Navigation Links
Treating Sleep Disorders May Ease ADHD Symptoms
Date:5/1/2009

Team suggests screening spares patients lifetime of problems

FRIDAY, May 1 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say a lifetime of problems with getting a good night's sleep could be in store for any child diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

The study of 281 children, aged 10 to 17, who had been diagnosed with ADHD, found that regardless of the severity of that condition, they were two to three times more likely to have short-term or lifetime issues with insomnia or nightmares than peers without ADHD. They were also more likely to experience night terrors, teeth grinding and snoring.

Treating the sleep disorder may help ease ADHD, as the conditions tend to share symptoms, say the investigators, whose work appears in the May 1 issue of Sleep. In fact, lack of sleep can cause problems with attention span, behavior and performance -- hallmarks of ADHD.

"In some patients with ADHD, symptoms are caused or exaggerated by primary sleep disorders, and therefore treatment of the sleep disorder will improve ADHD symptoms," principal investigator Dr. Susan Shur-Fen Gau, an associate professor at National Taiwan University's College of Medicine and Public Health, said in an American Academy of Sleep Medicine news release.

Gau and her colleagues said children with ADHD should all be screened for sleep disorders and related conditions, so treatments can begin. Otherwise, these sleep problems coupled with ADHD would put them at a higher risk for other problems, including use of stimulants and psychiatric disorders.

More information

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder has more about ADHD.



-- Kevin McKeever



SOURCE: American Academy of Sleep Medicine, news release, May 1, 2009
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. HPV vaccine does not appear to be effective for treating pre-existing HPV infection
2. Is 4 agents decoction (Si Wu Tang) efficacious in treating primary dysmenorrhea?
3. Treating diabetes during pregnancy can break link to childhood obesity
4. Jefferson specialists studying innovative surgery for effectively treating sleep apnea
5. Treating Diabetes During Pregnancy Could Lead to Thinner Kids
6. Family-based treatment more effective than supportive psychotherapy in treating bulimia
7. Treating depression may improve recovery of heart rate variability following coronary syndromes
8. Antidepressant shows early promise in treating agitation and psychotic symptoms of dementia
9. Hospitals Improve Survival Rates While Treating Sicker Patients Thomson Healthcare Study Shows
10. Stem cells show promise for treating Huntingtons disease
11. Treating obstructive sleep apnea, preventing heart attacks and strokes
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Treating Sleep Disorders May Ease ADHD Symptoms
(Date:9/18/2014)... The new BuildClean™ Dust Control ... and homeowners alike as it eliminates the top ... causes potential health issues, and makes it “unlivable” ... system allows contractors to virtually eliminate airborne dust ... remodeling tasks. , BuildClean removes up to 90 ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... 2014 T-System Inc. today announced ... documentation system — EV™ for physicians ... assessing several best-of-breed solutions, Holyoke chose T-System’s solution ... physician productivity and reimbursement, but also its ability ... still be used to capture emergency department, (ED) ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... Recently, WowBobble.com, the popular online supplier of funny ... to its product line. Moreover, all the company’s products ... customers can enjoy the special offer before September 29, 2014. ... prices ($12.5 for each bobblehead doll ). , ... bobbleheads. We want to make our interesting items available to ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... 2014 How much is a serving? ... the factors contributing to the obesity epidemic in the ... serving and how to manage portion size during the ... 3 at Humility House, 755 Ohltown Road, Austintown. , ... the informational discussion and answer questions from 12:30 to ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... Finding the perfect no carb diet ... weight loss struggle will never end. But, because Diet ... fast weight loss, patients can expect to see fast ... a recent in-house survey of over 20,000 actual patients ... during the first month without between meal hunger, food ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New BuildClean™ System Brings Livability Back to Home Remodeling 2Health News:New BuildClean™ System Brings Livability Back to Home Remodeling 3Health News:New BuildClean™ System Brings Livability Back to Home Remodeling 4Health News:Holyoke Medical Center ER Improves Productivity and Reimbursement with T-System 2Health News:Discounted Custom Bobbleheads Online For Sale At WowBobble.com 2Health News:HMHP Workshop Addresses Portion Control 2Health News:Diet Doc Discloses the Results of a Recent In-House Survey Revealing an Average Loss of 20 Pounds Per Month with Their No Carb Diet Plans 2Health News:Diet Doc Discloses the Results of a Recent In-House Survey Revealing an Average Loss of 20 Pounds Per Month with Their No Carb Diet Plans 3
... attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, is among the costliest of behavioral ... leads to accidental injuries, school failure, substance abuse, ... century of study, the disorder,s roots remain mysterious. ... on heritability of the condition, and indeed evidence ...
... Brigham and Women,s Hospital in Boston suggests that improvements in ... cases of ear infections in children. Ear ... with annual direct and indirect costs of $3 billion to ... "We believe these findings, which demonstrate a direct correlation between ...
... for suspected developmental delays , THURSDAY, Jan. 28 (HealthDay ... of screening children for developmental delays, many fail to refer ... "The ultimate goal of screening is to improve outcomes for ... that many pediatricians did not act properly even when serious ...
... , , URAC,s 2010 ... Programs , WASHINGTON , Jan. 28 ... organization, has issued a call for entries for its 2010 Best ... which companies are setting the standard in advancing the role of consumers ...
... , Emergency Relief Fund Established for Haitian Senior Living ... The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) has ... of senior living companies. , "The employees of our members devote ... in their hour of need, we offer support to them so ...
... have discovered a new strategy for making embryonic stem cell ... system. This strategy, described in a new research report appearing ... Journal ( http://www.fasebj.org ), involves fusing bone marrow cells ... DNA from both the donor and recipient, raising hopes that ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Study says lead may be the culprit in ADHD 2Health News:Improved air quality linked to fewer pediatric ear infections 2Health News:Kids' Screenings in Place, But Referrals Lacking 2Health News:Which Health Care Organizations Are Advancing Consumer Protection and Empowerment? 2Health News:Which Health Care Organizations Are Advancing Consumer Protection and Empowerment? 3Health News:Which Health Care Organizations Are Advancing Consumer Protection and Empowerment? 4Health News:ALFA Extends Helping Hand to Haiti 2Health News:Stem cell breakthrough: Bone marrow cells are the answer 2
(Date:9/18/2014)... DIEGO , Sept. 18, 2014  Halozyme ... announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ... enrollment and dosing of PEGPH20 in SWOG,s ongoing ... designed to evaluate Halozyme,s investigational drug PEGPH20 (PEGylated ... chemotherapy (mFOLFIRINOX) in patients with metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma.  ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... -- Australian biomarker discovery company Minomic International Ltd will ... prostate cancer screening test, planning to achieve US Food ... Minomic,s proprietary MiStat™ technology is a screening assay ... known as the MIL-38 antigen. This biomarker is present ... Researchers at 11 leading urology centres in ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... , Sept. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - A new expert panel ... Canada , released today by the Council ... and effective medicines for children. Each year about half ... use at least one prescription drug. Much of this ... the authorized use), creating potential health risks. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:SWOG To Resume Clinical Trial Of Halozyme's PEGPH20 In Combination With Modified FOLFIRINOX For Advanced Pancreatic Cancer 2SWOG To Resume Clinical Trial Of Halozyme's PEGPH20 In Combination With Modified FOLFIRINOX For Advanced Pancreatic Cancer 3SWOG To Resume Clinical Trial Of Halozyme's PEGPH20 In Combination With Modified FOLFIRINOX For Advanced Pancreatic Cancer 4Minomic Launches US Pilot Study of MiStat(TM) Novel Prostate Cancer Screening Technology 2Studying medicines in children is always possible and is in their best interest, finds Expert Panel 2Studying medicines in children is always possible and is in their best interest, finds Expert Panel 3
... , BEDFORD, Mass., Aug. 19 Holo ... (Nasdaq: HOLX ), a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of ... healthcare needs of women, today announced the publication of the first of ... both symptomatic and asymptomatic pregnant women at risk for preterm birth. The ...
... , JAMESBURG, N.J., Aug. 19 Phytomedics Inc. today ... 2b clinical trial with an extract of Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F ... in the August 18, 2009 issue of the Annals of Internal ... article entitled "Comparison of Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F versus ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Study Links Fetal Fibronectin Testing with Changes in Management Decisions for Symptomatic and Asymptomatic Women at Risk for Preterm Birth 2Study Links Fetal Fibronectin Testing with Changes in Management Decisions for Symptomatic and Asymptomatic Women at Risk for Preterm Birth 3Study Links Fetal Fibronectin Testing with Changes in Management Decisions for Symptomatic and Asymptomatic Women at Risk for Preterm Birth 4Phytomedics Inc. Announces Publication of the Phase 2b Clinical Trial Results of an Extract of the Chinese Herbal Remedy Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F in Rheumatoid Arthritis 2Phytomedics Inc. Announces Publication of the Phase 2b Clinical Trial Results of an Extract of the Chinese Herbal Remedy Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F in Rheumatoid Arthritis 3
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
Medicine Products: