ADHD in the News 2015-10-20

Weak Brain Connections May Link Premature Birth And Later Disorders

There's evidence that preemies are born with weak connections in some critical brain networks, including those involved in focus, social interactions, and emotional processing, researchers reported at the Society for Neuroscience meeting in Chicago.

Researchers say medication, parent coaching can reduce ADHD in children with autism

Researchers say a drug called atomoxetine, when paired with parent coaching, can significantly reduce the manifestations of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children with autism.

Altitude is a Protective Factor for ADHD Diagnosis

Rates of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drop as elevation increases, according to findings published in the Journal of Attention Disorders.

Guanfacine extended-release efficacious, well-tolerated for adolescent ADHD

Results from a 13-week, multicenter, randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled trial indicate guanfacine extended-release was associated with significant improvement in attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms in adolescents.

Announcing the First Innovative Program That Takes Drivers Education to the Next Level

Behind the Wheel With ADHD provides driving instructors with additional training to understand the risks associated with ADHD and teen driving. Instructors are trained in the use of new tools, technologies, and strategies designed to help teens with ADHD learn to drive more safely.

Brain training can help with anxiety and ADHD

Brain training, or neurofeedback, has been around for a long time. Now, new technology and research on its effectiveness have created new interest in the field. Patients are using neurofeedback instead of medications to help with a variety of conditions from migraines and stress to severe anxiety.

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.