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30 Oct 2014

Adults with ADHD may be self-aware of cognitive impairment

Adults with ADHD may be aware of their impairment in cognitive functioning, reports a recent study that assessed self-reported cognitive functioning of adults with ADHD compared with healthy control adults, over a range of neuropsychological domains including memory and executive functioning. Read more

23 Oct 2014

Core ADHD symptoms may differentially impact quality of life, as reported in Norwegian adults with ADHD

Core ADHD symptoms of inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity may be differentially related to specific aspects of health-related quality of life (HRQoL), reports a naturalistic study which investigated the impact of core ADHD symptoms on HRQoL on adults with ADHD in Norway. Read more

16 Oct 2014

European children and adolescents with ADHD, and their caregivers, have multiple unmet needs

Children and adolescents with ADHD, and their caregivers, have multiple unmet needs, reports a recent qualitative study across eight European countries (France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the UK). Read more

9 Oct 2014

Validation of the Swedish translation of the Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale for adolescents (ASRS-A)

The Swedish translation of the World Health Organisation ASRS-A shows promising psychometric properties, reports a recent study which aimed to validate the rating scale for use in adolescent clinical populations. Read more

2 Oct 2014

New neuroimaging method suggests adult ADHD is associated with abnormal white matter microstructure in the brain, reports a preliminary Brazilian study

Preliminary findings of a Brazilian study which assessed a newly validated neuroimaging method — optimally-discriminative voxel-based analysis (ODVBA) — suggest that adult ADHD is associated with abnormal white matter microstructure in regions of the brain implicated in cognitive, emotional and visuomotor processes. Read more

24 Sep 2014

Drug holidays could be a useful management tool for families of children and adolescents with ADHD

A substantial proportion (25–70%) of families of a child/adolescent with ADHD receiving medication for the disorder implement ‘drug holidays’; these may be a useful multipurpose tool in patient management, reports a recent literature review. Read more

18 Sep 2014

There is a lack of protocols and systems to facilitate transition from child to adult mental health services in the UK

There is a need for systems and protocols to facilitate better transition from child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) to adult mental health services (AMHS) for patients with ADHD, reports a recent survey of 36 National Health Service (NHS) trusts in the UK. Read more

9 Sep 2014

Predictors of, and barriers to, service use for children at risk of ADHD in the UK

Use of specialist mental health services for children at risk of ADHD is predicted by teacher-rated severity of symptoms, however, lack of information about available support is a barrier for many parents to access these services, reports a recent British study. Read more

1 Sep 2014

Evidence suggests that being old or young for school year is not associated with receiving medication for ADHD in Denmark

Children young for their school year are not more likely to receive ADHD medication compared with children old for their school year in Denmark, reports a recent study. Read more

1 Sep 2014

Public health nurses in Sweden: ‘trustful followers’ throughout the course of diagnosis and care for children with ADHD

Public health nurses perceive themselves to have an important role in supporting children with ADHD and their families as the ‘first encounter and trustful follower throughout the course of diagnosis and care’, reports a recent Swedish study. Read more


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