ADHD in the News 2023-12-07

Driven by Love: Mothers on a Mission Ensure the Neurodiverse Are Counted Among Christ’s Flock

“It was really just two moms working from our kitchen table. God put that in place.” — Jane Indergaard, ADHD advocate, educator and mother on co-founding an ADHD support group

Valuable Information on ADHD From the Scientific Community: Takeaways from the 2023 International Conference on ADHD

KEY POINTS: Making tasks interesting is critical for those with ADHD. The college search may take additional probing to find the right fit for students with ADHD. Avoid being taken in by misinformation about ADHD online.

The Unmet Need for Mental Health Services is Even Worse for Children Who Are Racial and Ethnic Minorities

Although the current mental health crisis in the US is pervasive and the need for additional mental health professionals is profound, this unmet need is not uniform for all children. Children who are not identified as non-Hispanic White typically have less access to and receive worse quality of care for mental health conditions. However, there are multiple mental health conditions, and nobody has separated out the data to look at these conditions separately.

Lawsuits Seek to Link Tylenol Ingredient to Autism, ADHD

An expanding number of lawsuits are targeting the use of acetaminophen during pregnancy, alleging that exposure to the pain reliever in the womb raises a child’s risk for autism or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Whether those cases grow and move forward—with massive financial sums at stake—could depend on a key issue before a federal judge this week: what scientific claims the plaintiffs can cite in court.

Study reveals G6PD deficiency linked to higher ADHD risk and increased use of stimulant medications

In a recent study published in Nutrients, researchers investigated the risk of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) among glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD)-deficient individuals.

ADHD Medications for Children: What to Know

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a commonly diagnosed neurological condition. It affects more than 8% of children and 2.5% of adults. In children, ADHD can impact many aspects of everyday life, including school, daily functioning, and interpersonal relationships.

People with ADHD in the workplace may get ‘passed over for promotions’ and struggle to climb the corporate ladder, a clinical psychologist said

People with ADHD may face some barriers to success in corporate environments, a psychologist told Business Insider. Those with the condition often struggle with "inconsistency around efficiency," Dr. Scott Kollins said. Consequences may include not getting promoted, poor performance reviews, or even losing your job.

Virtual ADHD Care Provider Done Expands with 30 New Brick-and-Mortar Clinics

Direct-to-consumer virtual operator Done has opened 30 physical clinic locations across the country. Like Done’s virtual services, these new locations will be focused on providing ADHD care and medications to adults.

Can You Self-Diagnose ADHD?

Learning more about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can help you recognize its symptoms, but you can’t self-diagnose ADHD. It requires the evaluation of a trained professional.

Embracing an ADHD Identity: What can you learn from deaf people’s experiences?

KEY POINTS: Since the 1970s, "identity" has become more fluid. One’s identity comprises the groups (e.g., ethnic or religious) with which one strongly identifies. Identifying as an ADHD person, not someone with ADHD, can be empowering. However, as the history of the deaf shows, pushback from parents and the medical profession must be expected.

How Undiagnosed ADHD Made Me Vulnerable To Predatory Grooming

How intersectional feminism is crucial to child protection.

Are You Anxious, Disorganized, and Forgetful? It Could Be ADHD

Many women are diagnosed as adults after struggling with low self-esteem for decades. Here are the signs—and the life-changing treatments.