ADHD in the News 2020-07-23

Adult ADHD Treatment Recommendations

ADHD experts discuss evidence-based, recommended hierarchy for selecting medications to treat ADHD in adults; the different medications including short-acting stimulants, amphetamines, modafinil, and atomoxetine; and the efficacy and adverse effects of the medications.

Experts share advice for helping kids with ADHD through the virtual learning process

As families prepare for learning online during the upcoming school year, some experts say that children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may have a harder time. “I know parents of kids with ADHD, and they’re very worried about the long-term effects of virtual learning on their students,” said assistant principal Laci Culbreth of Royce Learning Center, which teaches children with learning disabilities.

The Coronavirus Seems to Spare Most Kids From Illness, but Its Effect on Their Mental Health Is Deepening

Nobody is immune to the stress that comes with a pandemic and related quarantining. Children, however, may be at particular risk. Living in a universe that is already out of their control, they can become especially shaken when the verities they count on to give the world order–the rituals in their lives, the very day-to-dayness of living–get blown to bits.

Stress, COVID-19 Affecting College Students’ Mental Health

Socioeconomic, technological, cultural, and historical conditions are contributing to a mental health crisis among college students in the United States, according to Anthony L. Rostain, MD, MA, in a virtual meeting presented by Current Psychiatry and the American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists.

Children With ADHD Get Fewer Burns When They Receive Medication

Treating ADHD might mean you don’t get burned – literally. A new study from researchers in Taiwan highlights that fact by looking at rates of burn injuries among children with medicated and unmedicated ADHD.

Inattentive ADHD Is a Quiet Crisis That’s Leaving Girls Behind

With some 9.4 percent of all children and 4.4 percent of adults in the U.S. diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, you would think the signs of ADHD would be well known by now. And in many cases they are...A huge swatch of kids and adults who suffer from inattentive ADHD break the stereotype. Quiet, spacey, and withdrawn are ways to describe these folks.

7 ADHD-Inspired Hacks for Better Concentration

I am embarrassed that I used to think ADHD was made up. That was an arrogant, unresearched, very teenage opinion...Below are some tried-and-true ADHD hacks that have helped me for the last few years. These are techniques you can incorporate into your daily life immediately. As always, your mileage may vary. Take what works and leave the rest!

Medical myths: Does sugar make children hyperactive?

When children indulge in sugary foods, they turn feral and bounce off every available surface. This is, as most parents can attest, a fact. In this Special Feature, we ask whether this common knowledge holds up to scientific scrutiny.

ENIGMA Study Finds Age Related Cortical Differences in ADHD, ASD, and OCD

Subtle differences in intercranial volumes (ICV) were found among age groups and individuals with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). These findings, from a comprehensive cohort study, were published in the American Journal of Psychiatry.

Childhood Neurocognitive Markers May Help Predict Late-Onset ADHD

Childhood neurocognitive markers may be able to help identify siblings of people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who will develop late-onset ADHD, researchers found in a study published in The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.