ADHD in the News 2023-02-09

The ADHD medication shortage is getting worse. What went wrong?

Neither drugmakers nor the DEA anticipated a sharp rise in ADHD diagnoses during the pandemic. Now an entire class of medications may be in short supply.

Researchers link 27 genetic variants to ADHD

Summary: A large international study has identified 27 loci in the human genome with genetic variants that increase the risk of ADHD. This is more than twice as many as previous studies have found.

NIMH Strategic Framework for Addressing Youth Mental Health Disparities

Purpose: The purpose of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Strategic Framework for Addressing Youth Mental Health Disparities for fiscal years 2022–2031 is to provide a conceptual approach to help guide NIMH activities, including research funding, stakeholder engagement, and workforce development, related to research on the mental health needs of youth impacted by racial and ethnic health disparities. For the purposes of this Framework, “youth” is defined as persons aged 24 and under.

Vinculan el TDAH con unas tasas más altas de ansiedad y depresión

JUEVES, 19 de enero de 2023 (HealthDay News) -- El trastorno de déficit de atención e hiperactividad (TDAH) quizá sea un predictor incluso más potente de la depresión y la ansiedad en la adultez que el autismo, encuentra un nuevo estudio, que resalta el aspecto de salud mental del trastorno.

Manpreet K. Singh, MD: The Challenge of Treating ADHD With Comorbidities

Singh presented during the recent APSARD conference on the topic of ADHD and bipolar disorder.

Manpreet Singh, MD: The Different Subtypes of ADHD and Mood Disorders

The connection between different ADHD subtypes and mood disorders has not been fully explored.

A New Study Examines the Prevalence and Course of ADHD among Children

Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common neurodevelopmental conditions impacting children in the United States and around the world. ADHD is marked by difficulty maintaining attention or focus, butting in or interrupting others, fidgeting/squirming, making careless mistakes, and forgetfulness.

Pediatric primary care on the front lines of teen mental health crisis

Teen mental health was in crisis before COVID-19. Persistent feelings of hopelessness and sadness almost doubled over a 10-year period ending in 2019, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Also during this time, attempted suicide and thoughts about suicide skyrocketed among U.S. high school students.

Unmet Needs in Health Care Services and Education About ADHD

KEY POINT: In and out of the health care system, patients with ADHD have significant needs which are not being met.

Study details side effects of alpha-2-adrenergic agonists for treating ADHD in preschool children

1. In a retrospective cohort study, the use of alpha-2-adrenergic agonists to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in preschool children was associated with daytime sleepiness, moodiness/irritability, disruptive behavior, and difficulty sleeping. 2. Disruptive behavior was most common in children < 48 months of age. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)

Spotlight on Neurostimulation for ADHD

Stimulant and nonstimulant medications have improved symptoms for many individuals with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). However, some patients show an inadequate response to these treatment strategies, while others have contraindications or experience prohibitive side effects with the use of such therapies.

Choosing a College for Your Child With Mental Health Needs

KEY POINTS: Colleges must provide reasonable accommodations for equitable access for mental health and neurodevelopmental disabilities. The quality and accessibility of student supports vary widely among schools. For teens with mental health or neurodevelopmental needs, living with a roommate can offer challenges that make or break success at school.