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Diagnosing ADHD in children and adolescents: new eLearning module now live

Continuum is excited to announce that the second module in the child and adolescent eLearning curriculum, Diagnosing ADHD, has been launched. Healthcare professionals treating children and adolescents can improve their diagnostic skills in ADHD through Continuum’s flexible education, designed to meet clinicians’ learning needs in a way that suits them.     Tailored content This […]

Brain differences found between girls and boys with ADHD

Clinical differences between girls and boys with ADHD are consistent with differences in brain structure, a recent imaging study has found. Researchers at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore used MRI to scan 226 children aged between 8 and 12 years, comparing girls and boys with ADHD to age- and sex-matched […]

Continuum at EPA Congress 2015

Continuum is an expert-led educational initiative in the ADHD field. As a member you can: Receive free, CME-accredited education Benefit from our unique peer-to-peer training Take our highly interactive eLearning modules with both child and adult curricula Request local CME meetings Keep up to date with the latest ADHD news and publications   Register now to take […]

ADHD symptoms more prevalent in adults with epilepsy

Almost one in five US adults with epilepsy report symptoms of ADHD, a new study has found; this rate is considerably higher than in the general adult population. ADHD symptoms in adults with epilepsy were also associated with increased rates of anxiety and depression and a greater frequency of seizures. Researchers sent questionnaires to 1,361 […]

New research sheds light on neural basis of attentional deficits

Neural mechanisms controlling attention and sensory processing have been identified by US researchers, potentially leading to new approaches in the treatment of ADHD and other disorders that involve attention deficits. An area of the brain called the thalamic reticular nucleus (TRN) is crucial for controlling and filtering sensory information passing through the thalamus to the […]