Hyperactivity, learning disabilities, and social isolation…COVID-19 and its effects on ADHDOctober 26th 2020
COVID-19 has created many stresses: mental, job-related, and health. For some caregivers, these stressors are complicated further with caring for a child with attention-deficit/hyperactive disorder (ADHD).
Following the diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the next step is treatment, which can include parent behavior management training, school-based interventions, and medication. Here's a look at the latest in ADHD treatments.
Role of relative immaturity in school and ADHD medication useSeptember 28th 2020
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is marked by age-inappropriate levels of inattention and activity. A report from Finland examines how relative immaturity in the first years of school could increase the risk of ADHD medication use.
FDA permits marketing of device to improve attention function in kids with ADHDJune 17th 2020
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) permitted marketing for the EndeavorRx, a game-based digital device meant to improve attention function in patients with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Early screen time could lead to ASD-like symptomsApril 24th 2020
Despite clear guidelines opposing it, some children aged younger than 18 months get screen time with televisions, tablets, or cell phones. A new study indicates that these early exposures could increase the risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD)-like symptoms later in life.
Developmental screening on the rise, but has room to improveMarch 6th 2020
Doing a developmental screen is an important way to get children the help they need in a timely manner. A new study shows that utilizing standardized screening tools has increased, but there is still plenty of room for improvement.
Learning to drive poses extra risks for teens with attention problemsJanuary 8th 2020
Teenagers with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or parent-reported “trouble staying focused” are poorer drivers and make more driving errors than their peers during the teenagers’ learning permit period according to recent survey data.
Considerations for diagnosing ADHDJanuary 3rd 2020
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and its comorbidities can pose significant challenges for children in your practice. It's imperative to know key symptoms as well as the criteria for the condition.
Genetic link ties ADHD risk to maternal ageDecember 5th 2019
A new study reveals that mothers who are aged younger than 20 years when their first child is born were more likely to have a child with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and researchers suggest maternal age and other genetic factors may be the cause.