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ADHD: First genetic risk locations uncovered
The largest genetic study of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder finds 12 genomic segments that raise the risk of developing the condition. (Medical News Today)

What to know about ADHD
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is a set of behaviors that is common in children, leading to an inability to concentrate or sit still. It can also occur in adults. Read on to learn about the different specifiers for ADHD, treatments, and research into the possible causes. (Medical News Today)

Autism prognosis: Parental genes 'incredibly useful'
While a main variant primes a person to develop a complex disorder such as autism, their 'genetic background' sets the 'clinical features,' a study finds. (Medical News Today)

What is Evekeo?
Evekeo is an amphetamine-based medication that is used to treat narcolepsy, ADHD, and excess weight. Evekeo is the trade name as there is no generic amphetamine drug. It is a controlled substance, due to the risk of dependence and adverse effects. Find out more about this drug, its uses, and the risks involved. (Medical News Today)

How does the Conners rating scale work?
There are many criteria used for a diagnosis of ADHD. Symptoms and impact on daily life are measured in various ways. One way is by using the Conners rating scale. This diagnostic tool works by rating symptoms and providing a score, which determines the severity and likelihood of ADHD. Learn more about it here. (Medical News Today)

Is my ADHD medication working?
Symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are often managed with medication. It is important to know whether this medication is effective and to adjust the type or dosage if needed. Here, learn how to tell whether ADHD medication is working, when to change it, and lifestyle factors that can help. (Medical News Today)

How is ADHD rated?
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, known as ADHD, is a complex condition that can be difficult to diagnose. There are several different types of ADHD rating scale used to diagnose the condition. These all look at the symptoms and behaviors that the person displays. Learn more about the ADHD rating scale here. (Medical News Today)

What effect does ADHD have on sexuality?
ADHD is a behavioral disorder that causes some people to become frustrated or hyperactive at inappropriate times. It is often lifelong and is usually managed by medications. It can often impact many areas of a person’s life, including their sexuality and relationships. Learn more about ADHD’s effects on sexuality here. (Medical News Today)

Can you drink coffee while taking Adderall?
Adderall is a stimulant medication commonly used to treat ADHD. The caffeine in coffee can alter the side effects and efficacy of the drug. In this article, we look at the side effects of both caffeine and Adderall. We also consider whether or not it is safe to combine the two, and how doing so might affect the body. (Medical News Today)

Caring for a child with ADHD: 21 tips
Parenting or caring for a child with ADHD can be both challenging and rewarding. In this article, we give tips on how to encourage positive behaviors and development in a child, as well as how to talk to them about their condition. We also look at how a parent or caregiver can ensure their own mental wellbeing. (Medical News Today)

How are Dexedrine and Adderall different?
Dexedrine and Adderall are two medications that are commonly used to treat ADHD. Both drugs are similar, but there are some differences in how they are used. In this article, we examine the similarities and differences between these two medications, along with the risks, side effects, and warnings that go with them. (Medical News Today)

Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking Adderall?
There are risks and dangers to drinking alcohol alongside Adderall, a drug commonly used to treat ADHD. Here, we look at why it might be dangerous to drink alcohol while taking Adderall, with or without a prescription. We also describe symptoms and side effects that can occur and when emergency treatment may be needed. (Medical News Today)

Mental health risk higher for transgender youth
Researchers have identified a greater risk of mental health conditions among children and teenagers who are transgender and gender non-conforming. (Medical News Today)

What are the early signs of ADHD?
Symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder present in many different ways. However, there are also many traits shared by people with ADHD. These can include irritability, lack of concentration, and fidgeting. This article helps you spot the signs so that people can be directed to the appropriate treatment. (Medical News Today)

Coping with a Vyvanse crash
When Vyvanse starts to wear off, or when a person stops taking the medication suddenly, they may experience a Vyvanse crash. This ADHD medication can cause severe withdrawal symptoms such as fatigue or depression. In this article we look at methods a person can use to help cope with the symptoms of a Vyvanse crash. (Medical News Today)

Coping with an Adderall crash
Adderall is a stimulant medication that is used to treat ADHD or narcolepsy. When a person stops taking Adderall too quickly, they can experience withdrawal symptoms, such as sleep problems or depression. Here, we look at the causes and timeline of an Adderall crash and give tips and remedies for coping if it happens. (Medical News Today)

Is acetaminophen really safe in pregnancy?
More than two thirds of pregnant women take acetaminophen at some stage during their pregnancy. New research supports claims that this may be harmful. (Medical News Today)

ADHD: Could maternal depression be the cause?
ADHD is growing in prevalence, but we are still no nearer to understanding why it occurs. New research asks whether maternal depression might be the key. (Medical News Today)

Conduct disorder: What you need to know
Conduct disorder is a mental health condition that affects children. It is characterized by antisocial, hostile, and violent behavior. Learn more. (Medical News Today)

The 10 best blogs for ADHD
ADHD blogs offer educational information, tips, and support for those with ADHD and their friends and families. We have selected the best ADHD blogs. (Medical News Today)

Acetaminophen during pregnancy is associated with ADHD
Acetaminophen use by pregnant women has previously been linked with ADHD in the offspring. A new study backs up these concerning findings. (Medical News Today)

Adult-onset ADHD may not exist, study suggests
A new study suggests that the vast majority of ADHD symptoms that arise in adulthood can be explained by other factors, such as substance abuse. (Medical News Today)

Could micronutrient supplements combat ADHD?
ADHD is difficult to treat. Over recent years, the impact of nutrition has come to the fore. New research investigates the potential use of micronutrients. (Medical News Today)

ADHD and sleeplessness: A critical link?
Many individuals with ADHD have sleep-related disorders. Researchers investigate the link and hypothesize that the relationship may even be causal. (Medical News Today)

Cognitive-behavioural therapy particularly efficient in treating ADHD in adults
Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) group training was shown to achieve the same results as neurofeedback training in treating attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). (Medical News Today)

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