ADHD in the News 2018-07-12

Parents with Severe Childhood Trauma More Likely to Have Kids with Behavior Issues

Parents who faced severe trauma and stress in their own childhood are more likely to see behavioral health problems in their children, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics.

Nonstimulants May Be an Appropriate Alternative to Stimulants for Treating ADHD

Both stimulant and nonstimulant therapies were satisfactory treatments of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in youth, according to the findings of a study published in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. The meta-analysis comprised 15 randomized controlled trials identified via several databases, including 4648 children (mean age 11.06)...

Looking at the Evidence on Meditation and ADHD

There’s a standard list of lifestyle changes that get suggested for people with ADHD. Exercising regularly, getting enough sleep, keeping a healthy diet. And trying there evidence that meditation helps with ADHD? The answer turns out to be: yes, kind of.

Here Are The Most-Googled Medical Conditions By State

The most-Googled medical term so far this year 2018 is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. It was the top search in nine states: Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.

Enzyme Mutation May Cause Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, Suicidality

New research suggests psychiatric diseases that affect a patient’s ability to appropriately respond to stimuli may be triggered by the misplacement of an enzyme in the pathway within neurons, according to a study published by Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.

Judiciary need to recognise importance of ADHD on crime

Prison time is a tough gig, regardless of crimes committed. What’s worse is imprisonment for a cognitive condition capable of explaining their crimes or social dysfunctionality. That condition is ADHD — a behaviour not understood by the majority of Australia’s medical fraternity, while the legal profession, fails to recognise the importance ADHD holds to explain the actions of some clients.

What’s the Role of Error Processing in ADHD?

In recent years, ADHD researchers have become interested in the idea that differences in error processing are an essential part of ADHD. Trouble monitoring errors seems to be part of the reason people with ADHD struggle with self-regulation, and it could explain some of the ways certain brain differences relate to ADHD symptoms.

What Does A Diverse Workforce Really Look Like? You May Be Surprised!

Plenty of studies show that a diverse workforce leads to business gains, either in engagement, profit or efficiency, but we're still not embracing a diverse population, often one with hidden disabilities, in large numbers.

When Your Child With ADHD Has More Than One Diagnosis

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that when a child is diagnosed with ADHD, they are also thoroughly assessed for other disabilities. This is sound reasoning: according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), nearly two-thirds of children with ADHD have at least one other disability that also needs attention in order for a child to be able to function best.

A focus on distraction: A closer look at adult ADHD

ADHD in adults is most often characterized by recurrent problems with restlessness, impulsivity, problems with the management and planning of time, finances, and space, as well as problems regulating emotions.

Study explains why men are more at risk for neurodevelopmental disorders

Researchers already know that anxiety tends to affect women more than men, while neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism, schizophrenia and ADHD are more common among men. Men also tend to be more affected by prenatal insults including maternal infection and gestational stress. Now, Dr. Tracy Bale (University of Maryland School of Medicine) and colleagues have identified a molecular mechanism underlying this disparity.