ADHD in the News 2023-05-25

Evaluation Link Between Shorter Height and ADHD Medication

KEY POINT: Shorter height in men with ADHD may be related to factors besides medication use, such as genetics or somatic conditions.

From Coping to Thriving: New Ways to Understand ADHD

There's a lot of confusion about ADHD. Will a new awareness of neurodiversity help remove some of the stigma?

Behavioral health resources for medical providers

If you care for a UnitedHealthcare commercial plan member who takes an antipsychotic, antidepressant or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medication, please review the following screening tools and recommendations by condition.

Eating Disorders in Teen Girls Doubled During the Pandemic — Female adolescents also saw increases in anxiety disorders, ADHD, and depression

Trends in prevalence of mental health diagnoses among youths differed by age and sex during the COVID-19 pandemic, with female adolescents representing "the most vulnerable population," a cross-sectional study showed.

Youth Suicide Rates Increased During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Suicide is a leading cause of death among young people in the United States. Rates of youth suicide deaths were rising before the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic began, so it is critical to understand how the pandemic impacted this public health crisis.

Investigating the Impact of ADHD on Smoking Cessation Outcomes

[Excerpt] The majority of adult users report first trying tobacco between the ages of 10 to 19 years.1 Recently, there has been an increase in new smokers starting between the ages of 18 to 23 years.2 Adolescent nicotine use is associated with increased risk of nicotine, alcohol, and psychostimulant use in adulthood.3 Adolescents and adults with ADHD are more likely to smoke.4

Do You Struggle With ADHD and Feel Bad About Yourself?

KEY POINTS: An often overlooked aspect of adult ADHD is the experience of shame. A comprehensive understanding of adult ADHD is necessary to overcome shame. Practicing self-compassion and seeking support from understanding individuals can help in overcoming shame.

Signs Your Toddler Might Have ADHD

FRIDAY, May 19, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Spotting ADHD early can ensure children with the condition get the help they need sooner rather than later. But how can parents know if the behavior they're seeing in their child is a sign of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or merely the mercurial mood and behavior swings of a toddler? An expert at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore offers some guidance.

This Mom’s Brilliant ADHD Hack For Neurodivergent Parents Is Going Viral

Parents with ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder) will find a library of amazing ADHD hacks and parenting ADHD hacks on TikTok. Parenting is hard (duh) let alone parenting as a neurodivergent parent. There are not enough hours in the day for a person with exemplary executive function to get everything done. Now, imagine being a parent with ADHD.