ADHD in the News 2022-10-27

Stimulant Shortage the Result of a “Perfect Storm”

Millions of people living with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the United States face a challenging situation that may only worsen over the next couple of months: a shortage of prescription stimulants, including Adderall and its generic formulation, as well as an extended-release generic formulation.

Doctors share advice on dealing with the Adderall shortage

If you’re having trouble renewing your Adderall prescription, experts say you should work with your health-care provider to shop around at nearby pharmacies or discuss rewriting your prescription to a version of the medication that isn’t in such high demand.

Study finds brain changes associated with ADHD remission

A recent study published in NeuroImage: Clinical used state-of-the-art neuroimaging techniques to determine what brain changes may cause childhood ADHD to go into remission. Christienne Damatac and colleagues looked at brain changes in those diagnosed with ADHD over 16 years.

HCPLive Peer Exchange: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders in Pediatric and Adult Populations

Advances in the Management of ADHD in Adult Population - Episode 1. Drs Cerulli, Feld, Cutler, Mao, and Amann discuss prevalence and presentation of ADHD in pediatric, adolescent and adult populations.

Study on cognitive control in children with ADHD finds abnormal neural connectivity patterns in multiple brain regions

A new study has identified abnormal brain connectivity in children with ADHD. The findings have been published in Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging. Functional connectivity is a measure of the correlation between neural activity in different brain regions. When brain regions show similar patterns of activity at the same time when performing specific tasks, it is an indication that they are communicating with each other.

Getting an ADHD diagnosis right

October is ADHD Awareness Month. Sometimes, ADHD is diagnosed. Katie Orth speaks with a psychologist on the importance of getting the diagnosis correct.

4 Reasons ADHD Kids Say ‘I Hate School’ — And 4 Real Ways Parents Can Help

Now that the school year is in full swing, I’ve noticed that more parents are sharing how much their kids with ADHD dislike school. Neurodivergent children and teens with ADHD, ASD, a learning disability, or other mental health issues work hard to hold it together during the academic day.

Gray Matter Volume Alterations Found in Adults With ADHD and Bipolar Disorder

Key Point: ADHD and bipolar disorder independently led to distinct grey matter volume patterns and showed no common abnormal grey matter volumes.

Examining the Increasing Number of Adult Women With ADHD

Why are more and more adult women being diagnosed with ADHD? A presentation at the APNA Annual Conference shed light on the issue.

HCPLive Peer Exchange: Underdiagnosis of Adult ADHD

ADHD experts discuss presentation and underdiagnosis of ADHD in adults.

Monarch eTNS, a Bioelectronic Medical Device for Pediatric ADHD, Now Available

Key Point: NeuroSigma's Monarch external Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation System is now commercially available to treat ADHD in patients 7 to 12 years of age who are not on ADHD medications.