ADHD in the News 2023-06-01

Transition to College: Tips for Students With ADHD

Self-advocacy is key for neurodivergent college students.

Adderall Shortage Continues to Pose Major Challenges for Neurologists and Their Patients

Article In Brief: Shortages of generic Adderall for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy have been putting a strain on patients, parents, and the neurologists who care for them for at least the past eight months.

Distracted Development: ADHD in Adults

Once only associated with children, ADHD may be affecting more adults than ever before.

Investigators Explore Prescription Stimulant Misuse Among Adolescent ADHD Patients

Participants who only initiated non-stimulant therapy for ADHD had significantly greater odds of past-year prescription stimulant misuse than the population controls.

How to Support Parents of Neurodivergent Children at Work

Two professionals with neurodivergent children share their experiences navigating their parenting journeys.

Rapid Cognitive Improvement With Noninvasive Brain Stimulation

Transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS) provides moderate cognitive benefits in healthy older adults as well as those with neuropsychiatric disorders, results of the largest and most comprehensive meta-analysis of tACS to date show.

Employers see the positive side of ADHD and autism

When interviewing for a general manager job at the National Trust, four years ago, Tracey Churcher made a spur-of-the-moment decision to disclose that she has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. She told interviewers at the UK heritage organisation that the way her brain is wired means she is good at varied, reactive work, but that she struggles with routine tasks and deploys coping mechanisms to stay on top.

Q&A: Parents and caregivers of children with autism, ADHD and more can build resilience by practicing mindful awareness

Parenting is tough, and research shows that parents of children with autism and other developmental disabilities may experience increased levels of stress.

Can nutrition help manage a child’s ADHD symptoms?

There is no specific diet to manage the symptoms of ADHD in children and adults. However, a nutritious diet may provide some benefits and support overall health.

Experts are seeing an increase in ADHD diagnoses for adults

The number of adults being diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, has been on the rise over the past several years; some estimates show the rate of increase in adults is faster than that in children. To help explain why and what it means, The Show spoke with Ishani Deo, a psychologist at the University of Arizona’s Counseling and Psych Services and coordinator for the ADHD Clinic there.

7 Ways To Improve Your Active Listening Skills

Have you ever tried to have a serious conversation with somebody who obviously isn’t paying attention to you? Chances are we’ve all been on both sides of that equation. Listening isn’t always easy. In fact, listening is a skill that we all have to practice.

Strategies to Help Your ADHD Teen Be a Safe Driver

KEY POINTS: Factors such as distractions and overthinking can become safety concerns regarding teen drivers with ADHD. Teens with ADHD may need more time to obtain a driver's license. Implementing safe driving strategies can decrease reckless driving in ADHD teens.