ADHD in the News 2023-11-09

Annual International Conference on ADHD Hosted by CHADD, ADDA and ACO Provides Practical Support and Guidance for the ADHD Community

LANHAM, Md., Nov. 09, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At the 2023 Annual International Conference on ADHD 2023, the leading experts in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) will convene to deliver trusted information about the latest research, treatment options, and practical guidance to members of the ADHD community.

Adderall makers agree to increase production: DEA

Drug manufacturers have agreed to increase their production of stimulant medications like Adderall to help address the ongoing shortage in the U.S., with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) making changes to its quota process.

Underdiagnosed and undertreated, young Black males with ADHD get left behind

As a kid, Wesley Jackson Wade should have been set up to succeed. His father was a novelist and corporate sales director and his mother was a special education teacher. But Wade said he struggled through school even though he was an exceptional writer and communicator. He played the class clown when he wasn't feeling challenged. He got in trouble for talking back to teachers. And, the now 40-year-old said, he often felt anger that he couldn't bottle up.

COVID lockdowns increased ADHD risk among 10-year-old children, new study finds

The COVID-19 lockdowns had a widespread impact on children's mental health, many studies have shown — and now new research highlights how those lockdowns impacted ADHD diagnoses in 10-year-old children. A study by the University of Copenhagen in Denmark determined that kids in this age group who already had a genetic risk of developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder saw a "significant increase" in diagnoses after the pandemic.

Higher ADHD Prevalence, Worse Symptoms in Children Exposed to Second-Hand Smoke

Children with second-hand smoke (SHS) exposure face higher odds of a current attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnosis and more severe ADHD symptoms, according to study results presented at the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) 2023 Annual Meeting, held from October 23 to 28, 2023 in New York, New York.

ADHD Tied to Keratoconus in Males

Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) was associated with a diagnosis of keratoconus in males, according to an Israeli population-based cross-sectional study. Looking at the medical records of over 900,000 military members, those with keratoconus were more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD compared with the general population (OR 1.58, 95% CI 1.38-1.81, P<0.001), and results remained significant after adjustments for age, sex, and intellectual status, reported Margarita Safir, MD, of Shamir Medical Center in Zerifin, and colleagues.

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to ADHD and Depression Prevalence

Vitamin D deficiency in adolescents is significantly associated with both attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and depression prevalence, according to study results presented at the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) 2023 Annual Meeting, held from October 23 to 28, 2023 in New York, New York. However, the relationship between vitamin D and ADHD only becomes marginally significant when accounting for depression.

A Viral TikTok Claims ‘Earworms’ Aren’t Normal. Here’s What Experts Say.

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White, Brown, Pink: What Different Colors of Noise Mean and How They Can Help Learning

[Excerpt] What does the research say about white noise and learning? A small but growing body of research has found that white noise has some benefits for people with ADHD. In studies, children with ADHD have performed better on memory and language tests when they listened to white noise during the test and have demonstrated fewer off-task or impulsive behaviors.

ADHD Is Different for Women

ADHD can mess with a person’s ability to remember responsibilities and deadlines, start and stop projects, and show up as the on-top-of-everything employee that a boss expects. For women, these symptoms are also in direct contrast to what society expects us to be: attentive, organized, self-controlled. If you have ADHD, getting practical support from colleagues and emotional support from others in the same boat is essential to reaching your potential at work.

ADHD, depression the most common mental disorders among Hong Kong primary, secondary schoolchildren, surveys reveal

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and depression are the most common mental disorders among Hong Kong's primary and secondary schoolchildren, government-commissioned surveys have shown. Wong Yan-lung, chairman of the city's Advisory Committee on Mental Health, said on Friday the findings could indicate whether the government was allocating the resources necessary to target the issues, as he shared some key figures of the surveys that would be revealed soon to the public.

A Senate inquiry says Australia needs a national ADHD framework to improve diagnosis and reduce costs

Around 800,00 Australians live with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is the most common mental health condition in children aged four to 17, and around half of those with childhood ADHD continue to have significant difficulties as adults. Without appropriate support, ADHD often has lifelong negative impacts on education and employment. The current cost of ADHD to Australia is estimated at more than A$20 billion every year.