ADHD in the News 2022-06-23

Increased Risk of ADHD in Children Exposed to Maternal Sickle Cell Disease

Children exposed to maternal sickle cell disease were at an increased risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and obesity, according to a new study from Maryland.

One in four UK prisoners has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, says report

One in four prisoners in Britain are believed to have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a new report. The figure, which has surprised experts, is five to 10 times higher than its prevalence of 2% to 4% in the general population.

New funding to help advance scientific understanding of skin disorders in children and young people

For children and young people, skin disorders can have a devastating impact on physical and mental wellbeing, yet effective treatments are few and far between. That's why the Medical Research Foundation is pledging £1 million of new funding to help advance scientific understanding of these conditions, which could ultimately lead to improved support and treatment for children and young people living with skin disorders... Eczema is an inflammatory skin disease affecting 20 per cent of children and eight per cent of adults. It is strongly linked to severe impacts on quality of life, as well as psychological and psychiatric illness such as anxiety, depression and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

10 Surprising Recommendations for ADHD Parents

KEY POINTS: Taking good care of yourself is essential to responding with love to the challenges of everyday life with a child with ADHD. Good parenting is as simple and old-fashioned as the relationship you build with your child. Don't be distracted by behavior or attitude. You know better than any expert can know. Your family’s situation is unique, so your challenges and your solutions are unique to you.

No evidence nutrients ‘reverse’ ADHD

Posts shared on social media claim that eight nutrients “reverse” attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) “according to researchers”. The specific “nutrients” listed in the post are probiotics, vitamins B6 and B12, fish oil, calcium, magnesium, zinc and Gamma Aminobutyric Acid (GABA). Although ADHD can be treated, for example with medication or therapy, ADHD cannot currently be cured or reversed.

Former Cerebral employees say company’s practices put patients at risk: “It’s chaotic. It’s confusing. It could be extremely dangerous”

Dr. David Mou believes that Cerebral "saves lives." The startup treats people for conditions such as depression and ADHD, and is the largest online mental health care provider in the world. But last month, the U.S. Department of Justice launched an investigation into Cerebral's prescribing practices.

Why You Might Eat for Stimulation with ADHD, Plus How to Handle It

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental health condition that involves impulsivity, hyperactivity, and difficulty focusing on certain tasks. Many people with ADHD also have a high need for stimulation.

Five detailed ways to design an office for neurodiversity

Workplace leaders, listen up: It’s time to ditch the one-size-fits-all-brains approach to office design. The human brain works in all manner of ways, as reflected in today’s neurodiverse workforce—and the workplace needs to step up to the job, too.

Does ADHD Affect Speech?

ADHD isn’t just about differences in attention and impulse control. It can also affect speech.

Adult ADHD

When most people think of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the stereotypical image comes to mind of a young boy in school who has an abundance of energy, talks excessively during class, struggles with school work, and cannot sit still. This, however, is only one of many ways that ADHD might manifest in childhood.