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New Research Suggests Untreated ADHD Reduces Life Expectancy by Young Adulthood—Treatment May Help to Address the Problem

The message is clear. Treatment for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), along with the related health risks it poses, has the possibility of adding an average of nine to 13 years to the lifespan of children and adults diagnosed with ADHD. This is the implication of a cutting-edge research study conducted by Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., who…

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Lower risk of stress fractures in young adults with ADHD under chronic treatment with methylphenidate

Investigators conducted this study to evaluate the association of methylphenidate (MP) use with the incidence of stress fractures (SF) in a cohort of healthy conscripts aged 18–25 years who served for = 12-months between 2008 and 2017.

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Millions of kids on ADHD meds decide their treatment as adults

When Erin Delaney March was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, she was 8 years old. Like most children with the disorder, March was prescribed medicine to help keep her focused and took it every day. But now, at 21, she self-regulates her medication.

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How ADHD Adults Cope Before Treatment

“[W]hat I always intuitively did, from early on, was to avoid any kind of dependence/commitment…any kind of commitment, even a club membership, where you need to attend meetings five times a year, whatever, even that would have felt restricting.” The above statement is how one adult in a recently published study described attempts to cope…

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Despite gains, drug treatment remains low in adults with ADHD

Although adults have increased their use of drugs for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the past few years, rates of both initiation and persistence of treatment continue to be low, according to results of a recent study in the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology. Rates were even lower in men, racial and ethnic minorities, and younger individuals.

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What Alternative Treatments Are There for Adults With ADHD to Explore?

Stimulant medications are commonly recommended to help people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder manage their symptoms…However, many people with ADHD are eager to explore nonmedication alternatives to treat their disorder or are interested in a complementary approach, which encompasses medication as well as methods such as mindfulness or dietary changes.

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Impairment persists despite treatment in adult ADHD

Despite treatment with short- or long-acting medications, adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder report more impairment than do non-ADHD adults across several domains of daily life, and at certain times of day. The findings, from a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, suggest that adults with ADHD have burdens that may persist…

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Adult ADHD: A Review of the Clinical Presentation, Challenges, and Treatment Options

This continuing medical education activity is intended for psychiatrists, psychologists, primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other health care professionals who seek to improve their care for patients with mental health disorders.

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Adult ADHD: Recognition and Treatment Approaches

Common problems reported in adult with ADHD include difficulties with focusing, distraction, organization, forgetfulness, losing things, and time management. Common problems reported in adult with ADHD include difficulties with focusing, distraction, organization, forgetfulness, losing things, and time management…an estimated 5% of adults worldwide have the disorder, and long-term follow-up studies suggest that it persists into…

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Springtime & Sunshine: Can They Ease ADHD?

Does it feel like your child’s ADHD symptoms ease a little when he spends time outdoors? It’s might not be your imagination. Researchers are finding that even 20 minutes outside can make a huge difference in a person’s behavior and attention level. Finding the green spaces Andrea Faber Taylor, PhD, and Ming Kuo, PhD, environment…

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