ADHD in the News 2020-10-15

Identifying Diagnostic Bias to Improve Outcomes of Women With ADHD

Women with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are one-third less likely to be diagnosed than men, even though the disorder is equally prevalent between the sexes and causes more impaired function in women, according to a study presented at the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) 34th Annual Conference, held online from September 30 to October 4, 2020.

Fewer ADHD Symptoms Seen in Girls Active in Youth Sports

Consistent participation in extracurricular sports during the elementary school years predicted fewer attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms at age 12 in girls—but not in boys, according to a study in Preventive Medicine.

FDA Advisory Committee Rules Against AR19 for ADHD

The US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Psychopharmacologic Drugs Advisory Committee and the Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee is not recommending approval for AR19, an investigational immediate-release, amphetamine sulfate capsule for the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

High Fructose Intake May Trigger Impulsive Behavior, Aggression, and ADHD

A recent study looks at how fructose and uric acid may trigger hyperactive behavior. The study by the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, the University of Denver, and New England Inpatient Specialists was recently published in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior. The researchers hypothesized that hyperactive disorders such as impulsivity and mania go back to ancient foraging instincts triggered by a high intake of fructose.

Multiple neurodevelopmental conditions may lead to worse educational outcomes

Scottish children with multiple neurodevelopmental conditions experience greater school absenteeism and exclusion, poorer exam attainment and increased unemployment, according to a study.

The Dx of ADHD

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) was first recognized over 100 years ago, but the diagnostic criteria has changed over the years. Here's a look at the latest guidance for diagnosing ADHD.

The Rx of ADHD

Following the diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the next step is treatment, which can include parent behavior management training, school-based interventions, and medication. Here's a look at the latest in ADHD treatments.

Dr. Theresa Cerulli Discusses the Complexity of ADHD

In this video, neuropsychiatrist Theresa Cerulli, MD, addresses the myth that most cases of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are simple to treat. ADHD is in fact a complex and heterogenous disorder that is difficult to both diagnose and treat, she says.

Eran Orr: Using Virtual Reality to Treat ADHD Patients

With the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic raging on, there is a need for in-home therapy tools for children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). One area where that can be achieved is through virtual reality platforms. While VR likely won’t be able to replace the cancelled sports and social events, it does offer an immersive social experience with a therapeutic arm.