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ADHD may delay diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder

A recent US study has found that children with both autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and ADHD may be at increased risk of having the diagnosis of their ASD significantly delayed. This is thought to be at least partly attributable to both conditions harbouring a number of shared symptoms. The research, which was carried out on […]

Hyperactivity in ADHD may be a compensation mechanism rather than a core symptom

A US study has found that hyperactivity in children with ADHD may be a compensation mechanism to help neurocognitive functioning, rather than a core deficit contributing to impairments. Researchers at the Center for Advancement of Youth in Jackson, Mississippi, compared 29 8–12-year-old boys diagnosed with ADHD with 23 typically developing boys of the same age. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Study finds increased rate of childhood physical abuse amongst adults with ADHD

Adults with ADHD are over seven times more likely to report that they were physically abused in childhood compared to adults without the disorder, a Canadian study reports. The study examined data from a sample of 13,054 adults in the 2005 Canadian Community Health Survey, which asked about chronic conditions including ADHD, and about adverse […]