ADHD in the News 2022-12-15

How To Manage Parenting When You Have ADHD

Experts share their advice for raising children while dealing with the neurological disorder. Parenting a child who has ADHD comes with additional challenges on top of the usual trials and tribulations of child rearing. Parenting when you yourself have ADHD entails a whole other dimension of difficulty.

U.S. opioid crackdown hampers some patients’ access to psychiatric drugs

WASHINGTON, Dec 12 (Reuters) - A crackdown by U.S. drug wholesalers in response to the opioid crisis is preventing some pharmacists from dispensing a combination of stimulants and sedatives routinely prescribed by psychiatrists to help patients manage conditions like anxiety and ADHD.

‘Disruptive,’ or Depressed? Psychiatrists Reach Out to Teens of Color

In Atlanta, a team of Black mental health experts is bringing care to adolescents whose needs often go unaddressed and misunderstood.

Treatment Dosage in Patients With Pediatric ADHD

Updates in the Management of Pediatric ADHD - Episode 7. Experts in psychiatry discuss strategies for titrating to optimal doses for patients with pediatric ADHD.

Both Positive and Negative Emotional Lability Observed in Pediatric Psychopathology

KEY POINT: This study utilizes ecological momentary assessment to determine emotional lability in a pediatric sample. A study published in Depression and Anxiety found that both positive and negative emotional lability were prominent in pediatric psychopathology and associated with functional impairment.

Identifying the Symptom of Worthlessness to Prevent Suicide in Adolescents With ADHD

New research finds that clinicians should ask routine questions about feelings of worthlessness at initial and follow-up examinations of adolescent patients with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to help prevent suicide.1 “We identified worthlessness and disorganized path of depression as the primary contributor to suicidal thoughts and planning,” wrote the authors.1

Prenatal Corticosteroid Exposure Increases Risk of Mental Health Disorders, ADHD

Prenatal exposure to corticosteroids is associated with an increased risk of mental health disorders and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorders (ADHD) in childhood, according to study findings published online ahead of print in The Journal of Pediatrics.

Researchers gain new insights into ADHD drug’s mechanism of action

For decades, doctors have treated kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with methylphenidate, a stimulant drug sold as Ritalin and Concerta, making it one of the most widely prescribed medications aimed at the central nervous system. One might expect that researchers would know how methylphenidate works in the brain by now, but little is known about the drug's mechanism of action.

Most Adults With ADHD Report Experiencing Common, Noncancer Pain Conditions

KEY POINT: Adults with ADHD report experiencing more common noncancer pain conditions compared with individuals without ADHD. The authors of a research letter published in Pain Medicine found that nearly three-quarters of adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) experienced noncancer pain compared with fewer than half of age-matched adults without ADHD.

The silent struggles of workers with ADHD

Unlike their neurotypical counterparts, workers with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder often find themselves left behind.

How to Reduce Holiday Overwhelm When You Have ADHD: 5 tools to lower your stress and have more fun.

KEY POINTS: Limit the overwhelming feeling of the holidays that can be debilitating for those with ADHD. Prioritizing what matters means taking care of your well-being during these busy weeks and showing up for others. Consider what factors lead to increased stress and identify what helps you stay more in the present. Appreciate yourself and what's worked this year to nurture self-esteem and resilience.

How To Stop Being The Person Who Says All The Wrong Things (At All The Wrong Times)

As a person with ADHD, you may find that you go down a wormhole when you’re talking and say things you meant to filter out. Even if you don't have ADHD, you may find yourself in this situation.