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ADHD the Focus of International Conference Hosted by CHADD and ADDA

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 07:18

This year marks the first time in the Conference's 30-year history that the two leading nonprofit organizations serving the ADHD community - CHADD and ADDA - will join forces in hosting this premier gathering. At the 2017 Conference, themed "Connect and Recharge," CHADD and ADDA will provide three-and-a-half days of ADHD-focused science, education, events, and activities designed to inform a broad range of audiences, including adults with ADHD, parents of children with ADHD, and medical professionals who diagnose and treat patients with ADHD.

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Mum of five went without food over summer so her kids could eat

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 02:45

A working mum-of-five from Belfast has explained how her family struggled to make ends meet during the school holidays A working mum-of-five from Belfast has explained how her family struggled to make ends meet during the school holidays, Belfast Live reports. Chele , whose eldest child has ADHD with autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia and an eating disorder, said: "The summer holidays put us under considerable financial strain, because we've got to feed five children who usually have free school meals and find activities for them to do.

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3.2m kids at 'high risk', govt told

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 22:10

Over 3.17 million children in Thailand are in dire need of direct care, intervention and support from the government, a local academic warned yesterday. Education expert Sompong Jitradup said this "high-risk" group include school dropouts, abandoned kids, street children, child offenders, unwed mothers, young drug addicts, stateless children with no legal rights, children with learning problems, children with disabilities and those facing severe poverty.

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ADHD kids can be still -- If they're not straining their brains

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 17:27

VIDEO: In this timelapse video, the same child with ADHD is shown watching a math instructional video and a Star Wars clip. The child displays fidgeting and excessive movement only while... view How's this for exasperating: Your ADHD child fidgets and squirms his way through school and homework, but seems laser-focused and motionless sitting in front of the TV watching an action thriller.

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NeuroPlus Brain-Training Video Games Help Students With ADHD,...

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 12:34

The study, which also confirmed the product's safety, was recently presented at the 6th World Congress on ADHD in "Parents were asking how we could use our technology to help improve attention and self-control, so NeuroPlus was created with the primary focus to develop a solution that children are comfortable with: video games," said NeuroPlus chief executive officer . "We're excited to see these results, showing NeuroPlus could address the needs of parents hoping to reduce inattention and hyperactivity in their children while also giving anyone, regardless of age, a way to sharpen and improve their focus."

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Northeastern mental-health clubs help children with special needs

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 07:35

More than 70 per cent of children with special needs in seven Northeastern provinces have not received treatment partly because their parents feel ashamed of bringing them out of their homes. "Many parents think that, because of their bad deeds from the past, they are punished by having children with disabilities," Mental Health Department's director-general Sqn Ldr Dr Boonruang Triruangworawat said during a recent work trip to the Northeast.

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

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"

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"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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