R. Farchione, M.D., … Continue reading

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7 Qualities That Make a Great ADHD Doctor

The qualities one can look for in a doctor who is treating someone in your family for ADHD should be: 1. The Doctor Knows and Treats ADHD 2. The Doctor Keeps Up With Continuing Education 3. The Doctor Knows the … Continue reading

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Prescriptions for Ritalin and other ADHD drugs double in a decade

Nearly a million prescriptions for Ritalin and related drugs for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were dispensed last year – more than double the number of a decade ago. The figures have prompted a damning indictment of the system from … Continue reading

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