Akili Interactive is one of a new crop of companies making video games to treat behavioural disorders
Authors: Sagiadinou M, Plerou A
Neurofeedback video games respond to electrical brain signals instead to a mouse, joystick, or game controller input. These games embody the concept of improving physiological functioning by rewarding specific healthy body signals with success at playing a video game. In this paper, a threefold framework in reference to attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) treatment blending with neurofeedback techniques and video game implementation is presented. In particular, the specifications of a neurofeedback-based video game for childre…
Conclusions: Although these data suggest ADHD symptom and EF deficit improvement following lisdexamfetamine are interdependent, it is advantageous to use measures like the BRIEF-A to assess stimulant effects on the wide range of EF deficits associated with ADHD that are not captured by the ADHD-RS-AP alone.
Trial Registration: Data used in this secondary analysis came from ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01101022.
PMID: 32470230 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]
AbstractAdolescents seeking bariatric surgery may present with pre-existing psychiatric diagnoses for which they use chronic medications. To heighten awareness concerning perioperative polypharmacy in adolescents with extreme obesity, we conducted a retrospective review of patients undergoing laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy between February 2010 and May 2017 at Children ’s National Health System (CNHS). A total of 167 adolescent patients had pre-existing psychiatric diagnoses which included depression (50%), anxiety (23%), ADHD (23%), and binge eating disorder (11%). Medications prescribed to treat these diagnoses in…
This study examined the levels of agreement between the reports of 207 adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and their parents regarding the adolescents’ callous–unemotional (CU) traits and investigated the factors influencing adolescent–parent agreement. Adolescent–parent agreement about CU traits in three dimensions according to the Chinese version of the Inventory of Callous and Unemotional Traits was examined. The influence of demographic characteristics, comorbid conduct disorder (CD), oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), and ADHD symptoms on adolescen…
AbstractPolypharmacy is common in the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). However, the use of multiple drugs increases the risk of pharmacokinetic drug –drug interactions (DDIs) and subsequent adverse safety outcomes. Clinically relevant pharmacokinetic DDIs can be prevented by adjusting the dose of the ADHD drug or, if possible, by using an alternative drug that would not have a pharmacokinetic effect on the ADHD drug.
Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder With Hyperactivity Interventions: Other: NEUROFEEDBACK; Other: CONTROL Sponsors: University Hospital, Geneva; University of Geneva, Switzerland Enrolling by invitation
For adults with ADHD, working from home can be frustrating and worrisome. But it can get better — an ADHD coach and psychologist offer tips for how adults with ADHD can productively manage working from home.
The study aimed to investigate if the behaviours suggestive of ADHD were more frequent in a population of children attending the Emergency Department (ED) for injuries, rather than for other causes.
Methylphenidate is commonly used for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The cardiovascular safety of methylphenidate has been a subject of debate with some studies indicating that methylphenidate increases the likelihood of experiencing a myocardial infarction. However, it is unknown whether methylphenidate worsens the extent of injury during an ischemic insult. The purpose of this study was to determine whether short term exposure to methylphenidate increases the extent of myocardial injury during an ischemic insult. Male and female rats received methylphenidate (5 mg/kg/day) or s…
Authors: Andrade C
In observational studies, significant associations have often been identified between antidepressant drug prescription during pregnancy, on the one hand, and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), on the other. Interpreting these associations is problematic because they are based on analyses that could not adjust for inadequately measured, unmeasured, and unknown confounds. Recent clinical data suggest that a genetic relationship exists between depression and neurodevelopmental disorders. A very recent study identified many genetic loci that w…