ADHD in the News 2021-12-09

5 Tips To Crush The Holidays As The Parent Of An ADHD Child

Parents are always striving to make their kids' holidays memorable. But, it isn't always easy if your child struggles with an invisible disability like ADHD...As you embark on this season of perpetual parties and family gatherings, there are some things to think about as you parent that can help you support your child to become their best self.

What is Special Education?

There is a system of support available for students with learning differences...Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder represents a special case when it comes to obtaining support and services at school. ADHD is not identified as one of the 13 federal disability categories that are guaranteed services, though there are ways that children with ADHD can receive help.

Emerging Treatments and Unmet Needs in Pediatric ADHD

Theresa R. Cerulli, MD...What’s still to come is that the adult data have been completed and submitted to the FDA. What we’ll see, hopefully by April 2022, is a response from the FDA, whether viloxazine gets approved for use in adults.

5 Tips for Law Students With Adult ADHD

KEY POINTS: The unique demands of law school's environment create the need for a skill set that poses a particular challenge to those with ADHD. Students with ADHD must understand their strengths and weaknesses, develop a plan, and seek out support. Regulating and prioritizing personal needs, making a plan, and forming a study group are effective strategies a law student with ADHD can use.

Promoting Therapy Adherence in Pediatric ADHD

Theresa R. Cerulli, MD, provides advice for clinicians on how to increase understanding of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorders (ADHD) and encourage therapy adherence for both children and parents.

Are ADHD and Trauma Connected?

ADHD is a mental health condition typically characterized by inattentive, hyperactive, or impulsive behavior. On the other hand, trauma is a mental, emotional, or physical response to a shocking or distressing event or series of stressful events. Both have common symptoms, yet they tend to impact every person differently.

Israeli lab raises hyperactive mutant mice for developing ADHD medications

Peer-reviewed research invites scholars worldwide to breed mice with a single ADHD mutation discovered in Bedouin family, as they give ‘unprecedented insight’ into brain function

Healthy Living: ADHD into young adulthood

Researchers at the University of Washington followed 558 people with ADHD for 16 years and found about 90% of them had some symptoms of the disorder, usually off and on, up until age 25. By the end of the study, only about 9% were steadily symptom-free.

Surgeon general warns of emerging youth mental health crisis in rare public advisory

Symptoms of depression and anxiety have doubled during the pandemic, with 25% of youth experiencing depressive symptoms and 20% experiencing anxiety symptoms, according to Murthy’s 53-page advisory. There also appear to be increases in negative emotions or behaviors such as impulsivity and irritability — associated with conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD.