ADHD in the News 2024-02-29

Mental health crisis fuels the post-pandemic rise in medication use

The COVID-19 pandemic was a breaking point for 43-year-old Tamalyn Paredes, an addiction counselor at a methadone clinic in Portland, Oregon. Living in California at the time, she worked at a group home for children with serious emotional disturbances – a job she described as taxing, especially when kids would lash out.

Eye-tracking assessments could be the future of ADHD treatment evaluation

A recent study in the Journal of Attention Disorders details the development of a novel method to objectively measure the effects of stimulant medication on individuals with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) through the innovative use of eye-tracking technology. This new approach, dubbed the iFocus method, offers a promising tool for evaluating the efficacy of ADHD treatments in real-world settings, providing a significant leap towards personalized medicine in the management of ADHD.

Neuroscientists reveal how brain coordinates attention and eye movements

Two new studies from the Center for Neuroscience (CNS), Indian Institute of Science (IISc) explore how closely attention and eye movements are linked and reveal how the brain coordinates the two processes.

Shortage of ADHD drugs is costing Lincoln family hundreds more a month

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A worldwide shortage of ADHD medication is forcing a Lincoln family to shell out hundreds of dollars every month. Tiffany Conner and her son both take medication for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, but lately, they have been struggling to find their brand in Lincoln.

Understanding the Relationship Between Borderline Personality Disorder and ADHD

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) and ADHD share similar symptoms and can occur together. If you live with ADHD and BPD, treatment can help alleviate symptoms.

Best-Practice Neurodiversity-Affirming ADHD Assessments

KEY POINTS: Research shows that unsupported, undiagnosed ADHD impairs functioning and well-being. Neurodiversity-affirming ADHD assessments and supports enhance well-being and functioning. Best-practice guidelines for ADHD assessment should guide our assessment processes.

ADHD Diagnosis Shatters Model Minority Myth

Dr. Manoj Sharma, a Professor of Social and Behavioral Health and Internal Medicine, and a global public health expert answers queries on ADHD

5 Tips for Overcoming ADHD Challenges at Work

KEY POINTS: It's getting tougher to keep up with work demands and follow through in light of increased interruptions. ADHD makes it especially difficult to stay focused so reduce distractions and multitasking wherever possible. Chunk your time and your tasks, setting up specific timed breaks with clues for getting back to work.

Kim and Penn Holderness open about up about how his ADHD affects their marriage

Content creators Kim and Penn Holderness, who soared to internet fame in 2013 with their "Xmas Jammies" video, are on a mission to change the way people think about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

ADHD medication shortage: ‘I’m white knuckling everyday life’

"Taking medication meant my brain was quiet for the first time; it was amazing, I cried because I was so happy," Jass Thethi, whose life was transformed after an ADHD diagnosis just over a year ago, told a BBC North West investigation.