ADHD in the News 2018-08-09

Study zeroes in on two most effective drugs for ADHD

Researchers have identified what they describe as the safest, most effective short-term drug treatments for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It's methylphenidate for kids and amphetamines for adults, according to a new study. Those conclusions are drawn from an analysis of more than 133 clinical trials that included more than 14,000 children and teens, as well as 10,000 adults.

ADHD treatment may be needed by hundreds of thousands more children, experts suggest

A major study led by University of Oxford academics suggests ADHD is seriously underdiagnosed and says more children should be given medication such as Ritalin, which it found is highly effective. Concerns have been raised about the number of youngsters overmedicated for the disorder – but the evidence suggests just 10 per cent of those with ADHD are on any form of medication.

FDA Approves Methylphenidate PM Formulation for Pediatric ADHD

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the New Drug Application (NDA) for methylphenidate (JORNARY PM) as a therapy for pediatric patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The Ironshore Pharmaceuticals & Development therapy, formerly known as HLD200, is a novel methylphenidate formulation indicated for evening administration in patients with ADHD aged 6 years and older. As a PM therapy, it has shown improvement in the severity of ADHD symptoms in the early morning and throughout the day for patients. Its commercial launch is anticipated in the first half of next year.

5 common mistakes parents make with their ADHD kids and how to fix them

Children and teens with ADHD depend on you to teach them the crucial executive functioning skills such as self-regulation and organization that they need for success...Let’s look at the five typical mistakes parents make with ADHD kids and how you can overcome them...

Parents’ smoking and depression linked to increased ADHD risk in children

A new study has identified adults' smoking and depression as family environmental factors associated with the development of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. The findings, which are published in Asia Pacific Psychiatry, come from an analysis of information on 23,561 children in Korea.

A Short Explanation of ADHD

If you have ADHD, chances are you sometimes find yourself in the position of trying to explain what ADHD is to people who don’t know anything about ADHD. So how do you describe ADHD to someone who just wants to know, in simple terms, what ADHD is? Who doesn’t want to get into DSM criteria, executive functioning impairments and subtypes of ADHD? My go-to explanation is this...

Living with ADHD: how this condition affects today’s youth

Most of us have heard about it: ADHD. According to the 2016 National Survey of Children's Health, more than 6 million children and adolescents have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Melissa Scavelli took at a look at why doctors say the number is rising and the struggles of living with the condition.

13 parenting tips for a better home life when your kid has ADHD

Creating a safe, structured and supportive environment at home helps kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder thrive...While experts say no method of discipline will eliminate ADHD symptoms altogether, the following techniques can be helpful in teaching kids who have ADHD learn to follow rules and instructions.

UK children with ADHD wait up to two years for diagnosis, say experts

Children with ADHD are waiting up to two years for a diagnosis in the UK, harming their chances of education and prospects for the future, say seen by the Guardian shows a chaotic situation, with some children being seen by children’s mental health specialists within a couple of weeks but most having to wait for months or years.