ADHD in the News 2023-09-21

Study shows nearly 300% increase in ADHD medication errors

Summary: Researchers investigated the characteristics and trends of out-of-hospital ADHD medication errors among people younger than 20 years old reported to U.S. poison centers from 2000 through 2021.

People over 50 with ADHD ‘overlooked’ for diagnosis and treatment, say experts

Doctors urgently need better international guidance on treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in people over 50, conclude experts reviewing current research on this increasing issue globally. Published in the Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics, the team's findings highlight a "striking" gap in knowledge about older people as existing guidelines focus on children and young adults.

Positive Top-Line Phase 3 Data on Novel ADHD Treatment, CTx-1301

Ann Childress, MD, the lead investigator in the phase 3 CTx-1301-022 study, discusses the positive data, recently shared at 2023 Psych Congress. Data show that the novel treatment can last up to 16 hours, helpful for patients with long days.

10 Common Mistakes Parents Make When Talking To ADHD Teens About Friendships

High school is a fast-paced, shifting social landscape where old friends can drift away and social status takes on greater importance.

Understanding ADHD and Its Impact on Your Practice

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD as it is commonly known, is not only a childhood condition. It is a neurodevelopmental disorder that begins in childhood and stays into adulthood, although symptoms may change over time. The challenges for adults, specifically lawyers, living with ADHD was the subject of a recent program sponsored by the Lawyer Assistance Committee, Committee on Attorney Well-Being and the Committee on Law Practice Management.

5 Unique Ways To Foster Body Positivity In Tweens & Teens — That Work For ADHD Kids, Too

It's not as simple as telling your child "You're perfect just how you are!"

Province to pay private psychologists to address backlog of ADHD, autism testing

Nova Scotia has announced it will pay private-practice psychologists to perform autism spectrum and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) assessments to address the provincial backlog. The province said there are about 1,300 children waiting for autism testing and 400 waiting for ADHD testing.

ADHD has become an identity, not just a disorder. We need a new way to talk about it

For many, an attention deficit hyperactivity disorder diagnosis is the thing it took to forgive ourselves and finally start healing