ADHD in the News 2024-04-04

CNN Exclusive: Adderall prescriptions have been filled less often amid ongoing shortage in the US

(CNN) — About 1 in every 10 people in the US who uses Adderall or similar combination drugs to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been affected by an ongoing shortage, a new analysis suggests. The US Food and Drug Administration announced that Adderall was in shortage in mid-October 2022, and the share of people with ADHD who filled their prescriptions for Adderall and related medications plunged in the following months.

Adult Stimulant Initiations Via Telemedicine Found to Rise at Height of Pandemic

While some have voiced concerns that prescribing stimulants via telemedicine may lead to diversion, patients are also more likely to have a follow-up visit following telemedicine stimulant initiation.

Emotional dysregulation is part of ADHD. See how psychologists are helping

More and more teenagers and adults are turning to social media to share their experiences living with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Amid that flurry of digital content, one regular theme is the idea that people with ADHD feel emotions more intensely than others. Those big feelings, it turns out, are not just a TikTok phenomenon.

New initiative improves detection, evaluation of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Summary: Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most common pediatric neurobehavioral disorder with a prevalence of approximately 7%-10% in school-age children. ADHD significantly affects functioning throughout life including academic achievement, social and family relationships and occupational success, predisposing individuals to secondary psychopathology, substance use, justice system involvement and suicide. Fortunately, ADHD is treatable, most effectively with a combination of medication, behavioral therapy and school-based supports. Unfortunately, many children with ADHD go undiagnosed and untreated for years, and sometimes for life, putting those children most at risk for problematic outcomes.

‘Kids Are Not OK’ Says Mental Health Expert

A global pandemic, school shootings, climate change, war: Children and teenagers are experiencing and being treated for unprecedented levels of anxiety and depression. We talk with founding president of the Child Mind Institute, Dr. Harold Koplewicz, about screen time, suicidal ideation, and testing for ADHD. His latest book is Scaffold Parenting: Raising Resilient, Self-Reliant, and Secure Kids in an Age of Anxiety.

ADHD and Loneliness Compounds Mental Health Difficulties in Young People

Young people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) experience higher levels of loneliness than their peers without ADHD, according to results from a systematic review and meta-analysis published in the Journal of Attention Disorders. These higher levels of loneliness are associated with additional mental health difficulties, emphasizing the need for early interventions in this population.

NHS faces ‘avalanche’ of demand for autism and ADHD services, thinktank warns

The NHS is experiencing an “avalanche of need” over autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but the system in place to cope with surging demand for assessments and treatments is “obsolete”, a health thinktank has warned.

UK’s black children ‘face cultural barriers’ in accessing help for autism and ADHD

Cultural barriers are preventing black children who are autistic or have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) from accessing the help they need, the founder of a UK campaign for better support has said. Hundreds of children with special educational needs (Send) routinely wait for more than a year to get help as local authorities across England struggle to meet unprecedented need in a dire financial climate.

Increasing positive affect in adolescence could lead to improved health and well-being in adulthood

Adolescents with high positive affect may have improved physical and mental health as adults, according to a study published April 2nd in the open-access journal PLOS Medicine by Eric Kim and Renae Wilkinson from Harvard University, US, and colleagues.

Autism and ADHD are linked to disturbed gut flora very early in life

Disturbed gut flora during the first years of life is associated with diagnoses such as autism and ADHD later in life. This is according to a study led by researchers at the University of Florida and Linköping University and published in the journal Cell.


Mitch opens up to the Who Cares Guys about his personal ADHD diagnosis at an adult age, discussing his journey to finally recognizing symptoms, seeking help, and adjusting to life with the right support. ADHD specialist Braun Tueller, PA-C, gives his insight on the experience of ADHD in adulthood and steps a person can take if they suspect they may have the condition.

ADHD across the lifespan: What it looks like in adults

For a long time, people thought only children could have ADHD. We now know that it can continue into adulthood.