ADHD in the News 2016-07-14

Epilepsy May Triple ADHD Risk, Danish Study Finds

Children who suffer from epilepsy or fever-related seizures may face a higher risk of also having attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new Danish research suggests. The findings echo those of some previous research. But, U.S. experts said the new study is notable because of the large number of study participants -- nearly 1 million -- and the length of follow-up, which was up to 22 years.

How to Identify Common Adolescent Mental Health Issues

Given that the transition from adolescence into young adulthood is often marked by normal emotional ups and downs, it can be difficult for parents to identify symptoms of mental health issues. Especially after puberty, adolescents experience a variety of changes, both behaviorally and psychologically. They also experience mood swings that can seem severe, depending on the day and the circumstances.

New ADHD Meds: Easier to Swallow

People with ADHD who struggle to swallow medication in tablet or capsule form will be cheered to learn that in the past several months, the FDA has approved three new treatment choices for oral extended-release ADHD medications that do not require patients to swallow the medication whole.

ADHD diagnoses among women rise

A new report from the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry found ADHD diagnoses among women rose 55 percent from 2003 to 2011, compared to only 40 percent for men.

ADHD Among Children May Be Triggered by Excessive Use of Gadgets, Number of Cases Has Been Alarming

Gadgets and technology have taken its toll especially in this generation. Children can be seen with gadgets of family dinners, even toddlers are young as 2 are glued on the screens. School aged kids and even teens barely talk as their tinker their device. Though it keeps them busy, it was suggested that gadgets tend to trigger ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

5 Lessons My Child’s ADHD Taught Me

When I found out my son had ADHD, I learned as much about the condition as possible...But over the years, the most valuable knowledge has come from my son, and from helping him get a handle on his ADHD. Here’s some of what I’ve learned—and wish I’d known sooner.