ADHD in the News 2017-09-07

Look out for people at risk of having ADHD diagnosis missed, says NICE

NICE is urging doctors to think about a potential ADHD diagnosis in people who are at higher risk of having the condition, but who are usually overlooked. People who have other conditions, such as a learning disability or mental health problem, or who have a close family member with ADHD are among those more likely to be undiagnosed or wrongly diagnosed with something else...NICE is seeking comments on the draft guideline until 18 October 2017.

ADHD being missed in girls because they are not as ‘disruptive’ Nice warns

ADHD is being missed in girls because they tend not be as badly behaved as boys, new NHS guidance suggests. The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (Nice) said girls and women are going undiagnosed because they were less likely to have “classic” symptoms of the disorder.

Tips to Ensure Your Young ADHD Child’s Success in School

From wondering about a new teacher’s personality to a subject matter's level of difficulty, all children face various concerns and challenges throughout the school year. Thomas E. Brown, director of the Brown Clinic for Attention and Related Disorders in Manhattan Beach, California, says that children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are no different from those without the disorder when it comes to these feelings.

Is ADHD really a sleep problem?

Around 75 percent of children and adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) also have sleep problems, but until now these have been thought to be separate issues. Now a in a pulling together of the latest research, Scientists are proposing of a new theory which says that much of ADHD may in fact be a problem associated with lack of regular circadian sleep.

So Is ADHD Really Just Caused by Being Sleepy?

If you pay attention to media coverage of ADHD, you might have noticed an explosion of stories about ADHD and sleep this week. Here’s a sampling: Daily Mail: ADHD may be caused by children getting a lack of sleep or using mobiles and tablets before bed, experts say; Today: Does sleep deprivation cause ADHD? A new study says maybe; Guardian: Disturbed sleep patterns may be key to ADHD, study finds; So, what is this “study” and why is it getting so much attention?

5 Ways to Focus at Work, from an Executive Who’s Struggled with ADHD

By nature, I’m messy and disorganized — and my mind can be too. I have trouble sustaining attention on just about anything...Through a lot of trial and error, I’ve discovered several work-arounds that can help anyone struggling to stay focused at work.

‘I assumed it was all my fault’: the adults dealing with undiagnosed ADHD

It’s 30 years since the condition was recognised. It is most often associated with children, but more and more grownups are now being diagnosed. Does this help?

How to Talk to Your Young Child About His or Her ADHD Diagnosis

Now that your young child has been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, you might be wondering about how to inform him or her about the diagnosis. What level of detail should you convey? Should you even say anything at all and wait for behaviors to improve once parenting techniques, medications and other treatments have been in place for a while?

Carolyn Hax: I think my husband is too hard on my ADHD son

DEAR CAROLYN: My 8-year-old son does not have the greatest relationship with my husband, and I am clearly his favorite. My son is a bit challenging in general; he has ADHD and is gifted and sensitive to boot. Anyway, my husband’s expectations of him just don’t seem to match reality.