ADHD in the News 2019-03-21

Some ADHD Drugs Riskier for Psychosis Than Others

Psychotic episodes in young people with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder were significantly more common when they took amphetamine (Adderall) versus methylphenidate (Ritalin), an insurance claims analysis showed..."The events were rare, so people shouldn't be too alarmed, but I think the take home for providers is that it's important to screen for other risk factors for psychosis," Moran told MedPage Today.

What Adult ADHD Looks Like

For those whose ADHD persists into adulthood, the imbalances of norepinephrine and dopamine continue, as well. However, the symptoms of ADHD tend to manifest themselves in adults in a way that is slightly different than how they manifest in children.

ADHD or Normal Procrastination?

Yes, everyone procrastinates sometimes. But ADHD procrastination is different. It’s different, first, because it’s more extreme. For people with ADHD, procrastination is often something that occurs over and over, causing real problems at work, at school, at home, or in personal relationships. And even if the person recognizes that procrastination is causing these problems, they tend to find that actually breaking the pattern is out of their control.

Large set of brain scans reveals no telltale signs of autism

The brains of autistic children show few differences from those of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or even of controls. The results come from two large studies with scans from nearly 450 children.

‘Change the environment’, reduce kids exposure to trauma, says California Surgeon General at University Hospitals

While the most common diagnosis for kids with attention and behavior issues is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, Burke Harris found that many of the kids who might normally receive this label had experienced high levels of adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs, from extreme poverty and exposure to violence, to neglect or living with a parent who suffered from addiction to drugs or alcohol.

How Therapy Dogs Can Help With ADHD Symptoms

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder or ADHD is one of the most common childhood disorders that currently lacks treatment to directly and fully deal with the issue. That’s what spurred researchers at UCI Health, led by child development specialist Sabrina Schuck, to turn to therapy dogs. Schuck and her colleagues explored the benefits of therapy dogs on children with ADHD.

Being an awesome s.o. to someone with ADHD doesn’t mean ignoring your needs

If you’re married to or dating someone with ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, which can present in different ways and is the clinical term for what’s often called ADD) you may find that you feel ignored, neglected, and frustrated, Erin Nicole McGinnis, LMFT, says.

Study: One in Six U.S. Children Has a Mental Illness

A recent analysis of 2016 National Survey of Children's Health data published online in JAMA Pediatrics indicated that as many as one in six U.S. children between the ages of 6 and 17 has a treatable mental health disorder such as depression, anxiety problems or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)...The findings should serve to raise awareness in family physicians, who -- of necessity -- are playing an increasingly significant role in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions in children.

ADHD: What parents want to know about diagnosis

By some estimates, ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is one of the most common behavioural disorders in the UK. But instead of us here at the BBC deciding what questions to ask about ADHD, we wanted to give that job to people who know ADHD much better than us - an ADHD parents' support group. The group came up with four questions and we at BBC Stories made four films to try to find answers for them.