ADHD in the News 2022-01-13

Detecting attention deficit disorder more accurately

Supported by the national research center Synapsy, neuroscientists from University of Geneva (UNIGE), the Centre for Biomedical Imaging (CIBM) and the University Hospital of Geneva (HUG) focused their attention on a new electroencephalographic approach called microstates to identify ADHD's neurological signatures. The microstates technique is used to look at the combined spatial and temporal aspects of cerebral activity.

ADHD Linked to Worse COVID-19 Outcomes

The severity of symptoms in individuals with COVID-19 infection varies widely, with up to 40% of patients globally1 remaining asymptomatic while others develop severe and sometimes fatal complications.2 This heterogeneity in illness presentation, along with the overwhelming demands on health care resources in treating patients with COVID-19, highlights the need for strategies to predict which individuals are at risk for greater symptom severity.

Tracking stress in pregnant moms, for their children’s health

Tracking the stress experienced by a pregnant mother, via a wearable device or regular checkups, could prevent developmental delays in the resulting child, according to research recently published in the journal Scientific Reports. The study involved artificial intelligence and electrocardiograms (EKG) and was conducted by scientists from Germany, Argentina, Canada and UW Medicine in Seattle.

3 Steps for Lowering Stress With ADHD

KEY POINTS: Those with ADHD often aim for too much change, set unrealistic expectations about performance, and struggle with following through on goals. The best strategy for achieving one's goals, especially with ADHD, is to understand the key difference between stress and burnout. Because certain executive functioning skills are typically weaker for people with ADHD, focusing on one goal at a time is critical.

10 Best Fidget Toys to Keep You Calm

Fidget toys are a popular way to help people push back feelings of anxiety, and improve their focus in the classroom or at work. They’re often used by people who have anxiety or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but anyone can enjoy the benefits that fidget toys provide...Multiple studies have been conducted to address the potential role of fidget toys in emotional regulation.

Surprising Benefits of Having ADHD

Getting a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) for yourself or your child can be jarring. But while certain characteristics of ADHD, such as struggling to sit still, difficulty focusing, and impulsive behavior, can cause people to have trouble reaching their full potential in school or at work, there are also benefits of ADHD. These ADHD "superpowers"—including high energy levels and creativity—mean that living with ADHD isn’t all bad. This article with discuss the strengths of ADHD.

We Need to Talk About Emotional Regulation and ADHD

Many professionals agree that emotional dysregulation is an intrinsic part of ADHD, despite it not being part of the DSM-5 criteria. So, what is there to do about it? How do we lessen explosive emotions like anger, irritability, anxiety, and deep sadness?  

Louisiana woman fired for taking prescribed ADHD medicine, awarded $100k

Honda dealership in Covington, Louisiana has agreed to pay a former employee $100,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for allegedly violating the Americans with Disabilities Act. The lawsuit accused Honda of Covington of discriminating against an employee for having Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and taking ADHD medicine prescribed by her doctor.

Bachelor’s Elizabeth Corrigan Uses TikTok to Share How Shanae Ankney Should’ve Treated Her

After her confrontation with Shanae Ankney aired on The Bachelor, Elizabeth Corrigan took to TikTok to show people how mental illnesses should be handled.