ADHD in the News 2016-06-09

The rules of the game for children with ADHD

Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) often display behaviors that are inappropriate for the situation in which they are in. They might move around in the classroom during a lesson, or talk non-stop and interrupt others’ conversations...A team of researchers may now be able to help explain the difficulties children with ADHD experience in adapting their behavior to given situations.

Maternal Vitamin D Deficiency and Behavioral Issues in Offspring

Maternal vitamin D deficiency in early pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of behavioral issues and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)–like symptoms in preschool children, according to new data from a birth cohort study in Greece.

The ADHD Healthy Living Summer Challenge

A study out this week in the Journal of Attention Disorders suggests that an approach to ADHD emphasizing healthy living may significantly improve symptoms. Since ADHD undermines executive function, the skills we need to plan and sustain routines, it’s no surprise that it affects sleep, nutrition, and exercise, as well as pushing kids towards an unhealthy relationship with video games and technology...A separate study out this spring takes a unique approach to changing habits...Here’s what to try out for your child, teen, or yourself.

Study highlights multiple factors of ADHD medication use

Youth who take Ritalin, Adderall or other stimulant medications for ADHD over an extended period of time early in life are no more at risk for substance abuse in later adolescence than teens without ADHD, according to a new study.

The Cumulative Effects of ADHD

Let me give you two pictures of ADHD. The first is of a disorder that’s basically about being a little more scattered than usual...The second is of a disorder that changes every aspect of your life. It makes you less likely to graduate school, it sabotages your career, it messes with your relationships, and it affects your health. How can these be the same condition?

Can You “Grow Out Of” ADHD?

These days, more and more researchers recognize the necessity of studying ADHD beyond childhood and adolescence. If so many children live with ADHD, why do so few adults have the diagnosis? Can ADHD, much like certain forms of epilepsy, be outgrown? Or does the damage associated with ADHD stick around for the long term despite what clinicians once believed?