ADHD in the News 2021-03-04

Black, Hispanic, Asian children less likely to be diagnosed, treated for ADHD

Black, Hispanic and Asian children with ADHD are significantly less likely to be accurately diagnosed and treated for the disorder compared to their White peers, a study published Monday by JAMA Network Open found. Among more than 230,000 children included in the analysis, 5% had ADHD, or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, a neurodevelopmental condition that can lead to learning and behavior problems, with most diagnosed around age 12.

Strep Throat Doesn’t Worsen Tourette But May Affect ADHD: Study

Among all the children, more than 300 had a worsening of symptoms during the study, but there was no association between strep exposure and worsening of tics or OCD symptoms. However, there was an association between strep exposure and an approximately 20% increase in ADHD symptoms of hyperactivity and impulsiveness, according to the study. The findings were published Feb. 10 in the online issue of the journal Neurology.

Childhood ADHD Increases Risk Of Developing Schizophrenia Or Other Psychotic Disorders

Childhood attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is linked to an increased risk of psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia, according to a recent study published in JAMA Psychiatry.

FDA clears once-daily ADHD capsule from Corium

Corium (NSDQ:CORI) announced today that it received FDA approval for its once-daily Azstarys oral capsule for treating ADHD symptoms. Boston-based Corium touts its Azstarys (serdexmethylphenidate [SDX] and dexmethylphenidate [d-MPH]) drug as the first and only product containing a d-MPH oral prodrug for treating ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) symptoms in patients aged six years and older, according to a news release.

How Does Poor Sleep Affect Children With Autism or ADHD?

Higher scores on the Children’s Sleep Habits Questionnaire (CSHQ) were associated with poorer executive function (EF) on all Behavior Rating Inventory of EF (BRIEF) scales after adjusting for demographic factors, stimulant medications, and IQ, according to study results published in Sleep Health. The main objective of this study was to assess whether the association between poor sleep and EF would remain after adjusting for various factors, such as medication.

ADHD Impulse Control: 5 Tips To Help You Manage

If you have difficulty paying attention, often feel restless, and give in to urges easily, you may be living with the hyperactive-impulsive presentation of ADHD. Managing impulsivity is possible, even if it might feel really challenging at times.

Sensory modulation and negative affect in children at familial risk of ADHD

Sensory modulation difficulties are commonly reported in patients with ADHD, however there has been little focus on the development of these difficulties in young children at a higher risk of later ADHD diagnosis. This study investigated whether children with a familial history of ADHD show greater sensory modulation difficulties. We also explored whether sensory modulation was linked to negative affectivity, which has been highlighted as a potential early marker of ADHD.

Navigating My Son’s A.D.H.D. Made Me Realize I Had It, Too

As I tried to guide my son through his online lessons over the course of the pandemic, I began to see parallels between his struggles and my own. While hyperactivity was never an issue for me, we had many other traits in common: impulsivity, distractibility, lack of organization and low frustration tolerance — all key signs of A.D.H.D.

Resting state high gamma as a biomarker for ADHD: An MEG crossover placebo-controlled study

Given the importance of recognizing neurophysiological correlates of ADHD for understanding its underlying mechanisms, as well as for improving clinical accuracy beyond cognitive and emotional factors, researchers conducted this study focusing on finding a diagnostic stable neural correlate based on evaluating MEG resting state frequency bands.