Category: Attention Deficit & Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders

Neuroscience for the Mental Health Clinician, Second Edition

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We used this alternative approach because many of the children had changed teachers between the three and six month surveys and the baseline survey (74 children at three months, 121 children at six months) and thus the correlation between teachers’ measures was lower than expected and the analysis of change scores was a less efficient approach. 21 Using logistic regression we compared the proportions of children with moderate-severe versus no or mild sleep problems between the two arms; we estimated odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals adjusted for potential confounders.
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Tigers, Too: Assessment

Marilyn P. Dornbush, Sheryl K. Pruitt

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ADD has been diagnosed for hundreds of years, but more recently has become more prevalent due to the increased use of chemicals, pollutants, or heavy metal toxicity (such as lead, mercury, and cadmium). In others, unusual behaviors (like spending hours lining up toys) seem to be the major factors. Drugs used for ADHD other than psychostimulants have their own adverse reactions: tricyclic antidepressants may induce cardiac arrhythmias, bupropion at high doses can cause seizures, and pemoline is associated with liver damage.
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Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention

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Elevated rates of alcoholism are consistently found in the parents of youth with AD/HD (Wilens et al., 1996). Cognitive measures also provide a useful approach to investigating whether or not ADHD + ANX constitutes a unique subtype (ie. differs from either ADHD or ANX), since they constitute direct and objective measures and are independent of diagnostic criteria. View Article Google Scholar MTA Cooperative Group: National Institute of Mental Health Multimodal Treatment Study of ADHD follow-up: 24-month outcomes of treatment strategies for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
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Inspirational ways to succeed with ADHD: Real life stories

Laurie D. Dupar

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Regarding the relationship between ODD, CD, and antisocial personality disorder (ASPD), ODD, and perhaps an ODD behavioral component in particular, predicts CD. These symptoms usually occur together; however, one may occur without the other(s). There are many treatment options, so parents should work closely with everyone involved in the child's life—healthcare providers, therapists, teachers, coaches, and other family members.
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ADHD in Adulthood: A Guide to Current Theory, Diagnosis, and

Margaret Weiss

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Make sure directions are given step by step, and that the student is following the directions. Garrett A, Penniman L, Epstein JN, Casey BJ, Hinshaw SP, Glover G, Tonev S, Vitolo A, Davidson M, Spicer J, Greenhill L, Reiss AL. Two independent researchers extracted data from located articles in a pre-defined structured way, and consulted the third researcher if necessary. Language learning strategies: What every teacher should know. Some treatments that the National Institute of Mental Health and the American Academy of Pediatrics warns have not been proven to work in scientific studies are: Some alternative treatments, such as mega-vitamins and special supplements, may actually be dangerous to your child.
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A Windy Day with Annie

Michelle Fattig

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Teachers’ perceptions regarding educational services to students with Attention Deficit Disorder. To provide recommendations on the diagnosis and treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, young people, and adults Evaluate the role of specific pharmacological agents and non-pharmacological, psychological, and psychosocial interventions in the treatment and management of ADHD Integrate the above to provide best-practice advice on the care of people with a diagnosis of ADHD through the different phases of illness, including the initiation and maintenance of treatment for the chronic condition, the treatment of acute episodes and the promotion of well-being Note from the National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC): This guideline was developed by the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (NCCMH) on behalf of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).
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The Executive Functioning Workbook for Teens: Help for

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In addition, Children with ADHD/ADD also show signs of hyperactivity, such as fidgeting, squirming, bouncing when sitting, yelling in quiet environments, constantly moving, talking excessively, and may even climb on things. Kids with ADHD may need to be watched more closely than other kids their age because they can be active and impulsive. His parents and teachers were in constant communication, too. Ordering in bulk allows you to save even more money, since these pharmacies tend to give great deals on larger orders.
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Research

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Douglas Levinson will provide mentoring in statistical methods and data analyses and Dr. New York, Doubleday, 1988. 219 p. The 2010 health care law also allows for more mental illness-related training for health workers, which is a huge issue, Fitzpatrick said. With early identification and intervention, careful compliance with a treatment program, and a supportive and nurturing home and school environment, ADHD children can flourish socially and academically. "AACAP Guidelines Include Strattera as a First-line ADHD Therapy Option."
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AM:STARs ADHD/Learning Disorders: Adolescent Medicine: State

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View Article PubMed Google Scholar Manuck SB, Flory JD, Ferrell RE, Mann JJ, Muldoon MF: A regulatory polymorphism of the monoamine oxidase-A gene may be associated with variability in aggression, impulsivity, and central nervous system serotonergic responsivity. Many of these symptoms may occur in children and teens that do not have ADHD. The cytogenetic analysis revealed 47,XYY syndrome, while CGH analysis revealed an additional duplication and two deletions. Diagnosis and management of ADHD in children, young people and adults (full NICE guideline)..
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Managing ADHD in School: The Best Evidence-Based Methods for

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These neurotransmitters are particularly associated with attention, organisation and managing emotions. CBT participants did report greater reductions in antisocial behavior. My struggle is with general attentiveness which ebbs and flows, but sometimes I can go a whole day and realize that I haven't done a single thing and I can't even remember it. Therefore, it is important to determine what factors influence a teacher’s likeliness to use an intervention and what factors contribute to him/her not using an intervention.
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