ADHD in the News 2023-04-20

Adult ADHD Is the Wild West of Psychiatry

The Adderall shortage exposed a troubling gap in how doctors care for the disorder.

Up to 1 in 4 students misuse ADHD drugs, study finds

More students from middle school to high school are misusing ADHD prescription drugs, amid an increasing number of children being diagnosed with the condition in the United States, a study published Tuesday finds. At some schools, as many as 1 in 4 students reported misusing drugs for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in the previous year — meaning they used the medications without a doctor’s prescription or for nonmedical reasons, according to the study in JAMA Network Open.

Personality Disorders Common Among Adults With ADHD

Few adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) did not meet the criteria for a personality disorder (PD). The results of this study were published in the Journal of Attention Disorders.

Early signs that may help predict ADHD risk

Summary: Information available at birth may help to identify children with higher likelihood of developing ADHD, according to new research.

Amid ADHD med shortage, parents fear sending unmedicated kids to school

Annie Artiga Garner feels a pit in her stomach every time a teacher approaches at school pickup for her twin 9-year-old boys, both in fourth grade and both diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Like a lot of kids with ADHD (62 percent, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) the twins take medication to help control the symptoms of the neurodevelopmental disorder.

Adderall and ADHD medications still in short supply, although relief may be coming soon

Seven months into the nationwide shortage of Adderall, pharmacist Steve Moore still gets phone calls every day from people with ADHD asking whether he has the medication in stock. He’ll occasionally get out-of-town visitors, too.

How Primary Care Docs Can Help Families Manage Kids’ ADHD — Pediatricians need to help concerned families understand that it’s a treatable condition

Patients who receive regular care from a primary care doctor are more likely to receive an earlier diagnosis of conditions such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than patients without a primary care provider. ADHD is a chronic condition that requires ongoing follow-up, though most patients can be managed by family physicians.

ASD and ADHD Risk after Receiving a Labor Epidural Analgesia

[Excerpt] For a study, researchers sought to investigate whether there was an association between exposure to labor epidural analgesia and offspring autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), after adjusting for unmeasured familial confounding.

How To Support LGBTQ People With ADHD At Work

There is a growing set of research on the overlap between gender diversity and neurodiversity. But what should employers know about this, and how can it inform their employment practices?

How Doodling Helps Kids With ADHD to Focus

KEY POINTS: Doodling can help alleviate boredom and increase focus in ADHD kids. The positive effects of doodling are mediated through increasing brain dopamine levels. Art therapy is an effective treatment for kids with ADHD.

Living and Dating with ADHD

There are challenges for a person with this condition, yes, but they're not insurmountable.

How is TikTok affecting our mental health? It’s complicated, new U of M study shows

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (04/18/2023)—With the rise of TikTok, many people have wondered about its potential impacts on society, in particular surrounding mental health. According to a first-of-its-kind study from University of Minnesota Twin Cities computer science researchers, the social media platform and its unique algorithm can serve as both a haven and a hindrance for users struggling with their mental state.