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Are We Misdiagnosing ADHD?

The rate of co-occurrence of ADHD and OCD has been reported to be as high as 60%. A question persists, however, on whether ADHD-OCD comorbidity is a true entity.

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What impact do atypical antipsychotic agents have on the persistence of stimulant therapy in ADHD? Researchers sought to find the answer in a group of 40,000 children and adolescents.

The rate of co-occurrence of ADHD and OCD has been reported to be as high as 60%. A question persists, however, on whether ADHD-OCD comorbidity is a true entity or whether symptoms attributed to one may be facets of a phenotype of the other.

The most common pesticide for residential use and increasingly used in agriculture may be encouraging expression of an ADHD phenotype.

Studies examining the impact of ADHD drugs on dopamine transport have been inconclusive, and preclinical research suggests that emotional factors play a greater role than stimulant therapy in fostering addictive behaviors.

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Rates of severe mental illness in children and adolescents have dropped 16% since 1996, according to a new study. The lead author explains possible reasons for this surprising finding and concludes: "We're moving in the right direction!"

Symptoms occur in nearly 1 in 5 adults who have epilepsy. Their presence may have severe implications for patients’ quality of life.

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