ADHD in the News 2020-03-12

Childhood ADHD Linked to Psychiatric and Somatic Disorders, Large Financial Costs

Childhood attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has long-term associations with both psychiatric and somatic disorders, resulting in large financial costs, according to a study published in The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. Individuals with ADHD commonly experience an increased risk for a variety of behavioral, psychiatric, and somatic health issues, which poses significant clinical and public health problems.

Science Update: NIH study suggests children of mothers with PCOS may be at higher risk for anxiety, ADHD

Children born to women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) may be at higher risk for anxiety, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and behavioral problems, compared to children whose mothers do not have the infertility disorder, according to National Institutes of Health researchers. Their study appears in Fertility & Sterility.

ADHD vs. Autism: What These Different Disorders Look Like in Children

These conditions aren't really connected at all, although sometimes children can have both. Here are the differences between ADHD and autism, and what symptoms look like in children.

International study completes the largest genetic map of psychiatric disorders so far

An international study published in the journal Cell, has described 109 genetic variants associated with eight psychiatric disorders: autism, ADHD, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and Tourette syndrome, in a total of about 230,000 patients worldwide.

Neurotransmitter Map May Lead to New Drugs

A new map of a neurotransmitter may lead to better drugs for ADHD, depression, epilepsy, and more, researchers report. The discovery also adds to the researchers’ knowledge of neurotransmitters in the brain. The map is of a new conformation of LeuT, a bacterial protein that belongs to the same family of proteins as the brain’s neurotransmitter transporters.

Most churches say they’re welcoming to all, but few accommodate members with disabilities

Most Protestant pastors and churchgoers believe those with disabilities feel included and welcome at their church, yet fewer actually have a plan in place to accommodate those with special needs, a new study has found.

How Do I Get My Husband to Respond Respectfully to My ADHD?

I have looked and searched all over the internet and this site to find advice on the hazards of interrupting a person with ADHD/ADD while they are in the middle of a task. My husband does this to me all the time. I get absolutely livid at him because I have told him over and over again not to do so.