ADHD in the News 2022-08-04

What is adult ADHD and how to treat it – The Conversation Weekly podcast transcript

This is a transcript of The Conversation Weekly podcast episode: Adult ADHD: What it is, how to treat it and why medicine ignored it for so long, published on May 12, 2022.

Teva Is Facing Adderall Supply Disruptions as Demand for ADHD Drug Soars

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., the biggest seller of Adderall in the US, has been experiencing “supply disruptions” of the popular ADHD drug at a time when demand is at all-time highs, a spokesperson for the company said.

Pediatric ADHD, Psychiatric Disorders Medication Lowers Substance Misuse Risk

Treating psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents with psychotropic medication does not increase the risk of developing substance use, misuse, or substance use disorder and, in fact, appears to reduce the risk in individuals with pediatric attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), major depressive disorder, and psychotic disorders. Researchers published their findings in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology.

Diagnoses of developmental, behavioral, and mental health problems more likely for children with rare genetic disorders

A major study of children with intellectual disabilities has highlighted the additional challenges that they often face, including a much-increased likelihood of being diagnosed as autistic, as well as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and other mental health difficulties.

Researchers characterize a novel gene likely to cause neurological disorders in humans

A multidisciplinary study led by Vanja Nagy (LBI-RUD/CeMM/MedUni Vienna) and Josef Penninger (UBC/IMBA) characterized a novel gene, known as FIBCD1, to be likely causative of a new and rare neurodevelopmental disorder. Using data from two young patients with neurological symptoms, the researchers from both groups found evidence of a novel function for the FIBCD1 gene in the brain, and a potentially pivotal role in diseases such as autism, ADHD, schizophrenia, and neurodegenerative disorders including Alzheimer's. The study makes an important contribution to the understanding of the extracellular matrix in the brain and its associated neurological diseases.

As children’s ADHD diagnoses rise, parents discover they have it, too

When her son Jake was diagnosed with ADHD at age 11, it didn’t occur to Cary Colleran that she may have the condition as well. It didn’t occur to her that the appointments she forgot, the permission slips left on the kitchen table, the misremembered dates of field trips might be anything other than a symptom of her personality. She’s disorganized. That’s all.

In Adult ADHD, Home-Based Brain Stimulation Improved Attention — Device may address need for non-pharmacologic treatment options, researchers say

Home-based transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) improved attention in adults with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who were not taking stimulant medications, a randomized trial showed.

Longitudinal Study of Sleep and ADHD Symptoms

Good night, sleep tight! Researchers performed a 9-year follow-up of sleep disturbance and ADHD symptoms in a population-based cohort study.

Telehealth Has Failed ADHD Patients, But They Aren’t Giving Up

Hi everyone, it’s Ike in Boston. Last week I wrote a story about troubles at an ADHD telehealth startup called Done. Patients and advocates tell me that telehealth can be hugely helpful for people with ADHD if it’s done right.

“I Made My ADHD Into My Strength”: Understanding The Link Between Rap & Neurodivergence

While a growing number of rap songs address mental health, little attention has been paid to the connection between hip-hop and ADHD. explores the discussion of neurodivergent artists, from Nicki Minaj and Diddy, to underground rappers.