ADHD in the News 2017-07-13

ADHD medicines linked to lower risk for substance use problems in adolescents, adults

The use of medication to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is linked to significantly lower risk for substance use problems in adolescents and adults with ADHD, according to a study led by researchers at Indiana University...The results, based upon nearly 3 million people with ADHD in the United States, are reported in the American Journal of Psychiatry.

Higher ADHD risk seen in children with migraine

Children aged 5-12 years with signs of migraine headache were as much as seven times as likely as other children to also appear to have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but those with tension-type headaches didn’t face a higher risk of ADHD, a Brazilian study showed.

Childhood psychiatric disorders increase risk for later adult addiction

Children's health and well-being while growing up can be indicators of the potential health issues they may encounter years later. A new study suggests that a childhood psychiatric disorder increases the risk of developing addiction later in life."

What Are the Signs My Teen Might Be Misusing ADHD Medications?

Your teen is waking up later than usual. Is this something you should chalk up to changing hormones and the tiring demands of schoolwork and social activities? Or could it be that your teen is misusing his or her attention deficit hyperactivity disorder medications? Both are possibilities, and it’s the latter that the National Institute on Drug Abuse says is cause for concern.

The Link Between Sleep Deprivation and ADHD

In today’s busy world, it’s not uncommon for people to get by on little sleep...Unfortunately, not getting enough shut-eye on a regular basis can have detrimental physical and mental health consequences, including high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and depression. So what does this mean for the person with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder? Is there a correlation between lack of sleep and ADHD?

Tips for Packing for Vacation When You Have ADHD

Packing for a trip sounds like an easy task. Not so for many adults with ADHD. Packing requires planning, organization, and decision-making...The following are tips to help make the task of packing a little easier.

Here’s The Number One Productivity Hack For All Entrepreneurs

It’s no secret that science has clearly proven the health benefits of exercise but it wasn’t until I met Dr. John Ratey, a world-renowned psychiatrist and associate professor at Harvard Medical School, that I fully understood just how powerful the mind body connection actually is and how exercise can literally make you a better entrepreneur. Ratey’s early work centered around Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) where he discovered that exercise was a way to balance out patients who had difficulty maintaining focus for extended periods of time.