ADHD in the News 2021-01-14

Using Computational Models to Improve ADHD Diagnosis and Treatment

Computational modeling is a tool that allows us to observe “how” those children solve school tasks or “how” those children interact with other children in computer games. Therefore, these tools help to quantify certain characteristics that may be dysfunctional but that do not become directly apparent in behavior.

7 Questions that Separate ADHD from Bipolar Disorder

Your patient is a 11-year-old boy who is distracted, hyper, and irritable. He talks excessively in class, and there are signs of impulsivity. Last week he climbed to the roof of the school to throw tennis balls into the parking lot. Is this a case of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder, or something else? In this slideshow I will look at 7 questions that help clarify the picture.

Methylphenidate use during pregnancy not linked to malformations overall

Methylphenidate use during pregnancy was not linked to an increased risk for malformations overall in a nationwide registry-based study with information on both prenatal and postnatal diagnoses published in Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.

What it’s like parenting with ADHD symptoms: ‘It felt like my head was going to explode’

Jewelz Tucker, a Northern California mother of four, had an epiphany as she sat with her husband filling out the form to get one of her sons screened for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. As she went through the checklist, she wondered aloud to her husband, “Is this me?”...Millions of adults suffer from ADHD, and although those with a hyperactive-impulsive presentation are often diagnosed as children, those with predominantly inattentive symptoms — such as difficulty focusing, paying attention to details, lack of organization, forgetfulness and trouble finishing tasks — can go undiagnosed, according to Cleveland Clinic.

ADHD: A Mother’s Journey To Helping Her Child Take Control And Thrive Naturally

To Dana Kay, founder and CEO of Our Road to Thrive and the creator of the ‘ADHD Thrive Method 4 Kids’ program, nothing mattered more than having a normal life. But as her son started to grow, she realized that something was a little bit different with him. Now a Board Certified Holistic Health and Nutrition Practitioner, she’s dedicated to helping families reduce their children’s ADHD symptoms to restore calm and normalcy back into their family life.

Identifying the impact of the confinement of Covid-19 on emotional-mood and behavioural dimensions in children and adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

The current study examined the impact of the lockdown due to the Covid-19 disease on mood state and behaviours of children and adolescents with ADHD. Nine hundred ninety-two parents of children and adolescents with ADHD filled out an anonymous online survey through the ADHD family association website.

Navigating the world of dating as a woman with ADHD is not easy, here’s why

Being ‘too much’ is both a curse and a blessing...As someone with ADHD, I’m constantly branded as ‘too much’ or ‘full-on’, a descriptor almost exclusively used by male romantic partners. ADHD-ers are programmed to experience the world intensely. A slight inconvenience triggers a flight or fight response.

Supporting Neurodiversity in the Workplace and Beyond

At a recent Think Tank hosted by HOK, architects and designers discuss how innovations in the field can help those with neurological differences perform. The magazine Psychology Today defines neurodiversity as “the idea that neurological differences like autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) reflect normal variations in brain development.” This marks a departure from the “medical model,” it explains, which “views conditions such as autism or ADHD as disorders to prevent, treat or cure.”

In Defense of Reading

What does ADHD have to do with reading and why do we bring that up during an evaluation/management session for ADHD? Simply put, reading is good for your brain; and more specifically, it is good for building attention and focus.