ADHD in the News 2024-06-27

ADHD and Substance Use

ADHD’s potential link to substance use disorder is a significant concern for those diagnosed with it. Understanding this link is key to getting appropriate help sooner.

Racism May Exacerbate ADHD Symptoms Among Black Adults

Greater race-related stress is associated with greater attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms among Black adults, according to study findings published in the Journal of Attention Disorders.

The Prevalence of ADHD Subtypes Significantly Differ by Sex

Among individuals with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the diagnosis of ADHD subtypes significantly differs by sex – as girls and women are more likely to be diagnosed with predominantly inattentive ADHD while boys and men are more likely to be diagnosed with combined-type or predominantly hyperactive ADHD. These study findings were published in the Journal of Attention Disorders.

Both Stimulant and Non-Stimulant ADHD Medications Improve Quality of Life

For patients with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), both stimulant and non-stimulant ADHD medications are effective at reducing symptom severity and improving quality of life (QoL), according to findings from a systematic review and meta-analysis published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

Family history of mental health disorders linked to developmental outcomes in siblings of autistic children

In a recent study published in the journal Autism Research, a group of researchers examined the association between family history of neurodevelopmental (NDD) and neuropsychiatric (NPD) disorders and the developmental outcomes in younger siblings (SIBS) of children with autism.

Florida nurse arrested after prescribing over 1.5M Adderall pills

ORLANDO, Fla. – A Florida nurse practitioner has been arrested on claims that she violated federal law through her online Adderall prescriptions, according to an indictment filed on Tuesday. The indictment shows that Erin E. Kim — whose office is in Windermere — made these prescriptions between 2021 and 2023 while working under Done Health, an online telehealth company centered around treating ADHD.

The Done ADHD Prescribing Scandal Is Not the Big Story

KEY POINTS: The Done ADHD prescribing scandal has been grabbing the headlines. Telehealth will still remain important for access to mental health treatment, which is so difficult to access. The larger issue is how do we get ADHD patients the treatments they need, both doctor visits and medications.

Could ADHD Actually Be A Superpower For Some Athletes?

How high energy, hyperfocus, and little tolerance for the mundane affect sports performance.

If You Got Diagnosed With ADHD During Menopause, You’re Far From Alone—Here’s What Experts Want You to Know About the Connection

Growing up, Margaret Reed Roberts felt different from other children. She'd always been an extrovert—very active, expressive, and energetic. But she also silently struggled with retaining information at school, and she dealt with fatigue and low mood as a teenager.

Coping With Summer Unstructured Time When You Have ADHD

KEY POINTS: For people with ADHD, a lack of routine and change in schedule can be a significant challenge over the summer. Having a daily routine is one of the most effective ways to cope with unstructured time. Regular physical activity is beneficial for everyone, but it is essential for people with ADHD

New program aims to reduce the strain on caregivers of children with ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by elevated levels of inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity that can impair academic and social functioning. ADHD is also associated with increased levels of parenting stress, less effective parenting practices, and can disrupt the parent-child relationship. The importance of support for parents of children with ADHD is widely acknowledged in Japan, but specialized parent training programs targeting ADHD have not been available.