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.
Tag: "parenting ADHD"
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.
Previous studies have shown that ADHD is on the rise. Research has also shown that gestational diabetes, a glucose intolerance that develops in the second and third trimester of pregnancy, has been on the rise over the last twenty years, especially among ethnic minorities and low-income families.