ADHD in the News 2024-05-02

ADHD often goes undetected in adults, experts say

NEW YORK, April 30 (UPI) -- Despite available treatments, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, often goes undetected in adults, wreaking havoc on their personal and professional lives. The abbreviation represents a class of neurodevelopmental disorders commonly diagnosed in school-age children, but they can affect any age group.

Staying Fit Boosts Kids’ Mental Health

TUESDAY, April 30, 2024 (HealthDay News) -- The benefits of physical fitness for kids spill over into their mental health, new research shows. Getting plenty of exercise may guard against depressive symptoms, anxiety and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new study published April 29 in the journal JAMA Pediatrics found.

Decision-making deficits predict social difficulties in children with ADHD

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is often linked with difficulties in social interactions. Recent research published in Scientific Reports has shed light on how decision-making deficits, particularly impulsivity and the inability to delay gratification, play a crucial role in the social challenges faced by children and adolescents with ADHD. The study reveals that these decision-making challenges are consistent over time and significantly predict social difficulties.

Inhibition in ADHD: Girls Are Slow to Respond, Boys Have Poor Cognitive Control

Among children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), response inhibition patterns vary by sex and are task-dependent, according to study results published in the Journal of Attention Disorders. Overall, boys with ADHD are more likely to display inhibition errors while girls have intact response inhibition, but slower response speeds.

Psychedelic microdosing: A new frontier for treating ADHD symptoms and emotional dysregulation

A new study published in the journal European Psychiatry has shed light on an unconventional approach to managing symptoms associated with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The findings suggest that small, repeated doses of substances like psilocybin and lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) could potentially help reduce ADHD symptoms and enhance some aspects of emotion regulation. These findings could pave the way for new treatments that focus not only on the primary symptoms of ADHD but also on improving emotional and social functioning.

A deep dive into Qbtech’s diagnostic ADHD test

A discussion based on an FDA-cleared objective ADHD diagnostic test developed by Qbtech.

Off-Label Use of ADHD Medications for Patients With Bipolar Disorder

A systematic review published in Bipolar Disorders found that adjunctive attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medications are effective in improving comorbid ADHD symptoms – but not overall cognition – among patients with bipolar disorder.

Connections Between Food Additives and Psychiatric Disorders

Psychiatric disorders such as anxiety and depression have gradually become a major public health concern with 1 of every 8 individuals worldwide experiencing a mental disorder.1,2 Various and individual psychological, biological, and environmental risk factors can influence brain structure and function and contribute to the development of mental health disorders.3,4  

Tris Digital Health Forms, Will Focus on Digital Diagnostic Platform for ADHD

Tris Pharma Inc has announced a licensing agreement with Braingaze Ltd and the establishment of Tris Digital Health. Tris Digital Health will concentrate on developing and distributing digital diagnostic and therapeutic products for the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other neurological health disorders.1

Is Depression Neurodivergent?

Depression and neurodivergent have similar symptoms, but are they the same? Explore the link between neurodivergence and depression here.

How to improve focus: Try these 5 tips to increase attention span

In the early 2000s, Gloria Mark noticed she was having trouble paying attention to any single screen. Anecdotally, she knew others were feeling the same way. As a psychologist and scientist, she decided to test it – are computers impacting our attention spans?

This Unexpected Laundry Habit Is A Potential Sign Of ADHD

Do you ever delay putting away clean laundry or unworn outfits from a vacation and instead keep those clothes in a pile on the floor or draped over a chair for many days on end? What about items you’ve only worn once and don’t want to wash but also don’t want to return to your closet because you think you’ll wear them again in the near future? If that sounds familiar, you might have what some call a “floordrobe.” And this manifestation of laundry clutter is quite common among people with ADHD.