ADHD in the News 2022-04-14

4 Types of Adult ADHD Therapy

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by inattention and/or impulsivity and hyperactivity. ADHD begins in childhood but continues into adulthood up to 60% of the time.1 In many cases, ADHD is diagnosed in adulthood after it was missed in childhood. ADHD is not curable, but it is manageable. Typically, medication is the first-line treatment for adult ADHD, but that is not always possible or preferred. Therapy is another effective tool that can be used to treat ADHD. Read on to learn about therapies that can treat adult ADHD.

Goals of ADHD Treatment

Birgit H. Amann, MD, and Greg Mattingly, MD, review patient and provider goals of treatment and provide insight on evaluating response to treatment for ADHD.

FDA warns websites illegally selling ADHD drug Adderall

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has issued warning letters to two websites for illegally selling Schedule II stimulants, such as Adderall, without prescriptions, the FDA said Tuesday.

Nearly Half Of Children With ADHD Are Victims Of Bullying

The study found that children with ADHD were more likely to be both the victims and perpetrators of bullying compared to their peers.

Can ADHD Affect Your Social Skills?

Yes, ADHD can impact social skills in kids, teens, and adults. Here’s why and how to cope.

Low-Dose ADHD Medications Not Associated With Changes in Thyroid and Growth Hormones in Children

Use of low-dose attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medications for 1 year was not found to be associated with changes in thyroid or growth hormone levels among children aged 6 to 12 years, according to the results of a study reported in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Two in five adults with ADHD are in excellent mental health

A new nationally representative study published online in the International Journal of Applied Positive Psychology found two in five adults (42%) with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were in excellent mental health. To be considered in excellent mental health, participants had to report: freedom from mental illness in the previous year (i.e., substance use disorders, depression, anxiety, suicidality); almost daily happiness or life satisfaction in the past month; and high levels of social and psychological well-being in the past month.

Chronotype in ADHD Associated With Behavioral Problems, Study Finds

A recent study found that behavioral problems in adolescents with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were associated with chronotype, a person’s circadian preference.

What’s the Real “Deficit” in ADHD?

A new take on an all-too-common diagnosis.

Maladaptive daydreaming may be a better diagnosis for some than ADHD, study finds

Maladaptive daydreaming (MD) may be a better diagnosis for some people than ADHD, according to a new study. MD is a condition whereby people slip into involved highly detailed and realistic daydreams that can last hours at the cost of normal functioning.