ADHD in the News 2022-10-06

The Adderall Shortage is Causing Mass Chaos for Patients, Doctors and Pharmacies

If you want to ruin a pharmacist’s day, all you have to do is try to fill an Adderall prescription. Pat Cassidy, a 37-year-old from New Jersey who has been prescribed Adderall for 12 years, would know—he said he recently called 16 pharmacies in the span of two days after being told his medication was expected to be on backorder for two to three months. Hours spent in conversation with pharmacy associates extended into the following day. Eventually, he hit a wall.

5 Common Signs of ADHD in Women, According to Experts

You might think that Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is mainly a condition children deal with, and mainly boys. But the National Institute of Mental Health reports that 3.2% of U.S. women aged 18 to 44 have ADHD, although it can often be overlooked or misdiagnosed. That's why it's important to arm yourself with correct information, especially if you're noticing any signs or symptoms of ADHD.

Kids with disabilities face off-the-books school suspensions

The phone call from her son’s school was alarming. The assistant principal told her to come to the school immediately. But when Lisa Manwell arrived at Pioneer Middle School in Plymouth, Michigan, her son wasn’t sick or injured. He was sitting calmly in the principal’s office.

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Severity Reduced With SDX/d-MPH

Key Point: SDX/d-MPH was well tolerated and had no safety concerns in the treatment of ADHD severity in children. Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) severity in children was significantly reduced when treated with serdexmethylphenidate/dexmethylphenidate (SDX/d-MPH), according to research presented at Psych Congress 2022 held from September 17 to 20, 2022, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Antidepressant use during pregnancy not linked to ADHD, autism: study

The most common antidepressants women take during pregnancy don’t increase the risk of neurodevelopmental disorders in children, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Study of adults with ADHD links childhood clumsiness to a higher likelihood of being bullied

New research published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research adds to evidence suggesting that children who are clumsy are more likely to be victims of bullying. The study, conducted among an ADHD sample, found that adults who said they performed poorly in physical education class as children were more likely to say they were bullied by peers.

Prevalence of ADHD Higher in Pediatric Patients With Mild Head Trauma

Pediatric patients who present to the emergency department with mild head trauma are more likely to also have attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). A team, led by Resad Beyoglu, MD, Department of Emergency Medicine, Pamukkale University, Medical Faculty, identified the prevalence of ADHD in primary school children who visited the emergency department for mild head trauma and investigated the role of ADHD in mild head trauma.

Researchers identify shared and differentiating genetic variants for ADHD and autism

There is a large degree of overlap between the genetic causes of autism and ADHD. Now, researchers from Aarhus University have found gene variants, which increase the risk of developing only one of the diagnoses and not the other.

Patient Case #1: Co-Managing ADHD

Around the Practice: Management of Adult with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Episode 10. Drs Stephen Faraone, Theresa Cerulli, Craig Chepke, and Andrew J. Cutler discuss how to co-manage a patient with ADHD with other specialties.

Investigators Look at How ADHD, ODD Dimensions Relate to Impulsivity

For the first time ever, investigators have begun to untangle the association between attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) and the symptoms of impulsivity. A team based in Australia, led by Rapson Gomez, Federation University, evaluated the inter-relationships of dimensions within ADHD and ODD with components of impulsivity.

How To Explain Your Child’s ADHD To Older-Generation Family Members

Explaining ADHD to older people can be hard. But there are tips out there for parents who have to do it.

Conditions That Look Like Depression But Aren’t

Mental illness can be difficult to diagnose (via Annals of General Psychiatry). Unlike physical illnesses, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, there are no blood tests or medical instruments to pinpoint many psychiatric disorders. So, it's important to consult a practitioner who has the right knowledge and expertise.