Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: ADHD http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/adhd/condition-rss ADHD en-us Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:17:14 UTC Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:17:14 UTC Antipsychotics Prescribed to Boys More Often Than Girls http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/antipsychotics-prescribed-to-boys-more-often-than-girls Young male patients tend to receive antipsychotic prescriptions more often than their female counterparts. Thu, 16 Jul 2015 01:00:00 UTC Adult ADHD Prescriptions Surpass Pediatric Use http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Adult-ADHD-Prescriptions-Surpass-Pediatric-Use An increasing number of adults receiving prescription stimulant medications challenge the notion that ADHD is a children’s condition and create new obstacles for pharmacists. Wed, 24 Jun 2015 05:48:00 UTC Kids with ADHD at Risk for Eating Disorder http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Kids-with-ADHD-at-Risk-for-Eating-Disorder Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder may be more at risk for binge eating than their peers. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 02:00:00 UTC Genetic ADHD Test May Inform More Effective Treatment http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Genetic-ADHD-Test-May-Inform-More-Effective-Treatment The new test aids health care professionals and patients in determining whether a specific medication will address ADHD symptoms effectively. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 02:51:00 UTC Adverse Reactions to Methylphenidate ADHD Treatment Aren’t Serious http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Adverse-Reactions-to-Methylphenidate-ADHD-Treatment-Arent-Serious Although children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder often experience decreased appetite and sleep disturbances during methylphenidate treatment, a study published in the Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice indicates that those adverse drug reactions (ADRs) are mostly mild and not serious. Sun, 08 Feb 2015 09:00:00 UTC ADHD Symptoms Prevalent Among Epileptic Adults http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/ADHD-Symptoms-Prevalent-Among-Epileptic-Adults Nearly 1-in-5 adults with epilepsy show symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:01:01 UTC ADHD Patients More Likely to Augment Meds After Receiving Atypical Antipsychotics http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/ADHD-Patients-More-Likely-to-Augment-Meds-After-Receiving-Atypical-Antipsychotics Stimulant-treated adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder who switch to atypical antipsychotics show significantly greater drug augmentation, health care resource utilization, and costs compared with their counterparts who switch to nonantipsychotics. Sat, 03 Jan 2015 05:01:01 UTC Pharmacy Shopping for ADHD Medications Similar to Opioids http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/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 04:52:20 UTC Autism Risk with Prenatal Antidepressant Use Insignificant After Controlling for Major Maternal Depression http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/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 06:25:47 UTC Stimulants May Reduce Smoking Risk in ADHD Patients http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/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 04:10:57 UTC Acetaminophen Use During Pregnancy Linked to ADHD Risk in Kids http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/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 01:08:38 UTC More Patients Receiving ADHD Medications, Particularly Adults http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/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 01:00:40 UTC Treatment of Cognitive Deficits in Brain Cancer Survivors: Similarities With ADHD http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/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 04:24:01 UTC Minority Children Diagnosed With ADHD Less Frequently Than White Peers http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/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 05:26:41 UTC Kids With ADHD: Parent Reports Validated http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/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 01:13:42 UTC ADHD Medication Does Not Increase Risk of Sudden Death http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/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 01:29:24 UTC Treatment Guidelines for Preschoolers With ADHD Rarely Followed http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/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 05:31:51 UTC Evidence-Based Diagnostic and Treatment Practices in ADHD http://www.pharmacytimes.com/interviews/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 01:40:35 UTC ADHD Medication and EKG Screening http://www.pharmacytimes.com/interviews/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 01:38:39 UTC Treating ADHD http://www.pharmacytimes.com/interviews/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 01:26:19 UTC