ADHD in the News 2017-11-16

Adult ADHD: An imbalance between the online and offline brain

A new study by researchers at the National Human Genome Institute (NHGRI) examined why some people grow out of childhood attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), while others continue to have symptoms into adulthood. They discovered that adults with ADHD persisting from childhood partly lose the usual balance of connections between brain networks that control action and those that control daydreaming or introspecting.

ADHD Drugs Associated With Modest Risks During Pregnancy

Two large studies of pregnant women with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) suggest that stimulant medications taken during pregnancy are associated with a modestly increased risk for perinatal and placental abnormalities. The authors of both studies, though, caution that those risks must be weighed against those of untreated ADHD.

Emotional Dysregulation and Executive Dysfunction in Patients With ADHD and Bipolar Disorder

During a session on distinguishing between bipolar disorder and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, David W. Goodman, MD, FAPA, assistant professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and director and founder, Adult Attention Deficit Disorder Center of Maryland, explained that many of the symptoms for the 2 disorders overlap.

How to Cope During the Holidays When You Have ADHD

For someone with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, stress this time of year can multiply. “While people with ADHD love the intensity and excitement, things get can overwhelming,” says Edward Hallowell, founder of the Hallowell Centers, which help treat people with ADHD and other cognitive and emotional conditions in Boston, New York City, San Francisco and Seattle.

Working with ADHD: Practical Tips for Adjusting to the Workforce

Even for individuals who do not have attention-deficit hyperactivity (ADHD), the transition from an educational setting such as high school/college to the workforce can be difficult...Once in the working world, many young adults are surprised at the limited flexibility that some entry-level jobs provide...Here are some practical suggestions to help ease the transition from school settings to the working world:

Omega-3 treats ADHD: Study confirms fatty acids in oily fish are effective treatment for behavior and communication symptoms

New systematic review confirms role of omega-3s and omega-6s as a safe, effective treatment; Registered dietician Dr Emma Derbyshire reviewed 16 studies on different forms of ADHD treatment; Her meta-analysis revealed the majority of studies (13) reported significant improvement in people with ADHD when treated with omega fatty acids

Social exclusion at preschool level leads to incidence of ADHD symptoms in young children

Children who experience social exclusion in preschool are at greater risk of becoming so-called "school losers". Norwegian researchers are studying what happens to children who are marginalized."

Inventor creates device to help fidgety kids learn better

Scott Ertl, the owner of Bouncy Bands LLC based in Winston-Salem, is all about movement for children and adults. "I think movement is one of the best ways to help people stay healthy," Ertl said. "If we can teach kids early on in school that when they have anxiety, hyperactivity and frustration, movement is a way to help them get back on track so that they can be in the zone to learn and to live," Ertl said.