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Mother's fury at 'lack of support' for daughter who took her own life

ADHD News - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 20:25

THE mother of a troubled teenager who took her own life has criticised mental health care, saying she was let down by the system. Judi Toledo said her 17-year-old daughter, Libbi, would "maybe still be here" if she had received better support.

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Virginia man publishes book of essays about public education

ADHD News - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 15:31

Price, based in Virginia Beach, is both a painter and author of eight books. His latest book, "Saving K-12," is a collection of 65 articles that break down issues in the American public education system.

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Research links acetaminophen use during pregnancy to higher ADHD risk

ADHD News - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 10:43

Researchers linked acetaminophen use during pregnancy to ADHD in children. ADHD, a neurodevelopmental disorder, can cause inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity.

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SnapType - turn homework digital to get it done

ADHD News - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 08:11

Homework is pretty lame no matter what. I'm home, why do I have to do more? There's arguments against this time honored part of schooling for younger kids but until the day it's abolished, they still have to do it.

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Brain Imaging Reveals ADHD as a Collection of Different Disorders

ADHD News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 18:39

Yale researchers have found that patients with different types of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder have impairments in unique brain s Based on performance on behavioral tests, adolescents with ADHD fit into one of three subgroups, where each group demonstrated distinct impairments in the brain with no common abnormalities between them. The study , published in the journal Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, has the potential to radically reframe how researchers think about ADHD.

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What can Twitter reveal about people with ADHD?

ADHD News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 14:00

What can Twitter reveal about people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD? Quite a bit about what life is like for someone with the condition, according to findings published by University of Pennsylvania researchers Sharath Chandra Guntuku and Lyle Ungar in the Journal of Attention Disorders . Twitter data might also provide clues to help facilitate more effective treatments.

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Delayed-Release, Extended-Release Formulation Improves Morning and...

ADHD News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 11:36

A post hoc analysis of a recent phase 3 trial in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder treated once daily with a delayed-release and extended-release, long-acting formulation of methylphenidate improved early morning and late afternoon/evening functioning. Existing formulations of methylphenidate used to treat children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder are prescribed once daily in the morning.

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Childrena s Trust still advocating for kids, 15 years after inception

ADHD News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 09:23

Left to right, Hilsia Noemi Hernandez, Gabriel Quijada,3, and his mother Gladys Orellana, during an Amigos for Kids parenting session to help parents learn how to become better parents, held at Shenandoah Elementary on Thursday, October 26, 2017. Miami-Dade County really cares about kids - so much so that 15 years ago, voters approved dedicating $50 per $100,000 of property value to improve their lives through The Children's Trust.

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'My mission in life' - how mum with ADHD is fighting for...

ADHD News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 04:52

As a child and young adult, Andrea Bell struggled to concentrate, remember things and always felt like she was never quite good enough. Yet until she was 34, the Aylsham mother was - like many children and young people are today - completely oblivious to the fact she had attention deficit hyperactivity disorder .

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'We feel let down' - Parents anger at social services for...

ADHD News - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 17:41

The heartbroken parents of a teenager with learning difficulties have hit our at social services for "failing" their vulnerable daughter. Chloe Jackson had a tough start to life when she was born 13 weeks early and given just a 1% chance of survival.

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Emotional Dysregulation and Executive Dysfunction in Patients With ADHD and Bipolar Disorder

ADHD News - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 13:11

During a session on distinguishing between bipolar disorder and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, David W. Goodman, MD, FAPA, assistant professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and director and founder, Adult Attention Deficit Disorder Center of Maryland, explained that many of the symptoms for the 2 disorders overlap.

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Public warned over potential health hazards caused by fidget spinners

ADHD News - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 08:33

The public was warned yesterday by the Food and Drug Administration over the potential health hazards caused by fidget spinners, especially among children. According to the FDA Advisory 2017-290, the use of fidget spinners may lead to choking incidents if children accidentally swallow its small parts.

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Connectome-based predictive modeling of attention: Comparing...

ADHD News - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 04:07

To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document. Functional connectivity can predict individual differences in attention.

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From 'untameable' teen, to Asia beatbox champ - with dad's belief in him

ADHD News - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 23:48

Piratheeban Kernabalan lacked focus in school and in life because of his ADHD. Until he found a musical art that called to him and gave him a platform to shine.

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What's So Hard about Parenting Children with Mental Illness?

ADHD News - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 10:22

Child mental illness impacts the entire family. Research has consistently found that parenting children with mental health disorders is psychologically distressing.

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Jamaica Health, Beauty, Weddings & Motherhood Stories for the Jamaican Woman

ADHD News - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 06:02

A new UK study presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference last week suggests that women suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome are also at a higher risk of developing mental disorders. Carried out by researchers from the Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute at Cardiff University, the team assessed the mental health history of over 17,000 women diagnosed with PCOS.

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'Heaven Bound' Offers Spiritual Insights, Humor

ADHD News - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 01:51

Torry Martin, author, actor and movie producer, was thronged by fans who attended a showing of his movie, "Heaven Bound," at the Capitol Theatre on Thursday. Torry Martin, author, actor and producer of the movie "Heaven Bound," spoke at the Capitol Theatre on Thursday night following a free showing of the movie.

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ADD and the Mediterranean Diet

ADHD News - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 23:43

In the 1990's a lot of the media buzz was about "The Mediterranean Diet." It was seen as a different way to eat and become healthier.

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Sunovion Announces FDA Acceptance for Review of New Drug Application for Dasotraline for the Trea...

ADHD News - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 19:13

Sunovion Pharmaceuticals today announced that the U.S. FDA has accepted for review the New Drug Application for dasotraline, a novel dual-acting dopamine and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor being evaluated for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children, adolescents and adults. The NDA submission is supported by multiple placebo-controlled safety and efficacy studies, as well as two long-term studies that assessed the safety of dasotraline in people with ADHD for up to one year.

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How I Take Advantage of My ADHD With Hyperfocus

ADHD News - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 14:32

Hyperfocus is a common but little-known asset of ADHD. It is the ability to focus intensely on something for hours or days at a time.

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