Tag Archives: ADHD

What antidepressants help with adhd

Since stimulants raise blood pressure and heart rate, many experts worry about the dangers of taking these ADHD drugs for extended periods. There are many ways to help yourself or your child tackle the challenges of ADHD and lead a calmer, more productive life. Comorbidity differences in major depression and dysthymic disorder in children and… Read More »

Omega-3 Fish Oil As Effective As Meds For Some ADHD Kids

According to researchers, attention improved in children with ADHD when given omega-3 fish oil supplements, but only in children with omega-3 blood levels that were low.[1] Previous studies by the researchers discovered that children who are omega-3 deficient are more prone to having severe ADHD. The 12 week randomized controlled trial consisted of 92 ADHD… Read More »

Yet Another Look at the ADHD Controversy. When Can You Trust the Diagnosis?

— Nearly four decades after it was added to the DSM, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) remains a controversial diagnosis. While many clinicians feel that ADHD is under-recognized in some groups, widely varying rates of diagnosis around the world and an increasing reliance on medication have created concerns that ADHD is becoming an overused “catch-all”… Read More »

Pediatric Group Issues Updated ADHD Guidelines

MONDAY, Sept. 30, 2019 — Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is in the news a lot, and now newer research has prompted a leading pediatricians’ group to update its guidelines for diagnosing and treating the disorder for the first time since 2011. Dr. Mark Wolraich, lead author of the guidelines, noted that there weren’t any dramatic differences… Read More »

Prenatal Exposure to Valproic Acid: ADHD and Other Deficits in Cognitive Functioning

Previous studies have shown that children exposed to antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) during pregnancy may be at increased risk for neurodevelopmental disorders.  In a recent population-based cohort study from Denmark, researchers examined the prevalence of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children with prenatal exposure to antiepileptic drugs (AEDs).  The conort included all liveborn singleton children born between… Read More »