ADHD in the News 2022-08-18

Communicating Effectively When You Have ADHD

Communication problems are common when you have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. ADHD tends to make it harder to get things done, as it weakens your executive functions. This lowers your ability to remember things, gather your thoughts, and control your impulses. These barriers often get in the way of how you speak and listen to other people, too. The good news is, new techniques and habits can help you get your points across – while making sure your listeners are heard, too.

Learn How to Prioritize With ADHD

If you have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, you might find it easier to zero in on and prioritize what you need to get done. Shiny new ideas, electronic alerts, and other interruptions can derail your focus and plans for the day. ADHD can cause a lack of executive functioning skills. This means the part of your brain that regulates how you approach and order your life doesn’t work as well as it should.

Early-term births associated with higher rate of ADHD as reported by teachers

Among children born at term (37-41 weeks), those born before 39 weeks are more likely to experience symptoms associated with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study by Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Weighted blankets may reduce sleep medication use in psychiatric patients

1. Prescription of a weighted blanket for sleep problems in patients with psychiatric disorders was shown to help reduce the use of sleep medications except for melatonin. 2. Decrease in the prescription of sleep medications was most often seen in younger patients, those with unipolar depression, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Labour epidural analgesia not a risk factor for offspring ASD, ADHD

Children born to mothers who were exposed to labour epidural analgesia do not appear to be at greater risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study. The study assessed the extent to which exposure to labour epidural analgesia was related to the risk of offspring ASD and ADHD.

Why Kids with ADHD Can Be So Forgetful – Working memory deficits are common in ADHD. These strategies can help.

KEY POINTS: Working memory is critical for focus and following instructions. Due to deficits in executive functioning, children with ADHD often struggle with working memory. Some simple strategies can help improve working memory function in children with ADHD.

How to handle back-to-school stress

Classes are back in session for many Georgia students. Leslie Josel, an ADHD-academic and parenting coach, talks about how parents and kids can get adjusted.

Executive Function Explained (& Why Parents Need To Focus On It With Their Children)

Executive function is the mental process that enables us to plan, focus attention, remember instructions, and juggle multiple tasks successfully.

Women Are Discovering They May Have ADHD Or Be On The Autism Spectrum From Trending TikTok Videos

These forms of neurodivergence are often missed in girls. Now, women are self-diagnosing later in life thanks to social media. But is this really a good idea?

Does ADHD Worsen With Age?

For many, the ability to pay attention when it really matters is a challenging task to complete. While anyone can struggle with maintaining focus at times, recurring issues can be indicative of a more concerning issue.