ADHD in the News 2022-04-28

ADHD Often Looks Incredibly Different In Women Vs. Men, And This Therapist Is Breaking Down Exactly Why

For many people with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, otherwise known as ADHD, that diagnosis will come in childhood. But did you know that boys are three times more likely to receive an ADHD diagnosis than girls?

‘It’s Life or Death’: The Mental Health Crisis Among U.S. Teens

Depression, self-harm and suicide are rising among American adolescents. For one 13-year-old, the despair was almost too much to take.

Walmart, CVS Pharmacies Have Blocked or Delayed Telehealth Adderall Prescriptions

Some of the nation’s largest pharmacies have blocked or delayed prescriptions over the last year from clinicians working for telehealth startups that have sprung up to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to pharmacies and people familiar with the issue.

Micronutrients (vitamins + minerals) show benefit for children with ADHD and emotional dysregulation

Evidence from a randomized clinical trial shows broad-spectrum micronutrient supplementation with all known vitamins and essential minerals resulted in global improvement of attention and mood based on blinded clinician ratings

The Relationship Between Unhealthy Eating and ADHD in Children

A recent study found a negative association between children with ADHD and health eating patterns.

Safety and Efficacy of Medications for ADHD Management

Dr David W. Goodman reviews the efficacy and tolerability of different classes of medications for the management of ADHD.

Medication Challenges and Risks for Adult ADHD Treatment

Birgit H. Amann, MD; Rakesh Jain, MD, MPH; Theresa R. Cerulli, MD; and David W. Goodman, MD, share unmet needs and risks in the treatment of adult ADHD.

Weighted Blankets Can Help Soothe ADHD Symptoms: Here’s How

A weighted blanket can help you to get calm and rest. Some people say they can soothe the symptoms of ADHD.

Adults with ADHD on treatment at lower risk for unemployment, study finds

April 27 (UPI) -- Adults who treat their ADHD with prescription medication may be at lower risk for long-term unemployment compared with those who don't take the drugs, a study published Wednesday found. Among nearly 13,000 people age 18 years and older diagnosed with ADHD, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, women who took prescription drugs to manage symptoms during the previous two years were 18% less likely to experience long-term unemployment, the researchers said.

EEOC: Employer rescinded job offer based on ADHD meds, violated ADA

Dive Brief: A Texas location of International Paper Co. violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when it revoked a conditional job offer to an applicant diagnosed with ADHD because the applicant failed a drug test, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleged in a lawsuit announced April 11.

TikTok sparks woman’s ADHD diagnosis at age 34. How social media is changing the conversation

TikTok accounts are now shining a light on symptoms of ADHD.

ADHD and Hypersexuality: What’s the Connection?

Not all people living with ADHD experience hypersexuality. But for those who do, it’s still possible to have a healthy sex life.

ADHD and Narcissistic Personality Disorder: How Similar Are They?

ADHD and narcissistic personality may share some behavioral similarities, but they’re different conditions. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) are different mental health diagnoses yet in some instances, behaviors may look similar. The cause of these behaviors, though, is very different in each condition.