ADHD in the News 2019-06-06

Autism, attention deficit result in distinct mental health problems

Adults with autism tend to have a different set of psychiatric conditions than do those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a study of more than 1 million people suggests.

ADHD Treatment and Subsequent Substance Abuse

Large-scale health-records data provide a valuable resource to study this question. A group of investigators using data from Swedish health registries found that people treated with stimulants for ADHD were not at increased risk for substance abuse. In fact, they may have had lower rates of substance abuse than individuals with ADHD who were not treated.

Why is ADHD missed in Girls

Many more boys get diagnosed with ADHD than girls. But more girls may have the condition than we think – and their struggle to receive a diagnosis can affect their whole lives.

5 Ways ADHD Is Different For Women Compared To Men

The division between these experiences of ADHD can be pretty stark. While 13% of adult men in the U.S. will be diagnosed with ADHD in their lifetimes, only 4.2% of women will have the same diagnosis, according to Healthline. There isn't one 'female' and one 'male' type of ADHD; there's a reason that it's identified as the same disorder in both genders.

How Early Adversity Relates to Brain Activity Years Later

Much of what scientists know about how brain development in children is impaired by adverse early life experience comes from studies on Romanian orphans who suffered severe neglect under the Communist Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu.

New Research Finds Evidence That Mindfulness Helps ADHD

A recent review published in Behavioural Neurology suggests that mindfulness is a promising way to improve attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults. The study collectively examined several studies of mindfulness-based interventions as treatment for ADHD and narrowed down studies that were of good quality.

Couple Relationships and Adult ADHD

“He forgets to pick up the groceries. He loses his keys all the time. I watch the budget or he will spend without thinking. Yes, I am frustrated because it seems like he could just try harder. If he cared about me, wouldn’t he do the things he says he will do?”

What are the best diets for ADHD?

While there is no definitive ADHD diet, many sources claim that certain diets, foods, and meal plans can help reduce symptoms...In this article, we first take a look at specific foods that could improve or worsen ADHD symptoms. Then, we explore what the research says about specific ADHD diets.

ADHD may be more common among elite athletes

ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) may be more common in elite athletes, a new research review suggests. In fact, ADHD likely plays a role in some athletes' career choices and achievements, and proper management of the condition is important for safety and performance, the review authors note in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.