ADHD in the News 2022-06-30

How to Help Your Child With ADHD Navigate School

For children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, everyday school tasks like remembering the due dates of homework assignments or staying focused in the classroom can be a challenge.

Teens with ADHD need help with vaccine uptake, new study suggests

WASHINGTON (7News) — Teens with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder have greater vaccine hesitancy than their peers without ADHD. The data coming out of a new study from Children’s National Hospital has implications beyond COVID-19, the lead researcher told 7News.

Physiological Measure for ADHD & Autism Spectrum Disorder

ADHD has a genetic link to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and the 2 conditions frequently coexist. Both were potentially associated with abnormal glutamate and GABA neurotransmission, which can be modeled using an electroretinogram (ERG) to measure synaptic activity in the retina. Retinal responses were reduced in ASD, but little was known about retinal activity in ADHD.

Research shows severity of ADHD not key signifier of academic success

Research co-led by Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington educational psychologist Dr. Kelly Carrasco shows the severity of ADHD (attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder) symptoms isn't a key signifier of academic success for children with ADHD.

Is Toe Walking a Sign of ADHD in Children?

Small children tend to spend a lot of time on their toes, doing things like peering over high counters, reaching for forbidden snacks, or playing ballerina. But a child who walks solely on the balls of their feet, without their heels ever touching the ground, is toe walking.

What to Know About the Link Between ADHD and Suicide

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition characterized by periods of inattention as well as hyperactivity and impulsive behaviors. It’s often diagnosed when you’re young but can persist into your teenage and adult years. ADHD can impact many parts of your life, such as social interactions and performance at school or work. Impulsivity linked to ADHD can also turn into risky behaviors. There’s also some research that indicates people with ADHD may also be at an increased risk of attempting and completing suicide.

What Happens When ADHD Goes to College?

KEY POINTS: A UK group published a consensus statement with recommendations for supporting college students with ADHD. The key points encourage adequate screening, assessment, and treatment and education of on-campus staff and educators about the nature of ADHD. Existing medical and psychosocial treatments are increasingly targeting the unique stressors facing college students with ADHD. Adult ADHD-focused therapies focused on the immediate goals of navigating college will generalize to later adult roles.

All About ADHD in Men

A combo of factors including screening criteria, presentation of ADHD symptoms, and underdiagnosis in women are what make ADHD in men appear unique.

7 Steps for Optimization in Adult ADHD Treatment From Dr Rakesh Jain

Psych Congress Steering Committee Member, Rakesh Jain, MD, MPH, gives 7 questions to add into practice to improve the treatment of adult attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. The questions help to gauge what is working, what is not working, and where there is room for improvement.

ADHD testing on the rise, some local providers overwhelmed with appointments

More than two years later, we've seen the impact the pandemic has had on all of our lives, but one of the major areas impacted for a lot of people was their mental health. While working and learning from home, people's attention and focus were put to the test and a lot of people wondered if they were as focused as they could be. Now, ADHD testing inquiries and assessments are on the rise.

‘Shopping is a nightmare’: how ADHD affects people’s spending habits

For most of us, popping to the supermarket is a mundane chore but for Hannah Crawford it’s a task that can fill her with dread. “A supermarket is a nightmare,” says the 24-year-old, who describes going to buy food as “like being a three-year-old in a sweet shop”.

Is There a Link Between ADHD and Frontotemporal Dementia?

ADHD and FTD have some overlapping symptoms. Research also suggests that having ADHD may raise the risk of all types of dementia, including FTD.