ADHD in the News 2022-03-24
DSM Update Tweaks Criteria For Autism, Intellectual Disability
A new version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders released this month includes changes to the definitions of both autism and intellectual disability that experts say will further clarify the diagnoses. The American Psychiatric Association issued the updated manual, which mental health care practitioners, researchers and insurers rely on for decision-making in diagnosing and treating patients, following a three-year process to reflect scientific advances since the fifth edition was published in 2013.
Overview of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD)
David W. Goodman, MD; Greg Mattingly, MD; and Birgit H. Amann, MD, provide an overview of ADHD, including its pathophysiology as well as its prevalence in the pediatric and adult populations.
Diagnosis, Continuation, and Remission of ADHD in Adulthood
Drs David W. Goodman, Rakesh Jain, Greg Mattingly, and Theresa R. Cerulli, discuss continuation of ADHD from childhood as well as data on remission of ADHD in adulthood.
Hyperfocus and ADHD: Productivity Superpower or Kryptonite? Four strategies for understanding and managing hyperfocus successfully.
KEY POINTS: Hyperfocus is total absorption in a productive or distracting task. It can be common for people with ADHD to experience. By nurturing skills such as prioritization, time management, and self-awareness, you can experience the benefits of hyperfocus. A strategy to manage hyperfocus is to improve planning and time management by separating tasks into urgent and important ones.
What Is the GAPS Diet and Should You Try It? Here’s What a Dietitian Has to Say
The GAPS diet is a restrictive, elimination diet aimed at promoting gut health and "healing" the gut. The premise behind the diet is that a number of health conditions, specifically digestive disorders and conditions affecting the brain like autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), might be caused by an unhealthy gut, or leaky gut. Therefore, the diet claims that healing a leaky gut might improve or cure these conditions. However, research and scientific evidence is lacking to back the GAPS diet. In this article, we dive into what the GAPS diet claims to treat, how to follow it, what you can and cannot eat, and the benefits and risks of the GAPS diet guidelines.
Five neurodiversity myths that must be challenged
AHEAD OF NEURODIVERSITY CELEBRATION WEEK (21 – 27 MARCH), NEW RESEARCH* REVEALED THERE IS A GREATER NEED FOR NEURODIVERSITY AWARENESS IN THE WORKPLACE AFTER MORE OF US TURNED TO GOOGLE FOR SUPPORT. AN INCREASE IN GOOGLE SEARCHES FOR ‘DYSLEXIA AT WORK’ AND ‘ADHD WORKPLACE’ HIGHLIGHTS THE NEED TO CHALLENGE THE BIGGEST NEURODIVERSITY MYTHS IN THE WORKPLACE. Naomi Humber, Head of Mental Wellbeing at Bupa, has revealed why we must embrace every employee’s unique self to create a happy, productive and healthy workforce.
Productivity hacks that actually work for people with ADHD
The internet is brimming with productivity hacks. From switching off your phone to the Pomodoro Technique and Ivy Lee Method, or TikTok hacks like the scary hour. This ever-expanding list of tips and tricks is a testament to how many of us struggle to Get Sh*t Done sometimes, side-eyeing that ever-growing to-do list, or staring blankly at our laptop screen. Finding something that works (and sticking to it) is tricky, but when you have ADHD, it can really feel like these hacks are written in an alien language.