ADHD in the News 2018-05-03

Child’s behavior may be result of trauma, not ADHD

As founder of Project Pneuma — where we teach young men the art of forgiveness, self-control and discipline — I see what our kids are going through on daily basis. What’s being diagnosed as an attention deficit disorder is very likely to be a symptom of trauma, especially in the homes and communities of black children.

Daydreaming or Distracted? What Teachers Misunderstand About ADHD

Daydreaming implies pleasure and escape. It suggests choice. However, it is much more likely that our students with their heads in the clouds are simply students who have not been identified as having Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. For them, ADHD may be manifesting as inattentiveness rather than the easier-to-see hyperactivity or impulsivity that most people associate with the disorder.

Setting Students With ADHD Up for Success

Students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder benefit from these easy-to-implement strategies—and so do their peers. Teachers often come to the classroom with an unclear understanding of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and they are rarely provided with strategies that detail how to work with students who have been diagnosed with ADHD...As a special education teacher and tutor who coaches struggling students (many with ADHD), I have found several classroom strategies to be effective.

How Are ADHD and ODD Connected?

Oppositional defiant disorder is considered a childhood disorder and is a hard diagnosis to grasp, so here I will address a few of my own questions about the condition: What is ODD? How does it develop? What is ODD’s connection to ADHD? Can it occur in adults? Most importantly, how can it be treated?

Fabiano’s ADHD research continues with latest $3.3 million grant

Gregory Fabiano, associate dean for interdisciplinary research in the Graduate School of Education who is nationally known for his innovative work treating ADHD children, will partner with Florida International University to investigate the best way to help support and treat children with ADHD and their families.

Genetics company 23andMe is rolling out a huge initiative for people with ADHD and depression — but psychologists are worried

In a move that psychologists and psychiatrists are calling "concerning," popular genetics company 23andMe launched an initiative earlier this month allowing customers to share tips about which treatments for conditions including ADHD and depression do or don't work for them...But experts warn that some aspects of the crowdsourcing initiative could be dangerously misleading and even discourage people from getting treatments that are recommended to them by physicians.

STUDY: Stress over relative’s death during pregnancy can affect baby’s mental health

Does maternal stress arising from loss of a loved one have an impact on the mental health of the child later on in life? A study conducted by researchers from Stanford University affirmed that fetal stress does have far-reaching consequences, and may have impact on the child’s mental health sooner or later.