Parents not confident schools can assist child with chronic disease, mental health

ADHD News - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 02:47

IMAGE: Parents feel schools can handle basic first aid, but are less sure about urgent health situations such as an asthma attack or mental health issue. view ANN ARBOR, Mich.

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"Dad, I Think I Have ADHD"

ADHD News - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 22:17

Your son, Marcus, a college freshman, calls you at the end of September; he is struggling in his courses. In high school, he was involved in several sports and seemed to do well in his classes without much studying.

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The man behind "Captain Underpants"

ADHD News - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 17:41

Time now for a "brief encounter" ... the one our Rita Braver enjoyed with an author who's refashioned children's literature: Why is David "Dav" Pilkey posing in a pair of giant tighty whities at a book appearance? Because he's the author and illustrator of the hugely popular "Captain Underpants" series -- also a big movie this past summer. It's about a mean grade school principal who is hypnotized by two fourth graders into becoming a comic book character they have created.

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Panel Explores Benefits of 16-Hour Window in Mydayis for ADHD

ADHD News - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 12:57

Physicians and nurse practitioners gathered Saturday at the 30th US Psychiatric and Mental Health Congress in New Orleans, Louisiana, to hear a panel discussion about Mydayis, led by ABC News Chief Women's Health News Correspondent Jennifer Ashton, MD. The need for college students or adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder to take a mid-afternoon boost of amphetamine could go away with the arrival of Mydayis, a once-daily, mixed salts single-entity amphetamine that lasts up to 16 hours.

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Parents and staff say farewell to Gorleston respite care unit Little Acorns after 15 years

ADHD News - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 12:57

Staff members, parents and children have said farewell to a service that has helped hundreds of families over the past decade and half. Little Acorns in Gorleston has offered respite care for children with complex needs for the past 15 years, however, it will close its doors for the last time at the end of the month, following funding cuts.

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Financial Comparison: Neos Therapeutics (NEOS) vs. Its Competitors

ADHD News - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 06:12

Neos Therapeutics is one of 112 public companies in the "Pharmaceuticals" industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Neos Therapeutics to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation. This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Neos Therapeutics and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

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VIDEODr Manisha Madhoo Highlights the Benefits of Mydayis for Adult ADHD

ADHD News - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 01:45

The new ADHD drug for adults, Mydayis, works with multiple beads being released at different times of the day so patients are only taking one medication that lasts for up to 16 hours instead of multiple dosings throughout the day, explained Manisha Madhoo, MD, vice president of Global Medical Affairs, Neuroscience, Shire. The new ADHD drug for adults, Mydayis, works with multiple beads being released at different times of the day so patients are only taking one medication that lasts for up to 16 hours instead of multiple dosings throughout the day, explained Manisha Madhoo, MD, vice president of Global Medical Affairs, Neuroscience, Shire.

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Mental health intervention for preschoolers could be the answer to our high suicide rates

ADHD News - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 14:48

George Black, of Epsom, uses a smart phone which allows parents to engage with children experiencing conditions such as ADHD. Parents of preschool children will soon be able to assess their mental health with a new app being developed by psychologists.

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Neos Therapeutics sells off despite latest FDA approval

ADHD News - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 23:01

Neos Therapeutics has gotten FDA approval for its Adzenys ER treatment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, but shares have fallen 5.4% in the postmarket session since the after-hours announcement. It will be Neos' third extended-release product for ADHD.

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Studies Link Heavy Metals to Disorders and Declining Iqs in Children

ADHD News - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 18:25

Environmental toxins are causing widespread brain injury, researchers believe A "silent pandemic of neuro developmental toxicity" is disabling a generation of children around the world. This is the verdict of neurology experts Philippe Grandjean and Philip Landrigan in a 2014 report in Lancet Neurology.

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Top ADHD Myths and How Adults Can Overcome Them

ADHD News - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 13:47

"It's not just about being hyper or talking too much. Many people with ADHD are on the quiet side and have never been hyper."

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Shire Debuts MYDAYIS and New Research at the 30th Annual Psych Congress

ADHD News - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:21

September 15, 2017 - Shire plc will share new Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder research at the upcoming Psych Congress in New Orleans, Louisiana from September 16-19, 2017. Research will include findings about MYDAYISA , which was recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a once-daily treatment comprised of three different types of drug-releasing beads for patients 13 years and older with ADHD.

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Date for grand opening of charity centre revealed

ADHD News - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 06:33

A CHARITY that works with children with ADHD has announced the date that it will be opening its new centre. Shandrika Day said: 'There will be refreshments, face painting by the fabulous Julia, lots of space for the kids to explore and a chance for you to see what will be available at our new centre.

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Green schoolyards offer physical and mental health benefits for children

ADHD News - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 02:00

A growing body of evidence supports the claim that access to safe, natural areas improves health across a wide variety of areas, including heart health, mental health, weight management, ADHD, and stress among children. A concept gaining momentum in this realm is green schoolyards.

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Anna Friel to star in ITV drama about transgender child

ADHD News - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 21:08

The mini-series, titled Butterfly, will tell the story of 11-year-old Max, who chooses to live as a girl at home and decides he doesn't want to hide it from others. ITV's head of drama Polly Hill said it was a "heartwarming and emotional script" about "one boy's search to be recognised for who he really is".

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Larchmont Therapist Uses Dog To Help Reach Clients

ADHD News - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 16:23

Colette Lopane of Larchmont-based New Day Vitality has been using her dog Aurora as a therapy dog in her sessions with clients. "It allows them to let their guard down," Lopane, a New Rochelle native, said.

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What parents should know about sleep apnea in children

ADHD News - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 13:55

Medical experts are warning parents that if you hear your young son or daughter snoring, it could potentially be a sign that the child is suffering from sleep apnea. "It should raise a flag," Dr. Sydney Butts, an ear, nose and throat doctor in New York City told ABC News.

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Here's How ADHD Totally Helps Fuel a Creative Fire

ADHD News - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 11:17

Pauline Campos is Latina Magazine's print #Dimelo Advice Columnist, blogs at Aspiring Mama, and is the founder of both Girl Body Pride and #ChingonaFest. In her spare time, and because sleep is highly over-rated, she homeschools the worl... Don't ask me to change the oil on my truck.

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Delaying child's tonsillectomy does not lower risk of developmental disorder

ADHD News - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 06:20

Children under age 5 who underwent minor surgery requiring anesthesia had a 26 percent increased risk of later diagnosis with a mental disorder. However, the timing of the procedure did not affect this risk, according to a new study at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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Pregnant women who take antidepressants increase risk of psychiatric disorders for their kids

ADHD News - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 01:45

Mothers-to-be who are mulling over the decision about whether to take antidepressants while pregnant might want to take note of a recent study out of Aarhus University that reveals that doing so raises a child's risk of having a psychiatric disorder later in life. In the study, which looked at nearly a million Danish children born between 1998 and 2012, researchers divided children into one of four groups according to their mother's use of antidepressants prior to becoming pregnant as well as during pregnancy.

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