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A Cure for ADHD?

Researchers have determined that a preschool boy with sleep problems is more than twice as likely to use alcohol and drugs and to smoke by the age of 14. He's more likely to be a bully in middle school and more depressed cervicitis treatment during high school. And he's also more likely suffer from anxiety in his 20s. It used to be that the American Academy of Pediatrics thought that children's snoring wasn't a cause for immediate concern.
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'Long wait' for adult ADHD treatment in Bridgend area

Luke Ellis and Zoe Piper Some prescribe medications too soon, while others do not give the young patients drugs even as a second-line treatment, according to study author Dr. Andrew Adesman, chief of developmental and behavioral pediatrics at Cohen Children's Medical Center in New Hyde Park, N.Y., and colleagues. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) guidelines recommend that behavior therapy be the first treatment approach for preschoolers with ADHD, and that treatment with medication should be used only when behavior-management counseling is unsuccessful. The researchers also found that more than one in five specialists who diagnose and manage ADHD in preschoolers recommend medications as a first-line treatment alone or in conjunction with behavior therapy. The study is scheduled for Saturday presentation at the Pediatric Academic Societies' annual meeting in Washington, D.C.
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Most Docs Don't Follow ADHD Treatment Guidelines for Preschoolers: Study

Change in psychiatric manual will fold it into However, he said: "I remain extremely concerned at the lack of permanent provision for adults being referred for diagnosis from Bridgend, and crucially for teens going through the transition phase from childhood into adulthood. "There is currently no permanent adult ADHD consultant covering Bridgend and I remain worried about what is happening to children who leave the support of CAMHS and find themselves without a trained ADHD-specific consultant. "Adults seeking diagnosis for undiagnosed childhood ADHD are placed on a three-year waiting list to be seen and this list has remained static for some time." Mr Ellis said he had struggled with many things including mental health until his late diagnosis. He added: "The situation is stark for adults awaiting diagnosis, and the chaos caused in people's lives until effective treatment is begun can be devastating or even tragic." 'On his own' Zoe Piper, vice-chair of ADHD Bridgend, has a nine-year-old son with the condition. She fears for Dylan's future as he matures into an adult and said others in the group, which numbers over 100, felt the same. "People who have got children who are 14, 15, 16 are starting to wonder what's going to happen," she explained.
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UCSF Pediatrician Takes Drug-Free Approach to Treating ADHD

Part of what I do is really try and get the parents to focus on the good things their kids do, he said. According to a 2009 study published in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, a parents expectations can have a significant influence over an ADHD patients behavior, even when they assume that their child is receiving medication. The act of administering medication, or thinking a child has received medication, may induce positive expectancies in parents and teachers about the effects of that medication, which may, in turn, influence how parents and teachers evaluate and behave toward children with ADHD, writes the studys lead author, Dr. Daniel Waschbush. We speculate that the perception that a child is receiving ADHD medication may bring about a shift in attitude in a teacher or caregiver.
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