ADHD in the News 2015-08-25

Study finds association between people who have had a traumatic brain injury and ADHD

A new study has found a ""significant association"" between adults who have suffered a traumatic brain injury at some point in their lives and who also have attention deficit hyperactive disorder. The study, published today in the Journal of Psychiatric Research, supports research that found a similar association in children, said Dr. Gabriela Ilie, lead author of the study and a post-doctoral fellow at St. Michael's Hospital.

ADHD Risk Rises for Each Week a Preemie Is Born Early

The more premature a child is born, the higher the likelihood of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a recent Finnish study. Babies born particularly underweight or overweight for their gestational age also had an increased risk of ADHD, researchers found

School offers alternative to traditional classroom

The Connecticut State Certified Special Education school, with a class size of no more than 10 students, receives students in grades K-12 whom have been referred by the public schools as candidates that would not only benefit from the highly-structured environment that The High Road offers, but also may enable many of these students to return to the less restrictive educational setting of a public school classroom after a period of time.

ADHD mystery: Claims of no attention deficit disorder in France challenged

It’s been a puzzle. As psychiatrists began to better understand what is now called attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the rates among children (around 5 percent) seemed steady in nearly every country worldwide. Except a few in Europe, France in particular.

Top ADHD stories of the summer

As the month of August comes to a close and the beginning of the school year approaches, it may be the perfect time to revisit the latest research, treatment approvals and guidance associated with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. highlights the top ADHD stories released this summer.

Marriage Conflict May Create ADHD-Like Symptoms

A colleague of mine posted an article from The Atlantic on our Listserv called How Childhood Trauma Could Be Mistaken for ADHD. I was intrigued by the title as well as its hypothesis, as we have found in our experience as marriage counselors, that marriage conflict tends to create this scenario.

Prescriptions for Ritalin and other ADHD drugs double in a decade

Specialists [in the United Kingdom] fear cuts to mental health services have led to children being inappropriately prescribed drugs. Nearly a million prescriptions for Ritalin and related drugs for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were dispensed last year – more than double the number of a decade ago.