ADHD In the News 09-11-2020

Meta-Analysis: ADHD Diagnoses More Prevalent in Black Patients

Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnoses were more common in Black people than for people of other races/ethnicities, a meta-analysis found. In 21 U.S. studies conducted from 1979-2020, the pooled prevalence of ADHD was 14.54% for Black adults and children and 13.87% for Black children only, reported Jude Mary Cénat, PhD, of the University of Ottawa in Canada, and colleagues in JAMA Psychiatry. View Article: MedPage Today September 9, 2020

How Service Dogs Can Help Kids with Autism and ADHD

There has been a lot of evidence to show that dogs can positively impact those with autism and ADHD. Getting a service dog could be an excellent step to help one cope up with their anxiousness and better their confidence levels. View Article: AutisMag, September 4, 2020

How to recognize signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder in children

It is a misconception that bipolar disorder is rare in children. Rather, the disorder is often misdiagnosed in youths as ADHD or depression because these conditions exhibit similar symptoms. View Article: Insider, September 8, 2020

Parents anxious about virtual learning as new school year starts

As Richmond Public Schools launches a new school year Tuesday, Sept. 8, with all virtual learning, parents and students are grappling with the reality of not having face-to-face instruction. Parents’ questions are very simple: Will RPS have adequate services and resources to keep my child on track academically and at the right grade level? Katima Melmx has two sons in RPS, both of whom will be 11th-graders at John Marshall High School. While her son, Marcus Brooks, 16, has John Marshall as his home school, he attends CodeRVA Regional High School. Her son, Kevaugha Brooks, 17, goes to the Richmond Technical Center. Both have Individualized Education Programs, or IEPs, focusing on learning through their attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. View Article: Richmond Free Press, September 3, 2020

The pandemic helped me realize I have ADHD — at 34

It took a global pandemic for me to realize how dependent I am on a carefully crafted routine. After several weeks of struggling with self-isolation, I learned — at age 34 — that I have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). View Article: CBC News, September 8, 2020

ADHD may help predict adults’ car crash risk

Young adults who've had attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) since childhood are at increased risk for road crashes, researchers say. But there is no increased risk for those whose ADHD symptoms have decreased, according to the study published online recently in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. View Article: Health24, September 9, 2020

Blouch: ADHD makes remote learning challenging for some

Back in March when the rumors of classes going online were evolving from small whispers to an unavoidable truth, like many other students in my position, I panicked. School has always been a struggle for me, and the only thing I could think about was how those struggles would be exasperated in an online environment. In my personal experience, in-person classes provided a stronger sense of structure that was more conducive to productivity for a brain with ADHD. View Article: Rocky Mountain Collegian, September 7, 2020

Developmental relations between ADHD symptoms and bullying perpetration and victimization in adolescence

It has previously been hypothesized that individuals with elevated attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms are at greater risk of bullying perpetration and victimization. Using autoregressive latent trajectory models with structured residuals (ALT‐SR) and four waves (ages 11, 13, 15, and 17) of longitudinal data from the normative z‐proso study (n = 1526, 52% male), we evaluated the developmental relations between ADHD and bullying using both self‐ and teacher‐reported ADHD symptom data. View Article: Wiley Online Library, September 8, 2020