ADHD in the News 2024-02-08

‘I’m fed up’: Frustrations grow as ADHD drug shortage continues

The supply of Adderall has improved, but other brand name and generic medications, such as Ritalin, are still hard to come by, doctors say.

Ever-Smokers With COPD Have a Greater Risk of Developing ADHD, Study Says

Ever-smokers with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have a greater risk of developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study published in the International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

Strengthen relationships with those who have ADHD

(WSYR-TV) — ADHD is a condition that affects more than 17 million children and adults in the U.S. For those with the disorder, expressing love and gratitude can be challenging. While individuals give and receive love in different ways, recognizing and understanding these differences can improve communication and strengthen relationships between partners, friends, and family members.

A Single Exercise Session Improves Adolescent ADHD Symptoms, Executive Function

A single session of exercise had small effect-size improvements in core symptoms and executive function among adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to results from a systematic review and meta-analysis published in the Journal of Attention Disorders.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Demonstrates Long-Term Acceptability for Adult ADHD

A randomized controlled study published in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics found that dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) demonstrated acceptability as a treatment strategy for adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), even in the long term. However, future interventions should target treatment adherence to maximize clinical outcomes.

Understanding neurodiversity across the UK population: Study

A new study has provided insight into how experiences and features of neurodiversity vary among adults in the UK.

Focus and Flourish: Navigating Medicine’s Demands When You Have ADHD

Tracey O'Connell, MD, knew something was wrong during her third year of medical school. "On the wards, there was so much to know, and everything was important," recalled O'Connell, a North Carolina radiologist, "but I had a hard time figuring out what to focus on."

Early drawing and building skills linked to enhanced education and behavior in children

Fine motor skills in young children are linked to better GCSE scores and fewer behavioral problems in childhood and adolescence, according to a study from the University of Surrey and Birkbeck, University of London.

WVU researcher determines ADHD gives entrepreneurs an edge

The brains of people with ADHD function in ways that can benefit them as entrepreneurs, according to research from the West Virginia University John Chambers College of Business and Economics. Associate Professor Nancy McIntyre said her paper in the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research broadens the scope, in an entrepreneurial context, from “if ADHD functions” to “how ADHD functions.”

This mother wants an ADHD specialist in every Kansas school district

Takeaways: Students with ADHD are less likely to do well academically. A Kansas parent wants to change that. A proposed law would require districts to have specialists trained in addressing the unique needs of students with ADHD. A strong teacher-student relationship is key in addressing the challenges faced by students with ADHD.

North Carolina mom says pharmacy gave her 5-year-old too-high dosage of ADHD medication

Dosing errors are most likely common, pharmacists said, but there are ways for patients to double-check their prescriptions.

Self-diagnosing ADHD can be dangerous, doctors say

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - There is a lot of misinformation going around on social media about ADHD, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Some people are diagnosing themselves.