ADHD in the News 2020-12-17

ADHD and COVID: Update on Findings and Coping Strategies

With the pandemic now some 9 months old and going strong, substantial data are appearing on the association of mental health and COVID in the United States, although these data are primarily in adults. Two major reports in the last couple of months are telling.

ADHD Meds May Boost Treatment Retention in Comorbid Addiction

Judicious use of stimulants may help patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and comorbid substance use disorder (SUD) stay in addiction treatment programs, new research shows...The findings were presented at the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) 31st Annual Meeting, which was held online this year.

Can Eating Disorders Be Predicted?

Several factors present in early adolescence may help predict eating disorders, which would create opportunities for earlier intervention and prevention, new research suggests...genetic analyses showed strong etiologic overlap between BMI, neuroticism, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and disordered eating. The study was published online December 2 in JAMA Network Open.

Individuals with high ADHD-traits are more vulnerable to insomnia

Individuals with high ADHD traits that do not meet the criteria for a diagnosis are less able to perform tasks involving attentional regulation or emotional control after a sleepless night than individuals with low ADHD traits, a new study from Karolinska Institutet published in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging reports.  

How does online learning affect students with ADHD?

Roommates, video games, social media, the news — all distractions students may face as they adjust to online learning during COVID-19. For some students with learning disabilities like ADHD, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, online learning can be either beneficial or detrimental. Ryan Kellems, BYU associate professor of counseling psychology and special education, shared some of the pros and cons of learning online for students with ADHD.

3 Key Changes To Make If You Want Your Child With ADHD To Tidy Up Their Room

Children with Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder or ADHD often find it difficult to organize things or clean their rooms...So, as parents, how can you help your child with ADHD tidy up their room? The key to this would be first understanding their problems and then finding a simple solution to them. Here are some ways to do that.

Trial Supports Parent Training for Children with ADHD-Type Behaviors

In a recent randomized study published in Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry, a team of researchers based in Arizona and led by Velia Leybas Nuño, Ph.D., explored the efficacy of a family-centered, non-pharmacological approach to supporting children with ADHD-type behaviors.

Covid-19 is bringing digital therapeutics to the forefront of medicine

This burgeoning industry has been propelled to the forefront of medicine with the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, which shined a light on the need for innovative treatment options that can be used at home from your phone or tablet

7 Tips For Parenting A Child With ADHD From Therapists

There's no denying that raising a child with ADHD presents unique challenges. Luckily, though, therapists recommend these helpful tips.

Can Traumatic Brain Injuries Cause ADHD?

To learn more about the connection between TBI and ADHD, clinical psychologist Dr. Marianne Trent spoke to The Mighty about how people like me may develop ADHD after TBIs. One possibility? It could be what area of your brain is impacted by the TBI.