Does psychostimulant use increase cardiovascular risk in children with ADHD?
Psychostimulant use to treat children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is increasing worldwide, and the evaluation of the cardiovascular safety of stimulant medication used in treatment has been a recent topic of concern. The results of the first nationwide study of the cardiovascular safety of stimulants in children and adolescents are published in Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology (JCAP), a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available free on the JCAP website. Søren Dalsgaard, MD, PhD, and coauthors, Aarhus University and iPSYCH (Denmark), University of Southern Denmark, Hospital of Telemark (Norway), and Yale University School of Medicine (New Haven, ...
Why Tourette’s May Be Tim Howard’s Secret Weapon on the Field
Everyone's been e-mailing me to ask if I know about the extraordinary goal keeper, Tim Howard. Well, yes, I know - I included Tim in my inspiration page of famous people with TS or OCD over a decade ago! But did having Tourette's help Tim Howard become a better athlete? Michael Daly reports: Those record 16 saves against Belgium might not have just been sheer athletic ability. Neurologist Oliver Sacks says the syndrome helps give the Team USA goalie ‘abnormal quickness.’ Tim Howard’s astonishing performance as the U.S. goalie in Tuesday’s World Cup game against Belgium shares a neurological component with a case described ...
Violent and Legal: The Shocking Ways School Kids are Being Pinned Down, Isolated Against Their Will
by Heather Vogell ProPublica, June 19, 2014, 5 a.m. Sometimes, Carson later told his mother, workers would run the fan to make him stop yelling. A thick metal door with locks2014which they threw, clank-clank-clank2014separated the autistic boy from the rest of the decrepit building in Chesapeake, Virginia, just south of Norfolk. But such limits don't apply to public schools. Restraining and secluding students for any reason remains perfectly legal under federal law. And despite a near-consensus that the tactics should be used rarely, new data suggests some schools still routinely rely on them to control children. The practices2014which have included pinning uncooperative children facedown ...
Sleep disorders in children with Tourette syndrome
A new study by Ghosh et al. confirms that sleep problems are properly considered as a comorbidity for Tourette's Syndrome. The study, which appears in the July issue of Pediatric Neurology, compared children and teens with TS to children with TS+ADHD. Here's part of the abstract: METHODS: Using a prospective questionnaire, we interviewed 123 patients of age ≤21 years with a confirmed diagnosis of Tourette syndrome. Each completed questionnaire was then reviewed in accordance with Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, criteria for categorization to a form of sleep disorder. RESULTS: Of the 123 patients with Tourette syndrome, 75 (61%) had comorbid attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ...
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