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posted: Wednesday September 17th - 12:15pm
Increased Diagnoses of ADHD and Autism in Higher-Income Families
Better awareness and detection of neurodevelopmental disorders may explain the jump in diagnoses.
The number of children with developmental conditions, such as autism and ADHD, increased by 28 percent for some families, a new study shows. Led by Dr. Amy Houtrow at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, the two-year project found that poor homes have the highest known rates of intellectual and physical disabilities in children. The study also found that reports of pediatric mental health and neurodevelopmental disorders...
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posted: Friday August 15th - 10:25am
New Concerns About Stimulant Abuse
Doctors are the first line of defense in preventing abuse.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a report in July on preventing substance abuse in children with ADHD. Children with the disorder are at greater risk for misusing alcohol, tobacco, and other illicit substances. While ADHD medications help reduce the risk of substance misuse, the drug treatments themselves are open to abuse. “Many school-aged children — up to 23 percent — are approached to sell, buy,...
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posted: Wednesday June 11th - 2:31pm
Mother's Prenatal Smoking Is a Risk Factor for ADHD
Prenatal smoking is a risk factor for ADHD in children.
posted: Thursday May 15th - 4:10pm
In Autism Spectrum Disorders, Environment Matters As Much as Genes
New research finds that environment is as important as genes in understanding autism spectrum disorder.
posted: Wednesday May 14th - 11:59am
ADHD and Trauma May Go Hand in Hand
Doctors need to look beyond ADHD to the presence of trauma in kids with the condition.
posted: Friday May 9th - 10:20am
MDX: Promising Treatment for Inattentive ADHD?
A new medication may improve attention and cognition.
posted: Tuesday April 29th - 9:51am
A Little Neurofeedback Goes a Long Way
One more study shows that controlling brain waves tweaks the ADHD brain for the better.
posted: Wednesday April 9th - 10:00am
Step It Up for ADHD
Join the ADHD Walk & Family Fun Day on May 18, 2014.
posted: Thursday March 20th - 10:45am
ADHD Medication Use in Adults Climbs Dramatically
Women outnumber men in medication usage.
posted: Wednesday March 5th - 11:46am« ADHD News Feed
"Take Two Tylenol and See Me in the Morning"
Not so fast. Pregnant women taking acetaminophen may boost the risk of their children developing attention deficit.
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