ADHD in the News 2018-04-05

Children with autism and ADHD at increased risk for anxiety, mood disorders

Children with both autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at increased risk for being diagnosed with or treated for anxiety and mood disorders, according to a study published in Pediatrics today. The study, completed by the Interactive Autism Network (IAN), is one of the largest to compare comorbidities in individuals with ASD alone to individuals with ASD and ADHD.

Sluggish Cognitive Tempo May Predict Methylphenidate Nonresponse in Children With ADHD

The findings of a study in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry suggest that the presence of certain symptoms in a cluster referred to as “sluggish cognitive tempo” may predict the efficacy of methylphenidate, the most commonly prescribed medication for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the world.

How ADHD Symptoms Relate to Poor Driving Skills in Teens

In a new study, researchers wanted to know how the specific symptoms found in attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) might affect teens’ new driving skills. They discovered that teens with greater symptoms of inattention made more mistakes in a driving simulator test, while those with symptoms of hyperactivity and conduct disorder were more likely to engage in risky driving behaviors.

Study: ADHD drug prescribed more than any other in South Carolina

A new report claims that the controversial drugs used to treat attention deficit disorders are prescribed more often than any other medications in South Carolina, even as some experts said last week they aren’t sure why these potentially addictive drugs are so prevalent here. Other researchers chose not to speculate about the trend at all.

The Effects of Dietary Modification on ADHD

Many studies have investigated the effects of changes in diet on symptoms of ADHD. Research findings support that artificial food colorings do not contribute to ADHD however excluding food additives, sugar and certain food groups may reduce symptoms of hyperactivity in some cases.

The Anti-inflammatory Diet’s Surprising Benefits in Children

Hello. I am Diane Barsky, attending physician in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). I have a special interest in nutrition for children, and today I'd like to talk to you about the anti-inflammatory diet.

Scottish Labour MSP with ADHD slams Netflix over drug abuse claims in new documentary

Daniel Johnson fears Take Your Pills, which highlights the abuse of ADHD drugs by those who see them as a performance enhancer, will demonise sufferers...Daniel believes the film fails to show the impact having ADHD can have on a person’s life.