ADHD in the News 2016-10-13

Fewer indications of ADHD in children whose mothers took vitamin D during pregnancy

Children of mothers who took vitamin D during pregnancy with resultant high levels of the vitamin in the umbilical blood have fewer symptoms of ADHD at the age of 2½ years. These were the findings in a new study from the Odense Child Cohort just published in The Australia & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry."

October 7

Lifetime prevalence of ADHD was 9% among adolescents aged 13 to 18 years and past-year prevalence was 4.1% among adults in the U.S., according to the NIMH. In honor of ADHD Awareness Month, collected the top five articles about ADHD in children and adults for psychiatrists.

Adverse Childhood Experiences May Up Risk of ADHD

Researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine say adverse experiences such as poverty, mental illness, and exposure to violence are associated with childhood development of ADHD.

New study to tackle ADHD in young prisoners

A new study led by researchers from King's College London, the University of Edinburgh and Imperial College London, will investigate whether a drug called methylphenidate (MPH) reduces symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and antisocial behaviour in young male prisoners with the disorder.

Redirecting Troubled Teens Toward Success

There are about 32 million American teenagers, and the National Institute of Mental Health estimates that by the age of 15 20 percent of them either have or have had a seriously debilitating psychological disorder including ADHD, mood and conduct disorders, anxiety and panic disorders, major depression, and eating disorders.

New Federal Special Education Grants Support Literacy, Testing, and Transition

The U.S. Department of Education has rolled out several grants to support students with disabilities to improve literacy outcomes and to transition into college or work after leaving high school. The Education Department is also providing funding that will help states and districts include more students with disabilities on state assessments."

National ADHD awareness – “Knowing is Better”

The month of October is dedicated to ADHD awareness and the 2016 theme is "knowing is better". To learn more about the disorder we've brought in Dr. Michael Ruggiero with Aggieland ADHD in studio to educate us on the topic. Dr. Ruggiero talks about how to figure out when someone does have this disorder, and how to treat it. Dr. Ruggiero says is a good resource for families.

In Our Own Voice: Women describe struggles with mental illness in the workplace

Ingram, a 29-year-old mental health advocate, shared her story of mental illness Thursday at an In Our Own Voice presentation at Berkshire Community College. In Our Own Voice is a program that focuses primarily on the challenges people with mental illness face in the workplace through personal testimony from those dealing with mental health issues, said Brenda Carpenter, executive director of NAMI Berkshire County, an affiliate of NAMI Massachusetts.