ADHD in the News 2018-07-19

Could smartphone use be linked to ADHD in teens?

New research suggests there may be a link between frequent smartphone use and symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in teens. While the study is preliminary and more research is needed to establish a true connection, it's likely to add to parents's concerns that too much time on digital devices can take a toll on kids' well-being.

What you need to know about that study linking ADHD symptoms and digital media use

The big health news story on Wednesday — covered by the Los Angeles Times, CNN, NBC News, Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal, NPR, HealthDay and Reuters Health, among others — was a study looking at the relationship between “digital media use” (basically, going online) and ADHD symptoms in a group of Southern California teens.

Therapy dogs effective in reducing symptoms of ADHD, study finds

In a first of its kind randomized trial, researchers from the [University of California, Irvine] School of Medicine found therapy dogs to be effective in reducing the symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. The study's main outcomes were recently published by the American Psychological Association in the Society of Counseling Psychology's Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin (HAIB).

Concussion Tied to Anxiety, Depression in College Athletes with ADHD

Athletes with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may have greater risks of depression and anxiety after concussion, a study of college players suggests.

Child with ADHD can make friends more easily with these tips from Huntington Learning Center

Kids with ADHD often struggle with friendships during the school year. They may have a hard time picking up on social cues, initiating and maintaining conversations, being empathetic toward their peers and staying calm when they feel frustrated or offended...As a parent, there are things you can do to help your child make a fresh start.

Struggling college student seeking ADD/ADHD help

DEAR ABBY: I am a 20-year-old college student. After attending a local community college for two years, I will be starting classes at a four-year school. I make excellent grades, but I struggle with organization. My mother has ADD, and I am certain that I also have it because I display all the symptoms. However, I have never been diagnosed.