ADHD in the News 2022-03-10

Misleading videos about ADHD are being widely disseminated on TikTok, study finds

A new study published in The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry has uncovered a high prevalence of misinformation about ADHD in TikTok videos. The scientists behind the research warn that the misleading information could potentially result in an increased risk for overdiagnosis or misdiagnosis...For their study, the researchers collected the top 100 results for the hashtag “#adhd” on July 18, 2021. The videos were then independently rated by one psychiatrist and one psychiatry resident with clinical experience in the diagnosis and management of ADHD.

Psychiatry for Primary Care: A Behavioral Medicine Update (Part 1)

Primary care providers are increasingly seeing patients who are struggling with mental illness—how can they effectively assist these patients?...the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson convened a committee of PCPs and psychiatrists with the charge to organize a fully virtual conference on Saturday, March 12, targeting the educational needs of physicians and allied health professionals working in primary care settings.

Psychiatry for Primary Care: An Update on ADHD (Part 2)

Being able to identify ADHD in medical settings is very important...Jeffrey Newcorn, MD, professor of psychiatry and pediatrics and director of the Division of ADHD and Learning Disorders at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, will present a 30-minute lecture titled,“Diagnosis & Treatment of ADHD Across the Lifespan: A Primer for Primary Care Physicians.”

Video Games and ADHD: The Latest in Research

Video games have long been a source of controversy when it comes to childhood and adolescent development. As an estimated 91 percent of children ages 2 to 17 play video games, the prevalence of gaming isn’t in question, but rather the potential adverse effects of excessive play.

Kids who grow up around more green space have lower risk of ADHD, study suggests

Paper analyzed more than 37,000 kids born in Metro Vancouver; advocate says more research required into topic  

Study finds students with ADHD hindered by remote learning

What You Need To Know: A study by Understood surveyed 1,500 parents about their children’s experience in school during the pandemic; It found students with learning differences like ADHD were negatively impacted by remote learning; Understood expert Dr. Andrew Kahn said finding a supportive community can make a big difference

15 Tips for Better Follow-Through Treating Your ADHD

KEY POINTS: Adults with ADHD often have difficulty following treatment strategies due to distraction, memory issues, and lack of routine. Creating a reminder system or making the act of managing ADHD more interesting or fun can help one better execute ADHD treatment strategies. Using an ADHD-friendly strategy for improving management of ADHD can greatly improve one's life.