ADHD in the News 2022-03-17

Substance use during pregnancy raises ADHD risk in children, study finds

Use of tobacco, opioids, alcohol and other substances during pregnancy increases the risk that newborns will develop attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder as they age, a study published Friday by JAMA Network Open found. Children whose mothers used opioids during pregnancy, for example, had more than double the risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, compared to those whose mothers avoided the drugs, the data showed.

ADHD Drugs Are Convenient To Get Online. Maybe Too Convenient

Backed by SoftBank and promoted by Simone Biles, Cerebral has built the fastest-growing online mental health business. Former employees say the rapid expansion comes at the expense of patient care.  

Teens Overdosing on Prescribed Anxiety and ADHD Medications

A large proportion of teens who overdosed on medications used to treat anxiety and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were prescribed those agents for mental health issues, according to findings published in Pediatrics. Overdoses in adolescents commonly involve prescription benzodiazepines or psychostimulants, suggesting that clinicians must weigh the risks and benefits of these medications more closely, the study authors suggested.

Adult ADHD and Neuro-intimacy in Couples

KEY POINTS: Adult ADHD is associated with many life problems that can also affect relationships. The loved ones of adults with ADHD often feel the stress from the ripple effects of their partners' ADHD. A core coping strategy for couples with at least one adult ADHD partner is to regularly check in with each other. In addition to the functional benefits of the relationship check-in, it can also help build and maintain intimacy.

ADHD looks different in adults. Here are 4 signs to watch for

People, including some clinicians, may not be aware of adult ADHD and how symptoms may change as a person develops and grows. We aim to change this through the development of an Australian ADHD guideline, which is based on evidence and now open for feedback.

Women Are Sharing The Symptoms That Made Them Realize They Had ADHD Later In Life, And This Is So Important

Have you ever felt like your everyday life was extremely difficult for no apparent reason?...For some women, the above scenarios made them realize they had attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, otherwise known as ADHD. But rather than being diagnosed as children — as men often are — women may not receive that diagnosis until adulthood.

What Do Electroencephalographic Microstates Have to Say About ADHD?

New research from Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging supports the utility of electroencephalographic (EEG) microstates (MS) D and A as functional biomarkers for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).