Monthly Archives: December 2015

ADHD Meds May Raise Risk for Psychotic Side Effects in Some Kids

Stimulant medications, such as those used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), may raise the risk for psychotic side effects among young patients who have a parent with a history of serious mental illness, new research suggests. The study included 141 … Continue reading

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How Chiropractors Help Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Chiropractic is steadily gaining ground as a viable, effective, non-drug treatment for ADHD patients. Doctors of Chiropractic are teaming up with chiropractic neurologists to help move children away from the drugs. As they create chiropractic based ADHD treatments they not … Continue reading

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Neuroimaging Study Hunts for Connectivity Clues to ADHD Diagnosis

Interactions between three attention-related brain networks are weaker in children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine. In fact, the weaker the connections, the more severe the symptoms of inattention. … Continue reading

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Reports show ADHD diagnoses on the rise among children

The National Center for Health Statistics reported that from 2011 to 2013, 9.5 percent of children between 4 and 17 years old were diagnosed with ADHD. For those ages 4 to 5, the prevalence was 2.7 percent; 9.5 percent for … Continue reading

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ADHD may hamper social relationships early in life

Medication reduces symptoms of ADHD and may also reduce children’s likelihood of being rejected by their peers. However, over-medication may lead to lack of energy or initiative. Young children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may experience more problems socialising with their … Continue reading

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ADHD in Adults

In this age of information overload, our ability to maintain focused attention seems destined to fade away into the technosphere along with the latest Twitter, Instagram and Facebook post. How fast-paced living and splintered screen time affect our attention span … Continue reading

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Does Every Kid Have ADHD Now?

Girls are all the rage in parenting discussions today. Recently, Parents magazine devoted a cover story to the challenges girls face today, including a concurrent rise in STEM opportunities and increased rates of anxiety and depression diagnoses at relatively young … Continue reading

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More adults prescribed ADHD meds, but access often a problem

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is not just a childhood condition, with many adults reporting that the hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention of the disorder can continue into adulthood. But a new report finds that many Canadian adults are finding it difficult … Continue reading

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A different perspective on why prescriptions of ADHD drugs have soared

The first question we have to ask is why more children are being diagnosed with ADHD. The general consensus among clinicians is that it is a combination of genetic predisposition and environmental factors that interact to determine the presentation of … Continue reading

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A new research finds “How ADHD brain differs from the normal one?”

Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may have weaker connections among brain networks that help the mind focus, a new study suggests. Using MRI brain scans from 180 children with and without ADHD, researchers found that kids with the disorder … Continue reading

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