CHADD in the News

Medical News Today
Why is ADHD awareness important?

Raising awareness of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) helps create welcoming, accessible schools and workplaces. It also ensures doctors can properly treat ADHD, reduces the impact of the condition, and may encourage people with symptoms of ADHD to seek a diagnosis...During ADHD Awareness Month, organizations such as Children and Adults with ADD (CHADD) host educational seminars, awareness campaigns, and events to draw attention to ADHD and how it affects people.

ADHD the Focus of International Conference Hosted by CHADD, ADDA, and ACO

More than 1,500 members of the global ADHD community will convene from November 4 through 6 for the 2021 Virtual International Conference on ADHD. This premier event, hosted by three leading nonprofit organizations─CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder), ADDA (Attention Deficit Disorder Association), and ACO (ADHD Coaches Organization)─delivers three days of ADHD-focused science, education, and essential information, as well as support and community.

WTOP Radio
Signs to evaluate a child for ADHD

Signs a child might need help include “challenges with attention, focus, processing, falling behind academically, feeling like they’re not able to catch up, having challenges with impulse control, calling out in class, acting out before actually thinking, being easily frustrated, very overwhelmed,” Patton-Smith said...A great resource for parents according to Patton-Smith is the Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) website.

Journal of Attention Disorders
The Adverse Health Outcomes, Economic Burden, and Public Health Implications of Unmanaged Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): A Call to Action Resulting from CHADD Summit, Washington, DC, October 17, 2019.

Recent research has increasingly documented the adverse effects of ADHD on physical health in addition to its well-known effects on emotional health. Responding to this concern, CHADD organized a summit meeting of health care providers, governmental and other health-related organizations, and health care payers. Here we summarize the resulting Calls to Action to the various stakeholder groups.

Editors Only
Work-from-Home's Future Still a Dilemma

"If your editorial staff has initiated or increased work-from-home during the pandemic, has it worked out well for you?" That's a question we raised with a sampling of Editors Only readers...Susan Buningh, executive editor of Attention magazine, writes about how proud she is of her staff.

Daily Herald
Illinois high school students partner with CHADD on a nationwide campaign for ADHD awareness

Adlai. E. Stevenson High school seniors Riya Khandelwal, Meha Krishnareddigari, and Gulnaaz Sayyad launched a campaign in late 2020 to raise awareness about ADHD. They have also partnered and become officiated ambassadors of CHADD, a nationwide organization dedicated to helping those with ADHD and their loved ones.

New York Times
How Do I Know if I Have Adult A.D.H.D.?

In addition, Children and Adults With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, or CHADD, reported that the highest proportion of people who call their A.D.H.D. help line are adults seeking guidance and resources for themselves...And CHADD, the A.D.H.D. advocacy organization, includes many offerings beyond its telephone help line, including online support groups and courses; free webinars; and a resource page for adults with A.D.H.D...If you are looking for a provider, both CHADD and A.D.D.A. have directories where you can search for a health care professional.

Healthy Place
Can Children Outgrow ADHD?

As the exhausted mother of a child with ADHD who sometimes feels desperate for one moment of elusive silence, I often wonder: can he outgrow this?...CHADD, a charity that offers support, information, and advocacy to people with ADHD, gave me the answer to the question I've asked myself so many times, even if it wasn't the answer I wanted to hear: symptoms of ADHD persist in 50 to 86 percent of adults who had ADHD as children.
ADHD Time Blindness Contributes to My Impulse Spending

According to a study conducted by National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) and aggregated by CHADD (Children and Adults With Attention Deficit Disorder), only 3.1% of girls were getting diagnosed with this condition in 1997-1998.

Adult ADHD: What Happens When You Stop Meds?

The answer depends on the medications you take, says L. Eugene Arnold, MD, resident expert for CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder).

Yahoo Lifestyle
How to Help Your Child with ADHD Get a Better Night's Sleep

If you’re a parent of a child with ADHD, you may have experienced difficulty in getting your child to sleep at a reasonable hour. As it turns out, this is a common issue amongst parents as up to 70 percent of children with ADHD have difficulty falling asleep, according to CHADD.

ADHD And Hoarding: What’s the Connection?

If you or a loved one is experiencing ADHD, hoarding, or a similar condition, like Diogenes syndrome, consider reaching out to these organizations to find support groups in your area: Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD). This is a national organization that offers resources and support for individuals with ADHD. You can find CHADD’s support group directory here.

New York Times
‘No One’s Ever Talked to Me About This Before’

Ms. Donovan’s comics have been shared on the website for the A.D.H.D. nonprofit Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, as well as in the organization’s magazine and on its social media pages.

Study Breaks
College Students With ADHD Face Additional Roadblocks

The first great tip that comes from Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) is to start using a planner or an online calendar, as well as setting reminders to help stay on track for upcoming assignments...The CHADD website also suggests that a good routine can help college students with ADHD to better adapt to their new surroundings.

ADHD Meds Can Help Preschoolers, But Effects Vary

While stimulants are often first in line, the research shows that another class of ADHD drugs known as alpha-2 adrenergic agonists may also improve symptoms and could have fewer side effects for some kids.
"Stimulants aren't the only answer if your child has ADHD and needs medication," said Mary Solanto, a professor of pediatrics and psychiatry at the Hofstra-Northwell School of Medicine in New Hyde Park, N.Y., and a member of the advisory board for Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD).

NBC4 Washington
‘Together Is Better': Boy, 12, Organizes Relay Marathon

Tyler Portnoy organized a relay marathon in Rockville to benefit CHADD, which works to serve children and adults living with ADHD. Everyone took a lap or two in the efforts to raise both money and awareness.

Does Behavioral Therapy for ADHD Help?

Behavioral therapy may help individuals with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) manage and change the behaviors that are causing them difficulties and stress. Behavioral therapy can help people with ADHD develop new, more positive behaviors and help them manage their symptoms more effectively. Behavioral therapy may work alongside medication and is often a part of an ADHD treatment plan.
Use Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder’s (CHADD’s) professional directory to find therapy near you.

ABC 10 News San Diego
More parents, kids struggling with signs of ADD, ADHD amid pandemic

With so many families working and learning together at home, ABC10 has learned calls to the helpline for Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) are up by 62%. Some parents who are calling the CHADD helpline are sharing their own struggles with time management and the ability to focus.

US News & World Report
College Can Really Ramp Up Stress for People With ADHD

College is far more stressful for undergrads with ADHD than for their classmates, but it doesn't have to defeat them. New research finds that resilience seems to be an important buffer...The new research appears in the April issue of the Journal of College Counseling. Margaret Sibley, an associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine, reviewed the findings. She noted that college is extremely hard for students with ADHD for a host of reasons. A big one is that many struggle with independent management of schoolwork. "College academics draw heavily on self-regulated learning at a time when these skills may not yet be developed in individuals with ADHD," said Sibley, who is also a board member of Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD).

ABC15 Arizona
More parents and kids struggling with signs of ADD, ADHD amid pandemic

...With so many families working and learning together at home, ABC15 has learned calls to the helpline for Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) are up by 62%.

Impact of remote learning on youth with ADHD

Remote learning has lead to disruptions in routines for both parents and students, especially when a child has ADHD. "All of those extra distractions that come with virtual learning make it even harder for a young person with ADHD to stay on task and stay focused," said Ramey Stillman. CHADD's resources are offered at a link.

Elite Daily
What Getting Diagnosed With ADHD Amid The Pandemic Meant To 10 Young Womxn

According to Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), calls to its helpline have increased by 62% since the introduction of the novel coronavirus...According to CHADD, throughout childhood, teachers are more likely to spot hyperactivity in boys, while girls are more likely to present the inattentive type and overcompensate for symptoms.

ADHD in Young Adults

David W. Goodman, MD, one of CHADD's professional experts, says ADHD treatment is especially important for young people. He suggests that it’s best for people to read up on ADHD before they start treatment so they can understand what it is, how it affects the chemicals in their brain, and how treatment can help them live better.

View Article: WebMD, March 17, 2021

Fox5 NY
ADHD and remote learning

CHADD staff members discuss the challenges of remote learning.

Adult ADHD Can Mean Fewer Jobs, Worse Pay

A new study finds that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) continues to hamper people long after childhood ends. Researchers found that adults with ADHD often have a harder time holding their own in the workforce. CHADD Resident Expert Dr. L. Eugene Arnold is interviewed.

NWI Times
Region doctors see increase in ADHD evaluations amid pandemic

Physicians are seeing an uptick in the number of parents who are seeking ADHD evaluations for their children — and if that could be playing a role in remote learning struggles. That’s according to the Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), an organization that operates a helpline to answer questions about ADHD.

Medical News Today
What to know about untreated ADHD in adults

According to some research, many adults with ADHD symptoms do not receive a diagnosis of the condition. This can affect a person’s chance of receiving treatment. Without treatment, ADHD can affect their work performance, mental health, and relationships...The Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder organization note that the medications that treat ADHD in children can also help control symptoms in adults.

The Stroud Foundation and CHADD Partner Up to Improve Virtual Learning for Children with ADHD

CHADD is proud to partner with the Stroud Foundation to improve virtual learning for children with ADHD. We congratulate Dr. Andrea Chronis-Tuscano and her team at the University of Maryland ADHD Program on their receipt of a grant to develop a series of animated videos that will support success for students, parents, and educators during these challenging times.

69 News WFMZ
The Stroud Foundation and CHADD Partner Up to Improve Virtual Learning for Children with ADHD

The Stroud Foundation, a Washington, DC-based foundation dedicated to DC-area kids with learning differences and their families, and CHADD, the leading national nonprofit organization supporting the ADHD community, are pleased to announce that Professor Andrea Chronis-Tuscano, PhD, and her team at the University of Maryland ADHD Program, have received a Stroud Foundation grant to study online learning interventions for children with ADHD. Dr. Chronis-Tuscano and her team were selected through a competitive application process and thorough review by a committee of experts in ADHD representing both the Stroud Foundation and CHADD.

NBC News, 41 KSHB Kansas City
ADHD symptoms, concerns increase during COVID-19 pandemic

Homes have transformed into work and school spaces, and there's a new concern on how it's impacting children. CHADD's helpline has seen a 62 percent increase in calls seeking information on ADHD and where to find an evaluation. Local doctor Sasha Hamdani said her practice has since a similar increase in families concerned about ADHD symptoms.

NBC News
The great attention deficit: More parents seek ADHD diagnosis and drugs for kids to manage remote learning

Parents are growing concerned that their children may be struggling with ADHD while learning from home during the pandemic. CHADD's helpline has seen an increase in callers seeking an evaluation or a professional who can help. CHADD PAB member Maggie Sibley and COO April Gower-Getz discuss possible reasons for the increase.

Lockdowns Are Leaving Kids With ADHD in Crisis

CHADD PAB member Margaret H. Sibley, PhD, and spokesperson Carey A. Heller discusses the difficulties children and teens with ADHD are experiencing with the closing of school campuses and activities during the pandemic.

The Times Leader
The great attention deficit: More parents seek ADHD diagnosis and drugs for kids to manage remote learning

Parents are recognizing their children may be struggling with ADHD symptoms while learning from home. CHADD’s national helpline has seen a dramatic increase in calls seeking information on ADHD and professional to conduct an evaluation.

Pandemic has ADHD concerns up among parents Video

Calls to the helpline for CHADD have increased 62 percent since the start of the pandemic. CHADD Resident Expert L. Eugene Arnold, MD, and COO April Gower-Getz share possible reasons.

NewsChannel5 Nashville
Nonprofit says parents are seeing signs of ADHD in kids during pandemic

Calls to the helpline for CHADD have increased 62 percent since the start of the pandemic. CHADDResident Expert L. Eugene Arnold, MD, shares possible reasons.

View Article: NewsChannel5 Nashville, February 24, 2021

National Association of Secondary School Principals
“Learning to Manage ADHD in the Classroom ─ Essential Tools to Help Teachers and Students Succeed”

Byline feature by CHADD COO April Gower-Getz about the Teacher to Teacher program

CBC (Canadian Broadcast Corporation Radio/Sirius XM Radio)

Radio feature regarding ADHD and life expectancy, with CHADD spokesperson Russell Barkley, PhD

March 1, 2019

Mental Health Weekly
“Groundbreaking study examines ADHD, life expectancy in children and adults”

Feature article regarding the impact of ADHD on life expectancy, with CHADD spokesperson Russell Barkley, PhD

January 14, 2019

U.S. News & World Report
“Can Social Media Help Improve ADHD Treatments?”

Feature article exploring social media use by individuals who have ADHD, with CHADD spokesperson David Goodman, MD

U.S. News & World Report
“ADHD and Eating Disorders: What You Should Know”

Feature article about ADHD and eating disorders, with CHADD spokesperson Craig Surman, MD, and conference presenter Roberto Olivardia, MD

High School Counselor Week
“For High School Students with ADHD, is College the Best Next Step?”

Byline article by CHADD COO April Gower-Getz about high school students with ADHD preparing for college

Psychiatric Times
“ADHD in Older Adults”

Summary: Podcast featuring CHADD spokesperson David Goodman, MD, on the topic of ADHD in older adults

CHADD News Releases

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

Symptoms of depression have become three times more prevalent in the United States since the COVID-19 pandemic began. CHADD hopes to build greater understanding of the relationship between ADHD and depression, especially during these difficult times.

ADHD the Focus of International Conference Hosted by CHADD, ADDA and ACO

2019 Conference to be Held in November in Philadelphia

CHADD Hosts Summit to Address Impact of ADHD on Public Health

When Your Child is Diagnosed with ADHD

CHADD’s Parent to Parent Program Provides Essential Guidance

July 23, 2019

New Research Suggests Untreated ADHD Reduces Life Expectancy by Young Adulthood ─ Treatment May Help to Address the Problem

CHADD and Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., Partner to Announce Findings

When is it ADHD?

CHADD Shares Key Insights During ADHD Awareness Month in October

CHADD Joins Amicus Brief Filed with Supreme Court in Landmark Case Regarding Students with Disabilities

ADHD the Focus of International Conference Hosted by CHADD and ADDA

ADHD: Recognizing the Symptoms

October is ADHD Awareness Month

ADHD: Myths vs. Facts

CHADD Recognizes ADHD Awareness Month in October

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