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Archive for the 'ADHD' Category

Contributions of physical activity to ADHD care

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

Researchers at the Universite de Montreal, in Quebec, explored the effects of physical activity programs on fitness, cognitive function, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)-related behavior in children with ADHD. (more…)

Review: CAM for ADHD

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) are frequently given to children and adolescents for reputed benefits for hyperkinetic and concentration disorders such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Researchers in Arizona and Australia assessed the evidence based on the results of studies providing an acceptable standard of evidence. (more…)

Review: Homeopathic treatments in psychiatry

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Really? (more…)

Omega-3 to treat mental illness

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Several health organizations have come together to review the evidence.

Here’s what we know. (more…)

Review: Acupuncture to treat ADHD

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

In this Cochrane review, researchers at Sichuan University, in Chengdu, China, looked for evidence supporting the use of acupuncture in children and adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). (more…)

Is there a role for CAM to treat ADHD?

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

Researchers at Trinity College, in Ireland, reviewed the latest scientific evidence of the effectiveness and safety of CAM treatments in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). (more…)

Is there a relationship between omega-3 and childrens’ behavior?

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

It’s suggested that omega-3 fatty acids might have an effect on disorders such as ADHD, autism, and dyslexia.

Researchers from the University of Wales, in Newport, UK looked for an association between omega-3 tissue levels and learning and behavior in school-aged children. (more…)

The best evidence on homeopathy

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Prof. Ernst searched the Cochrane review database for the term “homeopathy” in the title, abstract, or keywords. (more…)

Review: Chiropractic for children and adolescents with ADHD

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

68% of parents of these patients seek help from alternative practitioners, including chiropractors, according to researchers at Macquarie University, in Sydney, Australia.

Their review evaluates the evidence for chiropractic care to reduce inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity for young people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). (more…)

Cognitive behavioral therapy for ADHD

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital, in Boston, tested cognitive behavioral therapy in adults who were also treated with drugs but still experiencing significant symptoms. (more…)

Review: Meditation to treat ADHD

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Researchers at KhonKaen University, in KhonKaen, Thailand reviewed the evidence for this Cochrane report on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). (more…)

Review of CAM for behavioral health

Friday, November 5th, 2010

Evidence for CAM to treat depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been reviewed by researchers at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, in Kenner.

Here’s what we know. (more…)

Short-term benefits of tai chi in ADHD

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

During the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Annual Meeting, researchers from Maimonides Medical Center, in Brooklyn, New York reported the effects of tai chi on self-control and mood in adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). (more…)

Melatonin treatment of insomnia in ADHD

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

Researchers from Duke University Hospital, in Durham, North Carolina found positive effects in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). (more…)

Treating ADHD with a walk in the park

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

 “In the general population,” say researchers from the University of Illinois, “attention is reliably enhanced after exposure to certain physical environments, particularly natural environments.”

 Why not try it in kids with attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? (more…)

State-of-the-art: Behavioral treatment in ADHD

Monday, July 6th, 2009

 Although more costly than drugs, behavioral treatments can improve functioning in many children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Dr. Desiree Murray from Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina compares different evidence-based behavioral treatments. (more…)

Treating ADHD with supplements

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Researchers from the University of Canterbury, at Christchurch, New Zealand reviewed the evidence supporting the use of nutritional and herbal supplements to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). (more…)

Optimize ADHD treatment in adults

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

“Nonpharmacologic interventions are an important component of any ADHD (attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder) treatment plan” according to Dr. Lloyd Darlow from Cornell-Weill College of Medicine in New York. (more…)

Most common medical conditions treated with CAM

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

Here’s a follow-up to earlier posts here and here on the use of CAM in the US.

The findings come from a survey by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM). (more…)

CAM for psychiatric disorders in kids

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

Researchers from the University of Sydney in Australia have reviewed the evidence in children and adolescents.

The authors include data from adults, because if they limited the discussion to children and adolescents it would be a very short article.

That’s not a problem here. (more…)