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May 22, 2018 at 11:47 am #157593JustinRunyonParticipant
Medication for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adolescents can bring about changes in the structure and functioning of their brains. A study by the University of Cincinnati (UC) plans to understand the changes in the brain of adolescents with ADHD, before and after medication.
Psychostimulant medication Adderall is usually used for ADHD and the effects can be examined with the help of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The researchers want to examine the structure and functionality of the brains of ADHD patients who have a probability of suffering from bipolar disorder.
Disorders like ADHD mostly occur in young people and symptoms manifest in the form of hyperactivity, getting fidgety, difficulty in focusing and a constant urge to frequently get up from whatever they are doing. This not only hampers the performance of children at school but can have a negative impact at home or in social environments.
“Deficits in attention during childhood and early adolescence frequently precede the emergence of bipolar disorder in youth who have a family member with bipolar disorder,” says lead researcher of the study Robert McNamara, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience and director of the Lipidomics Research Program.
ADHD medication may trigger bipolar disorder
According to the researchers, youths who are at risk of developing bipolar disorder often had ADHD earlier and were prescribed psychostimulants. However, it is not clear whether this triggers the onset of the bipolar problem.
According to McNamara, the researchers want to study the early changes in the brain precipitated by psychostimulant medication. This will help in understanding how a conventional treatment for ADHD may influence the at-risk youths.
He said that such studies help put to rest any misconception and doubts in the minds of physicians treating ADHD patients. Physicians would get to know about the risk factors behind bipolar in an ADHD patient and would be able to keep a close vigil on such patients after they are prescribed a psychostimulant. This would help them in adopting a completely different treatment strategy if needed.
The researchers also aim at investigating whether any deficiency in omega-3 fatty acid, evident in people who are at a high risk of developing bipolar disorder, has a role in influencing changes in the brain due to medications like psychostimulants.
Omega-3 fatty acids, primarily present in fish, play a vital role in the development of human brains, say studies. Stressing on this, McNamara said that prior studies have indicated that adolescents with a high risk of developing bipolar have a very low level of omega-3 fatty acids, which can heavily influence a different behavioral response to a psychostimulant.
Dealing with mental conditions
Mental health conditions, be it ADHD, bipolar, anxiety disorder or depression, need urgent attention and intervention. If the treatment is delayed, symptoms may exacerbate and snowball into bigger issues later. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 10.2 percent children in the age group of 5-17 years have been diagnosed with ADHD, so far.
About author: I am essay helper and made some research about ADHD Treatment and I wants to share information that I find.July 19, 2018 at 7:09 pm #160976Uncle JoeParticipant
When I was a young lad in grade school during the early 1950s, being hyper active, fidgety, having difficulty in focusing and a constant urge to frequently get up from whatever we were doing was not considered a disability but a normal reaction to students stuck in boring classrooms all day long.
Young students, especially in grade school, do not take well to being cooped up and would rather be out playing. That is a normal reaction, and nobody ever thought it was a disorder at all.
So, what has changed in the 21st Century is that the therapists and pharmaceutical found the perfect scheme to convince an unsuspecting public that these are abnormal traits and the child need medications to calm him or her down.
Instead of helping the students by just leaving them alone, it became a huge business to diagnose them and of course, start them on a regimen of medications that we now know only make matters worse.
That is why the system is so mired in this quagmire and people today are so complicit that they just wring their hands and say, “woe is me, I’m diagnosed forever and there’s no way out.”
Well, my mid-20th Century response to the folks who feel stuck is “horse cocky,” which means all they have to do to break free is realize they have been scammed. Stop the meds, stop the visits to therapists who do nothing but ply them with meds, and just walk away!
Yes, walk away and don’t look back.
You are cured mainly because you were able to stand up for yourself and just say “NO!”
Try it! What have you got to lose! Shrug it all off to naivety that we all had no idea the trap we were falling into. Escape from the dark web. Stay away for a few months and see the difference.
I did it and I am free forever. I do NOT ever admit to the diagnoses. I do NOT ever include them in any applications.
Goodbye to all that jazz and good riddanceMarch 6, 2019 at 9:00 am #176895DaniellephillipsParticipant
People with ADHD often face challenges when calling on an important brain capacity called working memory – the capacity to process data I need an assignment, for example, while taking care of math issues or noting a science or history test question.March 6, 2019 at 10:44 am #176902AnonymousInactive