ADHD in the News 2018-11-29

ADHD: First genetic risk locations uncovered

New research, which features in the journal Nature Genetics, identifies 12 DNA segments that may raise the risk of developing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

ADHD and Its Impact on Longevity

In a stunning keynote address at the 2018 International ADHD conference, esteemed expert Dr. Russell Barkley reframed ADHD as an under-acknowledged disorder of public health. While shocking to imagine ADHD impacts quality of life on such a fundamental level, seeing it in this way would have far-reaching benefits.

Youngest Children In A Class Are Most Likely To Get ADHD Diagnosis

The youngest children in a school class are most likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, when in fact their comparatively fidgety behavior may be due to their relative immaturity, according to a study published online Wednesday. Scientists from Harvard University probed the way ADHD is assessed by taking advantage of a quirk found in many U.S. school systems: There's a Sept. 1 cutoff for enrolling in kindergarten.

Exposure to Maternal Diabetes Increases Risk for ADHD in Offspring

According to study results published in Diabetes Care, children exposed to maternal diabetes in utero are more likely to develop attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) if their mother has a more severe case of diabetes.

Jornay PM improves classroom functioning in ADHD

A novel formulation of methylphenidate could provide morning relief to pediatric patients with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, according to results of a pivotal phase 3 classroom trial. In the study, delayed release/extended release methylphenidate (DR/ER MPH), when taken the night before, improved ADHD symptoms throughout a 12-hour laboratory classroom period – including in the late afternoons and early mornings.

Can ADHD actually be a help rather than a hindrance for elite sport stars?

It was in year 8 that Heath Shaw started to think he was maybe a little different...Then an explanation came in the form of a diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, or ADHD. It unlocked an understanding of what was happening in his childhood and later helped him forge a successful playing career as an adult.

ADHD Rising in the U.S., but Why?

Scott Young distinctly remembers the first teacher who tried to talk with him about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in connection with his oldest son, Jonathan. The stay-at-home dad in Charlotte, NC, says the teacher reached out several times but he consistently and purposely blew her off.