Clinical Trends for August 2016

Ryan Syrek


August 26, 2016

Each week, we identify one top search term, speculate as to what caused its popularity, and provide an infographic on a related condition. If you have thoughts about what's trending and why, feel free to share them with us on Twitter or Facebook!

Clinical Trend of the Week (August 20-26): ADHD

This week's top search term was powered by several pieces of relevant news. A study from England found that a diet that is high in fat and sugar during pregnancy may increase the risk for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. Meanwhile, a separate study found that children exposed to acetaminophen in utero are at higher risk for behavioral problems, including ADHD. Yet another study found that children with ADHD who were treated with methylphenidate had brain changes after discontinuing the drug. The long-term consequences of those changes are uncertain. Three potentially important findings led to an increase in searches regarding this condition.

For more information on ADHD, read here.


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