ADHD in the News 2022-09-15

DEA Investigating ADHD Telehealth Provider Done

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents have questioned people about telehealth company Done Global Inc.’s practices for prescribing controlled substances, according to documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal and people familiar with the inquiries.



Study Shows Connection Between ADHD Medication and Risk of Suicide Attempt

A study found that methylphenidate use is associated with an increased risk of suicide attempt in adults up to 40 years old.



Children with ADHD inattentive to other’s eyes

In a recent study, children with ADHD were slower to reorient when looking at images of faces than children without ADHD.



Children with ADHD: A Latent Profile Analysis Framework for Characterizing Heterogeneity in Neurodevelopmental Data

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), in particular, is increasingly recognized as being heterogeneous, making it challenging to discover biomarkers and create guidelines for therapeutic therapy, according to a study. Researchers have historically tried classifying ADHD patients into meaningful subgroups by applying analytical clustering methods to various data sets. However, these studies typically employ algorithmic methods that do not make connections between behavior indicators, neurocognition, and genetic make-up and assume that group membership is error-free.



ADHD worsens stress and decreases sleep in adolescents

ADHD has been linked with greater perceived stress and sleep problems in adolescents.



$2M contract expands access to free training to support students with autism, ADHD

Parents and educators can access free, online training to support the executive functioning skills of elementary school students with autism or ADHD, under a $2 million contract that will allow Children’s Hospital Colorado to make the training widely available. According to Children’s Hospital Colorado, it teamed with Children’s Hospital in Washington, D.C., and The Institute for Innovation and Implementation at the University of Maryland to pilot the online training and tele-support system for Unstuck and On Target.



Parents With ADHD Children Need Emotional Support Too

KEY POINTS: The common-sense notion that parent’s self-regulation may improve child self-regulation is research-backed. Emotional regulation training in mothers with hyperactive children has been shown to improve the mother-child relationship. A mindful parenting style may help children with ADHD gain more self-control. Parent reappraisal may improve emotional regulation in parents of children with ADHD.



Electroencephalography Markers of Treatment Response Among Children With ADHD

A study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry found treatment-specific and shared predictors for response to pharmacotherapies for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among children.



Understanding ADHD as a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases

Key Takeaways: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) was shown to be a risk factor for cardiovascular disease.



Around the Practice: Management of Adult with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) – Episode 1 – Prevalence of Adult ADHD

Stephen Faraone, PhD; Theresa Cerulli, MD; Craig Chepke, MD, FAPA; and Andrew J. Cutler, MD, discuss the prevalence of adult ADHD.



Around the Practice: Management of Adult with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) – Episode 2 – Diagnosis and Management of Adults ADHD Compared to Children

Experts in ADHD compare the diagnosis and management of ADHD in adults and children.



Around the Practice: Management of Adult with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) – Episode 3 – Diagnosing Adults With ADHD Based on Patient Presentation

Drs Stephen Faraone, Theresa Cerulli, Craig Chepke, and Andrew J. Cutler discuss how to diagnose adults with ADHD based on patient presentation.