ADHD in the News 2021-08-26

Attention Deficit Rates Skyrocket in High School. Mentoring Could Prevent an Academic Freefall

New federal data suggest as students age, racial and income gaps in the students identified with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and learning disabilities widen. Nearly 14 percent of all children ages 3-17 had been identified as having an attention or learning disability in 2016-18. Students in high school were nearly twice as likely to be labeled as having ADHD as those in elementary school, yet adolescents are often less likely to be provided services to accommodate attention problems.

Half of adults with ADHD have had a substance use disorder

Half of adults aged 20-39 with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have had a substance use disorder (SUD) in their lifetime according to new research published online ahead of print this month in Alcohol and Alcoholism. This is markedly higher than the 23.6% of young adults without ADHD who have had a substance use disorder in their lifetime.

Activists with ADHD push for a world more friendly to those with the disorder

Jessica McCabe crashed and burned at 30, when she got divorced, dropped out of community college and moved in with her mother. Eric Tivers had 21 jobs before age 21. Both have been diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and both today are entrepreneurs who wear their diagnoses — and rare resilience — on their sleeves.

Fortify Youth Mental Health with Social-Emotional Learning

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year in the US, roughly one in five children experience a mental disorder (such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder [ADHD], anxiety, or depression).¹ Decades of research findings show that strong social-emotional skills can have positive effects on many outcomes, including mental health.² However, social-emotional learning (SEL) is not used to diagnose or treat psychological conditions, such as ADHD or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Prevalence of bone fractures among children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: A systematic review and meta-analysis

According to the meta-analysis, the prevalence of fractures among children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is 4.83 %. It is critical for physicians, parents, and policymakers to be aware of these findings in order to create safe environments and provide supports to children and adolescents with ADHD in order to optimise their health and safety.

Tips & Advice for Writers With ADHD

Being a writer is hard enough. When you combine it with having ADHD, trust me, it doesn’t help. So, here I am, sharing my tips and advice for people who have the same struggles. Disclaimer: I’m not a mental health specialist. Everything I mention in this article is based on my personal experience of being a writer with ADHD.

The 10 Best Books for ADHD in 2021

Whether you’re the parent of a child recently diagnosed with ADHD or an adult seeking new methods for managing ADHD symptoms, there is a wide variety of books for ADHD available to offer you some guidance...Below, we’ve rounded up the best books for ADHD according to the type of advice and topic you may be looking for, whether that’s a book for managing your own ADHD or solutions for connecting with your ADHD teen.

Is Your ADHD a Blessing or a Curse?

Lately there’s been a surge of adults realizing that “quirks” they’ve had all their life aren’t simply quirks, rather they’re traits of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)...As everyone’s relationship with their ADHD is different, we asked four Mighty Super Contributors their personal takes on what life with ADHD is like for them, and if they feel like it’s truly a hindrance, or something they’re proud to have.