Monthly Archives: January 2017

Mediterranean Diet Brain Benefits: Lower Risk Of ADHD Linked To Healthy Eating Plan

A new study examining children has discovered a potential link between diet and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Researchers studied 120 participants between the ages of 6 and 16 from Spain, according to Medical Xpress, and found that kids who … Continue reading

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Exercise can help adults better cope with ADHD symptoms

Exercise, even a small amount, can help alleviate symptoms of ADHD in adults, according to a recent study by University of Georgia researchers. The study, released in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, found a single bout … Continue reading

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ADHD: The cop-out diagnosis for lazy parents

What to do with a rowdy, inattentive child? Give up, diagnose, medicate. Alarmingly, that’s what is happening to many kids who exasperate their parents and teachers — and boys are up to four times as likely as girls to be … Continue reading

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Improved Academic Performance and Medication Rebound in Patients with ADHD Following the Use of Vayarin®, a Multi-Year, Real-World Retrospective Study

New Retrospective Study to be Presented at The American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders (APSARD) Annual Meeting January 13-15, 2017 in Washington DC. In a release issued under the same headline January 10, 2017 by VAYA Pharma, please … Continue reading

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6 Million Visits for ADHD by U.S. Kids Each Year

Medications prescribed or continued in 80% of visits. Office visits during 2012-2013 by children with a primary diagnosis of ADHD reached an annual average of 6.1 million, equating to a rate of 105 per 1,000 children ages 4 to 17, … Continue reading

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ADD vs ADHD; What’s The Difference?

Is your child having difficulty paying attention, experiencing a hard time focusing, has a frequent tendency to shift from one task to another, loves procrastinating, exhibits disorganization, often forgetful, exhibits fidgeting, keeps on talking and moving excessively, shows signs of … Continue reading

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ADHD: Can immaturity be a factor?

The youngest children in a school class are more likely to be prescribed medication to control symptoms ofattention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than older children of their peer group, a new study suggests. Children with ADHD typically have trouble staying … Continue reading

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Spotting early signs of ADHD in young children

The first day of school marks the beginning of a new phase in a child’s life and the start of a future full of possibilities. It’s for this reason both parents and teachers should be acutely aware of the symptoms … Continue reading

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Too many children with ADHD are taking anti-psychotic drugs: Canadian study

ADHD is diagnosed in about one in 20 kids, according to new Canadian research, but how many are prescribed anti-psychotics that come with lifelong side effects? Scientists behind a new study out of the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) worry … Continue reading

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‘Stuck on media’: Increased digital media usage could lead to ADHD, less creativity in children

How much screen time is too much? As high-tech gadgets grow in popularity, more children are increasing their daily screen time, or the amount of time spent on electronic devices such as tablets or smartphones. And one local pediatrician says … Continue reading

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