ADHD in the News 2020-12-03

Learning disabilities, ADHD, and the psychopharmacologist

About one-third of individuals diagnosed with learning disabilities have also been diagnosed with ADHD. The treatment of ADHD, particularly with the use of medication, has proven to be extraordinarily successful and unbelievably beneficial to the quality of life for the great majority of people. This article will provide a substantial understanding to the psychopharmacology of ADHD.

Shedding Light on Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder & Its Comorbidities

In the past, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) was widely considered to affect children and adolescents almost exclusively. NYU Langone Health researchers have been instrumental for more than a decade in dispelling that misconception and in identifying the distinct diagnostic markers, neurobiological pathways, behavioral impacts, and comorbidities that characterize adult ADHD.

Should you take Ritalin or Adderall for ADHD? Adderall lasts longer. Ritalin works faster. Both are effective.

Although Adderall and Ritalin have a similar effect on the brain, there are key differences including how quickly they kick in and how long they stay in your system. Learn more about the similarities and differences between Adderall and Ritalin.

ADHD: Strategies for Developing a Further Dialogue

ADHD experts discuss multidisciplinary management of ADHD, challenges in treatment during COVID-19, and the impact of human abuse potential of ADHD medications. Episode 1: Academy of Pediatrics Clinical Practice Guidelines. Episode 2: Screening for ADHD and Comorbidities. Episode 3: Collaborative Management: Pediatricians and Psychiatrists. Episode 4: Managing ADHD During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Episode 5: The Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Pediatrics. Episode 6: Practical Advice for Caregivers During COVID-19 Pandemic. Episode 7: Medicine Management During COVID-19 Pandemic. Episode 8: Unmet Needs in Pediatric ADHD Management. Episode 9: Stimulant Abuse in Pediatric ADHD Populations. Episode 10: The Future of the ADHD Treatment Landscape. [videos]

Distance learning not working? Here are strategies to try.

When virtual school began in August, Brandi McPherson initially followed the remote-learning guidelines from her 13-year-old daughter’s school. “They told the kids to sit at a desk or table and leave the cameras on all day,” she said. “Classes are taught from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in 45-minute blocks with five-minute breaks.” It was too much for Tanner, a seventh-grader in the Northridge area of Los Angeles, who is twice exceptional — she is gifted and struggles with ADHD and generalized anxiety disorder.

Help for students with ADHD during the pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted nearly every child’s life in some way. But for kids with ADHD, the virus poses extra challenges. Ivanhoe reports on some ways to help kids and teens with ADHD manage their symptoms during an uncertain time.

Why are so many women only diagnosed with ADHD in adulthood?

At 28, Pina landed her dream job as a freelance artist for an animation movie. She had spent five years working for this, so she was determined to do well, but when she sat down to start her work, no matter how hard she tried, she just couldn’t concentrate...One night Pina typed ‘I can't start working’ into Google. She came across an article that mentioned ADHD.

Medical Marijuana and Adult ADHD

On a serious note, with the increasing legalization of cannabis-based products and prescription “medical marijuana,” attention is turning towards their potential uses for ADHD, often based on anecdotal accounts. It seems to be a good time to take stock of the current science regarding these assertions...The United States’ Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved any cannabis-derived products for the treatment of ADHD.