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ADHD Tied to Obesity Risk for Girls, Study Contends

Posted 8 days ago by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 – Girls with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have their share of challenges. And new research suggests a tendency toward obesity may be one of them. In a 1,000-person study, Mayo Clinic researchers found that girls with ADHD may be twice as likely to be obese in childhood or early adulthood as girls without the disorder. This association was not linked to treatment with stimulants such as Ritalin and Adderall, the researchers said. "There are a couple of biological mechanisms that underlie both obesity and ADHD," said Dr. Seema Kumar, a pediatrician and researcher at Mayo Clinic Children's Research Center in Rochester, Minn. The abnormalities in the brain that can cause ADHD can also cause eating disorders, Kumar said. "Girls with ADHD may not be able to control their eating and may end up overeating," she explained. "Because kids with ADHD don't ... Read more

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Mental Disorders Increasing for Younger Smokers

Posted 14 days ago by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Jan. 28, 2016 – Although fewer Americans are smoking, the rates of psychiatric disorders among those who do – particularly more recent smokers – are on the rise, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from 25,000 people born in the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s and found that the national smoking rate has been falling since the 1960s. But the percentage of nicotine-dependent smokers has been rising. The study also found that the risk of substance-use disorders increased among all smokers with each decade, whether or not they were nicotine-dependent. But nicotine-dependent smokers who began smoking in the 1980s were more likely than older smokers to have psychiatric conditions such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, bipolar disorder or antisocial personality disorder, according to the study. It was published Jan. 26 in the journal Molecular ... Read more

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Neos Therapeutics Announces FDA Approval of Adzenys XR-ODT (Amphetamine Extended-Release Orally Disintegrating Tablet) for ADHD

Posted 14 days ago by Drugs.com

DALLAS and FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 27, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Neos Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:NEOS), a pharmaceutical company with a lateā€stage pipeline of innovative extended-release (XR) product candidates for the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Adzenys XR-ODT for the treatment of ADHD in patients six years and older. With this approval, Adzenys XR-ODT is the first and only extended-release orally disintegrating tablet (ODT) for the treatment of ADHD. “The novel features of an extended-release orally disintegrating tablet, which is dosed once daily and disintegrates in the mouth, make Adzenys XR-ODT attractive for use in both children (six years and older) and adults,” said Dr. Alice Mao, Medical Director, Memorial Park Psychiatry in Houston, TX. Adzenys XR-ODT was approved by th ... Read more

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Kindergartners With Traumatic Life Experiences Struggle More in School

Posted 14 Jan 2016 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2016 – Childhood traumas of various sorts can cause kindergartners to struggle in class as well as life, new research contends. A study of more than 1,000 urban children showed those with difficult experiences up until age 5 had math and reading difficulties and difficulty focusing in kindergarten, and were also more likely to have social problems and to be aggressive toward others. The experiences included neglect or physical, sexual or psychological abuse. They also included living in a household with domestic abuse or with a household member who was in jail or prison, had a mental illness or had an addiction or substance abuse problem. "The first five years of a child's life are an incredible time of opportunity and vulnerability," said study lead author Dr. Manuel Jimenez, director of developmental and behavioral pediatrics education at Rutgers Robert Wood ... Read more

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Kids With ADHD May Be More Likely to Have Accident in Traffic: Study

Posted 9 Jan 2016 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Jan. 8, 2016 – Children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be more likely to have accidents when crossing busy intersections on their bicycles because they're impulsive and have trouble paying attention, a new study suggests. Researchers said it was known that these children were at increased risk, but the reasons were unclear. "Crossing roads on a bicycle requires decision and action. What we found is children with ADHD have deficits in both areas," study corresponding author Molly Nikolas said in a University of Iowa news release. Nikolas is an assistant professor in the department of psychological and brain sciences. Bicycle crashes are a leading cause of severe injuries in children. Each year, nearly 400,000 kids are treated in U.S. emergency departments for bicycle-related injuries, according to the study. Using a lab-based stationary bicycle, ... Read more

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ADHD Meds May Raise Risk for Psychotic Side Effects in Some Kids: Study

Posted 30 Dec 2015 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 30, 2015 – Stimulant medications, such as those used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), may raise the risk for psychotic side effects among young patients who have a parent with a history of serious mental illness, new research suggests. The study included 141 children and young adults aged 6 to 21. Nearly two-thirds of those prescribed stimulant medications had a psychotic side effect. These side effects included hallucinations, delusions, hearing voices, and/or perceptual disturbances, the researchers said. By comparison, psychotic effects affected just over one-quarter of those who had not taken a stimulant drug, the study showed. "These meds can be extremely helpful, including in kids with a family history of mental illness," said study lead author Dr. Rudolf Uher. He is an associate professor and Canada research chair in early intervention in ... Read more

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ADHD May Hamper Social Relationships Early in Life

Posted 16 Dec 2015 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 16, 2015 – Young children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may experience more problems socializing with their peers, which can then contribute to worsening symptoms, a new study from Norway suggests. But the cycle between symptoms and social problems seems to diminish as children grow older, the study authors said. "Restless kids tend to be less attractive as play partners, due to their problems with sustaining attention to rules, being alert to other kids' ideas and a limited understanding of turn-taking," said study author Frode Stenseng. Stenseng is an associate professor at the Regional Centre for Child and Youth Mental Health and Child Welfare at Norwegian University of Science and Technology. "Parents or teachers should – at least when it comes to preschool children – try to guide such children in their social play so that they are not so ... Read more

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ADHD Patients Show Weaker Connections in Brain Networks Tied to Focus: Study

Posted 16 Dec 2015 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Dec. 15, 2015 – Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may have weaker connections among brain networks that help the mind focus, a new study suggests. Using MRI brain scans from 180 children with and without ADHD, researchers found that kids with the disorder showed weaker interactions among three brain networks involved in attention. What's more, the more severe a child's attention problems, the weaker those brain connections were. The findings, published online Dec. 15 in the journal Biological Psychiatry, add to evidence that children with ADHD differ from other kids in the way their brains are wired. Specifically, the study highlights the importance of the "salience network," said senior researcher Vinod Menon, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine, in Stanford, Calif. At any given moment, Menon ... Read more

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Is Brain Wiring to Blame for Some Teens' Bad Behavior?

Posted 9 Dec 2015 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 9, 2015 – Young people with behavioral problems, such as aggressive or antisocial behavior, appear to have noticeable differences in certain areas of their brains, new research suggests. Scientists at the University of Birmingham, England, analyzed brain imaging data from 13 studies that involved 394 youths with behavior problems and 350 normally developing kids. Those with behavioral issues had a lower volume of gray matter in areas of the brain involved in decision-making, empathy and the regulation of emotions, the study found. The findings were published Dec. 9 in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. "We know that severe behavioral problems in youths are not only predictive of antisocial and aggressive behavior in adulthood, but also substance misuse, mental health problems and poor physical health," study author Dr. Stephane De Brito said in a university news release. "For ... Read more

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ADHD Diagnoses Rising Among U.S. Kids, Study Finds

Posted 8 Dec 2015 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Dec. 8, 2015 – A growing number of U.S. children have been diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) – with girls and Hispanic children showing the biggest increases of all, a new study shows. Researchers found that in 2011, an estimated 12 percent of U.S. kids aged 5 to 17 had ever been diagnosed with ADHD. That was up 43 percent from 2003. "But what struck us the most were the increases among girls and Hispanic children," said senior researcher Sean Cleary, an associate professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at George Washington University, in Washington, D.C. Historically, ADHD has been most often diagnosed in boys, particularly white boys. But Cleary's team found that the trends are shifting. ADHD is still almost twice as common among white kids compared with their Hispanic peers – 14 percent versus less than 8 percent. But between 2003 and ... Read more

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Pfizer Receives FDA Approval for QuilliChew ER (methylphenidate hydrochloride) Extended-Release Chewable Tablets

Posted 8 Dec 2015 by Drugs.com

Monday, December 7, 2015 - Pfizer today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved QuilliChew ER chewable tablets. Pfizer now offers two different products for the treatment of ADHD in patients ages 6 years old and above – liquid Quillivant XR® (methylphenidate HCl) CII and new QuilliChew ER chewable tablets. CNS stimulants, including Quillivant XR, QuilliChew ER, other methylphenidate-containing products, and amphetamines, have a high potential for abuse and dependence. Assess the risk of abuse prior to prescribing, and monitor for signs of abuse and dependence while on therapy. QuilliChew ER is available in multiple dosage strengths with scored tablet options, which enable healthcare professionals to individualize the dose* to meet the specific treatment needs of patients with ADHD. QuilliChew ER is available in 20 mg scored, 30 mg scored and 40 mg un ... Read more

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ADHD Medications Linked to Sleep Problems in Kids

Posted 23 Nov 2015 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2015 – The stimulant medications used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can keep some kids awake at night, a new research review confirms. The analysis, published online Nov. 23 in Pediatrics, found that children given stimulant medications for ADHD sometimes developed problems falling asleep and staying asleep. The medications – which include drugs like Ritalin, Concerta and Adderall – already list sleep problems as a potential side effect. But studies on the question have actually had conflicting findings, said Katherine Kidwell, a researcher at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln who led the new analysis. Plus, it's common for kids with ADHD to have sleep problems, whether they're on medication or not. And some researchers have argued that medication may actually improve sleep, by easing ADHD symptoms in general, Kidwell said. To get a ... Read more

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Kids Who Take ADHD Meds More Likely to Be Bullied, Study Finds

Posted 20 Nov 2015 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2015 – Teenagers who take drugs like Adderall and Ritalin to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are twice as likely to be bullied as their peers who don't have ADHD, a new study suggests. The risk of being bullied is even greater if the teens sell, trade or give away their medicines, researchers found. However, the research also raises questions about why these kids are targets of frequent taunting or aggression by their peers. Is it teens' access to drugs that eggs on bullies, or something else? "I think it's fair to say that bullying is a potential risk that's associated with stimulant treatment for ADHD," said Quyen Epstein-Ngo, a research assistant professor at the University of Michigan Institute for Research on Women and Gender, and the study's lead author. But Linda Cottler, chair of the epidemiology department at the University of Florida, ... Read more

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Too Few Psychiatric Patients Screened for Diabetes: Study

Posted 11 Nov 2015 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 11, 2015 – Despite guidelines, diabetes screening rates are low among adults with severe mental illness who take antipsychotic medications, researchers find. In a new California study, fewer than one-third of mental health patients were screened for type 2 diabetes, despite an elevated risk for the disorder, the researchers reported in the Nov. 9 online edition of the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. Treatment with antipsychotic drugs contributes to this risk, the researchers explained. This class of drugs includes clozapine (Clozaril), olanzapine (Zyprexa) and risperidone (Risperdal), among others. Anyone taking them should undergo diabetes screening every year, the American Diabetes Association says. These drugs often cause weight gain, a contributing factor to type 2 diabetes, the study authors noted in a journal news release. "To improve care for persons with serious ... Read more

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Kids in Foster Care Have Tripled Rates of ADHD, Study Finds

Posted 26 Oct 2015 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Oct. 23, 2015 – Children in foster care are three times more likely to have been diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than those in the general population, a new study reveals. For the study, researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention looked at 2011 Medicaid data from across the United States. The investigators found that more than one in four children aged 2 to 17 in foster care had an ADHD diagnosis, compared with just one in 14 of those not in foster care. About half of the children with ADHD in foster care also had some other psychological disorder, such as depression, anxiety or oppositional defiant disorder. In contrast, only about one-third of kids with ADHD who were not in foster care had another condition, the CDC team said. Why the disparities? One expert not connected to the study said the reasons aren't fully clear. ... Read more

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