Monthly Archives: February 2017

A Genetic Lead in ADHD

Researchers from the National Human Genome Research Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, have further characterized a genetic risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).[1] Their study focused on gene variants within a previously characterized ADHD linkage region called ADGRL3. In 838 individuals, of … Continue reading

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The best medicine for ADHD might not be medicine, at least at first

Steve and Michelle were desperate. Their 6-year-old son, Sam, was diagnosed with ADHD soon after entering first grade. Sam’s behavior seemed outright defiant: He ignored adults when his name was called and was in constant motion.  Sam let out bloodcurdling … Continue reading

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Georgia bill would require new ADHD prescriptions every 5 days

A bill meant to curb the abuse of prescription opioids in Georgia has stirred outrage in the ADHD community because a provision requires adults and children on medications for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder to get new prescriptions every five days. … Continue reading

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Why People With ADHD Underestimate Their Symptoms

If you have ADHD, you might be the last to know. And when you finally get diagnosed, you might be surprised to find that no one else is surprised. Head in SandIt’s common for people with ADHD to underestimate, or … Continue reading

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New behavioral therapy to support Japanese mothers of children with ADHD

Researchers have successfully adapted a parent-training program for ADHD for use with families in Japan, where ADHD-specific behavioral interventions are limited. OIST researchers have successfully adapted a parent-training program for ADHD for use with families in Japan, where ADHD-specific behavioral … Continue reading

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Working With Autism And ADHD

As more people with autism and ADHD begin to advocate for themselves at work, some employers are changing their workplaces. For employees diagnosed with ADHD or autism, the widespread adoption of open floor plans in the workplace has made it … Continue reading

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ADHD Should Be Considered a Brain Disorder

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is associated with the delayed development of five brain regions and should be considered a brain disorder, according to a study published in The Lancet Psychiatry. For the international study, Martine Hoogman, PhD, of the Radboud University … Continue reading

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ADHD: Large imaging study confirms differences in several brain regions

The largest imaging study of its kind finds that people diagnosed with ADHD have altered brains. It identifies size differences in several brain regions and the brain overall, with the greatest differences seen in children rather than adults. The researchers … Continue reading

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A bit of mussel could help kids with ADHD

Use a little mussel if your kids are out of control, new research suggests. A unique group of fatty acids extracted from the New Zealand green-lipped mussel can help with ADHD, hyperactivity and learning problems, researchers from Swinburne University say. … Continue reading

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​Prescriptions for ADHD medication increase in Grimsby area

Prescriptions for medication to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder have increased in North East Lincolnshire. Doctors in the area wrote 983 prescriptions, or 6.2 for every 1,000 people, for ADHD from July to September 2016, an increase of 3 per … Continue reading

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