Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: ADHD ADHD en-us Sun, 21 Dec 2014 01:02:25 EST Sun, 21 Dec 2014 01:02:25 EST Pharmacy Shopping for ADHD Medications Similar to Opioids ADHD medications are prone to the same abuse, misuse, and diversion as opioids. Sun, 28 Sep 2014 12:52:20 EDT Autism Risk with Prenatal Antidepressant Use Insignificant After Controlling for Major Maternal Depression Autism risk shown not to increase in children exposed to antidepressants in utero when researchers accounted for depression severity. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 02:25:47 EDT Stimulants May Reduce Smoking Risk in ADHD Patients A new meta-analysis finds that patients with ADHD are significantly less likely to smoke if they take stimulant medications—and that the effect is even stronger with consistent adherence. Wed, 28 May 2014 12:10:57 EDT Acetaminophen Use During Pregnancy Linked to ADHD Risk in Kids Children whose mothers used acetaminophen during pregnancy had an increased risk for behavioral problems related to ADHD, but experts advise that more research is required to investigate the association. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:08:38 EDT More Patients Receiving ADHD Medications, Particularly Adults The portion of adults using ADHD medications increased 53.4% from 2008 through 2012, compared with 18.9% among children, according to a report from Express Scripts. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 09:00:40 EDT Treatment of Cognitive Deficits in Brain Cancer Survivors: Similarities With ADHD A meta-analysis of studies that examined stimulant use in children diagnosed with brain tumors found that the medication may improve cognitive processes, just as it does for children with ADHD. Mon, 26 Aug 2013 12:24:01 EDT Minority Children Diagnosed With ADHD Less Frequently Than White Peers African-American and Hispanic children were 69% and 50% less likely than white children to be diagnosed with ADHD, respectively, according to the results of a new study. Tue, 09 Jul 2013 01:26:41 EDT Kids With ADHD: Parent Reports Validated A new analysis of data on childhood ADHD by CDC researchers finds that estimates based on parent reports of the condition do not appear to overestimate its prevalence. Fri, 28 Jun 2013 09:13:42 EDT ADHD Medication Does Not Increase Risk of Sudden Death A meta-analysis of studies including almost 2 million patients finds that use of ADHD medications increases neither the risk of sudden death nor the risk of adverse cardiac events. Thu, 30 May 2013 09:29:24 EDT Treatment Guidelines for Preschoolers With ADHD Rarely Followed A survey of pediatric subspecialists found that 9 in 10 do not follow guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics for treating preschoolers with ADHD. Fri, 10 May 2013 01:31:51 EDT Evidence-Based Diagnostic and Treatment Practices in ADHD Jyoti Bhagia, MD, discusses use of a rating scale in diagnosing and treating patients with ADHD. Wed, 17 Apr 2013 09:40:35 EDT ADHD Medication and EKG Screening William A. Scott, MD, addresses the question of whether children who are initiating use of ADHD medication need to have an EKG. Wed, 17 Apr 2013 09:38:39 EDT Treating ADHD Pediatrician Preeti Parikh, MD, provides an introduction to treatments for ADHD in children, including behavioral therapy, psychotherapy, family therapy, and various types of medication. Wed, 17 Apr 2013 09:26:19 EDT ADHD and Anesthesiology David O. Warner, MD, a Mayo Clinic anesthesiologist, discusses a study that found an association between undergoing anesthesia and the likelihood of developing ADHD. Wed, 17 Apr 2013 09:25:28 EDT The Latest Research on ADHD Kenny Handelman, MD, discusses what is new and interesting in the world of ADHD research—and cautions against being taken in by sensational media accounts of this research. Wed, 17 Apr 2013 09:22:39 EDT Pay Attention to ADHD Susanna Visser, MS, of the CDC's National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, discusses the symptoms of and treatment for ADHD. Wed, 17 Apr 2013 09:20:01 EDT Welcome to the ADHD Condition Center Pharmacists play an important role in helping patients understand ADHD’s various forms, as well as the condition’s responsiveness to medication and other therapies. Wed, 17 Apr 2013 09:00:01 EDT ADHD Diagnoses in Children Increase, Worrying Some Doctors Diagnoses of ADHD have risen dramatically in recent years, leading some health care professionals to worry that the diagnosis is being applied too liberally. Wed, 17 Apr 2013 08:39:01 EDT Childhood ADHD Has Lingering Effects in Adulthood A large-scale study found that adults who had been diagnosed with ADHD as children were almost 5 times as likely to commit suicide as peers who were not diagnosed with ADHD. Wed, 17 Apr 2013 08:38:01 EDT State ADHD Medication Rates Vary Widely A CDC report finds that ADHD medication rates range significantly from state to state and are generally highest in the South. Wed, 17 Apr 2013 08:35:01 EDT