Archive for ADHD Research Updates
Just ask any smoker – nicotine can help you focus. However, we all know that smoking cigarettes is very bad for your health.
Well, it seems that the new frontier in ADHD medication relates to how nicotine receptors can improve concentration.
Just-Released Study Finds No Genetic Damage From Taking ADD/ADHD medication
Contrary to some earlier findings, the results of a new study reveal that the most common medications for ADD/ADHD – Ritalin, Adderall and Concerta – do not cause genetic damage in children.
New imaging technology shows brains of those with ADD/ADHD may differ
Could it be that in addition to the differences in how the brains of those with ADD/ADHD act, there may be also a fundamental difference in the shape of this organ as well?
From the years 2002 to 2005, use of prescription medications for ADD/ADHD rose by 40 percent according to a recent study.
A recent study looked at the growing use of prescription drugs among children with a variety of chronic illnesses, including diabetes and hypertension, not just ADD/ADHD.
It’s a well-established fact in the medical community that treating ADD/ADHD in teens is more difficult when they’re also being treated for substance abuse.
That’s why the results of a recent study are encouraging. It shows that the prescription drug, Strattera®, is particularly effective in helping those teens who not only have ADD/ADHD but who are also being treated for some type of drug problem.
Divorce is More Likely For Parents of ADD/ADHD Children:
If any parent of an child with ADD/ADHD needed any more proof that this disorder strains the entire family, you need only read the latest study on the subject in the October issue of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.
ADD/ADHD places young people not only at a greater risk of smoking cigarettes, according to a recent study, but it also increases the chances they may be “more seriously addicted to tobacco.
These are the findings of a study conducted by the Massachusetts General Hospital published in the Journal of Pediatrics. The research also revealed that these individuals may be more vulnerable to smoking if exposed to environmental factors, such as friends or parents who smoke.
Scientific Study Reveals:
Vyvanse® eases symptoms of Adult ADD/ADHD in as little as one week
In one of the largest controlled stimulant trials of adults with ADD/ADHD, Vyvanse® proved to be significantly more effective than a placebo at managing the symptoms of the disorder. And it did so for some in as short a time as one week.
It’s the ADHD version of the age old question: Which came first the chicken or the egg?
Instead, researchers – and many parents as well – have asked: Is the use of the stimulant Ritalin that causes some teens with ADD/ADHD use illicit drugs or is the ADHD itself that triggers this problem.
Thanks to the advances in technology, we’re literally gaining a look at how a brain affected with ADD/ADHD works. And because of that, many children – and adults have benefited from a therapy called neurofeedback.