ADHD in the News 2021-04-29

‘Together Is Better’: Boy, 12, Organizes Relay Marathon

Tyler Portnoy organized a relay marathon in Rockville to benefit CHADD, which works to serve children and adults living with ADHD. Everyone took a lap or two in the efforts to raise both money and awareness. WRC-TV’s Chris Kerwin reports. (Video)

Asian Children Less Likely to Receive ADHD Treatment

A study of US children across ethnic and racial groups found that Asians were least likely to receive therapy for ADHD, compared with white children — who had the highest odds of getting some kind of treatment over other groups.

Childhood neurodevelopmental disorders and maternal hypertensive disorder of pregnancy

In the present study, the researchers sought to explore the correlation of maternal chronic hypertension and pregnancy‐induced hypertension (PIH)/preeclampsia with childhood neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs) in a large‐scale population‐based cohort. They performed a linked Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database cohort study of children born between 2004 and 2008 (n = 877,233).

Examining the Relationship Between ADHD and Psychotic Disorders

There is evidence for overlapping risk factors and symptomatology between ADHD and psychotic disorders. New research investigates the association between ADHD during childhood and the subsequent risk of developing a psychotic disorder.

Advocacy groups decry exclusion of those with ADHD from vaccine rollout

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – Two national advocacy groups are calling out the Alberta government for excluding ADHD as a developmental disability in the vaccine rollout. The Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance and the Centre for ADHD Awareness (CADDAC) said people with the disorder are among those at greater risk when it comes to COVID-19.

Boredom Could Help You Understand What It’s Like to Have ADHD

There is, however, a common touchstone shared by people who do and do not suffer with ADHD—the pain of being unable to engage our mind. In a word: boredom. Most of us have been afflicted by boredom at some point, but for people with ADHD, boredom—the really soul-crushing, unremitting kind—is a near-constant companion; always lurking and waiting to strike.

What to know about ADHD and rejection sensitive dysphoria

Although rejection is not enjoyable for anyone, it can trigger an overwhelming emotional response in people with rejection sensitive dysphoria (RSD). Although researchers are still unsure why, it seems that people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be more susceptible to RSD.

The impact peer rejection has on children with Autism and ADHD

Analysis: Children with ADHD and ASD are often rejected by their peers and can suffer poor self-esteem and a lack of self-worth because of this...What could help children with additional needs to feel included?  

Switching Genes On and Off: How It Can Shape Us

The human body consists of more than 200 different types of cells, but all cells contain the same DNA code. How is it possible that the same code tells the various types of cells to be different?...Chemical attachments, which are called DNA methylation, can “turn off” parts of the DNA code that are not needed in a specific cell...Understanding how our surroundings can influence DNA methylation might also help us to better understand the mechanisms causing some diseases and hopefully get better at curing and preventing them. This article describes ADHD as one example.