ADHD

CME Post-Test

Take The CME Post-Test for ADHD in Children and Adolescents, CCPR, September/October 2017

Topics: ADHD | Autism Spectrum Disorder | Child Psychiatry | Research Update

The post-test for this issue is available for one year after the publication date to subscribers only (October 31, 2018). By successfully completing the test you will be awarded a certificate for 2 CME credits. Click here to take your CME test. Note: All of the CME tests are available in the “My Account” section of the site when you are logge

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Research Update

Defining a Role for Nutrition in Managing Children With ADHD

Topics: ADHD | Child Psychiatry | Research Update

Review of: Lange KW et al, Curr Psychiatry Rep 2017;19(2):8. Parents of kids with ADHD often ask about the role of diet and nutrition in their child’s symptoms, and research has uncovered some interesting possibilities. For example, there is some evidence that concentrations of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFAs, which includes omega-

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Expert Q&A

Diagnosing and Treating PANDAS/PANS: A View From the Clinic

Topics: ADHD | Child Psychiatry | OCD

CCPR: Dr. Greenberg, thanks for returning to CCPR. You gave great information in our March issue on Tourette’s disorder, and we know you also treat kids with PANDAS/PANS. How many kids have you seen with PANDAS/PANS? Dr. Greenberg: I devote one day a week to patients with PANDAS/PANS, and I see one to two new cases a week. I’ve probably seen 50

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Research Update

MOXO-CPT: Short and Sweet, but Is It Useful?

Topics: ADHD | Research Update

Review of: Berger I et al, Arch Clin Neuropsychol 2017;32:81–93. Diagnosing ADHD continues to be difficult, time-consuming, and expensive. Having an “objective,” valid test for ADHD would be of value to clinicians and families alike. Continuous performance tests (CPT) are gaining popularity as a complement to clinical examination, rating scales

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CME Post-Test

Take The CME Post-Test for PANDAS, PANS, and Related Disorders, CCPR, June/July 2017

Topics: ADHD | Child Psychiatry | OCD

The post-test for this issue is available for one year after the publication date to subscribers only (December 31, 2017). By successfully completing the test you will be awarded a certificate for 2 CME credits. Click here to take your CME test. Note: All of the CME tests are available in the “My Account” section of the site when you are logg

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Article

How to Treat Adult ADHD

Topics: ADHD | Free Articles | Practice Tools and Tips

Over the past decade, it’s become apparent that ADHD does not suddenly end when children grow up, and that the disorder often continues into adulthood. Since 2011, I have run a clinic specializing in adult ADHD. ADHD is relatively common in adults, with conservative estimates of a 4%–5% prevalence in the adult population, equal in men and women (htt

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Expert Q&A

ADHD Overdiagnosis

Topics: ADHD | Practice Tools and Tips

TCPR: You run a screening clinic for adult ADHD at Queens University near Ottawa. You’ve had some interesting findings; can you describe them? Dr. Harrison: Sure. The people that I see are generally university students who think they have ADHD but who were never diagnosed. Most of them were referred by a family physician, a counselor, or an academ

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Research Update

Can a 10-Minute Intervention Improve Sleep in Children With ADHD?

Topics: ADHD | Child Psychiatry | Research Update

Study Reviewed: Peppers K et al. An intervention to promote sleep and reduce ADHD symptoms. Journal of Pediatric Healthcare 2016;30(6):43–48. Study Type: Open, uncontrolled clinical trial We know that kids with ADHD often have sleep issues, and that the stimulants we use to treat them can cause insomnia. What would happen if we focused our treat

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Research Update

Meds for ADHD Not Working? Add CBT

Topics: ADHD | Child Psychiatry | Research Updates

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Article

The Explosion of the ADHD Diagnosis: The Key Causes

Topics: ADHD | Child Psychiatry | Free Articles

Rates of ADHD have increased significantly in the U.S. over the past several years, leading to an ongoing debate about the validity of the disorder. Because you are likely to be asked by patients (or their parents) about this issue, it’s helpful for you to have some background in exactly how much the prevalence has increased, and what factors may be d

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Article

Newer Stimulant Preparations: Are They Worth the Cost?

Topics: ADHD | Child Psychiatry

Longtime readers of CCPR will know that we are generally skeptical of the utility of newly approved stimulant preparations, unless they are actually new molecules. Over the last few years, several of these variations on older themes have been introduced; here is a handy table for your perusal should you be curious. Caution: While some of these formulati

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Expert Q&A

ADHD and Executive Functioning Disorder

Topics: ADHD | Child Psychiatry

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Article

Vyvanse: A Look at America’s Most Prescribed Stimulant

Topics: ADHD | Child Psychiatry | Free Articles

Why has Vyvanse become by far the most prescribed stimulant in the United States? Great marketing? A great product? Some combination of the two? And more to the point, should you continue to choose it over its much cheaper competitors? Read on for our take on the Vyvanse phenomenon. Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) was first approved by the US Food and Dru

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Article

Intuniv: Exorbitant, Sedating, and Second-Line

Topics: ADHD | Child Psychiatry

Guanfacine, a drug originally used to treat hypertension, has been reformulated and now has new life as a medication to treat ADHD in children. An alpha-2A agonist, this medication was initially marketed as Tenex (now available as a generic) for treating hypertension. However, centrally-acting antihypertensives such as guanfacine fell out of favor as

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Expert Q&A

A Balanced Approach to Treating ADHD

Topics: ADHD | Child Psychiatry

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News of Note

FDA Notice: Be Wary of Some Generic Versions of Concerta

Topics: ADHD | News of Note | Pharmaceutical Industry

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News of Note

Omega Fatty Acids Might Help Kids with Attention Deficits

Topics: ADHD | Child Psychiatry | News of Note

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Expert Q&A

Malingered ADHD

Topics: ADHD | Substance Abuse

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Expert Q&A

Evaluating and Treating ADHD Symptoms in Patients with Addiction

Topics: Addiction | ADHD | Substance Abuse

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News of Note

Kids with ADHD More Likely to Have Allergies, Asthma

Topics: ADHD | Child Psychiatry | News of Note

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