ADHD in the News 2019-03-07

The Creativity of ADHD

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is typically described by the problems it presents...But ADHD may also bring with it an advantage: the ability to think more creatively. Three aspects of creative cognition are divergent thinking, conceptual expansion and overcoming knowledge constraints.

1 in 3 students with ADHD receive no school interventions

One in three students with ADHD received no school-based interventions and two of three received no classroom management, researchers found in the largest study of children and teens with ADHD ever conducted. At least one in five students with ADHD who experience significant academic and social impairment - those most in need of services - received no school intervention. The gap was particularly evident for adolescents and youth from non-English-speaking and/or lower income families.

FDA Approves Methylphenidate Hydrochloride for Adult, Pediatric ADHD

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved methylphenidate hydrochloride (Adhansia XR) for the treatment of ADHD in patients aged 6 years and older. The central nervous system (CNS) stimulant from Adlon Therapeutics—a Purdue Pharma subsidiary—was approved as an extended-released capsule intended to serve as a first-line ADHD therapy.

6 Tips to Maximize Productivity When You Have ADHD

The condition makes it difficult to concentrate and organize, but those with ADHD can still be high performers. The key is preparation.

Doctors Get New Screening Tool for ADHD in Adults, Online and Updated for DSM 5

Clinicians can now screen for ADHD in Adults in their offices with a new online tool, the ADHD Screener Online...ADHD in Adults is proud to announce the release of a new ADHD online screener updated for DSM 5 criteria. Clinicians are provided free access to the screener after they complete a brief, free educational program.

3 Small Ways Businesses Can Create Huge Changes For Women With Disabilities

Each year when Women’s History Month comes around, there’s an explosion of content online about women. This year, there are plenty of signs that corporate America is poised to create change for women with disabilities the likes of which we haven't seen in years.

ADHD testing after ‘impulsive crime’ arrests should be mandatory, MPs say

People aged between 12 and 20 arrested for "impulsive crimes" should receive mandatory testing for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, MPs have said. The All Party Parliamentary Group for ADHD say compulsory testing should also be introduced for anyone sent to jail. Alex Sobel MP said early diagnosis was key to stopping people reoffending.

ADHD Medication Does Not Increase Seizure Risk

Medication for ADHD does not increase the risk for seizures in people with epilepsy, according to the results of a study published in the February issue of the journal Epilepsia. The research used data from three Swedish registries, identifying more than 21,000 people with a history of seizures born between 1987 and 2003.