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ADHD in the News 2018-10-11

An Upshot of Having ADHD? ‘Outside the Box’ Thinking

People often believe those with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder face challenges that could hinder future employment, but a new study finds that adults with ADHD feel empowered doing creative tasks, which could help them on the job.



Overlap in traits of autism, attention deficit persists into adulthood

Traits linked to autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) tend to co-occur even in adulthood, according to one of the first studies of the traits in that age group1. The results extend support for the idea that autism and ADHD are intrinsically linked — a notion that is largely based on studies of children



What Employees With ADHD Want You To Know

Giving career advice to people with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, a learning disability) is tough. No matter how many discussions you have about focusing on their unique talents, ultimately the conversation winds its way back to one thing: People with ADHD desperately want others to understand them.



He’s 12. He Has ADHD. And His Family Is Fighting To Keep Him Out Of The Juvenile Court System

Cesar’s public defender, Gagandeep Waraich...knew it was important to convey to the judge that Cesar had been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and had faced other barriers growing up in a Santa Ana neighborhood plagued by violence, poverty, gangs and a heavy police presence.



U of T-led study finds link between ‘ADHD-like symptoms’ and high fluoride levels during pregnancy

The findings, published today in Environment International, stem from the researchers’ analysis of data from 213 mother-child pairs in Mexico City that were part of the Early Life Exposures in Mexico to Environmental Toxicants project. The project recruited pregnant women from 1994 to 2005 and has continued to follow the women and their children ever since.



Watchdog Finds that 1 in 3 Foster Kids Lack Med Management

Thousands of children in foster care who are taking psychotropic medications are not receiving adequate treatment safeguards, according to a report released by a federal watchdog in September. The report, conducted by the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), found that in five states studied, 34 percent of foster children who were currently prescribed one or more psychotropic medications were not receiving treatment planning or medication monitoring—both of which are required by each of the five states and recommended by professional groups.



ADHD YouTube star: ‘Medication helps me think clearly

YouTube star Jessica McCabe says she would have "gone off the rails" if she hadn't taken medication to control her attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). McCabe, an American actress whose YouTube channel How to ADHD has 218,000 followers, will speak at Auckland's 2200-seat Victory Convention Centre on Saturday to mark ADHD Awareness Day.