Monthly Archives: November 2015

Local study aims to better treat ADHD without medication

Medication doesn’t help all children with ADHD and the benefits are temporary. “When it works, it’s fantastic,” said Dr. Sol Sandberg of Cambridge Memorial Hospital. “But we want something that’s longer-lasting and actually translates to helping the child academically and … Continue reading

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ADHD impact on families predicts whether kids get needed services

Many elementary school children with ADHD don’t get services like medication and behavior therapy that might improve their condition, according to an Australian study. The condition’s impact on the family and the child’s age are the biggest determinants of whether … Continue reading

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Ritalin ‘may not help children with ADHD’

A study has cast doubt over the use of Ritalin for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder after reviewing all available evidence. The paper’s authors said that the effect of the widely used drug on ADHD symptoms remained uncertain. There were … Continue reading

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Research raises questions over ADHD drug effects

Researchers voiced concern about poor quality studies on the popular ADHD treatment Ritalin, saying evidence of some benefits, but also of sleep problems and appetite loss, suggests the drug should be prescribed with caution. Ritalin is sold by Swiss pharmaceutical … Continue reading

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A Peek At Brain Connections May Reveal Attention Deficits

A look at the brain’s wiring can often reveal whether a person has trouble staying focused, and even whether they have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, known as ADHD. A team led by researchers at Yale University reports that they were … Continue reading

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Stimulant medications for ADHD linked to sleep disruption

A meta-analysis of recent studies revealed that stimulant use in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) was associated with longer sleep latency, decreased sleep efficiency, and decreased total sleep time. Sleep latency was significantly increased with each additional daily dose of … Continue reading

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Study Finds that ADHD Medications Make Kids Targets for Bullies

Child psychologists have observed a link between bullying and ADHD. Children who have been diagnosed with ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, are more likely to be bullied. They’re also more likely to be bullies. No one knows exactly what’s … Continue reading

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Signs of ADHD in the elderly that could be confused with Alzheimer’s

Dr Miriam Stoppard says often signs we thing may be Alzheimer’s could actually be a case of ADHD. A girlfriend of mine recently confessed she thought her mother was showing signs of early Alzheimer’s. When I asked about her mother’s … Continue reading

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Which household products have flame retardants, whose exposure during early childhood might result in neurological disorders like ADHD, Autism and Learning disorders?

PBDEs are a class of flame retardants historically used in textiles, furniture, plastics and electronics to slow burning and suppress flames. Because they are mixed in rather than chemically bound to products, they can leach out and stick to particles … Continue reading

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NeuroSigma’s Monarch eTNS System to treat ADHD receives CE Mark approval

NeuroSigma, Inc. (NeuroSigma), a California-based life sciences company, announced that it has received CE Mark approval for its Monarch eTNS System as treatment for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults and children age 7 and older. This CE Mark approval is … Continue reading

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