ADHD in the News 2017-11-30

Childhood ADHD & Autism Linked To Pre-pregnancy Obesity

Women overweight or obese prior to getting pregnant were more likely to have a child who is autistic or with behavioural problems, according to a new review by a team of researchers from Duke University Medical Center and Virginia Commonwealth University.

Problems with attention, not autism, predispose children to injury

Young children with autism are no more likely than those without the condition to sustain injuries that require medical attention, according a study of more than 2,000 children1. However, injuries are common among children with attention problems. About 30 percent of children with autism meet the criteria for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Why Is Your Toddler So Hyper? Science Explains

If your toddler is active, high-spirited, energetic, and, frankly, exhausting, you might think that you're looking at a child that's out of the norm. You may wonder what's going on, if there's something wrong, and why they are the way that they are. While, sure, it's normal for you to ask these questions if you're worried, chances are, there's not actually anything wrong.

How to Manage “Disabilities” in Your Small Business — With Peter Shankman

The most recent episode of “Hot Seat,” a series hosted by Ramon Ray, focused on the topic of “disabilities” and how different ways of thinking can impact how businesses work. The episode featured a conversation with Peter Shankman, founder of HARO and author of the book Faster Than Normal about his experience with ADHD, and also Shawn Hessinger, Executive Editor of Small Business Trends.

Technology and ADHD: The Nuances of the Modern Attention Span

The iPhone X came out earlier this month, marking 10 years since the release of the first iteration of Apple’s ubiquitous device. Since the beginnings of smartphones, psychologists have been interested in studying the effects of technology on sleep, attention and stress. Some psychologists are finding that technology use may be giving users symptoms that resemble attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

How to Ensure a Good Night’s Sleep for Those With ADHD

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes that 1 in 3 Americans aren’t getting adequate sleep, which can increase the risk for health problems such as diabetes and stroke. Having attention deficit hyperactivity disorder contributes to this statistic. Studies presented at a September conference in Paris highlighted that about 75 percent of children and adults with the disorder have sleep difficulties.

What Is It Really Like to Be the Parent of a Child With ADHD?

From developmental and behavioral concerns to academic and social demands, raising children certainly has its share of emotional ebbs and flows. Challenges as well as joyful moments are usually par for the course, but add attention deficit hyperactivity disorder into the mix and all of these feelings will likely intensify. Dr. Mark Bertin, a developmental pediatrician...says that every family has strengths, but when someone is experiencing a struggle, it can be easy to overlook positive traits.

Introduction: Treatment Resistance in Psychiatry

This Special Report on treatment resistance provides expert guidance on how to treat patients who are still unresponsive after multiple unsuccessful attempts at intervention for some common mental disorders. ADHD, PTSD, panic disorder, and bipolar disorder are especially difficult to treat successfully, for a number of reasons.