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- How having ADHD can be beneficial for entrepreneurs who know how to handle it from Kentucky.com is a review of Peter Shankman’s latest book “Faster Than Normal: Turbocharge Your Focus, Productivity, and Success with the Secrets of the ADHD Brain“.
The ADHD brain is wired for creativity and curiosity. ADHD is common with entrepreneurs. Sir Richard Branson, Stephen Hawking, Thomas Edison, and The Wright Brothers are some well-known names who had ADHD.
- Medical Daily brings us “ADHD Diagnosis With A Brain Scan? Doctors See Patterns In MRI”. Doctors might soon be able to diagnose ADHD with a brain scan instead of relying solely on symptom descriptions.
A team of scientists taking MRIs of kids and teenagers who had recently been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder found that three of their brain regions were shaped differently from what is found in healthy brains. The researchers were able to combine that data with information about the brain’s activity to further refine their diagnosis to one of the three specific subtypes of ADHD: predominantly inattentive, predominantly hyperactive and impulsive, or a mix of the two.
- Inverse Science brings Unique Brain Scans of ADHD Patients Could Make Adderall Harder to Get
… Scientists publishing a paper in the journal Radiology make the case that they have an objective way to diagnose ADHD: brain scans. The number of young adults who had to go to the emergency room because of Adderall-related reasons rose by 156 percent between 2006 and 2011.
- MedicalExpress.com has a report on how doctors in China can show that an MRI shows brain differences among ADHD patients.
While clinical diagnosis and subtyping of ADHD is currently based on reported symptoms, psychoradiology, which applies imaging data analysis to mental health and neurological conditions, has emerged in recent years as a promising tool for helping to clarify diagnoses. Study co-author Qiyong Gong, M.D., Ph.D., and colleagues at West China Hospital of Sichuan University in Chengdu, China, recently introduced an analytical framework for psychoradiology that involves cerebral radiomics—the extraction of a large amount of quantitative information from digital imaging features that can be mined for disease characteristics. Radiomics, combined with other patient characteristics, could improve diagnostic power and help speed appropriate treatment to patients.
- US News brings us What Is It Really Like to Be the Parent of a Child With ADHD? This article interviews two experts, Dr. Mark Bertin, author of the forthcoming book “How Children Thrive: The Practical Science of Raising Independent, Resilient, and Happy Kids“, and Penny Williams of ParentingADHDandAutism.com and the author of several books, including “Boy Without Instructions: Surviving the Learning Curve of Parenting a Child with ADHD.” It’s a great read on the best attitude to have when raising a child with ADHD.
From developmental and behavioral concerns to academic and social demands, raising children certainly has its share of emotional ebbs and flows. Challenges as well as joyful moments are usually par for the course, but add attention deficit hyperactivity disorder into the mix and all of these feelings will likely intensify.
- And last, a new ADHD drug is coming to a pharmacy near you. This article reports that Ajanta Pharma launches generic ADHD treatment drug in US from HealthWorld discussing how Ajanta Pharma has launchd a generic ADHD treatment drug in the United States. It is a generic Clonidine Hydrochloride extended release tablet.
The product is a generic version of Concordia Pharmaceuticals Inc’s Kapvay tablets, it added.
That’s all the news for today! We hope you can use this information to make parenting a child with ADHD a very successful venture.