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ADHD in the News 2019-07-11

Do American Parents Overreport Symptoms of ADHD?

A study published last week in the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology found that parents in Australia and the United States were more likely than parents in Norway and Sweden to report ADHD symptoms in their young children. The study also found that Scandinavian parents tended to "diagnose" ADHD more accurately than their counterparts in Australia and the U.S.



What to know about ADHD and hyperfocus

Medical professionals describe hyperfocus as unable to shift the attention from events or activities that truly interest a person...This article covers hyperfocus, a symptom that some people with ADHD experience. It also discusses how to manage hyperfocus, other ADHD symptoms, and general treatment options for the condition.



North Dakota has the highest rate of young kids not in school. Does it matter?

While some studies show that students greatly benefit from preschool and pre-K programs, others show that early schooling can have lasting negative impacts on students, including contributing to the rate of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD.



Dramatic differences in tests assessing preschoolers’ language skills

About 1 in 10 babies in the United States is born premature. These children are at an increased risk for adverse outcomes across a broad spectrum of neurodevelopmental domains, including language skills. They also are at an increased risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as well as other behavioral problems.



Study: Adult ADHD symptoms play important role in hypersexuality and problematic pornography use

New research suggests that ADHD symptoms may lead to hypersexuality (now called Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder in ICD-11) among both genders and to problematic pornography use among men. The study appears in The Journal of Sexual Medicine.



Link between insecticides and ADHD among kids – Danish study

A new study carried out by the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) and Odense University Hospital suggests there is a greater risk of children aged two to four developing ADHD if their mother is exposed to pesticides during pregnancy.



How Teens and Young Adults with ADHD Can Thrive

When Grace Friedman was diagnosed with ADHD at 12 years old, she didn’t know much about it....Today, Friedman is an ADHD advocate, speaker, and founder of ADDYTeen.com...Over the years, she’s acknowledged the unique ways that her brain works and identified tools and strategies that help her stay on track.



6 Tips for Better Managing Time for Adults with ADHD

Adults with ADHD just don’t experience time as others do!. This results in some fair amount of conflict with others (at home, socially and on the job). Here are just a few examples of the kinds of run-ins around time I’ve heard about from my clients:



The disabilities we don’t see

More than 90% of medical students with disabilities have conditions that aren't obvious: learning disabilities, ADHD, psychological disabilities, and chronic health conditions. Here's why we need to make curricula — and peers and instructors — much more welcoming to learners with hidden disabilities.