ADHD in the News 2018-05-17

Kids Are Taking Fewer Antibiotics, More ADHD Meds

Children and adolescents are getting fewer prescription drugs than they did in years past, according to a study that looks at a cross-section of the American population...Prescriptions for some drugs increased, such as for treatments for asthma, contraception and attention-deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

ADHD: Which children will benefit most from serious games?

Young children with ADHD respond differently to specific treatment methods. A recent study examined a new type of intervention, called serious games, to determine which subtypes of children with ADHD are more likely to benefit.

Scientists Propose New Way to Diagnose Dopamine-Linked Disorders Using Mouse with ADHD Traits

If the “eyes are the window to the soul,” then a series of studies from a Florida Atlantic University laboratory suggests that they may also be a window into diagnosing and treating attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other dopamine-linked neuropsychiatric disorders.

Children and ADHD: 5 myths about the disorder

I’ve been a nurse for a long time, and I’ve never seen a disease so poorly portrayed and misunderstood. I’ve found these are the top 5 myths that stand in the way of ADHD patients:

Parenting Effectively When You Both Have ADHD: Tips for Success

When you have attention-deficit hyperactivity, managing the demands of adult life—working, paying bills on time, completing necessary tasks, and so on—can be enough of a challenge when you only have to take care of yourself. If you are a parent, the added responsibility of a child or multiple children can add to the potential for chaos.

More Than 3 Million Kids Take Meds For ADHD. Here’s How They Work

The diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder — or ADHD — is extremely common. But the history of popular treatments is still a mystery to many patients.

Exercise for Your ADHD: Good Things Come to Those Who Sweat

Exercise is not only great for your body, it’s also great for your brain. It helps many people with ADHD focus, and it leads to some changes in the brain that are comparable to the effects of Ritalin and other stimulant medications used to treat ADHD.

Children aren’t the only ones with ADHD; adults get it as well

Adults with the disorder may feel impulsive or have a hard time sitting still and completing tasks. It may go undiagnosed because people think it is the person’s fault, not a disorder. Dr. Elias K. Shaya, regional medical director and senior associate executive director for behavioral health services at MedStar Health, talks about the disorder in adults.

One in 10 children in Turkey have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: Research

One in 10 children in Turkey suffer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), higher than the worldwide average, according to new research conducted by the Turkish Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.