ADHD in the News 2022-02-24

Children’s Mental Health: Understanding an Ongoing Public Health Concern

A new report on children’s mental health used data from different sources to describe mental health and mental disorders in children during 2013–2019. Poor mental health among children continues to be a substantial public health concern. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and anxiety among children of all ages, and symptoms related to depression among adolescents, are the most common concerns.

A.D.H.D. Can Strain Relationships. Here’s How Couples Cope.

The symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder can push couples to their breaking point, but there is hope for those willing to seek help.

Mental disorders generally lower in immigrant/refugee vs. nonimmigrant youths

Prevalence of mental disorders among first- and second-generation immigrant and refugee children and youth was generally lower relative to similar populations of nonimmigrants, per a Canadian cohort study published in JAMA Network Open.

Some COVID risk factors may surprise you. Why psoriasis and ADHD can boost the threat.

By now, most of us know the major risk factors that increase the odds of a life-threatening case of COVID-19. Obesity. Lung and heart disease. Being over 65. And while those factors are among the conditions front-line health care providers have reported seeing in high numbers among intensive care patients during the pandemic, there are many lesser-known threats that make people vulnerable, experts say.

Parents were stuck inside with their kids. A rise ADHD diagnoses soon followed

Yet the rise in diagnoses has renewed a long-standing debate over ADHD in children: is it under-diagnosed, or over-diagnosed? Answering that is harder to suss out — and may even depend on who you ask.

Experiencing the Internet with ADHD – What’s It Like?

For those that want to make things more accessible for individuals with ADHD, there are various ways you can get the job done. One of the most popular methods is the use of an accessibility overlay, filled with features such as text-to-speech, text size function, color contrast, and much more.

Do People with ADHD Lie More Often?

There’s no hard evidence on this link, but lying may still be a coping mechanism for some people with ADHD...Impulsivity, hyperactivity, and inattention are the three main symptoms of ADHD. And psychologists suspect that a possible consequence of these common ADHD symptoms may be lying. However, there is currently no hard data to support the connection.

Spotlight on Issues in ADHD

Steven Pliszka, MD, chair of The American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders (APSARD) annual program committee, joined Jeffrey Newcorn, MD, APSARD president, in welcoming attendees to their virtual 2022 Annual Meeting, noting the conference was putting attendees “on the ground floor of exciting developments in the field.”

Celebrating ADHD In The Workplace

Antonia Bowring, principal ABstrategies LLC, MBA. Ranked #6 Executive Coach in New York in 2021 by Influence Digest. I have experienced a significant uptick recently in the number of coaching inquiries from leaders with adult diagnoses of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Why?