ADHD in the News 2019-02-07

Sleep program helping ADHD kids rest easier and improve quality of life

Kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are showing promising gains from a sleep program developed by researchers at Murdoch Children's Research Institute and Deakin University. Results of the study published in Psychological Medicine reveal that a two-session program improves children's sleep, ADHD symptoms, quality of life, daily functioning and behaviour compared to kids who did not receive the program, with benefits lasting at least 12 months.

Positive findings with dasotraline for ADHD in children ages 6-12

A new study in children aged 6 to 12 years of dasotraline, a promising new treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), showed significant improvement in efficacy in the treatment of ADHD compared to placebo beginning at week 1 and continuing throughout the study.

How to Manage Your ADHD While at Work

If you’re a young adult with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), what got you through college won’t necessarily help you at work...Fortunately there is treatment. Depending on the severity of symptoms, ADHDers take medicine or develop coping skills to deal with the never-ending stimuli.

Why students shouldn’t be forced to spend so much time sitting at desks in class

We all know it’s not a good idea for anybody to be sedentary for too long, for health reasons that are too long to chronicle here. Yet in many classrooms, kids are still forced to sit at desks for long stretches of time. This post looks at why and how that is hurting young people. It was written by Brad Johnson and speaks about education, fitness education, school administration and leadership.

How are bipolar disorder and ADHD different?

ADHD is more common than bipolar disorder. As the two conditions can coexist, misdiagnosis can occur...Read on to learn about the symptoms of each and how they can overlap. We also explain treatments and when to see a doctor.

Birth Weight Linked to Mental Health Later in Life

In a sample of over 500,000 sibling pairs, individuals with lower birth weights were significantly more likely to develop depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and autism, reported Erik Pettersson, PhD, of Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, and colleagues.

Prescription stimulant misuse, abuse prevalent among adults with ADHD

Nonmedical use of prescription stimulant medications is highly prevalent in the U.S. and can lead to serious adverse health outcomes, especially when taken by nonoral routes, according to study data. The data came from two studies presented by Stephen Faraone, PhD, from SUNY Upstate Medical University, at the 2019 American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders Annual Meeting.

The perverse link between ADHD and addiction

Some people are more vulnerable to addiction than others. One primary factor which specialists have identified are adverse childhood experiences, which create their own brain changes. Research has also identified neurological conditions that make people prone to addiction, ADHD being one of them.