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ADHD in the News 2019-02-14

Half of U.S. Kids With a Mental Health Disorder Don’t Get Treatment

About one in every six American kids has at least one mental health disorder, new research shows. But the study delivered even more troubling news -- only half of those children are getting treatment. The researchers also found startling differences in the number of kids being diagnosed and treated between states.



Fundamental technology to support early differential diagnosis of concurrent ASD in patients with ADHD

Hitachi, Ltd., Jichi Medical University (JMU), International University of Health and Welfare (IUHW) and Chuo University (Chuo-U) have developed fundamental technology...[that] automatically analyzes the presence or absence of concurrent ASD when an ADHD patient takes their medication for the first time, by using optical topography to measure brain response. The condition can be predicted with a confirmed accuracy of about 82%.



Why Investors Should Care About The Mental Health Of Startup Founders

In recent years, the clinical diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has grown exponentially. But did you know that ADHD is prevalent among startup entrepreneurs? Based on my experience working with startup founders, an ADHD diagnosis is not just commonplace, but often considered a “status diagnosis.”



WPI Researchers Urge High-Tech Firms to Leverage Talents of Neurodiverse Workers

A newly published academic paper by Worcester Polytechnic Institute researchers says that high-tech firms need to take advantage of the talents of a growing neurodiverse workforce—including workers on the autism spectrum, and those with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), dyspraxia, dyslexia, and other conditions—in order to support neurodiversity and foster a more inclusive work culture.



Reading the Report Cards of High School Students With ADHD

If you had to guess what the typical report card of someone with ADHD said, you might try something like “underachieving, inattentive to details, needs to try harder.” Here’s the thing, though: you don’t have to guess. That’s because in 2011, a group of researchers actually collected the report cards of 326 high school students who’d been diagnosed with ADHD and 213 who hadn’t.



Boys who can’t pay attention in kindergarten earn less as adults, study finds

A Montreal-based study concludes early hyperactivity and inability to pay attention correlates more strongly with negative financial outcomes than IQ deficits or family adversities...study published by the Journal of American Medicine.



Up to 15 percent of children have sleep apnea, yet 90 percent go undiagnosed

Children are grossly underdiagnosed for sleep disordered breathing (SDB), which includes obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and the symptoms may be wrongly attributed to behavior issues, according to research in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.



High Energy, Lack of Focus Don’t Necessarily Mean Your Child Has ADHD

As the mom of an elementary schoolboy, I hear a lot of talk about ADHD. But what is it exactly? How do you tell the difference between a kid who just has a ton of energy and one who has a problem that needs to be addressed? Are there things that put a child at risk for ADHD?



Students describe how their disabilities affect their relationships

While experiences with disabilities differ for each individual, three students agree that their own cases do not and have generally not affected their relationships negatively.



CBD Oil for Depression, Schizophrenia, ADHD, PTSD, Anxiety, Bipolar & More

Because CBD is not as regulated as THC (though it may be technically illegal under federal laws), nor does it provide any accompanying “high” as THC does, it has become increasingly marketed as a cure-all for virtually any ailment. You can now find CBD oil products online to treat everything from back pain and sleep problems, to anxiety and mental health concerns. How effective is CBD oil in the treatment of mental disorder symptoms?