ADHD in the News 2024-04-11

First US Adult ADHD Guidelines Finally on the Way?

The first US clinical guidelines to diagnose and treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults are expected to be released this fall, providing patients, clinicians, insurers, and policymakers with a long overdue and much-needed standardized framework.

Acetaminophen Use During Pregnancy is Not Linked to a Child’s Risk of Autism or ADHD

Despite the belief taking acetaminophen (paracetamol) during pregnancy increases the child’s risk of autism, ADHD, or intellectual disability, a new study dispelled this myth, finding no link.1 This was discovered through a sibling control analysis.

Prenatal cannabis use disorder linked to increased risk of neurodevelopmental disorders in offspring

A new study presented at the European Psychiatric Association Congress 2024 reveals a significant association between prenatal cannabis use disorder (CUD) and an increased risk of neurodevelopmental disorders in offspring, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and intellectual disability (ID).

Veteran Prescriptions for Addictive ADHD Drugs Are Not Being Properly Vetted and Tracked, Watchdog Says

Department of Veterans Affairs prescriptions for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, more commonly known as ADHD, should be made tougher to obtain in the future, according to a new report by the VA inspector general.

You Are Not ADHD; You Have ADHD

Got ADHD? Research shows that there are potentially over 18,000 different combinations that would get the ADHD diagnosis, not including comorbidity or severity of the conditions. Even so, it’s convenient for society to pop a label on it so they can generalize it. A lot is lost in the label because it implies that everyone’s experience is the same.

Global research team finds no clear link between maternal diabetes during pregnancy and ADHD in children

An international research team led by Professor Ian Wong Chi-kei, Head of the Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy at LKS Faculty of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong (HKUMed) has just provided valuable evidence through a 20-year longitudinal study to address the longstanding debate concerning the potential impact of maternal diabetes on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.

Having Parents With AUD Increases Psychiatric, Substance Use Disorder Risk

When evaluating the familial vulnerability to and genetics of alcohol use disorder (AUD), investigators found that offspring of parents with AUD were at increased risk for AUD, drug use disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression, and anxiety. These results were published in the American Journal of Psychiatry.

War in Ukraine is increasing the prevalence of mental health conditions in children, new study finds

A new study presented at the European Psychiatric Association Congress 2024 reveals a significant rise in mental health issues among children and adolescents displaced by the war in Ukraine. The research, conducted by the Institute of Forensic Psychiatry of MoH of Ukraine, highlights the devastating impact of prolonged exposure to violence and displacement on the mental well-being of young people.

Students with disabilities more likely to be snared by subjective school discipline rules

For students with disabilities, broad and subjective categories of misbehavior justify removing students from school hundreds of thousands of times a year, a sign their federal protection is failing.

What is time blindness? A psychologist explains if the controversial condition is real

Time has evaded us all at one point or another. You might have overestimated how long dinner would take to cook, realized you’d planned to return a phone call hours ago or found yourself heading out the door 20 minutes later than you intended.

More Seattleites have ADHD than ever, but finding meds and docs is a challenge

An increase in awareness about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD has led to more people being diagnosed with the disorder and wider recognition of challenges faced by neurodivergent workers. But the uptick has had an unintended side effect — difficulty finding doctors and a nationwide shortage of stimulants used to treat ADHD such as Adderall, Concerta, and Vyvanse.

ADHD medication shortage has continued impact on Columbia pharmacy

It's been over a year since the U.S Food and Drug Administration announced a shortage in drugs used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and the owner of a Columbia pharmacy said he still experiences the impacts of the shortage for many of his customers.

ADHD medication shortage continues

In October of 2022, the FDA announced a shortage of the ADHD medication Adderall. Since then, the supply has remained unreliable and other ADHD medications like Vyvanse and Concerta have also fallen into a shortage.

Local mom calls for a solution to the ongoing ADHD medication shortage

Parents across the nation are still dealing with a shortage of ADHD medication. One mother in Vienna, Virginia, told WTOP it’s causing undue stress on her two young sons. “It’s been a journey for both my kids to find the right medication and stimulant medication,” Danielle Cimino said.