ADHD in the News 2023-04-06

ADHD Treatments May Also Help Executive Function Deficits

Researchers find supportive evidence for the use of ADHD medications to improve executive functioning.

Do altered gut microbes affect risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder?

New research published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry suggests that the microbial composition of the gut may affect a child's susceptibility to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

How to Prepare for the Proposed Changes to Telehealth Prescriptions

Tighter restrictions are probably in store for controlled substances like A.D.H.D. and anxiety medications. Here’s what you can do.

ADHD numbers climbing dramatically in the U.S., especially among women, says new study

The number of people diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is climbing steadily in the U.S. — especially among women, a new study found. While cases have risen across all age groups, the spike has been most significant among women. The share of females between the ages of 23 and 49 years of age diagnosed with the disorder nearly doubled from 2020 to 2022.

What Can Clinicians Do to Mitigate the ADHD Medication Shortage?

A nationwide shortage of medications used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has patients and parents of patients who rely on these medications scrambling to fill their prescriptions. While the shortage started with combination amphetamine and dextroamphetamine (Adderall), it has since moved to alternatives such as methylphenidate (Ritalin), and experts say there is no easy way to increase supply.

Secret limits to stop ‘suspicious’ Xanax and Adderall orders are forcing some legitimate patients to scramble

Patients diagnosed with conditions like anxiety and sleep disorders have become caught in the crosshairs of America’s opioid crisis, as secret policies mandated by a national opioid settlement have turned filling legitimate prescriptions into a major headache.

5 Ways To Adapt When Your Child’s ADHD Overwhelms You

Kids with ADHD can be tough. You love them with all your heart and yet, your child seems out of touch at times. They don’t operate with urgency to get important tasks done and when they do get into action, it’s messy, or sloppy, or disorganized, or challenging.

Do Your Child’s Sensory Sensitivities Make Everything Hard?

KEY POINTS: Sensory sensitivities can lead a child to over- or under-react to certain sensations or experiences. Sensory sensitivities often co-occur with disorders like autism or ADHD. Parents can help by accommodating where necessary and responding to meltdowns without judgment or criticism.

Helping children who are neurodiverse build friendships

Practicing social and emotional skills at home can help.

Help, I Have ADHD And I Can’t Stop Impulse Spending

People with ADHD can struggle with impulse spending. We talked to a financial planner who has some helpful tips.

There Are Tons of Adult ADHD Tests Available Online—Here’s How to Figure Out if They’re Legit and How To Use Them

Adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adult ADHD) is a mental health condition that impairs executive functioning. Symptom presentation varies by patient, but can include poor concentration, hyperactivity, forgetfulness, impulsivity, fidgeting, racing thoughts, a short attention span, risk-taking behaviors, anxiety and boredom.

How To Get Your Home Organized When You Have ADHD

Staying organized can be challenging for people with ADHD because the symptoms include difficulty focusing on tasks, impulsiveness, and excessive, misdirected energy. The key to keeping your life running smoothly is to start at the heart of the matter — your home. Staying organized is difficult with ADHD, and sitting down and putting a room back in order isn't a linear task.