ADHD in the News 2023-08-03

FDA, DEA Heads Acknowledge ADHD Drug Shortage in Public Letter — Agencies ask manufacturers to boost production, but call on docs to prescribe appropriately

In a letter to the American public, the heads of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and FDA acknowledged ongoing stimulant drug shortages and recounted their initiatives to improve access -- while calling for efforts to diminish potential overuse and misuse of these powerful medications.

ADHD: Study finds that noninvasive brain stimulation treatment can ease symptoms

Non-invasive brain stimulation, combined with cognitive training, could significantly improve symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, according to new research jointly led by the University of Surrey and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Mitochondrial Dysfunction May Be Important Biomarker for ADHD, ASD

Researchers have identified a “significant relationship” between higher mitochondrial DNA copy number (mtDNA-cn) and the occurrence of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Results from the systematic review and meta-analysis were published in the journal Frontiers in Psychiatry.

Micro-cognition biomarkers redefine ADHD subtypes

Symptom-based ADHD diagnoses may not align with a patient's underlying neuropathy, making it harder to develop individualized treatment plans. In a new study published in Psychiatry Research, a team led by Yale School of Medicine's Bruce Wexler, MD, identified four ADHD subgroups based on biomarkers observed during digital neurotherapy.

COVID-19 led to increased anxiety for families with children with neurodevelopmental conditions

A peer-reviewed study published in the Journal of Global Health analyzed data from more than 6,600 families with a child with a neurodevelopmental condition (NDC)-;autism, [sic] attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, developmental language disorder, Down syndrome, Williams syndrome, and intellectual disability-;from [sic] 70 countries, including the United States.

ADHD in an era of distraction: Why are more adults getting diagnosed?

[Excerpt] Jonathan Bastian talks with Anthony Rostain, Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at Cooper University Health Care, about how ADHD presents itself in adults and the difference between an inability to focus as opposed to an actual psychiatric disorder.

ADD vs ADHD: What Are the Differences? Understanding the Types and Signs in Kids and Adults

Attention deficit disorder (ADD) is an outdated term that is no longer officially used.[1] The correct term now is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). However, there is a lot of confusion between these terms. Some people use the terms "ADD" and "ADHD" interchangeably, and others consider ADD a subtype of ADHD.

3 Big Mistakes Parents Of Kids With ADHD Make — And How To Avoid Them

Breakdowns in communication set children who have ADHD up to fail.

Stretching Your Dollar: How to Overcome Debt While Living With ADHD

A common struggle among adults that have been diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder is mounting debt. Ryan Mayer, ICF coach, joined Cheddar News to share how he overcame his own personal struggle with debt and how people suffering from ADHD can do the same.

UK children waiting 16 months on average for ADHD and autism screening – study

Children with suspected ADHD and autism are waiting as long as seven years for treatment on the NHS, as the health service struggles to manage a surge in demand during a crisis in child mental health.