ADHD in the News 2023-06-22

Adderall Alternative Vyvanse Is in Low Supply as ADHD Drug Shortages Spread

Supply of a common Adderall alternative is running low, further limiting options for US patients amid a national shortage of ADHD drugs that has lasted almost a year. Vyvanse, sold by Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., is in low inventory due to manufacturing issues, a company spokesperson told Bloomberg News.

What Is ADHD Awareness Month?

Every October is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Awareness Month, an occasion to raise awareness and support for those with ADHD.

‘Falling through the cracks’: Why ADHD is under-diagnosed among Asian Americans

Behind a veneer of accomplishment, underneath good grades and musical talents, Emily Chen was in disarray. She never knew what she was missing, perpetually cycling through potential mistakes in her mind in a desperate attempt not to slip up.

Living With ADHD and Its Impact on A Person’s Daily Life

Experts weigh in on the challenges facing those with ADHD and discuss ways to manage symptoms.

Psychiatric Meds for Kids: How Young Is Old Enough? — Psychiatrists share finer points of prescribing for children and adolescents (Opinion)

In this video, Jeremy Faust, MD, editor-in-chief of MedPage Today, sits down with Jessi Gold, MD, an assistant professor in the department of psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and Amanda Calhoun, MD, MPH, a psychiatry resident at the Yale Child Study Center in New Haven, Connecticut, to discuss the nuances of prescribing psychiatric medications to children.

Positive Data for Narcolepsy, Sleep Disorders, ADHD Drug

New positive data was recently released from 5 in vitro studies investigating the potential for drug-drug interaction of mazindol.

Stop-signal task may aid assessment of adult ADHD

The stop-signal task may be valuable for assessing inhibitory control deficits in adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a systematic review and meta-analysis published online June 10 in Neuropsychology Review.

Mental Health Disorders and Psychotropic Drugs Raise Risk for Sleep Apnea, Insomnia

KEY POINT: There is a correlation between mental health disorders and the risk of developing insomnia and sleep apnea.

Vaginal microbiota seeding improves the neurodevelopment of babies born via C-section, reveals triple-blind trial

Transferring the mother's vaginal bacteria onto newborns delivered via cesarean section appears to be beneficial to infants' early development, researchers reported June 15 in the journal Cell Host & Microbe.

How To Get Your Child Or Teen An ADHD Evaluation & Diagnosis

TikTok shouldn't be your go-to source for mental health advice, though it can be a good reminder that ADHD is manageable and treatable.

Is it anxiety or ADHD, or both? How to tell the difference and why it matters

“Cassie” is an anxious adult. She stresses and puts off tasks that should be simple. Seeing others succeed makes her feel inadequate. It’s easier to avoid challenges than risk failing again. She has taken anxiety medication but it didn’t help much.