Navigation Links
UK children less likely to be diagnosed with ADHD
Date:8/28/2013

New research suggests that children are far less likely to be diagnosed with Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the UK than they are in the USA. However, the same study, led by the University of Exeter Medical School, suggests that autism diagnosis is still rising. The study is published online in the Journal of Autism Developmental Disorders, published by Springer, and was supported by the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care in the South West Peninsula (NIHR PenCLAHRC).

ADHD is thought to be the most common disorder of childhood. A 2009 study in the USA found that 6.3 per cent of children aged 5-9 were diagnosed with ADHD. In contrast, just 1.5 per cent of parents in the UK reported a diagnosis of ADHD in children aged between 6-8. The team looked at figures from the UK Millennium Cohort Study, which is a sample of more than 19,000 children, representative of the UK population.

Dr Ginny Russell of the University of Exeter Medical School, lead author of the study, said: "Our findings reveal that doctors in the UK are far less likely to deploy the ADHD label than their US counterparts. This difference may be a result of cultural factors. For example, more stringent criteria for diagnosing ADHD are used in the UK, or it may be that parental concerns over using drugs such as Ritalin to treat younger patients mean that they resist diagnosis for their children.

"It is important to identify diagnostic trends and the reasons behind them, as various criteria in different cultural contexts may mean that children are missing out on health services - the diagnostic label may determine the support families receive," Dr Russell added. "Equally, it is important that children are not over-diagnosed."

The same study shows that autism diagnosis is on the rise. Some I.7 per cent of parents reported that children aged 6-8 had been identified as having an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
'/>"/>

Contact: Louise Vennells
l.vennells@exeter.ac.uk
44-013-927-24927
University of Exeter
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Healthcare professionals need to look out for fabricated illness in children: McMaster professor
2. High BPA levels in children associated with higher risk of obesity and abnormal waist circumference
3. PLAYTIME Healthcare Partners Featured in US News’ “Top Children’s Hospitals” 2013 Rankings
4. Sun Safe Infant Swimsuits Receive 5-Star Reviews, Platypus Australia’s Trendy 2013 Children’s Swimwear Range Impresses UK Parents
5. Longest and largest study of insulin pumps to treat type 1 diabetes in children shows they control blood sugar more effectively and with fewer complications than injections
6. NewsWatch Featured “Maks & Mila”, a Book for Dyslexic Children, on National Television
7. Soft drink consumption linked to behavioral problems in young children
8. Improved caregiver training helps HIV-infected children
9. Children exposed to lead 3 times more likely to be suspended from school
10. Eye Care Center to Give Away Backpacks Filled With School Supplies to Children
11. Children with allergy, asthma may be at higher risk for ADHD
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/9/2014)... sudden, acute episodes of low back pain are not ... pressure, wind direction and precipitation. Findings published in ... American College of Rheumatology (ACR), indicate that the risk ... speed or wind gusts, but was not clinically significant. ... nearly everyone experiences low back pain at some point ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... in almost all types of cancer sends the protein ... fuel a tumour,s uncontrolled growth, new research suggests. , ... a molecular trigger responsible for ratcheting up activity of ... makes the building blocks cancer cells need to keep ... called SREBP, controls the flow of messages to the ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... have found that fecal transplantation is effective and safe ... This is the result of a study led by ... Women,s Gastrointestinal Medicine at The Women,s Medicine Collaborative. The ... advance of print in the American Journal of ... C. diff , has increased to epidemic proportions over ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... has been a sharp increase in the number of ... the online, interactive service that allows patients to view ... schedule appointments, and renew prescriptions. , Over a six-year ... each year increased five-fold, while the number of ... to a study by Dr. David Gerber , ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), ... launched an early-stage clinical trial of CRS3123, an ... difficile ( C. difficile ) infection. CRS3123 ... that inhibits C. difficile growth while sparing normal ... enroll up to 30 healthy men and women ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Low back pain? Don't blame the weather 2Health News:Signal may send cancer's cellular factories into overdrive 2Health News:Women's Medicine Collaborative examines safety of fecal transplant to treat C. difficile 2Health News:MyChart use skyrocketing among cancer patients, UT Southwestern study finds 2Health News:MyChart use skyrocketing among cancer patients, UT Southwestern study finds 3Health News:NIH launches Phase I clinical trial of novel drug to treat Clostridium difficile infection 2
... say, , MONDAY, July 13 (HealthDay News) -- It,s 6 a.m. ... does every morning, lets out a mix of low purr and ... me. , A new British study -- involving participants with names ... learn that this particular cry-purr combination is the most ...
... to Treat Diseases (HTDS.PK) www.htdsmedical.com - subsidiary, ... Co., Ltd for the Haemophilus influenza type b conjugate ... biggest manufacturer of Haemophilus influenza type b conjugate vaccine ... stage for Mellow Hope to be fully authorized to ...
... of cancer-prevention drug, , MONDAY, July 13 (HealthDay News) ... risk for highly aggressive prostate cancer, a new ... to determine the effect of alcohol consumption on prostate ... finasteride (Proscar, Propecia), a drug prescribed to prevent prostate ...
... Previous studies have found that postmenopausal women who ... therapy have increased their risk of developing progestin-accelerated breast ... curcumin, a popular Indian spice derived from the turmeric ... exposure to hormone replacement therapy. "Approximately 6 million ...
... , BALTIMORE,July 13 The National Federation of ... that have made outstanding contributions toward achieving the full integration of ... second annual Dr. Jacob Bolotin Awards honored eight innovators in the ... in Detroit on Wednesday, July 8. , , ...
... , Leading U.S. ... of competitors , , CINCINNATI, ... pharmacy, today announced that it will offer a 30-day supply of ... and prices below that of competitors, including Wal-Mart and Target, HealthWarehouse.com ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Cats Purrfect at Getting Needs Met, Study Shows 2Health News:Cats Purrfect at Getting Needs Met, Study Shows 3Health News:Hard To Treat Diseases (HTDS.PK) Agreement With 2nd Largest Vaccine Manufacturer in China Yunnan Walvax Biotech Co 2Health News:Heavy Drinking Linked to Aggressive Prostate Cancer 2Health News:Heavy Drinking Linked to Aggressive Prostate Cancer 3Health News:Asian spice could reduce breast cancer risk in women exposed to hormone replacement therapy 2Health News:National Federation of the Blind Awards $50,000 2Health News:HealthWarehouse.com Announces $3.50 Prescription Drug Program 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... BreedIT Corp (OTC: BRDT), through its Israeli ... sophisticated agro-breeding solutions for plant breeders and researchers, today ... of directors appointed chemistry and pharmaceutical industry expert Dr. ... the board. From 1975 to 2012, Dr. ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... PHILADELPHIA , Jan. 15, 2014  Echo Therapeutics, Inc. ... company developing its Symphony® CGM System as a non-invasive, ... Robert F. Doman , Executive Chairman and Interim CEO ... Capital Markets, Tenth Annual Equity Conference. ...
(Date:1/15/2014)...  Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX ... under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 ("HSR") ... its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Sapphire Subsidiary Corp. ("Purchaser"), for ... Solta Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: SLTM ) ("Solta") ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:BreedIT (OTC: BRDT) Appoints Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Industry Expert Dr. Ben-Zion Weiner to Its Board of Directors 2BreedIT (OTC: BRDT) Appoints Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Industry Expert Dr. Ben-Zion Weiner to Its Board of Directors 3Echo Therapeutics to Present at the Noble Financial Capital Markets' Tenth Annual Equity Conference 2Echo Therapeutics to Present at the Noble Financial Capital Markets' Tenth Annual Equity Conference 3Valeant Pharmaceuticals Announces Receipt Of Antitrust Clearance For Its Previously Announced Acquisition Of Solta Medical, Inc. 2Valeant Pharmaceuticals Announces Receipt Of Antitrust Clearance For Its Previously Announced Acquisition Of Solta Medical, Inc. 3
... Mo., Oct. 26 Boehringer Ingelheim, a global pharmaceutical ... business Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., announced today that it ... significant portion of the Fort Dodge Animal Health business. ... Australia, Canada and South Africa, as well as two ...
... (CTI) (Nasdaq and MTA: CTIC) management will present at the 8th ... held October 28-29, 2009, at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. ... Pacific Time. The conference will be webcast live with slides and ... at www.celltherapeutics.com . , , ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health Closes Deal to Acquire a Significant Portion of the Fort Dodge Animal Health Business From Pfizer 2Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health Closes Deal to Acquire a Significant Portion of the Fort Dodge Animal Health Business From Pfizer 3
... over 20 years of experience in ... the Life Sciences, the Freedom EVO ... possibilities for expansion according to future ... software, Freedom EVOware, each system is ...
... EVO Clinical is an open platform for clinical ... in deck sizes of 75, 100, 150 ... instrument for your laboratory space and throughput requirements. ... features to allow new applications and to evolve ...
... liquid handling system that ... of up to three ... the same worksurface. Offered ... solutions for targeted applications ...
... The AccelNet Laboratory Automation Network ... clinical chemistry systems, an automated sample ... manager to create a single, powerful ... ideal for laboratories that need a ...
Medicine Products: