ADHD in the News 2023-07-27

A TikToker went viral for blaming being late to work on ‘time blindness.’ Is it a real thing?

Could perpetually running late be a sign of a mental health condition? A person recently went viral on TikTok for saying in a tearful video that she was reprimanded for asking for an accommodation for "time blindness," a condition she said makes it harder to show up for work on time.

The Biggest Challenge Of Living With An ADHD Partner

How to redefine the terms of your relationship in ways you'll both find fair.

An ADHD drug with a black box FDA warning got recalled. Metal was embedded in a tablet

A medication used to treat attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy carries the FDA’s most serious warning, but got recalled for another reason: metal was found embedded in a tablet. Sun Pharma has yanked one lot of 20 mg Methylphenidate Hydrochloride tablets.

MIND diet linked with better focus in school-aged children

A diet originally designed to help ward off cognitive decline in adults might also help improve attention in pre-adolescents, according to a new study. The findings could help inform future dietary interventions aimed at improving cognition in children.

Anticipating Drug Shortages During Supply Chain Disruptions: Implications for Children With ADHD

An increased demand for methylphenidate products as a result of Adderall shortages has led to a short supply of some popular products, including Ritalin and Concerta.

Nonstimulants: A Better Option for ADHD?

Children and adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) show greater improvement in symptoms with viloxazine extended release (ER) compared with treatment with atomoxetine, new research suggests.

Pediatricians undergoing training to diagnose kids mental health issues as demand soars

An innovative training program for pediatricians is building confidence in diagnosing and treating mental health issues, getting children and teens help faster. Dr. Markeita Moore said she sees the need for mental health help in her patients daily.

Managing Summer Screen Time for Kids with ADHD

KEY POINTS: Don't let your kids play video games 24/7 this summer. Worry less about the time spent on screens and more about getting kids outdoors and with other people. Creatively use tech tools to encourage physical, social, and creative play. Screen time is easy, parenting is not.

Health Talk: Self-diagnosing ADHD

In today's Health Talk, we're breaking down information on some parents and experts expressing alarm over teens self-diagnosing themselves with ADHD. Dr. Justin Schreiber from UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh joined us in studio.

We Need Adult ADHD Guidelines and Objectivity

KEY POINTS: Untreated or undiagnosed ADHD can lead to more serious problems, but ADHD is highly treatable. ADHD rarely exists alone: 75 percent of patients have at least one comorbidity; 60 percent have two or more. Objective and subjective measures work together across medicine—and they should for ADHD as well.

As a Neurodivergent Psychologist, Here Are 7 Things I Wish People Knew About ADHD

Sometimes, conversations around mental health and neurotype are divided into a false dichotomy of consumers/clients and providers/professionals. Many assume that providers cannot have their own lived experience with a diagnosis they also treat, which is simply not the case.