ADHD in the News 2020-08-20

Persistence of ADHD into adulthood is an important predictor of car crash risk

A new study reports that the risk of being involved in car crashes increases for those diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The study looked specifically at the rate of car crashes by adulthood, which was 1.45 times higher in those with a childhood history of ADHD compared to adults with no ADHD.

ADHD, Dyslexia May Affect Evaluation of Concussion

Young people with certain learning disorders, such as attention-deficit disorder/attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) and dyslexia, can perform worse on commonly used concussion tests, a new study shows.

ADHD Remains Massively Undertreated Among Older Adults

A new systematic review of the literature on ADHD in older adults shows just how widespread the problem of undertreatment seems to be. In that review, a team of researchers surveyed 20 previously published studies that encompassed over 20 million participants. The researchers asked a deceptively simple question: how common is ADHD among older adults?

Mother’s obesity may hinder child’s brain development: Study

Led by researchers at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, the investigation linked high body mass index (BMI), an indicator of obesity, to changes in two brain areas, the prefrontal cortex, and anterior insula. These regions play a key role in decision-making and behaviour, with disruptions having previously been linked to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism and overeating.

Central Stimulants May Reduce Suicide Risk in Adults With Bipolar Disorder and ADHD

Treatment with a central stimulant may reduce the risk of suicide attempt and nonsuicidal self-injury in adults with a dual diagnosis of bipolar disorder and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study published online in Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology.

Why a little bit of exercise can help academically for kids with ADHD

Because your child’s classroom this fall probably will be the dining room, it would be a good idea to send them outside before they start their school day. They’ll be primed to learn. In 2009, researchers found that as little as 20 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise at 60 percent of maximum heart rate improves academic performance in children — immediately.

How To Manage Your ADHD And Build A Successful Career

When it comes to ADHD and work, the key to succeeding is to adapt to your workplace environment and leverage your strong points (such as people skills or creativity) and at the same time minimize the impacts of your weaknesses. By playing to your strength, you can identify how to become efficient in your job.

Everything you thought you knew about ADHD is wrong

For decades, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder has been one of the most debated disorders, generating countless books and articles fretting over its alleged over-diagnosis. Yet even while people question its validity, ADHD also seems uniquely of our time, used now as a colloquialism to describe a digital age of technological distractions and low attention spans.