ADHD in the News 2022-05-19

During Mental Health Awareness Month in May, CHADD Shines the Spotlight on the Most Common Neuropsychiatric Disorder in Children, Also Highly Common in Adults―ADHD

As home to the National Resource Center on ADHD, funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CHADD shares the following considerations for individuals who suspect they or a loved one might have ADHD and are seeking a proper evaluation and subsequent treatment plan.

Louisiana Parents File Lawsuit Against Jefferson Parish School District and Police After Their 10-Year-Old Son with ADHD Was Held In Chokehold and Jailed Following Outburst

The parents of a differently-abled 10-year-old filed a legal claim after a Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s deputy choked their son, who was acting out as a result of a crisis caused by his diagnosed mental health disorder. The Louisiana elementary student believed he was going to be killed by the officers, further elevating his anxiety, the lawsuit alleges.

Diet plays key role in ADHD symptoms in children

Here's a good reason for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to eat their fruits and vegetables: It may help reduce inattention issues, a new study suggests.

Why Neurotechnologies May Help Your Child With ADHD

KEY POINTS: Just because your child can focus on video games doesn't mean they don't have ADHD, but it might suggest they'd benefit from neurotechnologies. It is important to use technologies that meet the needs of your child—one size does not fit all. While more fun than many treatments for ADHD, video game–based neurotechnologies still require effort and real-world connections.

Study Examines Relationship Between Methylphenidate and Risk of Depression

A study found a temporal relationship between methylphenidate (MPH) exposure and risk of depression in children and teenagers with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Pediatric Stroke Doubles ADHD Risk

Pediatric ischemic stroke is associated with a 2-fold increased risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study published in JAMA Network Open.

Cerebral Says It Will Stop Prescribing Most Controlled Substances

Online mental-health company Cerebral Inc. said it would stop prescribing almost all controlled substances, expanding an overhaul of its treatment practices in the wake of scrutiny over how it provided stimulants for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.

What to Know About ADHD Tics

Tics are involuntary movements that can occur in children and adults with both attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and Tourette's syndrome. About 50% of children diagnosed with ADHD have tics, and between 35% and 90% of children with Tourette's have ADHD or ADHD-like symptoms.[1]

How to Declutter: Tips When You Have ADHD

If your space is overflowing with unnecessary stuff, these strategies can help you clear out the clutter and get organized.