The keys to optimal use of psychostimulant and nonstimulant medications for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are careful screening of patients, appropriate dosage regulation, and?most of all?close monitoring of both positive and adverse outcomes.
Seven books addressing ADHD for children and adults to enjoy.
The keys to optimal use of psychostimulant and nonstimulant medications for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are careful screening of patients, appropriate dosage regulation, and—most of all—close monitoring of both positive and adverse outcomes.
To be young and behind the wheel, and to have ADHD: Crash risk is greater, but drug treatment may help
It's long been suggested by research that adolescents who have ADHD are more likelynearly four times soto be involved in a motor vehicle accident than unaffected drivers in the same age group. Furthermore, young adults with ADHD have a significantly higher rate of traffic violations and license suspensions than patients without ADHD.
New research reported at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association in Toronto in May shows that Shire Pharmaceutical Group's methylphenidate transdermal system (Daytrana) appears a safe and well-tolerated alternative to OROS methylphenidate, and is equally efficacious.
A new study on potential interactions between genetic and environmental factors in ADHD suggests that current limits on lead exposure are too high. Lead exposure below the current limits allowed by Environmental Protection Agency regulations produced measurable impairment of executive functions, especially in boys, who have a specific variation in the DRD4 dopamine receptor gene.
The second of a four-part series on nutritional interventions
examines evidence of a salicylate-elimination diet for ADHD.