ADHD in the News 2023-02-23

Many people with ADHD can’t get their medication amid Adderall shortage

A shortage of both generic and brand-name Adderall began in October. That's left many ADHD patients without their needed medication.

A single dose of methylphenidate does not affect the contextual visual perception of children with ADHD, shows study

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder estimated to affect approximately 2.5% of children and adults worldwide. The disorder is characterized by the inability to pay attention to stimuli for prolonged periods of time, along with hyperactive and impulsive behavior. While there is now extensive neuroscience literature focusing on ADHD, the biological mechanisms underpinning its genesis and development are still poorly understood.

How does prenatal exposure to phthalates, organophosphate esters, and organophosphorus pesticides influence children’s language ability?

In a recent study published in Environmental Research, researchers examined the effects of prenatal exposure to chemicals on early child language ability.

The Impact of ADHD on Academic Performance

KEY POINTS: ADHD symptoms contribute to poor academic performance. The symptoms of inattentive-type ADHD make it difficult diagnose in school-age children. Advocating for your child with educators can improve their academic performance. Working with your child’s ADHD is key to their academic success.

How To Help Kids With ADHD Manage Their Feelings At School & With Friends

Parents of kids and teens with ADHD often seek advice on managing oppositional behavior. What may start with a defiant “no” can escalate into a tantrum quickly, taking a long time to subside. These explosions likely happen when kids feel both flooded and agitated. Neurodivergent youth put a lot of effort into managing their feelings at school or with friends.

The Connection Between ADHD and Imposter Syndrome

KEY POINTS: Imposter syndrome comes from a sense of insecurity in your awareness or hovering just below the surface. Many people who live with imposter syndrome also live with depression and anxiety. Imposter syndrome intensifies your vulnerabilities while denying you the satisfaction derived from efforts and success. Reducing imposter syndrome relies on shifting your perspective from what’s wrong with you to celebrating what is positive and good enough.

Intervention program offers help for people suffering from maladaptive daydreaming

An intervention program that includes mindfulness techniques, self-monitoring, and tools to enhance personal motivation offers help for people suffering from maladaptive daydreaming. This pathological form of daydreaming leads sufferers to spend a large part of their waking hours daydreaming to an extent that impairs their daily functioning. The results of a new study by researchers from the University of Haifa were published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.