ADHD in the News 2023-05-18

FDA Updates Warnings on All Stimulants for ADHD, Other Conditions

The FDA is updating warnings for stimulants prescribed for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other conditions, citing concerns about nonmedical use of the drugs.

Prescription Drug Shortages: Many Americans can’t get the medications they need.

Americans are confronting a shortage of several major drug treatments.

APA panel issues recommendations for adolescent social media use

WASHINGTON – A presidential panel of the American Psychological Association has issued recommendations for the use of social media by adolescents, noting that while these platforms can promote healthy socialization, their use should be preceded by training in social media literacy to ensure that youth have skills that will maximize the chances for balanced, safe and meaningful experiences.

Study finds how COVID-19 disrupted lives of families with kids who have ADHD

While the COVID-19 pandemic was disruptive for all families, new research finds that families raising children who have attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were especially vulnerable.

ADHD: Private clinics exposed by BBC undercover investigation

Patients are being offered powerful drugs and told they have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) after unreliable online assessments, a BBC investigation has discovered.

ADHD Short Cuts: A National Scandal For UK

BBC’s Panorama has “exposed” the private health clinics awarding ADHD diagnoses in the UK without due process. However, the answer to this problem is not to doubt the veracity of those coming forward for support.

Sorry, the government’s not paying for your therapy app

New treatments for chronic conditions like opioid addiction, ADHD and insomnia are here and they’re on your smartphone — not in a pill bottle. But the government won’t pay for them, even as tech entrepreneurs insist to Congress and the Biden administration that their digital therapeutics are the next big thing.

No, caffeine is not a good substitute or supplement for ADHD medications during the shortage

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A nationwide shortage of drugs used to treat attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, also known as ADHD has been impacting patients since last fall. The problem hasn’t gotten better. In fact, one local doctor says he’s seen an uptick in ADHD patients who can’t find a pharmacy to fill their prescription.

Adult ADHD and Friendship: How to reduce social anxiety and create rewarding peer relationships.

KEY POINTS: Social anxiety and rejection sensitivity dysphoria make it harder for those with ADHD to maintain friendships. Practicing communication skills assists people in making progress with social interactions over time. Healthy friendships are a give and take which enrich one's life in countless ways.