ADHD in the News 2018-11-01

ADHD Neuroimaging: What’s New?

In this article, three recent important trends in ADHD neuroimaging are highlighted: (1) the rise of big data in ADHD imaging; (2) how neuroimaging has expanded its focus from children to include adults; and (3) efforts to translate neuroimaging into clinical tools. This review is selective and provides a narrative rather than quantitative synthesis of recent literature.

ADHD: A 24-Hour Disorder

Sleep difficulties and sleep disorders are the most common comorbidities reported in individuals with ADHD, affecting approximately 73% of children and adolescents with the condition and up to 80% of adults with ADHD...There have been numerous reports detailing the multidirectional impact of sleep and ADHD on each other, noting that both sleep and ADHD related impairments may originate from common neurobiological pathways.

New ADHD statements aimed at helping primary care providers improve diagnosis and treatment

Adapted from a commentary by Dr. Stacey Bélanger, originally published in Paediatrics & Child Health. Three new position statements on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder will help primary care providers diagnose and treat this prevalent neurodevelopmental disorder.

ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, or Borderline Personality Disorder

Because ADHD, bipolar disorder, and borderline personality disorder share overlapping symptoms, these disorders can be difficult to differentiate and accurately diagnose.

Taking Meds for ADHD: We Finally Know What Predicts Adherence in Kids

What are the factors that predict adherence with ADHD medication? A prospective longitudinal cohort study[1] attempted to answer that question by examining a range of demographic and clinical characteristics that may predict improved adherence. These included physician behaviors and practices; parental practices, including several qualitative measures; family beliefs about medication effectiveness; and attitudes about ADHD in general.

The 5 Superpowers People With ADHD Can Use to Be Better Entrepreneurs

With October being ADHD Awareness Month, we wanted to showcase some traits found in people with this condition, and how they can use them to their advantage when running a business.

This Is How People With ADHD Can Rise To The Top At Work

Countless small acts of bias happen to people with ADHD all day long at work. If you let it get to you, it can feel like death by a thousand papercuts. I often say that it's not ADHD that's my biggest problem, it's that people don't understand ADHD. If you have ADHD, you're probably a sensitive person. Pick your battles.

5 Ways People With ADHD Hit Rock Bottom

How do people with undiagnosed ADHD eventually get diagnosed? In some cases, by hitting rock bottom. The effects of their ADHD symptoms build to the point that mental health treatment becomes necessary. With a little bit of luck (specifically, a good doctor), that treatment leads to an ADHD diagnosis.

Why Women With ADHD Like Me Get Diagnosed So Late in Adulthood

When I decided to finally admit to my psychiatrist that I was feeling suicidal, I never expected to walk out with an ADHD diagnosis at 30, but that’s what happened.

When Adolescents Give Up Pot, Their Cognition Quickly Improves

A study published Tuesday in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry finds that when adolescents stop using marijuana — even for just one week — their verbal learning and memory improve. The study contributes to growing evidence that marijuana use in adolescents is associated with reduced neurocognitive functioning.