ADHD in the News 2019-06-27

How Anxiety Changes ADHD Symptoms With Age

Having ADHD + anxiety can complicate diagnosis and treatment. Symptoms of the two conditions can reinforce each other, contradict each other, or have nothing to do with each other depending on context. But psychology researchers are gradually making progress in understanding how ADHD and anxiety disorders fit together.

Study links inattentiveness and bad behaviour in kindergarten to lower incomes in Canadian adults

The study, published Wednesday in the American Medical Association’s psychiatry journal, looked at a representative sample of people who were born in 1980 or 1981 and went to French-speaking schools across Quebec. It found that inattentiveness in kindergarten was associated with lower earnings in adulthood for children of all genders.

Methylphenidate Beneficial in ADHD After 2 or More Years

Methylphenidate was effective in the long-term treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to study data published in the American Journal of Psychiatry...These data also support existing recommendations that patients receive periodic assessment to determine if there is a continued need for methylphenidate treatment.

Youth with chronic physical ailments more prone to mental illness

Children and young adults with a chronic physical health problem were 51% more likely to be diagnosed with a mental illness than youth without issues like asthma, diabetes, and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD.

Misunderstandings about IEPs, 504s, and college accommodations for LD, ADHD: Clarifying vocabulary

Whether I am online looking at posts people are sharing or talking to parents or professionals at my presentations, I find that there is — understandably — a lot of misunderstanding and misinterpretation of what does and doesn’t happen for students with disabilities at college.

Social skills training for children aged between 5 and 18 with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

What are the benefits and harms of social skills training for children and adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?...We examined the benefits and harms of social skills training on the following outcomes: social skills, emotional competencies, general behaviour, ADHD symptoms, and performance in school.

A User’s Guide: 4 Signs That It’s ADHD, Not ‘Quirkiness’

OK, maybe you’re not as much of a hot mess as I am (not the highest hurdle to jump, I’ll admit it). But maybe you’ve been struggling with your organization, mood, impulse control, or any of the other sneaky symptoms associated with ADHD — and you’re wondering what might be up.