ADHD in the News 2022-06-16

Supreme Court Denies Appeal From 1st Grader With Disabilities Put In Chokehold by Teacher

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up an appeal on behalf of Texas parents who allege that a teacher placed their son, a 1st grader with disabilities including ADHD, in a chokehold until he foamed at the mouth.

Gut microbiota changes in infancy herald childhood ADHD diagnosis

medwireNews: Children diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) before puberty have evidence of changes in their gut microbiota before the age of 1 year, research shows.

Startup Cerebral Soared on Easy Adderall Prescriptions. That Was Its Undoing.

Online mental-health startup Cerebral Inc. was just getting off the ground in early 2020 when it detected a potential problem in its business model.

The Youth Mental Health Crisis: Supporting Patients With ASD and ADHD

CONFERENCE REPORTER: “One-third of kids in middle school and high school in North America are struggling socially—one-third,” Elizabeth Laugeson, PsyD, told attendees of the 2022 American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting. “Do you think they’re all getting services? Probably not. And if you think about the consequences of this, it’s pretty disturbing.”

When it comes to ADHD and ASD, the eyes could reveal all

The eyes may be able to signal neurodevelopmental disorders such as ASD and ADHD, according to new research from Flinders University and the University of South Australia. In the first study of its kind, researchers found that recordings from the retina could identify distinct signals for both attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) providing a potential biomarker for each condition.

Beyond Ritalin and Adderall: Examining non-stimulant approaches to ADHD treatment.

KEY POINTS: Methylphenidate and amphetamine are often the go-to medication options for ADHD. However, both methylphenidate and amphetamine have their own risks and concerns. Non-stimulant medications offer hope to those who are not interested in or unable to take stimulants.

Amy Licis, MD: Restless Leg Syndrome is an Overlooked Cause of Sleep Disturbance

In an interview with HCPLive, expert Amy Licis, MD, MSCI, Associate Professor, Pediatric Neurology and Sleep Medicine, Washington University Department of Neurology, discussed the various sleep disorders that impact children who have autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

ADHD: Medication alone doesn’t improve classroom learning for children – new research

For decades, many physicians, parents and teachers have believed that stimulant medications help children with ADHD learn because they are able to focus and behave better when medicated. After all, an estimated 6.1 million children in the U.S. are diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and more than 90% are prescribed stimulant medication as the main form of treatment in school settings. However, in a peer-reviewed study that several colleagues and I published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, we found medication has no detectable effect on how much children with ADHD learn in the classroom.

ADHD at Work: 10 Tips for Thriving at the Office

Living with ADHD can impact your job performance and confidence. But managing your symptoms at work is possible.

Willpower and ADHD

CONFERENCE REPORTER: “Why is it that people with ADHD can do some specific things that they happen to be really interested in, or where they feel like, if they don’t take care of this right here, right now, something they do not want to see happen is going to happen fast?” Thomas E. Brown, PhD, of the Brown Clinic for ADHD and Related Disorders and the University of California-Riverside School of Medicine shared with 2022 American Psychiatric Association (APA) Annual Meeting attendees that attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may appear to be a problem of motivation, or “willpower,” but it is not.

Olympic Bronze Medalist Withdraws from Race as She Awaits Exemption for ‘Life Changing’ ADHD Medication

Molly Seidel is prioritizing her mental health over everything else — even racing. The U.S. Olympic marathoner, who won a bronze medal at the Tokyo Games in 2020, shared a candid Instagram post on Wednesday detailing why she would not be competing in this weekend's Mastercard New York Mini 10K.

ADHD and Epilepsy: Is There a Link?

Research has helpful insights on why ADHD and epilepsy often occur together and how to approach treatment. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and epilepsy often occur together. People living with ADHD have an increased risk of seizures.