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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.
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.
Are kids with ADHD more likely to have unhealthy habits?
Are kids with ADHD more likely to have unhealthy habits?Children with ADHD are more likely than their peers to consume less water, exercise less, and spend more time staring at screens—all behaviors that may be negatively affecting their ADHD symptoms, according to a new report.
Can testing benefit students with ADHD more than studying?Two recent studies fail to demonstrate conclusively whether the testing effect can benefit students with ADHD, but both acknowledge the need for more research about teaching strategies for learners with ADHD.
ADHD: What groups are seeing a diagnosis increase?What has traditionally been a condition most prevalent among school-aged, white males is increasing among all demographic groups, including females, according to a new report.
First national study of ADHD therapy in kidsFewer than half of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were receiving behavior therapy just before the American Academy of Pediatrics released clinical practice guidelines in 2011, according to the first national study of behavior therapy, medication, and dietary supplements to treat ADHD in children aged 4 to 17 years.
Teenager battles daytime sleep attacksA 17-year-old-male presented to a specialty clinic for follow-up of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), migraine headaches, adjustment disorder with mixed disturbance of emotion and conduct, and mood disorder. At this visit, he reported excessive daytime sleepiness that was interfering with academic tasks and “life.”