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ADHD in the News 2019-05-16

Methylphenidate treatment for ADHD tied to several types of insomnia

Methylphenidate use was significantly associated with sleep problems and several different types of insomnia, according to a meta-analysis published in Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. Although FDA labels for methylphenidate medications include its association with sleep-related adverse events, the magnitude of this effect, as well as which types of sleep problems are specifically tied to its use, is less clear...



Researchers seek how to best treat kids with ADHD in schools

Researchers at FIU’s Center for Children and Families (CCF) are evaluating the most effective classroom interventions for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) through a $3.3 million grant from the Institute for Education Sciences. The Adaptive Supports Provided in Regular Education Settings (ASPIRES) study, led by FIU researchers William E. Pelham, Jr., Nicole Schatz and Amy Altszuler, is a three-year study seeking to recruit 300 elementary-aged students...



ADHD: Should You Take a Medication Break?

Even though drug treatments can be highly effective in reducing symptoms experienced, there may be times where practitioners recommended their use to be stopped. There are several factors that might play a role in influencing whether medication should be stopped.



For All the Moms with ADHD

Motherhood. It’s not a job for the faint of heart—and when a Mom has ADHD, the level of difficulty is magnified. So this Mother’s Day, let’s all raise a glass and take a moment to appreciate these women.



11 Bad*ss Women Who Are Thriving With ADHD

Among the estimated 14.3 million US adults living with ADHD, however, are many incredibly successful women who have either built careers around educating people about its common misconceptions or who simply serve as living proof of the vast scope of accomplishments possible with the condition. Check out 11 boss*ss women who have achieved incredible success despite — and often because of — their ADHD.



ADHD: ‘The web comics that show what my life is like’

When Dani Donovan wanted to show her colleagues what life was like for her as someone diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), she never thought her sketches would lead to a series of web comics with a celebrity fan base.



College Students Abusing ADHD Drugs

One in three college students admit to illegally trying or using stimulating drugs to get ahead, national studies show. Researchers say using ADHD drugs without prescriptions can lead to addiction, heart problems, severe depression, anxiety and death.