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Part 1: Review of ADHD Entrepreneurial Research

This is the first in a series of two blog posts discussing and reviewing Entrepreneurship and psychological disorders: How ADHD can be productively harnessed Wiklund et al. (2016). Entrepreneurship and psychological disorders: How ADHD can be productively harnessed. Journal of Business Venturing Insights, 6, 14-20.  doi.org/10.1016/j.jbvi.2016.07.001  Entrepreneurship is often associated with ADHD symptoms such as […]

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Neural Growth Factors and ADHD: Lessons Learned and a Glimpse Towards the Future

As a young chemical engineer intent on pursuing a medical degree in interventional cardiology, the pioneering work by Rita Levi-Montalcini and Stanley Cohen not only changed my career but changed the face of neurobiology and all of medicine… With the award in 1986 for the Nobel Prize in Medicine their pioneering discoveries of Neural Growth […]

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Development of an ADHD Cognitions Scale

A recent Online First article from the Journal of Attention Disorders, the flagship journal of APSARD, highlights the development of a brief questionnaire to assess potentially maladaptive thoughts that are common to adults with ADHD (Knouse et al., 2017). More specifically, the scale targets the types of cognitions that are not typically thought of as […]

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Love, Sex and ADHD

As a researcher who has devoted most of the past three decades to studying ADHD, I am surprised (and somewhat embarrassed) to see how little research has focused on how ADHD affects the romantic side of life. There are over 25,000 articles about ADHD listed on www.pubmed.gov, but only a few have provided data about […]

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Atypical Sensory Profiles in Adult ADHD, Irrespective of Autistic Symptoms

Dr. J.J.S. Kooij, MD PhD & Dr. D. Bijlenga, PhD Full citation: Bijlenga D, Tjon-Ka-Jie JYM, Schuijers F, Kooij JJS. Atypical sensory profiles as core features of adult ADHD, irrespective of autistic symptoms. Eur Psychiatry. 2017 Jun;43:51-57. Hypersensitivity in several sensory modalities is a feature of autism-spectrum disorder (ASD), and ‘hyper- or hyporeactivity to sensory […]

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Rising Costs Associated with ADHD Care

A recent Special Communication in JAMA Pediatrics (Bui, Dieleman, Hamavid, & et al., 2017) noted that spending in child health has continued to rise by 56.2% between 1996 and 2013. The largest health condition leading to health care spending for children was well-newborn care in the inpatient setting. It came as somewhat of a surprise […]

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Discontinuation Protocols

Our practice guidelines, text books, journals and drug labels tell us a great deal about the diagnostic indications for use of medications, how long to maintain them, and how to start them. However, there are few if any protocols to guide clinicians as to how and when to reassess when medications are still needed, to […]

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What can Doctors do about Fake ADHD?

ADHD is a serious disorder that requires treatment to prevent many adverse outcomes. But, because the diagnosis of ADHD is based on how the patient responds to questions, it is possible for people to pretend that they have ADHD, when they do not. In fact, if you Google “fake ADHD” you’ll get many pages of […]

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ADHD in the United States Army

For a long time, at least for this writer, knowledge about the relationship of ADHD and the military was based on a lot of hearsay, rumor, and second- and third-hand accounts. However, a recent peer-reviewed article provides data on estimated prevalence rates of ADHD in the United States Army using the Adult ADHD Symptom Self-Report […]

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