The enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 expands Medicare benefits to scores of previously uninsured individuals including many of our nation’s children. While access to treatment is laudable, the quality of such treatment is the subject of an article in the December issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
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Earlier this month, National Public Radio (NPR) discussed neurofeedback for pediatric Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) with Katherine Ellison and several university researchers. If Ellison sounds familiar that is because BMED Report featured a review of her recent article in “The New York Times Discusses Heightened Public Attention And Mainstream Research In Neurofeedback.” NPR made available an audio recording and transcript of the original broadcast. Check the end of this report for a link the NPR website.
The book, “Neurofeedback And State Regulation In ADHD: A Therapy Without Medication,” by Werner Van den Bergh, M.D. received official publication on October 25, 2010. This is a timely book in light of the recent finding that “Neurofeedback for ADHD Achieves A ‘Level 5 – Efficacious and Specific’ Efficacy Rating.” Check the end of this report for an exclusive and time limited discount code for BMED Report readers that includes free shipping.
The symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder present in childhood are associated with an increased risk of being obese as an adult, and the greater the symptoms, the greater the risk, according to a study by Duke University Medical Center researchers. “This is the first study to take this concept out of the clinic and into the population and show that it’s not just the diagnosis of ADHD that matters; it’s the symptoms,” said Scott Kollins, PhD, director of the Duke ADHD Program and co-author of the study.
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago are the first to use brain imaging to examine the effects of emotion on working memory function in children with pediatric bipolar disorder (PBD) or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). PBD and ADHD are very severe developmental disorders that share behavioral characteristics such as impulsivity, irritability, and attention problems. The study is published in the October issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.
When girls with symptoms of autism or ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) seek professional medical help, their problems are often played down or misinterpreted, and there is a real risk that they will not get the help or support they need. As such, more training is needed in this area, particularly in the public sector, reveals a thesis from the University of Gothenburg. Check the end of this report for a link to download the original thesis.
Research published today provides the first direct evidence that attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a genetic condition. Scientists at Cardiff University found that children with ADHD were more likely to have small segments of their DNA duplicated or missing than other children. Included in this report is a video interview with the lead researcher who discusses the findings.
BMED Press, a sister company of BMED Report, just announced a soon to be released book, Neurofeedback and State Regulation in ADHD: A Therapy Without Medication by Werner Van den Bergh, M.D. The book will be available in October 2010. Get over to BMED Press by October 5 to receive a 20% pre-order discount. Readers can expect to see a full book review of this title in the near future.