ADHD in the News 2021-09-16

Is It a Typical Tantrum or a Sign of ADHD?

Toddlers and younger children often react with outbursts and tantrums because they don’t know how to put overwhelming emotions into words and get their needs met in more productive ways. Most kids begin to grasp the skill of regulating their emotions by the time they reach the age of 5 or so, and the tantrums stop. Of course, some kids continue to have frequent, severe tantrums and meltdowns, even after they start school. Extreme or aggressive tantrums can have a number of causes — we’ll cover a few common ones below — but they’re fairly common with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Misophonia, Noise Sensitivity, and ADHD: What’s the Connection?

Existing research on misophonia does suggest a possible link between misophonia and ADHD. Still, research on misophonia remains in the early stages, and experts haven’t come to any conclusions about the connection between the two. Read on for an in-depth exploration, plus a few alternate explanations to consider.

What You Can Do When Your Child’s ADHD And Defiance Makes You Want To Yell

When ADHD and defiance mix, what are your options in these volatile times, as a parent?...My PAUSE program — Plan to Accept Understand Set Limits and Encourage — lays the foundation for making different choices and fostering stability in your home. Here are 5 steps to take when your child's ADHD and defiance make you want to yell.

Mindfulness, Self-Compassion, and ADHD

KEY POINTS: People with ADHD often have an overactive inner critic and beat themselves up for mistakes. Self-compassion is often more constructive. When upset, being mindful of what one is feeling, acknowledging that others struggle too and being kind to oneself can help. Self-compassion and mindfulness support long-term resilience and can help people manage the stress associated with ADHD.

AAFP’s Adult ADHD Toolkit ‘measurably’ raises awareness of the disorder

The American Academy of Family Physicians’ web-based Adult ADHD Toolkit “measurably increased” awareness of the disorder among health care providers, researchers wrote. Adults affected by ADHD usually see their primary care practitioner before any other health care professional, according to Natalia Y. Loskutova, MD, PhD, a project director at the University of Kansas Medical Center and one of the toolkit’s creators, and colleagues.

ADHD, TikTok and the cost of being diagnosed in adulthood

Now, a trend on TikTok is helping women to recognise their symptoms, and get a formal diagnosis. But being diagnosed much later in life means they may have to pay more for medications only listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme for people diagnosed as children. Guest: Dr Maddi Derrick, clinical psychologist, director of a specialist ADHD clinic in Hobart who also lives with ADHD [podcast]


After the first few weeks of classes have passed, other students and I have noticed a dramatic change in the expectations placed upon us compared to the past two semesters...Most of us instinctively think about how these changes impact ourselves first, but we shouldn’t forget how this change also impacts disabled individuals.