ADHD in the News 2023-06-08

Children with attention, behavior problems earn less money, have less education, poorer health as adults

WASHINGTON — Children who struggle with attention and behavior problems tend to end up earning less money, finish fewer years of school and have poorer mental and physical health as adults, compared with children who don’t show early attention and behavior problems, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

Akili Interactive releases video game treatment for adult ADHD with no prescription required

Following positive top-line data released in May, Akili Interactive announced it will release its video game treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder to adults who want to use it.

Wyden wants feds to explain and fix Adderall shortage: DEA and FDA need to work in tandem to get ADHD medicine to millions

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden wants answers from the two federal agencies about the nearly year-long national shortage of Adderall, prescribed to over 41 million Americans to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The Oregon Democrat wrote June 2 to Anne Milgram, administrator of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and Robert Califf, Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, telling them their responses following an April meeting with were unsatisfactory.

Mother of 6-year-old Virginia boy who shot teacher faces U.S. gun charges

June 5 (Reuters) - The mother of a 6-year-old Virginia boy who shot and wounded his elementary school teacher was charged on Monday with two U.S. firearms felonies, and her lawyer said she will plead guilty to both offenses under a deal with federal prosecutors.

How to Incorporate Non-Stimulants Into ADHD Treatment Plans

When it comes to treating pediatric and adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), many patients and providers automatically think of stimulant treatment options. As Greg Mattingly, MD, founding partner, St Charles Psychiatric Associates, and Elizabeth Judd, NP, MHS, CEO of her private practice, explain though, there are lots of non-stimulant options for pharmacological treatment.

‘I Developed a Drug Problem’: Two Women on Living With Undiagnosed ADHD

Catri Barrett and Samantha Pena live an ocean apart, but they have one big thing in common. Both had debilitating symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder for years, but were repeatedly misdiagnosed. It was only in adulthood they were finally assessed for ADHD.

How does attention dysregulation impact anxiety, cognition, and low mood among adolescents?

[Excerpt] About the study: The Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) cohort was analyzed, including large sample size, a diverse range of psychopathology measures, and an extensive cognitive task battery. The Parent-Child Behavioral Checklist (CBL) was used to extract dimensional mental health ratings. This checklist includes specific DSM-oriented symptoms and sum scores for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression, anxiety, and other dimensions. The measures were rated by parents based on their frequency and accuracy in testing their children.

ADHD Meds Linked to Lower Suicide Risk in Borderline Personality Disorder — On the other hand, benzodiazepines were tied to highest risk of attempted or completed suicide

In patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD), attention deficit-hyperactive disorder (ADHD) medication was the only pharmacological treatment associated with a lower risk of suicidal behavior, according to a comparative effectiveness study of a Swedish nationwide cohort.

Is There a Relationship Between Convergence Insufficiency and ADHD?

Eye coordination challenges can indicate a vision disorder called convergence insufficiency (CI) that may be common among people living with ADHD.

A guide to holiday packing if you have ADHD

Packing for travel when you have ADHD is often achieved by three less-than-ideal methods. The first involves throwing everything in a suitcase a few hours before departure and praying to the travel gods that you have packed at least a few useful items (10 bikinis and zero thermals for a ski trip, anyone?).