Marketing rather than medicine may have led to a global surge in ADHD diagnosis

Posted By on November 21, 2014

You can’t catch attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Yet the diagnosis and treatment of this behavioral condition is spreading like a contagion — surging as much as tenfold in some… [READ MORE HERE]

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Global surge in ADHD diagnosis has more to do with marketing than medicine, expert suggests

Posted By on November 18, 2014

A new article attributes ADHD’s global growth to five trends: expanded, overseas lobbying efforts by drug companies; the growth of biological psychiatry; the adaptation of the American-based Diagnostic and Statistical Manual standards, which are broader and have a lower threshold for diagnosing ADHD; promotion of pharmaceutical treatments by ADHD advocacy groups that work closely with drug companies; and the easy availability of ADHD information and self-diagnosis via the Internet. [READ MORE HERE]

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Clues to ADHD, autism and bipolar disorder offered by ‘darting’ mice

Posted By on November 13, 2014

A darting mouse may hold an important clue in the development of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), autism and bipolar disorder, according to a study by a Vanderbilt University-led… [READ MORE HERE]

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‘Darting’ mice may hold clues to ADHD, autism, bipolar disorder

Posted By on November 10, 2014

A darting mouse may hold an important clue in the development of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), autism and bipolar disorder, according to a study. The transgenic mouse, into which was inserted a rare human genetic variation in the dopamine transporter (DAT), could lead to improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of these all-too-common brain disorders, said the report’s senior author. [READ MORE HERE]

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Inhaling air pollution during pregnancy increases risk of childhood ADHD-related behavior problems

Posted By on November 7, 2014

Prenatal exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAH, a component of air pollution, raises the odds of behavior problems associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, at… [READ MORE HERE]

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