ADHD in the News 2023-03-02

Feds seek to limit telehealth prescriptions for some drugs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration moved Friday to require patients see a doctor in person before getting attention deficit disorder medication or addictive painkillers, toughening access to the drugs against the backdrop of a deepening opioid crisis. The proposal could overhaul the way millions of Americans get some prescriptions after three years of relying on telehealth for doctor’s appointments by computer or phone during the pandemic.

How online mental health apps helped lead to overdiagnosis of ADHD and a shortage of Adderall

A shortage of the ADHD medication Adderall and an increase in demand has led health experts to look into whether there was excessive prescribing. Some are blaming online mental health platforms that proliferated during the pandemic for advertising Adderall and for quick, insufficient diagnoses. Nichole Currie of WHYY's The Pulse reports.

The Adderall Shortage Is Affecting Both Parents And Kids With ADHD In Big Ways

Parents are traveling, rationing, and switching meds to help themselves and their kids stay treated.

The far-reaching consequences of child abuse

Adverse childhood experiences in mothers can affect their children's mental and physical health, as researchers report. The study found that maltreatment during a mother's childhood is associated with a higher risk of health problems such as asthma, autism, and depression in the next generation. Early intervention to support affected mothers might help to counter this effect.

ADHD slows spoken-word processing in adverse listening conditions: Evidence from eye movements

A new study by Prof. Boaz Ben-David and Rony Lemel of Reichman University's Baruch Ivcher School of Psychology has found that Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) causes a delay in speech perception and difficulty in understanding the meaning of spoken sentences. The results of the study show that background noise takes a heavy toll on students with ADHD.

ADHD and Vision Problems

How do you “see” your patients with ADHD? Researchers performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of ADHD and vision problems.

Physical activity can help mental health in pre-teen years

Regular physical activity can improve adolescents' mental health and help with behavioral difficulties, research suggests. Engaging in regular moderate to vigorous physical activity at age 11 was associated with better mental health between the ages of 11 and 13, the study found.

ADHD and Salah: 4 Tips to Help You Pray Consistently

Although the pandemic is an unpleasant memory for most people, I remember it as the time I reconnected with Islam. Stuck in a room with confusing thoughts about a changing world, I understood that my only hope for purpose lies in a connection with Allah SWT – something I must go after. And I did. I pursued a version of myself committed to being Muslim, not just on paper, but in heart, in tongue, and more importantly, in soul.

ADHD and BPD: The Evolution of Conjoined Diagnoses

KEY POINTS: ADHD and BPD share many symptoms that often are expressed together. We have developed understanding of disorders that were not conceived of four decades ago. When either ADHD or BPD is recognized, it may be prudent to look for possible evidence of the other.

Does Getting Diagnosed With a Mental Disorder Make Your Symptoms Worse?

Mental health professionals explain why you shouldn’t fear diagnosis.