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Drug Combo Works Better for children with ADHD, Tics

Drug Combo may be the best method for tackling a irksome duo: attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) combined with a chronic twitching disorder. New research suggests that mixing// two of the most commonly prescribed drugs for ADHD is the most effective therapy for kids who struggle with a combination of ADHD and muscular control disorders. ....Various studies have shown that between 21...

Zinc Supplements Found To Be Effective In Treating Children With ADHD

According to a recent study researchers say zinc supplements may increase the effectiveness of stimulants for children with attention deficit hyperactivity // disorder ( ADHD ) . Zinc is basic for the production and modulation of melatonin, which helps regulate dopamine function, supposed to be an important factor in ADHD and its treatment and researchers say dopamine, a neurotransmittor, helps t...

Canada withdraws ADHD drug Adderall XR

The Canadian authorities Health Canada had suspended the use of the accepted drug Adderall XR for Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) from the market //because of its adverse reports. FDA, the US counterpart of Health Canada has decided to take a wait-and-watch approach. FDA in a press release has asked the parents of children taking Adderall medication to consult their doctors before...

ADHD improvement with sensory intervention

Children suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Syndrome (ADHD) may now to treated to a better// condition with the help of sensory interventions like applying deep pressure or putting them through strenuous exercise, etc. ....Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a condition that affects nearly 3 to 5 percent of children in pre-school and early school years. Children with AD...

Reaction To ADHD Medication May Be Genetic By Nature

New research points out that the difference in genes might be responsible for the way patients suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) differ in reacting to medications. //.. ..The study, done by the researchers from University of Illinois at Chicago, had found that children with a variant form of a dopamine transporter gene -- a variant known to be associated with ADHD --...

Clinical Comparisons Between ADHD Drugs Are Less

Research has shown that there are few clinical comparisons available between the drugs for ADHD. As a result, parents seeking the best individual drug for their children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder // have little hard evidence to help make that choice. ....There are few head-to-head clinical comparisons of many ADHD medications, despite the relatively large variety of drugs pres...

Children With ADHD May Just Be Sleepy

Researchers from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology Sleep Laboratory had reported that children who are diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may need more sleep than others instead of drugs // to cure them of their problem... ..ADHD is considered an issue of over alertness and nervousness, with affected children being fidgety and over stimulated. Yet, the use of...

New Drug Found To Improve Driving Performance In Young Adults With ADHD

A new drug, ADDERALL XR? has been found to improve driving performance, cognitive function and attention in young adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).// ....The result has been presented at the 18th Annual U.S. Psychiatric & Mental Health Congress in Las Vegas, NV and establishes that the drug helps young adults improve their ability to drive over a 12-hour period. ....A...

Parents Of ADHD Children Suffering Sleep Problems

A recent survey has revealed that about 6 out of 10 parents of hyperactive children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are not getting// enough sleep. ..The motive of the ‘Sleep Seekers campaign’, launched by the drugs firm Eli Lilly and National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service (ADDISS) is to help parents tackle sleep problems. ..The survey included 10...

Australia awaits US FDA reports on ADHD drugs

United States has asked the US Food and Drug Administration to study the safety of the drugs used in the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) following reports that the drug usage // causes cardiovascular diseases such as strokes and heart attacks. The US committee would meet on starting of february to review the safety of ADHD drugs. The Therapeutic Goods Administration...

More Study On Side Effects of ADHD Drug Needed: Shire Pharmaceuticals

Drugs meant for treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Ritalin (Novartis AG) and Adderall (Shire Pharmaceuticals) would be subjected to stringent clinical trials to assess the safety and side effects // of the drug. ....The decision has been taken following the reports of the U.S. advisory panel, which stated that strong warnings should be associated with marketing of such...

ADHD Drugs Should Have All The Warnings On The Label

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is characterized by failure to have continuous attention, restlessness, is also associated with poor performance in school, conduct problems and drug abuse. // ..Ritalin and other stimulants are prescribed to treat this disease. But drug experts say that these drugs prescribed for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) should carry the mos...

Concerta, Drug Used in ADHD Treatment Less Likely To Result In Abuse

A research team has now established that a delayed-release stimulant, used for treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be associated with less abuse, when compared to other stimulant drugs//. Therapeutic doses of Concerta (methylphenidate) in the form of an oral formulation have not been reported to produce subjective effects that may lead to drug abuse. The results of th...

FDA Recommends Strong Warning Labels On the ADHD Drugs

Shire Pharmaceuticals' top-selling Adderall XR drug for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) needs to carry stronger warnings about the risk of side effects says the US FDA regulators. // ..It has asked the drug company to make clear to the public about the side effects of the drug such as hallucinations and paranoia. ..This can occur in some patients with no identifiable risk facto...

Shire Developed DAYTRANA – The First Medication to Treat ADHD Symptom

DAYTRANA (methylphenidate transdermal system), formulated by Shire was the foremost patch medication approved to treat symptoms of ADHD in children//. ..Transdermal formulation of methylphenidate - DAYTRANA, is now available in pharmacies in varying doses such as 10 mg, 15 mg, 20 mg and 30 mg. ..'The availability of DAYTRANA, the first and only patch for ADHD, provides physicians and parents wit...

Treatment For ADHD In Kids Inadequate

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that a high percentage of kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are not receiving// treatment in contrast to claims that children are being overmedicated. The study found that even those who are suffering from the disease and would benefit from treatment were not receiving adequate treatment. ......

ADHD Risk Pronounced in Children with Extreme Personality Traits

A novel study by the Florida State University has thrown light on certain personality traits in children that presage a risk of an attention// deficit hyperactivity disorder or conduct disorder. Children with personalities that show up as aggressiveness, undue mood swings, aloofness, and a constant need for excitement are said to be under high risk. ....FSU psychology professors Jeanette Taylor...

Improvements in ADHD with Fish Oil

Severe ADHD and impulsivity symptoms showed dramatic improvements with fish oil supplements in teenagers...Durham County Council’s senior education psychologist, Dr Madeleine Portwood//, ran a trial on 25 teenagers who had been rated with moderate to severe ADHD and impulsivity symptoms with a combination of omega-3 fish and omega-6 evening primrose oil over a period of three months ..94% of the...

Despite More Studies Researchers Are Still Confound With ADHD

Researchers are still left confused despite making in-depth analysis in the field of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder// (ADHD), a psychiatric problem that affects the children. ..As reported in foodconsumer.org, it is a major complication, which is beyond the scientists' control, between 30 percent and 65 percent of youngsters diagnosed with ADHD suffer co-existing conditions, so-called...

Neurofeedback to Cure ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects about two and a-half million children in the United States. The children are put on medication but FDA says that strong warnings are required on the medication label because of the side effects. // But parents are wondering if there will ever be a chemical-free way to help their children. The Bowens has found something that they say has work...

Canada Warns High BP Patients about ADHD Drug Side Effects

Canada's health ministry asked patients suffering from high blood pressure, heart disease and a number of other medical ailments such as hardening of the arteries // , overactive thyroid gland not to take Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) drugs. This is because there is an increase in the number of cases where people suffer rare heart-related side effects. Health Canada also asked t...

Stimulant Medications More Effective In Treating ADHD Than Nonstimulants

Children with ADHD responded positively when treated with stimulant medications rather than nonstimulant medications or novel stimulants//. Researchers have proved that stimulant medications, such as mixed amphetamine salts (MAS) and methylphenidates are significantly more effective when compared with nonstimulant medications such as modafinil. ....This conclusion is based on a meta-analysis of 2...

Premature Birth Could Lead to ADHD

Recent research has revealed that preterm babies between 34 and 36 weeks had about 70% more chances of developing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. ..Babies born at even less than 34 //weeks had three times more chances to develop ADHD. ..The study conducted by Danish Researchers is based on findings of 30,000 children in the Archives of Diseases in Childhood which revealed an increa...

Effect of ADHD Drugs on the Brain - Study Finds

Investigating on the target areas, where ADHD drugs act, researchers have concluded that it primarily targets the prefrontal cortex (PFC) region of the brain //rather than on accumbens and medial septum regions. ..Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison found how the drug Ritalin used in treating the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), works in the brain. .....

Better Screening Now Possible For ADHD In Adult Substance Users

Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects both children and adults and is a huge problem for both of them. Drug users and alcoholics are especially at risk// and ADHD intensifies their problems and increases the severity of their addiction. While the disorder is treatable, there is difficulty in diagnosing the disease among adult substance users. ....Charles Cleland and his colleag...

ADHD Children Are Being Under-Medicated

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis claim that many children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are not// receiving proper treatment. Their finding is totally reverse of the claims that ADHD children are receiving too many medicines. The researchers said that 50 percent of the children who could benefit from ADHD drugs were not receiving them. ....

New Alerts Needed for ADHD drugs

Most attention deficit hyperactivity disorder drugs should include new warnings about the risk of psychotic behavior, heart problems and sudden death, according to U.S. health// officials on Monday. ..These drugs include Novartis AG's Ritalin and GlaxoSmithKline Plc’s, Dexedrine, Food and Drug Administration spokeswoman, Susan Bro said. ..She said that these stimulant drugs, stimulants can ra...

Alternative therapies for ADHD

Children suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) cannot sit calmly at one place, pipe down or follow instructions.// Though mental health professionals and parents are familiar with the symptoms, the treatment of this disorder is still a controversial topic. ..The FDA has given instructions that ADHD medication such as Ritalin, Dexedrine and Adderall XR should put up warni...

Not All ADHD Drugs Are Equal

Researchers at the University of Virginia Health System have found that teenage drivers with attention deficit hyper activity disorder (ADHD) drive better when they took// OROS methylphenidate (OROS MPH), a controlled-release stimulant, rather than extended release amphetamine salts (se-AMPH ER). The findings, which reinforce the use of OROS MPH to improve driving performance in teens with ADHD,...

ADHD Linked To Smoke And Lead

A study published online Tuesday in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives says that about one-third of attention deficit cases in American children could be linked to tobacco smoke exposure and lead exposure.// ....The study continues previous work, which had linked ADHD to environmental lead and smoke exposure. "It's a landmark paper that quantifies the number of cases of ADHD that can b...

Reduced Doses of Medication Beneficial to Preschoolers with ADHD

An exhaustive study, the first of its kind, designed to measure the safety and efficacy of treating preschoolers who suffer attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder// (ADHD) with methylphenidate (Ritalin), has revealed that reduced doses of this medication is beneficial and doesn’t cause harm. The study also revealed that it is important to closely observe preschoolers as they are more sensitive...

ADHD drugs may induce psychiatric side-effects

Health Canada issued a warning that drugs used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children can cause// certain rare psychiatric side-effects that could manifest as agitation and even hallucination. ....The department has issued a ruling, despite rare incidences of side-effects, that all drugs used to control ADHD, will need to carry new labels with warnings, by the beginning of...

ADHD Drugs Being Taken By Parents As Well

New study by prescription manager Medco Health solutions Inc. claims that parents of children who take ADHD medicine end up taking the drugs themselves. // The study examined the prescriptions of 107,000 children and their parents last year. ....The study also found that if one twin is taking ADHD medicine, it is more likely that the other would also take it than non-twin siblings. ....Impulsiv...

Popular ADHD Drug Safe and Effective for Pre-Schoolers

A new study by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and five other medical centers concludes that carefully measured, low doses of methylphenidate// (Ritalin) are safe and effective for attention-deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in preschoolers. Investigators warn, however, that 3- to 5-year-olds appear more sensitive to the drug’s side effects, which include irritability...

ADHD Treatment -Phase 3 data on Lisdexamfetamine dimesylate Presented

The investigational ADHD treatment, lisdexamfetamine dimesylate (also known as NRP104 or LDX) by Shire plc and its collaborative partner// New River Pharmacuticals has yielded a good response in children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, it was announced today. ....The data was presented at a national meeting of child and adolescent psychiatrists last weekend. ....The study was don...

Adults with BPD may have undiagnosed ADHD

In a major retrospective medical claims analysis at a medical meeting of child and adolescent psychiatrists, Shire plc announced that several adults with a depressive disorder, Bipolar Disorder (BPD) // , or an anxiety disorder might also have undiagnosed Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) ....Nearly 2.5% of the adults originally diagnosed with BPD were also diagnosed with ADHD with...

A New Study To Examine ADHD's Role In Smoking

Most people find that smoking helps them alleviate symptoms like forgetting, distracted, impulsive or fidgety - now a new study launched by Columbia University Medical Center// investigates whether these symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD) are causing people to smoke. ..If that is the case, will treatment for ADHD combined with the standard treatment to help people qui...

Friendship Clinic: Psychologist Helps Children With ADHD Make Friends

Many children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder suffer through a range of problems, from poor grades to poor relations with parents and teachers. //But more than half of these children also have serious problems making friends. Too often they live lonely lives, never learning to develop the social skills they need to make friends as children or as adults. ....“Children with ADHD often...

ADHD Medications Terminated By Many Children And Adolescents

A New Study published in the Journal of Specialists in Pediatric Nursing reveals the reasons //why children avoid ADHD medications and also offers solution for a better treatment. ..According to the study, social stigma and feeling lifeless and/or alienated from one’s peers are some of the reasons why children and adolescents stop taking prescription stimulant medications used to treat Attention...

ADHD Drugs To Have Warnings On Contra Indications

The Food and Drug Administration ordered the makers of ADHD drugs to indicate the contra indications clearly to the patients, the significant// ones being psychiatric and cardiovascular risks. ..Dr. Steven Galson, director of the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research said that although these drugs are immensely useful in treating patients with ADHD, the risks also should be made known to...
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