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By On July 24th, 2014

Smoking During Pregnancy Associated With Hightened ADHD Risk

It is no secret that smoking is bad for your health and smoking while pregnant presents dangers for both you and your child. But, a new study has found yet another way smoking during pregnancy could cause long-term problems for your children. The study, published July 21 in the journal Pediatrics, says that children born…

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By On July 16th, 2014

Researchers Urge Caution When Using ADHD Questionnaire with Bipolar Disorder Patients

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and bipolar disorder have been closely associated for quite some time, but Swiss researchers urge caution when using a common questionnaire used to diagnose ADHD in patients diagnosed with bipolar disorder. “More than 40% of the subjects who scored positively at the [Adults ADHD Self-Report Scale] ASRS-v1.1 did not suffer from ADHD”,…

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By On July 11th, 2014

ADHD More Closely Linked To Substance Abuse Than Previously Thought

The association between attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and substance abuse has long been noted, not a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) goes a large step further by warning parents and patients that ADHD and substance use disorders (SUDs) are “inextricably intertwined.” The report was published online June 30 in Pediatrics, and it…

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By On May 12th, 2014

ADHD Medications Assocatiated With Lower Risk of Smoking in Diagnosed Children

The association between people with ADHD and higher rates of cigarette smoking compare to their peers without ADHD has been well documented for years. However, taking medications to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder – such as Adderall, Ritalin, and Vyvanse – may be able to make children with ADHD less likely to smoke, according to a new…

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By On December 17th, 2013

How Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Was Sold To The U.S. Public

After more than 50 years, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, commonly known as ADHD, remains a source of controversy. While the condition itself has largely been accepted as a real neurological condition, and public acceptance has quickly grown, questions have begun popping up about the rates of diagnosis for the condition. Many are skeptical of the…

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By On December 4th, 2013

Brain Iron Could Be a Valuable Biomarker for ADHD

Low levels of iron in the brain could be a signal for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to new research reported at the Radiological Society of North America meeting. Kristina Fiore reports a small study of children and adolescents with ADHD, led by Vitria Adisetiyo, Ph.D, found that those who have never received medication for…

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