ADHD in the News 2021-08-19

Only 1 in 10 Kids With ADHD Will Outgrow It

Only about one in 10 kids with the disorder are likely to have a full and lasting remission of their symptoms, according to new data gleaned from tracking hundreds of kids for 16 years. The rest will have ADHD symptoms fade in and out as they grow from children to teens to adults, said lead researcher Margaret Sibley, an associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine, in Seattle.

No Worse Outcomes Seen for Kids Exposed to Prenatal Antipsychotics

In an analysis of more than 300,000 mother-child pairs, children of mom's who were taking an antipsychotic during pregnancy showed no increased risk for developing attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD; weighted HR 1.16, 95% CI 0.83-1.61) or autism spectrum disorder (wHR 1.06, 95% CI 0.70-1.60), or of being born small for gestational age (wOR 1.36, 95% CI 0.86-2.14), reported Kenneth Man, PhD, of University College London School of Pharmacy, and colleagues in JAMA Internal Medicine.

ADHD and Memory: What to Know

People with ADHD experience and process information differently than people who are neurotypical. If you have the condition, you may feel that forgetfulness tends to occur more often, and you may find tasks that require using short-term memory more challenging. ADHD can also impact the way that your long-term memory functions. Researchers are still working to understand the exact impact of ADHD on memory for children and adults. Let’s take a look at what we know so far.

ADHD in Teens Linked to Smoking: What’s Triggering These Youngsters to Smoke More Frequently and How to Stop Them From Doing So?

Both teens and adults who have attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD are more likely to smoke cigarettes and turn nicotine-dependent compared to their peers without ADHD...There are several trigger points such as peer pressure, which associates smoking with maturity and independence, or simply the urge to try out new things the youths consider as "adventures" in life. There are various effective ways parents can try to prevent their children from getting into this lifetime addiction. Here are five of them:

The 12 Best Apps for ADHD of 2021

There are hundreds of apps that people with ADHD can turn to. But we searched for the best ones by focusing on: Ratings. We focused on apps with the highest overall ratings. User reviews. We read countless reviews to find apps that users actually found useful. Operating system. All of the apps we selected are available for both Android and iOS. Price. We looked for apps with free trials, free options, or a variety of prices to choose from.

How to Teach Kids with ADHD

9 practical suggestions from a professor with ADHD. Key Points: Beginning the school day with a few minutes of mindfulness can calm the mind and clear the working memory, paving the way for learning. ADHD kids have a window of attention where they function optimally, which involves just the right amount of stimulation. It is best for ADHD kids to understand how they learn before what to learn, including a basic understanding of executive function.

The lifestyle and economic impact of ADHD is ‘complex and considerable’

For those with ADHD there are different lifestyle impact factors, which have been identified in some new research papers. There is also a societal and economic cost. Both of these areas demonstrate the importance of managing the identification and support given to those with ADHD at an early age.

Illinois high school students partner with CHADD on a nationwide campaign for ADHD awareness

Adlai. E. Stevenson High school seniors Riya Khandelwal, Meha Krishnareddigari, and Gulnaaz Sayyad launched a campaign in late 2020 to raise awareness about ADHD. They have also partnered and become officiated ambassadors of CHADD, a nationwide organization dedicated to helping those with ADHD and their loved ones.