ADHD in the News 2022-08-11

An ADHD diagnosis can be expensive and inaccurate. This company’s test addresses both problems

As companies like Cerebral and Done come under fire for their ADHD prescribing practices, a Swedish company’s telehealth-friendly diagnostic test could offer a more objective, and accurate, alternative.

More Evaluations Needed for Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Efficacy in Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is safe and partially effective in treating attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and dyslexia. A team, led by Mohammad Ali Salehinejad, Department of Psychology and Neurosciences, Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors, provided an update on published randomized-controlled trials applying transcranial direct current stimulation in patients with ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, and dyslexia.

Medication Doesn’t Help Kids With ADHD Learn

Medication may not always be the answer for certain disorders. In today's Academic Minute, Florida International University's William E. Pelham explains. Pelham is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology and director of the Center for Children and Families at FIU.

School Leaders With Disabilities: ‘It’s Important to Share That You’re Not Alone’: How personal experience informs their work with vulnerable students

As an elementary school student in Hawaii, Winston Sakurai couldn’t understand why he was struggling so much, and neither could his teachers. He knew how to spell the words, but somehow when he put them on the paper, they didn’t appear the way they had in his head.

Health expert joins studio to discuss possible breakthrough in ADHD treatment

Dr. Sandra K. Loo, a Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Pediatric Neuropsychology, joined the studio to discuss a possible breakthrough in ADHD treatment, varying from the classic prescribed medicines, and instead relying on nerve stimulation on the brain.

High school athletes in contact sports more likely to misuse prescription stimulants throughout their 20s

High school seniors who play contact sports are roughly 50% more likely to misuse prescription stimulants in the next decade after graduation, compared to those who do not participate in these types of sports, a new University of Michigan study found.

How can you support kids with ADHD to learn? Parents said these 3 things help

COVID lockdowns and home schooling seemed never-ending for a lot of families. But there were some silver linings. Our new research published in two papers looked at children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) during lockdowns to understand what home learning was like for them.

When Passive Aggression Could Be Something Worse: Difficult behavior may dovetail with other issues or more serious disorders.

KEY POINTS: Passivity and procrastination may look passive aggressive but be symptomatic of a mood disorder. Those who implode often explode, but their outbursts could occur more often if they have ADHD or other neurological conditions. Counseling can help one discern the causes of problematic behavior.