ADHD

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What Meds Work for Insomnia in ADHD?

Topics: ADHD | Research Updates

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How Can Teachers Best Help Us Identify ADHD?

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Medications Used to Treat ADHD

Topics: ADHD | Psychotherapy

You can really break down the medication options for ADHD to stimulants or non-stimulants. In deciding what medication is best, prescribers consider side effects, whether it is appropriate to prescribe a controlled substance based on diversion or abuse potential, as well as practical issues such as how complicated the required dosing schedule is. Th

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Psychosocial Treatments for ADHD Across the Lifespan

Topics: ADHD | Psychotherapy

Evidence-based treatments for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) include medication and behavioral interventions. While medications have been shown to reduce ADHD-related symptoms and functional impairments across settings, effects tend to last only as long as the medication is active within the body and brain (Paykina N and Greenhill LL. A

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ADHD is Persistent and Undertreated

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Treating ADHD Symptoms in ASD

Topics: ADHD | Child Psychiatry

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Comorbidity of Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD

Topics: ADHD | Child Psychiatry | Learning & Developmental Disabilities

Any psychiatrist will tell you that comorbidity in mental health is the norm. Comorbidity between autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD) is no exception. The statistics are unequivocal: 30% to 80% of individuals with ASD also meet criteria for ADHD, and 20% to 50% of individuals with ADHD also meet criteria

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ADHD, Rating Scales, and Your Practice Today

Topics: ADHD | Practice Tools and Tips

You greet a new patient who complains of difficulty concentrating at work and is unable to “keep up” since making partner at a law firm or becoming an attending physician at a hospital. Is this an authentic case of a high-functioning person with undiagnosed adult ADHD, a subtle request for performance enhancement, or something altogether different?

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Family and School Interventions Help Children with ADHD

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Hoarding and ADHD Linked

Topics: ADHD | Child Psychiatry

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Study Shows Link Between TFA Intake and ADHD

Topics: ADHD | Child Psychiatry | Research Updates

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Do Medications Boost Academic Achievement in Children with ADHD?

Topics: ADHD

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Are Clinical Scales Useful for Adult ADHD?

Topics: ADHD

Patients often come into my office to be “tested for ADHD,” and I explain to them that the diagnosis depends on a thorough clinical interview. Nonetheless, rating scales can be useful. The most well known ADHD rating scale is the Conner’s scale (Conners CK, Conners Rating Scales-Revised. Toronto, ON: Multi-Health Systems; 1997), but it may be more

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A Boatload of New Data on Stimulants and Cardiac Events

Topics: ADHD | Pharmaceutical Industry

In 2006, an FDA panel recommended all manufacturers of stimulants to add a “black box” warning about an increased risk of “serious cardiovascular events.” Ultimately, the FDA did not require the warning, and instead recommended that manufacturers of stimulant medications add label warnings regarding the risk of sudden death in patients with know

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Post-Concussive Syndrome, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Disruptive Behavior Disorders [Free Article]

Topics: ADHD | Child Psychiatry | Free Articles

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Are Omega-3s Effective for ADHD?

Topics: ADHD | Child Psychiatry | Natural Medications | Research Updates

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Post-Concussive Syndrome, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Disruptive Behavior Disorders

Topics: ADHD | Child Psychiatry

Head injuries occur in 110 to 400 out of every 100,000 adults each year, but are much more common in children—around 692 per 100,000 children younger than 15. Mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs in 75% to 85% of these cases. While serious emotional, cognitive, and behavioral changes are known sequelae of severe TBI, it appears at least in some ca

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Is Nicotine an Effective Treatment for ADHD? Three Studies Weigh In

Topics: ADHD | Child Psychiatry

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Tic Disorders and Comorbid Conditions

Topics: ADHD | Anxiety Disorder | Child Psychiatry | OCD

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Restricted Diet for ADHD?

Topics: ADHD | Child Psychiatry | Research Updates

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