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ADHD in the News 2019-05-23

Teens with ADHD get more traffic violations for risky driving, have higher crash risk

Teen drivers diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are significantly more likely to crash, be issued traffic and moving violations, and engage in risky driving behaviors than their peers without ADHD.



Are Your ADHD Meds Keeping You Up at Night?

People with ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) have a harder time falling asleep — in part, says Dr. Russell Ramsay, of the University of Pennsylvania’s Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program, because our minds won’t stop working.



New stimulant formulations emerging to better treat ADHD

A comprehensive new review of the expanding scope of stimulants available to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) serves as a valuable guide to clinicians as they choose from among the many new drug formulations and technologies available to treat this complex disorder. The wide-ranging review is published in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology.



Children of both young and old parents share risk for certain neurodevelopment disorders

Results of a new study reports that parental age is linked to the risk for the development of neuropsychiatric disorders in children, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD); attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); and Tourette's disorder/chronic tic disorder (TD/CT).



Cortical Surface Area, Thickness Differentiate Children With ADHD From Controls

Abnormalities in cortical surface area and thickness among children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were not observed in adolescents or adults, according to study data published in the American Journal of Psychiatry.



Why Marie Kondo’s method is ideal for my ADHD

I’m in the process of moving from Baltimore to Washington, D.C., which has given me the chance to do something I have always dreaded: go through my stuff. Ever since I moved out of my parents’ house, I have accumulated things nonstop: clothes, records, books, scores, recording equipment, office supplies...My stuff began to overwhelm me. My therapist recommended none other than Marie Kondo.



ADHD Medications Can Cause These Side Effects

While medication is beneficial for many people with ADHD, up to 30% of those who take prescription drugs for the condition experience side effects, says Dr. Jyoti Bhagia, a childhood and adolescent psychiatrist and director of the ADHD Clinic at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.



My child was being bullied at school. Here’s what I did and what you can do, too.

Our child, an 11-year-old African American boy with ADHD, was doing okay until he was a fifth-grader in 2018 and things started to fall apart. Quite honestly, it wasn’t a surprise. Making new friends didn’t come naturally to him.