ADHD in the News 2022-10-20

Adderall shortage is so bad some patients can’t fill their prescriptions

A national shortage of Adderall has left patients who rely on the pills for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder scrambling to find alternative treatments and uncertain whether they will be able to refill their medication. The Food and Drug Administration announced the shortage last week, saying that one of the largest producers is experiencing “intermittent manufacturing delays” and that other makers cannot keep up with demand.

There’s a national Adderall shortage, and some parents are worried

A nationwide shortage of Adderall is making it harder for some parents to help their children manage the symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Adderall Shortage: What to Do If Your ADHD Medications Are Unavailable

Key Takeaways: The FDA declared a nationwide shortage of immediate-release Adderall last week. While Adderall shortages are not uncommon, an increase in ADHD diagnoses in recent years may have contributed to increased demand for the treatment. Several generic versions and extended-release formulas are still available. Experts say you can ask pharmacists to partially fill your order, or try a generic brand in the meantime.

Teens with ADHD do not report worse quality of life

A diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) does not appear to lower overall self-reported quality of life (QOL) among adolescents (aged 14 to 15 years), according to a study published online Oct. 13 in JAMA Network Open.

‘Basically No One Believed Her’: How We’re Failing Girls With ADHD

ADHD may look different in girls — but when left undiagnosed, these kids miss out on treatment, understanding and support.

Managing Periods: Tips For Girls With ADHD

Whether you have had a menstrual cycle for 1 year or 10 years, it never gets less distracting. The hormonal imbalance, swelling, cramps, a girl going through it can't, not notice it. For girls also dealing with ADHD, it can be especially difficult.

Patient Case #2: Addressing Non-Adherence and Stigma of Adult ADHD

Around the Practice: Management of Adult with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Episode 15. Stephen Faraone, PhD; Theresa Cerulli, MD; Craig Chepke, MD, FAPA; and Andrew J. Cutler, MD, discuss addressing non-adherence and the stigma of ADHD.

Parents furious after Louisiana teacher misdiagnosed entire class with ADHD

SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Parents want answers after their children were misdiagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. A kindergarten teacher at Mansfield Elementary School used a Vanderbilt Assessment Scale to screen the students. It indicated that all 12 of her students have ADHD.

How To Go From Procrastinating To Productive, Even When You’re Incredibly Frustrated

Do you see a pile of unfolded laundry, turn around, and run away? Are you feeling like your get-up-and-go took off and left for Bermuda? If so, you share something in common with many other adults with ADHD: avoiding unpleasant activities that lack interest. That is until you can’t put them off anymore. Sometimes you just don’t feel like doing the "have-to" thing.

If You Think ADHD and Dating Can’t Mix, You’re Wrong

THE EXACT number of people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is unclear, but one estimate puts the prevalence of the condition at 4.4% of all American adults aged 18 to 49. There is absolutely nothing wrong with having ADHD, but symptoms such as inattention and hyperactivity can sometimes make dating a little more complicated.