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ADHD in the News 2019-08-22

Blue Cross Blue Shield: La. has nation’s highest rate of ADHD diagnoses among kids

Louisiana's children are experiencing a shocking impact from Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), according to a new study of medical claims by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA)...The report shows that Louisiana has the highest ADHD diagnosis rate in the nation among children ages 2-11 at 11%.



Micronutrients lower gut bacteria associated with ADHD in small, but promising study

Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who took micronutrients had lower levels of a bacteria linked to the psychological disorder, and a healthier range of bugs in their gut overall, new research shows.



Association of genetic and environmental risks for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder with hypomanic symptoms in youths

Via a twin study of 13,532 Swedish twin pairs aged 9 and 12 years at recruitment, researchers investigated the degree to which genetic and environmental risk factors for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) traits, across childhood and adolescence, were related to adolescent hypomanic symptoms.



Stopping Hyperfocus Before It Starts

People sometimes talk about hyperfocus as if it gives ADHDers a secret superpower. And to be sure, when the stars align and you hyperfocus on something productive, it’s a great feeling. Just as often, though, someone with ADHD might hyperfocus on something that’s basically a waste of time.



Seven Top Secrets for Adult ADHD: Boost Your Mood

Adults with ADHD are more prone to anxiety, depression, and other psychological challenges...Fortunately, there is significant research from a field of science pioneered by Dr. Martin Seligman called Positive Psychology, the study of strategies that enable individuals and communities to thrive.



21 Comics About ADHD By A 29-Year-Old Artist That Only Got The Right Diagnosis A Year Ago

Pina, a 29-year-old artist from Germany has been living with ADHD for a while now. "I'm a freelance illustrator and visual development artist for Animation but in true ADHD manner, I have studied graphic design, of which I dropped out, and game design, in which I graduated." Pina is currently juggling quite a few artistic endeavors, including a comic series dedicated exclusively to ADHD.



4 back to school tips for parents of children with ADHD

With children heading back to school, now is the perfect time to work on strategies like getting more sleep and less screen time to set your child on the road to success this school year. Here are a few tips to get started: