Håbet stiger for børn med ADHD

On 11. May 2016 by Peter 'ADDSpeaker' Vang

Efter at have været vidne til 5 års konstant nedgang i antallet af NYE børn i behandling med ADHD medicin, ser kurven ud til at knække.

Håbet stiger for børn med ADHD

I 2015 så vi en ganske lille fremgang i antallet af nye børn i behandling, så håbet stiger for børn med ADHD, som forhåbentligt kan få befolkningen, medierne og ikke mindst politikerne, til at forstå at;

Håbet stiger for børn med ADHD

Siden 2010 er antallet af nye børn der er kommet i medicinsk behandling for deres ADHD, faldet og faldet og faldet, således at der i 2015 var færre i medicinsk behandling, end der var i 2010.

Værst er det gået ud over drengene i alderen 7 – 12 år, hvor faldet er nu er så stort, at der praktisk talt er tale om en retrograd udvikling, altså at børn bliver fjernet fra medicin, hurtigere end der kommer nye til! I 2011 var 7.670 børn i denne aldersgruppe, i medicinsk behandling, i dag er tallet 6.722 – et fald på hele 948 børn, hvoraf 80% er drenge.

Samlet set, er trenden endelig vendt

Håbet stiger for børn med ADHD

Småbørn bliver ikke længere udredt og medicineret

Håbet stiger for børn med ADHD

Drenge mellem 7 – 12 år bliver ikke diagnosticeret længere

Håbet stiger for børn med ADHD

De unges udvikling er stagneret

Håbet stiger for børn med ADHD

Vi er selv ude om det …

Håbet stiger for børn med ADHD

Og det værste? – Det kunne have været undgået …

Håbet stiger for børn med ADHD

Kom nu Danmark – forstå nu alvoren!

Unge med medicinsk ubehandlet ADHD har en højere risiko for både misbrug, ulykker, kriminalitet, uønsket graviditet, vold og ikke mindst – selvmord.

Videnskaben har talt – nu må vi som forældre – kræve politisk handling!

We studied 197 patients, the average age was 11±3.5 years, male sex was the most common 69%, 46.2% belonged to nuclear family. The most prevalent psychiatric disorders were 44.2% ADHD, depressive disorders 9.1% and 8.1% TOC. 61% had psychiatric comorbidity, the most frequent was oppositional defiant disorder with ADHD 35.6%. (Ricardo-Ramírez C et al. 2016)

A total of 12.2% of the participants reported suicidal ideation or a suicide attempt. A logistic regression analysis model showed that adolescents who were older, were bullying perpetrators, and reported high depression level were more likely to have suicidal intent. These three factors were also significantly correlated with suicidal ideation; however, only having high depression level was significantly correlated with suicidal attempts. The results of this study showed that a high proportion of adolescents with ADHD reported suicidal ideation or a suicide attempt. Multiple factors were significantly associated with suicidal intent among adolescents with ADHD. Clinicians, educational professionals, and parents of adolescents with ADHD should monitor the possibility of suicide in adolescents with ADHD who exhibit the correlates of suicidal intent identified in this study. (Chou WJ et al. 2016)

After adjusting for comorbid disorders, adults with more ADHD symptoms had significantly higher odds for suicidal behavior. When a single cut-off point was used to classify ADHD (ASRS score ≥14), odds ratios ranged from 1.62 (lifetime suicide attempt) to 2.43 (past 12-monthsuicide ideation). When ADHD symptoms were categorized by strata (I: a score of 0-9; II: 10-13; III: 14-17; IV: 18-24), compared to adults in stratum I, those in stratum IV had odds ratios ranging from 2.16 (lifetime suicide ideation) to 3.68 (past 12-month suicide attempt). (Stickley A. et al. 2016)

Adolescents and young adults with bipolar disorder and ADHD had an increased likelihood of attempted suicide compared with adolescents and young adults with bipolar disorder only. Further study is required to investigate the possible pathophysiology among ADHD, bipolardisorder, and attempted suicide, and to assess whether prompt intervention for ADHD may reduce the risk of attempted suicide. (Lan WH et al. 2016)

Det er alvor – fat det nu!

/ADDspeaker