ADHD in the News 2023-01-26

ADHD in Older Adults: Diagnosis and Treatment

I hit midlife feeling totally overwhelmed. I couldn’t concentrate, couldn’t prioritize. I chalked it up to menopause, or maybe just a series of “senior moments.” But then I found a therapist who understood exactly my problem: I had attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In fact, I’d been living with it all my life — but the drop in estrogen caused by the onset of menopause amplified its impact, and the coping methods I’d always relied on could no longer keep my racing mind in check.

The Adderall shortage has been ‘absolute hell’ for adults and kids. Here’s what doctors say patients can do.

A few weeks ago, Sheletta Brundidge got a call from her son Andrew’s high school informing her that his daily medication had run out. The 16-year-old has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and takes Adderall to control it. But when Brundidge went to refill it, her pharmacy was out of the drug. “The closest one that was available was over in St. Paul, Minn.,” she tells Yahoo Life. “That’s a whole other city!”

7 ADHD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Fridge

No more forgotten and abandoned produce. You may have noticed an increase in ADHD diagnoses lately. It’s not just something in the air—a rising awareness of the myriad ways this neurological disorder presents in both adults and children is helping more people get help than ever before.

How One Telehealth Firm Is Lobbying US Officials to Keep Prescribing Drugs Online

(Bloomberg) -- With the future of the US telehealth industry at stake, Bart Stupak, a former congressman and current lobbyist, has spent the past year trying to undo legislation he helped pass more than a decade ago. Stupak is asking federal policymakers to let online clinicians keep prescribing controlled substances — even though federal investigators are looking at that practice and have interviewed former employees at two telehealth startups, according to people familiar with the conversations.

Optimizing Treatment for ADHD

What may be on the horizon for the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? Matthew Brams, MD, joined Psychiatric Times’ Mental Health Minute to share his insights into a new study of the triple-release formulation of dexmethylphenidate CTx-1301 for adults with ADHD.

ADHD and Social Awkwardness: Learn how to maintain more rewarding conversations and connections.

KEY POINTS: False beliefs about deficits in communication can hold someone back in making and keeping friends, in relationships, and at work. The combination of tracking verbal and nonverbal cues can be overwhelming for neurodivergent people. Practical strategies for improving verbal communication include tools for entering, participating in, and exiting conversations. Learning how to read facial and movement cues strengthens interpersonal communication in all areas of life.

Can Video Gaming Help a Child with ADHD Get a Future Job?

KEY POINTS: Many jobs in the future will depend on what kids with ADHD love; a knowledge and facility with technology. Encourage children with ADHD to display a creative use of technology, a key to future employment. Teach children with ADHD to apply what they learn in video game play to their daily activities and the real world.

How young neurodivergent professionals can succeed at work

Here’s how to reach your potential, according to a neurodivergent organizational psychologist, a neurodivergent executive coach, and a neurodivergent educator.