ADHD

AD therapy linked to ADHDAll children, but healthy controls, had a higher likelihood of behavioral issues. ADHD symptoms of attention, hyperactivity and impulse control, were higher in AD children. Quality of life lower in affected children.
FDA: New assessment discourages morcellation for fibroidsAn updated review of evidence by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) underscores concerns expressed in 2014 by the agency about use of laparoscopic power morcellators (LPM) for treatment of uterine fibroids. Plus: Prescription habits show ob/gyns not well informed about opioids, according to a study. Also: Does ADHD medication use during pregnancy increase risk of congenital malformations?
Antidepressant Use in First Trimester Not Linked to ADHD or AutismAntidepressant use during the first trimester does not increase incidence of ADHD or autism spectrum disorder.
Acetaminophen Use in Pregnancy Linked to ADHDPrenatal exposure to the common medication was linked to an increased risk of ADHD.
How digital device usage is affecting youthThe time we are spending on digital devices is on the rise, and it’s unlikely to slow down any time soon. With more and more apps, games, and social media options, we have all become more dependent on smartphones, tablets, and other electronic devices.
Study highlights what helps, doesn’t help ADHD kids with homeworkNew research examines the effects of behavioral, psychostimulant, and combined treatments on homework issues among children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
ADHD and AR: Attack AR firstTreating allergic rhinitis (AR) in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to significantly improve not only AR, but also ADHD symptoms.
What ADHD therapies increase drug abuse risk?Despite concerns about ADHD stimulant therapy as a gateway for future drug abuse, a new study shows that teens treated with stimulants later and for shorter durations, and those treated with non-stimulant medications, have higher rates of later drug abuse than their peers who have used stimulant therapy longer.
Does ADHD lower frustration tolerance? (VIDEO)For Contemporary Pediatrics, Dr Bobby Lazzara explains key findings from a study published in the Journal of Attention Disorders. The study looked at whether there was a correlation between ADHD and frustration tolerance in children.
Are ADHD medications leading to bone loss?Almost 40% of children and adolescents taking ADHD medications were found to be suffering from bone loss, according to a new report, but researchers are cautioning against changing clinical practices based on these early findings.