ADHD in the News 2022-08-25

7 Ways To Motivate A Kid With ADHD To Do Homework And Chores

Start by meeting your kid where they are — and really listen to what they’re telling you.

White Matter Patterns Underlie ADHD Heterogeneity

Investigators have deciphered white matter patterns and how they impact the cognitive and behavioral trajectory of patients with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). A team, led by Xuan Bu, Department of Radiology, Huaxi MR Research Center, West China Hospital of Sichuan University, identified associations between white matter and a broad set of clinical features across pediatric patients with and without ADHD.

Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder is associated with increased rates of childhood infectious diseases

Key Takeaways: Children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were shown to have more upper respiratory infections, gastroenteritis, salmonellosis, and urinary tract infections than children without ADHD. As a result, children with ADHD were prescribed more antibiotics and had more physician visits.

Atomoxetine reduces anxiety in children with ADHD

A recent review suggests that atomoxetine can reduce symptoms of anxiety in children and adolescents with ADHD.

Are ADHD and PTSD distinct clinical entities?

Key Takeaways: Patients with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at increased risk of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Akili ‘took the last decade to clinically validate’ its video game treatment for ADHD: CEO

Akili Co-Founder and CEO Eddie Martucci joins Yahoo Finance Live to discuss the digital medicine company's listing via a SPAC deal, its EndeavorRx treatment for ADHD through video games, and the ability to negotiate prices with insurers and families.

Hundreds of Small Pharmacies Report Trouble Stocking Adderall

Nearly two-thirds of community pharmacies had trouble ordering the popular attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder drug Adderall at the end of July and beginning of August, at a time when demand is at all-time highs.

How To Identify (And Solve) Your ADHD Child’s Big Challenges — So They Can Finally Succeed

If you are the parent of a child with ADHD, you may have a more challenging job than other parents due to your kid’s behavioral patterns that can be more taxing than their peers. Even a charming, cooperative kid with ADHD can get out of control as these behavioral patterns can be attributed to ADHD or other developmental or emotional challenges take hold.

Gut Health and ADHD: Is There a Link?

Emerging evidence of a significant link between ADHD and certain bacteria in the gut has researchers pondering the possibility of new, more effective treatments.