ADHD in the News 2019-07-18

Does ADHD affect IQ?

A popular misconception is that all children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are naturally smarter and have a higher IQ than children without ADHD. However, there is no correlation between this condition and intelligence. In fact, according to one study, ADHD affects people in the same way across high, average, and low IQ score ranges.

Concerta vs. Vyvanse for ADHD

Concerta and Vyvanse are two stimulant medications that doctors can prescribe to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Vyvanse can also treat binge eating disorder.

Can the Feingold Diet Really Ease Symptoms of ADHD in Children?

The Feingold diet is an elimination diet established by Dr. Benjamin Feingold in the 1970s. Over the years, the Feingold diet and variations of it have been touted to potentially help improve the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

What’s the Role of Neuropsychological Testing in Diagnosing ADHD?

The holy grail of ADHD diagnosis is to have a test that tells you objectively, with no margin of error: yes, this person has ADHD or no, they don’t. We don’t have that yet, but we do have neuropsychological tests, which tell you something about how a person’s brain works.

The Secret to Overcoming Procrastination is Exactly What You Think

We all succumb to procrastination from time to time. But for people with ADHD, the tendency to put things off can become especially problematic...The trouble is, we tend to think about the act of procrastination as the problem when in actuality it is merely a side effect. The real issue is what we are telling ourselves about the task at-hand or our ability to successfully complete it.

Too Much Smartphone Time May Invite Host of Health Woes

With most people never far from their cellphones, new research on college students finds that "problematic" use is tied to a variety of mental health problems, as well as lower grades and more sexual partners. The study, which surveyed more than 3,400 students in the United States, also found that alcohol misuse was markedly higher in those with problematic smartphone use, compared to others.

How To Stay Organized With ADHD, According To 9 Women Who Live With It

Many women and girls also have ADHD, but experts note they often struggle to receive diagnoses because ADHD tends to show up in different ways in women. Regardless of sex, though, ADHD in adults can create issues with focus, organization, attention, impulse control, and following through on plans.

What to know about guanfacine for the treatment of ADHD

Treatment for ADHD typically includes a combination of behavior therapy and stimulant medications. However, doctors sometimes also prescribe nonstimulant medications, such as guanfacine.