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People with mental disorder diagnosis at increased risk for COVID-19 infection

Individuals who were recently diagnosed with a mental disorder were at increased risk for COVID-19 infection, especially African Americans and women, according to study results published in World Psychiatry.

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Hyperactivity, learning disabilities, and social isolation…COVID-19 and its effects on ADHD

COVID-19 has created many stresses: mental, job-related, and health. For some caregivers, these stressors are complicated further with caring for a child with attention-deficit/hyperactive disorder (ADHD).

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COVID-19, ADHD, and Depression

ADHD NEWSSTAND FOR PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS COVID-19, ADHD, and Depression During ADHD Awareness Month in October, CHADD shines a spotlight on the heightened impact of the pandemic on children and adults with ADHD.   A report published by The Journal of the American Medical Association in September found that symptoms of depression have become three…

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COVID-19, ADHD, and Depression

During ADHD Awareness Month in October, CHADD shines a spotlight on the heightened impact of the pandemic on children and adults with ADHD.   A report published by The Journal of the American Medical Association in September found that symptoms of depression have become three times more prevalent in the United States since the COVID-19…

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4 Ways to Cope With COVID-19 When Living With ADHD

People with ADHD may be facing disruptive changes in their lives due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These changes may trigger new or worsening symptoms of ADHD or other mental health conditions, such as anxiety or depression. Creating a routine, reframing your symptoms, setting a sleep routine, and socializing digitally may help relieve these symptoms.

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COVID-19, ADHD, and Depression: During ADHD Awareness Month in October, CHADD Shines a Spotlight on the Heightened Impact of the Pandemic on Children and Adults with ADHD

A report published by The Journal of the American Medical Association in September found that symptoms of depression have become three times more prevalent in the United States since the COVID-19 pandemic began…This staggering statistic is of even greater concern for the 17 million children and adults in the US with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), who…

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Should My Child Be Evaluated for ADHD During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Many parents may be wondering whether or not their child can be evaluated for ADHD right now, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, many clinicians are currently performing ADHD evaluations, both in person and remotely through videoconferencing. Before deciding whether your child should be evaluated now, and whether an in-person or a remote telehealth evaluation…

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Study: People with ADHD more likely to recover from COVID

Israeli team publishes findings that indicate that Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder could provide an evolutionary “edge,” contradicting earlier findings that linked ADHD to COVID morbidity.

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Theresa Cerulli, MD: ADHD Students Struggling During COVID-19

In the latest episode of DocTalk, Theresa Cerulli, MD, a psychiatrist in North Andover, Massachusetts and a lecturer at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, discusses just how difficult this school year might be for students suffering from ADHD. (Podcast)

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COVID-19: Optimizing therapeutic strategies for children, adolescents with ADHD

Recently, the Yakima Health District (YHD), in collaboration with the Washington State Department of Health, issued dramatic revisions to its educational curriculum, opting for exclusively remote learning as an important next step in COVID-19 containment measures…Even more noteworthy is how YHD addressed those with language barriers and learning differences such as ADHD as a “priority…

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Study Suggests People With ADHD More Likely to Get COVID-19

In a paper titled ADHD as a Risk Factor for Infection With COVID-19, researchers in Israel showed, well, that ADHD is a risk factor for infection with COVID-19. They did that by analyzing 14,022 COVID-19 tests administered across the months of March, April and May. A little over 10 percent of those tests came back…

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Better Self-Care in the Age of COVID

ADHD NEWSSTAND FOR ADULTS Better Self-Care in the Age of COVID Are you—and members of your family—overwhelmed, burnt out, tired of this pandemic? For people of all ages, the key to improving life in the now normal is to find some inner calm and spaciousness and hang out there for a bit.   by Sharon…

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