ADHD in the News 2024-01-25

Phase 3 Trial Data Supports Efficacy of Novel Treatment for ADHD in Adults

CONFERENCE REPORTER: Investigators found in recent research that centanafadine sustained release is an effective treatment for adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) regardless of patient treatment history. They shared these results in a poster presentation at the 2024 American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders (APSARD) Annual Meeting.

Unique Motivations and Patters (sic) of Substance Use in Individuals With ADHD

CONFERENCE REPORTER: Individuals with attention-deficit/hyperactivity (ADHD) show distinct motivations and patterns of substance use. Additionally, treating ADHD symptoms does not decrease an individual’s likelihood of misusing substances. The poster, “Substance Use Motives and Patterns in People With and Without ADHD,” presented at the American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders 2024 conference sought to understand motivations and patterns of substance use in individuals with ADHD compared with controls.[1]

No, You Don’t Have Adult ADHD. You’re Probably Just Distracted.

Key Takeaways: ADHD is often misdiagnosed and goes untreated in adults. There’s no evidence that technology or social media use causes adults to develop ADHD. Mental health conditions like anxiety and depression often overlap with ADHD, so it is important for adults to get the right diagnosis and treatment.

Pediatric Bipolar Disorder and ADHD Have Shared Neural Substrate Alterations

Pediatric bipolar disorder (PBD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were found to have both shared and distinct alterations in gray matter volumes (GMVs). These findings from a systematic review and meta-analysis were published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

Sleep Disorders Differ for Autism, ADHD Versus Typical Development

MONDAY, Jan. 22, 2024 (HealthDay News) -- For most types of sleep disorders, there are significant differences for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and those with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) compared with typically developing (TD) children, according to a study published online Dec. 29 in Autism Research.

Shortage of ADHD drugs continues as patients scramble to find medication

NEW YORK, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- A lingering shortage of medications to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is forcing patients to scramble to obtain the prescription drugs they need. The shortage of ADHD medications "has caused some strain on patients and families," Dr. Lisa Spector, division chief of developmental and behavioral pediatrics at Nemours Children's Health Florida in Orlando, told UPI in a telephone interview.

Women are being diagnosed with ADHD at unprecedented rates. Here’s why.

Women and girls with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder have historically been under and misdiagnosed. Is the world finally catching up?

Expert panelists call for more research on ADHD in women, girls

Experts called for more research focused on ADHD in girls and women in a panel in New York City last Thursday. The National Institutes of Health, the largest public funder of biomedical research in the world, only funded one study in 2023 focused on ADHD and women, Julia Schechter, co-director of the Duke Center for Girls & Women with ADHD and assistant professor in the Duke Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Services, said on the panel.

University of Alabama to hold regional ADHD conference

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — The University of Alabama will host the 16th annual Southeast Regional ADHD Conference on Thursday and Friday.

Global Prevalence of Mental Health Disorders Among Patients With Atopic Dermatitis

The prevalence of mental health disorders among people with atopic dermatitis (AD) varies globally, with prevalence higher among those with more severe AD, according to study results published in the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology & Venerology. Investigators conducted a review and meta-analysis to assess the worldwide prevalence of comorbid mental disorders, including suicidal ideation, anxiety, depression, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), among patients with AD.

Understanding Vocal Stimming in ADHD and Autism

“Stimming” or self-stimulation can be used to define any conscious or unconscious self-soothing behaviors a person does. These behaviors are usually in the form of repetitive sounds or movements. Vocal stimming (or auditory stimming) specifically, refers to any self-stimulation behavior that involves the use of the vocal cords, mouth, lips, and ears.