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ADHD in the News 10-12-17

Study warns against confusing immaturity with ADHD in children who are youngest in their year (MSN.com, October 11, 2017)

"A study published October 9 in The Lancet Psychiatry warns of the risks of over diagnosing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in school-age children who are the youngest in the year. Such children can be several months younger than peers in the same class. (MSN.com, October 11, 2017)..." Full Story


Children with ADHD likely to have touch-processing abnormalities (Medical Xpress, October 11, 2017)

"A new study finds that children with ADHD fare worse on several tests of tactile functioning, including reaction time and detecting a weak stimulus on the skin (detection threshold). The article, published ahead of print in the Journal of Neurophysiology, was chosen as an APSselect article for October. (Medical Xpress, October 11, 2017)..." Full Story


Collaborative Care For Pediatric Behavior Disorders is Cost Effective and Improves Clinical Outcomes (MD Magazine, October 11,2017)

"A random control study determined that doctor-office collaborative care (DOCC) focused on pediatric behavior healthcare services in primary pediatric care settings, not only improves clinical effectiveness of treatment for pediatric patients, but is cost effective during both the initial intervention and post-intervention follow-up periods when compared to patients receiving enhanced usual care (EUC). (MD Magazine, October 11,2017)..." Full Story


Here’s how parents can help their kids who have ADHD (WTOP, October 11, 2017)

"October is ADHD Awareness Month, bringing attention to people who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. For parents with children who may have ADHD, it’s important to recognize symptoms and learn how they can better help. (WTOP, October 11, 2017)..." Full Story


What New Drugs Are in the Pipeline to Treat ADHD? (US News & Health Report, October 6, 2017)

"Strattera. Adderall. Concerta. Ritalin. They’re all commonly-prescribed medications for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder symptoms, and all are still on the market. But some new ones recently became available to the public, while yet another ADHD medication is currently seeking FDA approval. (US News & Health Report, October 6, 2017)..." Full Story


How to Raise an ADHD Child When Parents Have Differing Views About Treatment (US News & Health Report, October 11, 2017)

"Not everyone agrees on the same things all of the time – and it’s sometimes no different when parents try to determine the best course of action to help their child manage ADHD symptoms. (US News & Health Report, October 11, 2017)..." Full Story


The science of love in ASD and ADHD (Sciencemag.org, October 11, 2017)

"Twins and family studies have shown that social behaviors are highly heritable. Thus, it is possible that variations in the oxytocin receptor gene (OXTR) might be involved in behavioral impairments in individuals with disorders associated with social deficits. (Sciencemag.org, October 11, 2017)..." Full Story



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