ADHD in the News 2019-10-17

Mindfulness Therapy Promising for ADHD in Children

In fact, preliminary results from the Mindfulness-Based ADHD Treatment for Children (MBAT-C) pilot study are so encouraging that the National Institutes of Health has funded the next phase of the investigation ― a three-arm, randomized controlled trial comparing the mindfulness-based intervention with a medication-only intervention and a combined mindfulness-medication intervention...The findings were published online in the October issue of the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and were presented here at the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) 66th Annual Meeting.

Parents, doctors, teachers who care for kids with ADHD get a tool from Cincinnati Children’s

In late September, the American Academy of Pediatrics updated its guidelines for doctors caring for children with ADHD. The rewrite isn’t a sweeping overhaul but a strong recommendation for more screening of mental illness and closer monitoring. Here are five things to know about the updated guidelines:

This Is What ADHD Is Like for Women

ADHD is one of those pesky conditions that often gets brushed off as “life stuff” — especially for women. Women are more likely than men to have undiagnosed ADHD, and those who do receive a diagnosis typically get it later in life. ADHD symptoms also manifest differently in women.

5 strategies to engage students with attention issues

Engaging students with attention issues and ADHD—rather than just managing their behavior—should be a goal for every teacher. Teachers worry, though, that they will have to create a separate curriculum or otherwise alter how they teach. Not so, said Ezra Werb, M.Ed., an educational therapist and author, in his edWebinar “Engagement Strategies for Students with Attention Challenges: Lower Anxiety and Raise Confidence.”

Dav Pilkey credits his ADHD for his massive success. Now he wants kids to find their own ‘superpower’

By any measure in publishing, cartoonist Dav Pilkey is a rock star. The children’s author created his characters Captain Underpants (a superhero for grade-schoolers) and Dog Man (a hound-supercop) while an Ohio second-grader, sitting alone in the hall during class as a result of his ADHD.

Number of adults seeking help on ADHD diagnosis doubles

ADHD Ireland has reported the number of adults contacting its services has more than doubled in the past two years as a result of a growing awareness of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. ADHD is a medical/neurobiological condition in which the brain’s neurotransmitter chemicals, noradrenalin and dopamine do not work properly.

May I Have Your Attention Please: Screening for ADHD with Rating Scales

Is your brain constantly channel surfing? It’s an instant gratification world. You jump from song to song, photo to photo, convo to convo. Is this the new norm, or is it ADHD? Here’s a breakdown of ADHD rating scales to help you figure out what’s going on.