ADHD in the News 2016-12-22

Differences Between ADHD & Bipolar Disorder in Children

In children, it can be difficult to differentiate between pediatric bipolar disorder (PBD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). They are genetically linked, have multiple overlapping symptoms and co-occur at a rate of 60-80%. However, both disorders have distinct characteristics that are important to note. A new study looks at differences found between those with pediatric bipolar disorder and ADHD, focusing on emotional control, memory and inhibition.

Study finds more med students with disabilities; ADHD tops list

New research indicates the prevalence of disability among U.S. medical students may be as much as nine times higher than previously estimated. The study also assessed the accommodations schools have in place, points to the need for more research to inform better interventions and notes the challenges of collecting data on this frequently stigmatized group.

Paternal aging and its possible link to neurodevelopmental disorders

Neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are on the rise, but its underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. A new comprehensive behavioral analyses asks if this increase could be connect to paternal aging.

Guarding your Kids Against Screen Addiction During the Holidays [video]

[Inteviews with Dr. Nicholas Kardaras, Executive Director of The Dunes East Hampton addiction treatment center and Dr. Richard Besser, ABC News' Chief Health and Medical Editor]

Heston Blumenthal: ‘I have ADHD. But I wouldn’t change it for the world’

The celebrity chef talks to TES about creativity, his ADHD diagnosis, school dinners and how all children should be taught about food. Heston Blumenthal was recently diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. “Quite severely,” the celebrity chef tells TES. “But I wouldn’t change it for the world. I have a very busy head.

5 Ways to Make Your Life Better in the New Year

The new year is upon us, and that means a fresh start. This is the perfect time to reassess where we are going in life, where we want to go, and how we are going to get there. Here are some ways to improve your quality of life in the new year.