Health Tip: Managing ADHD in Adults
December 6, 2019

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FDA OKs First Nasal Spray for Seizure Clusters
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Autism and ADHD share genes
November 26, 2019
Researchers from the national psychiatric project iPSYCH have found that autism and ADHD share changes in the same genes. The new knowledge relates directly to the biological causes of the two child psychiatric disorders.
In Denmark, approximately one per cent of schoolchildren have a...
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Cycles of reward: New insight into ADHD treatment
October 30, 2019
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a widespread condition with complex underlying causes. A stimulant drug called methylphenidate is a common ADHD treatment that impacts the brain's levels of dopamine, a neurotransmitter involved in systems of reward; however, methylphenidate has ...
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Young moms more likely to have kids with ADHD
October 24, 2019
Young mothers have a greater chance of having a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) according to new research from the University of South Australia.
Published in Nature's , the research explored the genetic relationship between female reproductive traits and ke...
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Interactive avatar boosts performance of children with ADHD
September 26, 2019
A new study has shown that an interactive avatar, which gives both instructions and feedback on the attention of the learner, can improve the performance of ADHD children on a complex problem-solving task. Researchers concluded that the presence of a virtual avatar providing instruction and feedb...
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Adderall (amphetamine/dextroamphetamine)
September 13, 2019
FDA warning: Potential for drug misuse
This medication has a boxed warning from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This is the strongest warning that the FDA requires. A boxed warning alerts doctors and patients about drug effects that may be dangerous.
Adderall an...
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Can you take Adderall and Xanax together?
September 11, 2019
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Children of anxious mothers twice as likely to have hyperactivity in adolescence
September 9, 2019
A large study has shown that children of mothers who are anxious during pregnancy and in the first few years of the child's life have twice the risk of having hyperactivity symptoms at age 16. This work is being presented for the first time at the ECNP Congress in Copenhagen.
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Stable home lives improve prospects for preemies
August 26, 2019
As they grow and develop, children who were born at least 10 weeks before their due dates are at risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder and anxiety disorders. They also have a higher risk than children who were full-term babies for other neurodevelopmen...
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How stimulant treatment prevents serious outcomes of ADHD
July 23, 2019
An analysis of three previous studies of children and young adults with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) quantifies for the first time the extent to which stimulant treatment reduces the development of mood disorders, school problems, conduct disorders, substance use disorders and ...
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