ADHD in the News 2023-01-19

The link between mental health and ADHD is strong — so why aren’t we paying attention?

Summary: On Blue Monday -- supposedly the gloomiest day of the year -- a study shows adults with high levels of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms are more likely to experience anxiety and depression than adults with high levels of autistic traits.

Telehealth patients are scrambling for in-person care amid crackdown on online controlled substances

Catherine was getting nervous about her ADHD prescription. In 2022, the 29-year-old New Yorker had started using Done, a direct-to-consumer telehealth company that treats attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The medication her provider had prescribed, a stimulant called Vyvanse, was helping her manage distraction so severe that she frequently had car accidents.

Making Collaboration Work With ADHD

KEY POINTS: ADHD affects communication, planning, and persistence. Open communication about how you and others work best facilitates successful group work. Specific adjustments to how projects are managed related to individual strengths and specific ADHD symptoms also make collaboration easier.

Parents in the US had alarmingly high rates of anxiety and depression during the COVID-19 pandemic – and that has a direct effect on kids

It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a heavy toll on the mental health of kids and parents alike. In a 2020 survey, 71% of parents said they believed the pandemic had hurt their children’s mental health. The American Academy of Pediatrics declared a national emergency in child mental health in October 2021, citing “soaring” rates of child mental health challenges.

Antipsychotic prescriptions rising among youths

A recent study found a rise in the prevalence of antipsychotic prescriptions among pediatric patients and noted which antipsychotics were most commonly used for specific indications.

Immediate Relatives of Patients With T1D Have Increased Individual Risk of T1D, Major Depression, ADHD

Individuals with a direct relative with type 1 diabetes (T1D) were 46 times more likely to have T1D and 17% more likely to have major depression, compared with individuals without.

‘I’m a Psychologist, and Here’s How To Manage ADHD Symptoms if You’re Having Trouble Accessing Your Medication Right Now’

Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has picked up steam in mainstream conversations both in real life and in the pseudo-reality of social media spheres, like TikTok. The problem is that within these circles, ADHD is often reduced to a few personality quirks—like simply being distracted or having trouble focusing.

How an ‘anti-planner’ helps artist with ADHD get stuff done

Like many Americans, neurodiverse artist Dani Donovan sometimes struggles with feeling overwhelmed or burned out. She gets distracted by screens and can be unmotivated to get stuff done. She's popular on TikTok for sharing candidly how having attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, impacts her.

People With ADHD Are Sharing Their Go-To Tricks For Keeping Their House Clean Without Feeling Too Overwhelmed

If you have ADHD or know someone who does, you may understand how difficult it can be to manage and keep up with cleaning and organizing a home. And while it might feel like an isolating and lonely thing to navigate, we asked the BuzzFeed Community to provide their go-to cleaning and organizing hacks if they have ADHD — and more than 100 people chimed in with tips and tricks.