ADHD in the News 2021-06-17

ADHD and tiredness: What to know

Anecdotal evidence from adults sharing ADHD stories online suggests that many experience brain fog, low motivation, and fatigue. Tiredness is not part of the official diagnostic criteria for ADHDTrusted Source, but a handful of studies do suggest that some people with ADHD experience fatigue. Keep reading to learn more about the links between ADHD and tiredness. This article also provides information on other symptoms and treatment options.

Can Toddlers Get an ADHD Diagnosis?

Toddlers are children between the ages of 1 and 3 years, according to the AAP. Since ADHD is a condition you’re typically born with, it’s possible for toddlers to have ADHD even if they’re young. While some children do receive an ADHD diagnosis before they’re 4 years old, this isn’t common.

Ann C. Childress, MD: The Promise of Viloxazine for Pediatric ADHD

There remains a need to develop new treatments for pediatric patients with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), particularly in extended release formulation. One such option might be viloxazine (Qelbree), which gained US Food and Drug Administration approval in April for pediatric ADHD patients between 6-17 years old. (podcast)

All About CBD for ADHD

There isn’t much evidence that CBD can help you manage ADHD. But if you have co-occurring anxiety, CBD might be more beneficial...Some people with ADHD say they have successfully self-medicated with CBD. These are stories, though, and not controlled studies. There’s no way to tell if CBD is really what helped or if the placebo effect eased their symptoms instead.

Why ADHD Should Be Renamed

Part 1: ADHD is a problematic label and should be changed. KEY POINTS: ADHD can be a confusing and sometimes misleading name for some people with the condition. For example, inattentive ADHD patients can be confused when they are given the label ADHD, because they are not hyperactive. ADHD also comes with advantages, so the term "disorder" should also be debated.

Therapist with ADHD explains how she ‘learned to clean as a messy person’

Licensed therapist and TikToker Kc Davis...explain how her own ADHD impacts her messiness and how she's learned "to clean as a messy person." Davis shared a video showing her doing "a full reset" of her space while explaining the various reasons why some people don't have the executive function capabilities to "clean as they go."