attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Personalized medicine: Right drug, right patient, right time
Personalized medicine: Right drug, right patient, right timeThe premise is to use a patient’s own genetic information to guide decisions for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease and other health conditions.
There’s much to read between the covers, so get started!A look at what you can find in the July 2017 issue of Contemporary Pediatrics.
Adverse childhood experiences are linked to ADHDDiagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) at age 9 years is associated with adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), according to an analysis of data for 1572 children who are part of the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study (FFCWS) birth cohort.
Does medication really improve outcomes for kids with ADHD? (VIDEO)For Contemporary Pediatrics, Dr Bobby Lazzara discusses a controversial UK-based study published in JAMA Pediatrics that examined how well pharmacologic interventions for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) help education and health outcomes for impacted kids.
Possible link between unhealthy prenatal diet and ADHDA longitudinal study examined the relationship between prenatal or postnatal high-fat, high-sugar diet and symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children who demonstrated either early-onset persistent conduct disorder or minimal conduct problems.
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.
Dyslexia: What you need to know
Dyslexia: What you need to knowMultiple issues may underlie a child's difficulty with reading proficiency, including poor early language development, inadequate instruction, insufficient reading practice, lack of background knowledge, and intellectual disability. In some children, however, the problem is the specific learning disability called dyslexia.
ADHD: Are off-label atypical antipsychotics appropriate?The amount of off-label uses of atypical antipsychotic drugs (AAPs) prescribed for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) raises questions about the appropriateness of AAPs for this indication.
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.