ADHD in the News 2016-05-19

ADHD may emerge after childhood for some people, according to new study

While it is well established that childhood ADHD may continue into adulthood, new research suggests that for some people the disorder does not emerge until after childhood.

Rare Tumor May Cause ADHD Symptoms in Some Kids

In rare cases, children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) actually have a tumor that appears to cause symptoms similar to those of ADHD, according to a small new study. The researchers evaluated 43 children with rare tumors of the adrenal gland, called pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas. (The adrenal glands are located near the kidneys, and produce adrenaline and other hormones.)

Some States Lag Behind on ADHD Therapy

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released statistics this month suggesting that many states have a long way to go when it comes to promoting greater use of the therapy, which largely relies on teaching parents to reinforce positive behavior while avoiding confrontations. In 10 states, fewer than half of preschoolers in Medicaid with ADHD were receiving psychological counseling, according to the CDC data. Among children ages 2 through 5 with private insurance, the numbers were even worse: In 26 states, fewer than half of those kids with ADHD were receiving behavioral therapy.

Tips on how to cope, organize for a parent who has ADHD

Q. What if it’s not my child who has ADHD, but me, the mother? How can I keep my family life organized when I struggle to organize myself?

Factors Influencing ADHD Persistence Into Adulthood Identified

More than 50% of youth with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder will have persistence of the condition into adulthood...Compared with those for whom the condition remits by adulthood, those with persistent ADHD are more likely to experience social, educational, emotional, and cognitive challenges...researchers at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and several US universities investigated 8 factors pertaining to childhood functioning and family characteristics to determine whether they are associated with ADHD symptoms in adulthood.

Adult ADHD: 7 Tips to Energize Your Life

After an extensive evaluation, I diagnosed [Tina*] with ADHD, inattentive type...However, despite ADHD treatment with medications and therapy, she continued to exert significant energy "just to keep up". This is often true with adults with ADHD...Here are some tips to energize your life as you cope with ADHD.

Deep TMS Promising for OCD, ADHD, Other Mental Illnesses

Deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (dTMS), already approved for treatment-resistant depression, is proving beneficial for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), adult attention- deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and other psychiatric conditions, according to new research. The success of the technology depends on targeting the most appropriate brain regions, the research suggests. Results from some of these new studies were presented here at American Psychiatric Association (APA) 2016 Annual Meeting.

Neos announces U.S. launch of Adzenys XR-ODT for ADHD

Neos Therapeutics, Inc., a pharmaceutical company with a late-stage pipeline of innovative extended-release (XR) product candidates for the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), today announced that Adzenys XR-ODT™ is in distribution channels and is now available to prescribe for patients with ADHD in the United States.