ADHD

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Reconsidering Adult ADHD

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By CME Outfitters, LLC | ADHD
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Comparison of DSM-IV Versus DSM-5 ADHD Criteria Supports Revision

A study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry compares ADHD diagnosed via the DSM-IV criteria and the new DSM-5 in youth.  Researchers from the National Institute of Mental Health compared the prevalence and clinical correlates of ADHD as described in the two DSM editions in a nationally representative sample of […]

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By R Kennedy | ADHD . DSM-5
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Sixth Annual Chair Summit Begins This Week

This week a Master Class for Neuroscience Development called the Chair Summit takes place in Tampa, FL (Sept 26-28, 2013). In the early days of medical training in Kos, students, trainees and medical colleagues would gather to discuss their cases and the latest science with Hippocrates.  This model of education was maintained throughout the centuries […]

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Distracted Driving, Teens, ADHD and Texting

A study in JAMA Pediatrics evaluated newly licensed drivers ages 16-17 years old and the impact of distraction (via cellphone conversation or texting) on those with ADHD (n=28) and those without ADHD (n=33). The authors define distracted driving in 3 ways. It can be “behavior performed while driving that involves taking one’s eyes of the […]

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Attention Deficit Disorder Needs Life-Long Treatment

According to a study published in today’s Archives of General Psychiatry, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) does not disappear as children grow older. Prospective studies of childhood ADHD have not previously extended beyond early adulthood. Researchers followed 271 patients for 33 years, the longest any research has tracked the disorder. Men diagnosed with ADHD as […]

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By R Kennedy | ADHD . Child & Adolescent
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The Prevalence of ADHD Revisited

A study funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and published this week in the Journal of Attention Disorders sought to evaluate the diagnosis and treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Monitoring the prevalence of ADHD is an important public health activity as public awareness has increased and treatment options have expanded across […]

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Possible Biomarker for ADHD

Research presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) has identified abnormalities in the brains of children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) that may serve as a biomarker for the disorder. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), researchers studied 18 typically developing children and 18 children diagnosed with ADHD (age […]

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By R Kennedy | ADHD . Imaging
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AAP Expands Ages For Diagnosis and Treatment of ADHD in Children

Updated guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) offer new information on diagnosing and treating Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in younger children and in adolescents. Emerging evidence makes it possible to diagnose and manage ADHD in children from ages 4 to 18 (previous guidelines covered children ages 6 to 12). The new guidelines describe the […]

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By R Kennedy | ADHD . News . Practice guideline
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