Child & Adolescent

First Internet-based clinical trial for children with autism

Researchers from UC San Francisco have completed the first Internet-based clinical trial for children with autism, establishing it as a viable and cost effective method of conducting high-quality and rapid clinical trials in this population.[More…]

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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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Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation for the Treatment of Children With ADHD

Researchers from the Yale Child Study Center at Yale University School of Medicine conducted a meta-analysis of the use of omega-3 fatty acid as a supplement in the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. PubMed searches for randomized placebo-controlled trials that evaluated omega-3 fatty acid supplementation in children with ADHD symptomatology revealed that the […]

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By R Kennedy | ADHD . Child & Adolescent . Treatment
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