Behavioral therapy and psychotherapy prove to be some of the most effective forms of treatment for children with ADHD, but medication therapy can also be an important part of that treatment plan. Unfortunately, a recent study found that many children are actually receiving the wrong drugs, and this could mean serious problems for them now, and in the future.
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“Sit still!” It seems like the most commonly used words when talking to a child with ADHD. We even use medications to calm their fidgeting, chair scooting, foot-tapping, and leg-swinging movements. But a new study suggests that attempting to suppress their movements might actually hinder their ability to learn.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, parent reports suggest that about one in 10 children are diagnosed with ADHD. Of those children, about two-thirds are taking some form of medication to treat their condition. But there is another treatment option: behavioral therapy.
Characterized by inattentiveness, impulsivity and hyperactivity, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) rates have been rising all over the world. As a result, the number of ADHD meds being prescribed have increased. But more and more, researchers are finding that these drugs are doing very little to help ADHD sufferers academically.
In a society where children (and adults) are getting less sleep, it would make sense to want to induce sleep faster, sooner and easier. It is probably for this reason that the natural sleep aid, melatonin, has gained popularity among parents so quickly.
The number of children diagnosed with ADHD has increased dramatically over the years. As a result, more children are being prescribed medication to treat the symptoms most often associated with the condition. Many people have questioned why the rise is happening, and at such a rapid pace.
According to the most recent results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around 6.4 million American children have received an ADHD diagnosis in their lifetimes. This is an increase of 16% since 2007 and a 53% increase over the last decade. With statistics like these, it’s no wonder that ADHD has been a hot topic among parents, health care professionals, researchers, experts and government officials.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is currently considered the most common neurodevelopmental disorder in children. According to the most recent information, about 7 percent of all children are diagnosed with the condition, and it is three times more prevalent in boys than in girls.
With the prevalence of ADHD in most countries today, it would make sense that researchers are concerned with the potential long-term effects of medication often used to treat the condition. One research group from Australia recently focused on the effect that the medication can have on puberty and growth on boys throughout the teen years.
According to an article in the Washington Post, ADHD rates have risen 66% in the United States since the year 2000. And the US isn’t the only country struggling with rising ADHD rates. Yet despite the rising epidemic, there are still some questions about how we can protect children from the condition and why it […]
According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 8.4 percent of all children from ages 3 to 17 have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Classified by symptoms of inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness, the condition is estimated to cost between $36 billion and $52.4 billion in health care each year.
A new study suggests that mother’s intake of fish during pregnancy may affect the chances of her baby developing Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) later in life. This was mainly due to the higher level of mercury which came from eating bigger fishes.
Inattentiveness, trouble sitting still and hyperactivity are all tell-tale signs and symptoms of ADHD in children. These symptoms can disrupt almost every aspect of a child’s life, particularly academic performance. Medications can be and are used to treat symptoms of ADHD, but there is little known about how treatment affects academic performance.
All medications can have adverse effects. Those effects can be intensified by taking the wrong medication or a medication that you don’t need. Additionally, certain medications are monitored very carefully for a reason. One such case is Adderall, a medication for ADHD manufactured by Teva. It is classified with other medications that are monitored carefully to help prevent abuse and addiction.