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ADHD in the News 2019-06-20

No Upped Risk for Psychosis With ADHD Tx in Teens, Young Adults

Among individuals ages 12 to 30 with a history of psychosis, there was no difference in the rate of psychotic events 12 weeks prior to and 12 weeks after they began methylphenidate treatment (incidence rate ratio 0.95, 95% CI 0.69-1.30), reported Chris Hollis, PhD, of the University of Nottingham in England, and colleagues.



Adhansia XR Soon to Be Available for ADHD

Adhansia XR (methylphenidate HCl extended-release capsules) is expected to be available by the end of July 2019 for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in patients 6 years of age and older, according to Adlon Therapeutics.



Telepsychiatry helping teens with mental health disorders

The Harris Health System's pediatric telepsychiatry program began late last year. Right now, the program sees about 20 patients a week. At least 1 in 5 young people have a diagnosable mental health disorder that is impairing their lives. Now there's a new affordable program to help them and their families: telemedicine for pediatric patients.



Is YouTube a Reliable Source for Information About ADHD?

In the case of ADHD, this give-and-take is even trickier because people are using online content to inform their understanding of a mental health condition. For that reason, a group of researchers decided to watch the most viewed YouTube videos about ADHD and assess how accurate the information those videos provided was.



Guanfacine vs. Adderall: What is the difference?

In the case of Adderall, it is a stimulant. Conversely, guanfacine is a nonstimulant. In this respect, they are taken in different ways and may have different side effects. The best option for each person depends on their specific symptoms, needs, and personal preferences. People usually use guanfacine only if stimulant medications are not appropriate.



10 Tips for Massively Increasing Your Productivity From a CEO With ADHD

I've interviewed over 150 ADHD CEOs, celebrities and sports figures for my ADHD podcast, Faster Than Normal, and the themes are always the same. We either have to be super-productive, or we won’t get anything done at all. So if you’re looking for ways to up your productivity game, read on.



Teen Drivers with ADHD More Likely to Crash

According to a new study, teen drivers suffering from attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to engage in risky driving behaviors, particularly after receiving their driver’s license for the first time. Researchers conducted a longitudinal study comprised of 14,936 teen drivers who received their license between January 2004 and December 2014. These drivers were patients at several Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia practices. Of the 14,936 teenagers, 12 percent of the participants suffered from ADHD since childhood.