ADHD in the News 2017-10-12

Study warns against confusing immaturity with ADHD in children who are youngest in their year

A study published October 9 in The Lancet Psychiatry warns of the risks of over diagnosing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in school-age children who are the youngest in the year. Such children can be several months younger than peers in the same class."

Children with ADHD likely to have touch-processing abnormalities

A new study finds that children with ADHD fare worse on several tests of tactile functioning, including reaction time and detecting a weak stimulus on the skin (detection threshold). The article, published ahead of print in the Journal of Neurophysiology, was chosen as an APSselect article for October.

Collaborative Care For Pediatric Behavior Disorders is Cost Effective and Improves Clinical Outcomes

A random control study determined that doctor-office collaborative care (DOCC) focused on pediatric behavior healthcare services in primary pediatric care settings, not only improves clinical effectiveness of treatment for pediatric patients, but is cost effective during both the initial intervention and post-intervention follow-up periods when compared to patients receiving enhanced usual care (EUC).

Here’s how parents can help their kids who have ADHD

October is ADHD Awareness Month, bringing attention to people who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. For parents with children who may have ADHD, it’s important to recognize symptoms and learn how they can better help.

What New Drugs Are in the Pipeline to Treat ADHD?

Strattera. Adderall. Concerta. Ritalin. They’re all commonly-prescribed medications for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder symptoms, and all are still on the market. But some new ones recently became available to the public, while yet another ADHD medication is currently seeking FDA approval.

How to Raise an ADHD Child When Parents Have Differing Views About Treatment

Not everyone agrees on the same things all of the time – and it’s sometimes no different when parents try to determine the best course of action to help their child manage ADHD symptoms."

The science of love in ASD and ADHD

Twins and family studies have shown that social behaviors are highly heritable. Thus, it is possible that variations in the oxytocin receptor gene (OXTR) might be involved in behavioral impairments in individuals with disorders associated with social deficits.