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ADHD in the News 05-19-16

ADHD may emerge after childhood for some people, according to new study (ScienceDaily, May 18, 2016)

"While it is well established that childhood ADHD may continue into adulthood, new research suggests that for some people the disorder does not emerge until after childhood. (ScienceDaily, May 18, 2016)..." Full Story


Rare Tumor May Cause ADHD Symptoms in Some Kids (Live Science, May 17, 2016)

"In rare cases, children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) actually have a tumor that appears to cause symptoms similar to those of ADHD, according to a small new study. The researchers evaluated 43 children with rare tumors of the adrenal gland, called pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas. (The adrenal glands are located near the kidneys, and produce adrenaline and other hormones.) (Live Science, May 17, 2016)..." Full Story


Some States Lag Behind on ADHD Therapy (Pew Charitable Trusts, May 13, 2016)

"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released statistics this month suggesting that many states have a long way to go when it comes to promoting greater use of the therapy, which largely relies on teaching parents to reinforce positive behavior while avoiding confrontations. In 10 states, fewer than half of preschoolers in Medicaid with ADHD were receiving psychological counseling, according to the CDC data. Among children ages 2 through 5 with private insurance, the numbers were even worse: In 26 states, fewer than half of those kids with ADHD were receiving behavioral therapy. (Pew Charitable Trusts, May 13, 2016)..." Full Story


Tips on how to cope, organize for a parent who has ADHD (Newsday, May 16, 2016)

"Q. What if it’s not my child who has ADHD, but me, the mother? How can I keep my family life organized when I struggle to organize myself? (Newsday, May 16, 2016)..." Full Story


Factors Influencing ADHD Persistence Into Adulthood Identified (Psychiatry Advisor, May 18, 2016)

"More than 50% of youth with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder will have persistence of the condition into adulthood...Compared with those for whom the condition remits by adulthood, those with persistent ADHD are more likely to experience social, educational, emotional, and cognitive challenges...researchers at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and several US universities investigated 8 factors pertaining to childhood functioning and family characteristics to determine whether they are associated with ADHD symptoms in adulthood. (Psychiatry Advisor, May 18, 2016)..." Full Story


Adult ADHD: 7 Tips to Energize Your Life (Psychology Today, May 12, 2016)

"After an extensive evaluation, I diagnosed [Tina*] with ADHD, inattentive type...However, despite ADHD treatment with medications and therapy, she continued to exert significant energy "just to keep up". This is often true with adults with ADHD...Here are some tips to energize your life as you cope with ADHD. (Psychology Today, May 12, 2016)..." Full Story


Deep TMS Promising for OCD, ADHD, Other Mental Illnesses (Medscape, May 17, 2016)

"Deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (dTMS), already approved for treatment-resistant depression, is proving beneficial for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), adult attention- deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and other psychiatric conditions, according to new research. The success of the technology depends on targeting the most appropriate brain regions, the research suggests. Results from some of these new studies were presented here at American Psychiatric Association (APA) 2016 Annual Meeting. (Medscape, May 17, 2016)..." Full Story


Neos announces U.S. launch of Adzenys XR-ODT for ADHD (News-Medical.Net, May 16, 2016)

"Neos Therapeutics, Inc., a pharmaceutical company with a late-stage pipeline of innovative extended-release (XR) product candidates for the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), today announced that Adzenys XR-ODT™ is in distribution channels and is now available to prescribe for patients with ADHD in the United States. (News-Medical.Net, May 16, 2016)..." Full Story



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