ADHD in the News 2021-03-18

Adult ADHD Can Mean Fewer Jobs, Worse Pay

A new study finds that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) continues to hamper people long after childhood ends. Researchers found that adults with ADHD often have a harder time holding their own in the workforce. High school graduates with ADHD earn about 17% less than their peers without ADHD, are more likely to have stints of unemployment and to receive disability benefits because of their inability to work, according to a large study out of Sweden.

What to know about untreated ADHD in adults

According to some research, many adults with ADHD symptoms do not receive a diagnosis of the condition. This can affect a person’s chance of receiving treatment. Without treatment, ADHD can affect their work performance, mental health, and relationships.

New guidelines aim to rectify diagnosis and treatment hurdles for adult ADHD sufferers

ADHD is one of the most prevalent childhood neurodevelopmental disorders, but it’s adults with ADHD who are being neglected by Australia’s healthcare system – new guidelines directing diagnosis, treatment and management aims to close that gap...It is anticipated that the new evidence-based guidelines will be submitted to the government’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) by the end of 2021.

Executive Coaching Of Leaders With ADHD: Part 1

Antonia Bowring, principal ABstrategies LLC, MBA...When members of my family began to be diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) a few years ago, I started to study it in earnest. Since then I discovered that a number of my executive coaching clients also have this diagnosis. What tools do I leverage to assist my executive coaching clients with ADHD?

Remote Work May Benefit People With Autism

People with disabilities and disability advocates have pushed for remote work options for years. But many found that many employers weren’t amenable until the COVID-19 pandemic forced the issue.

ADHD, Focus Concerns High Following COVID-19 Infection

The COVID-19 pandemic has been contrasted against the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic in many ways—some with reason, some without. But a comparison to last century’s pandemic could forecast an increase in new onset attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) cases over the coming years.

Green Environments in Early Childhood Appear to Influence ADHD Risk

Less green space surrounding a child’s home may be associated with a higher risk of developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study published online in Environmental Health Perspectives...This study, based in Denmark, investigated associations between residential green space in early childhood with an ADHD diagnosis from age 5 on.

ADHD report highlights financial burden, challenges at school for kids and families

A report revealing the "huge financial cost" of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in Australia is calling for more resources and funding for parents who are struggling with the challenges of supporting their children...ADHD Australia conducted the largest survey of its kind last year, and for the 1,616 people it asked, there were three key areas to tackle — managing the financial burden of ADHD, helping schools understand the condition, and dealing with the stigma.

Overview of ADHD

Andrew J. Cutler, MD: There are several types of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD...Based on my clinical experience, ADHD is not a uniform disorder. It has many clinical presentations. It’s a very heterogeneous disorder clinically, as far as the way it presents—the pattern of symptoms.