ADHD in the News 2024-07-11

Google, TikTok Ban Ads From ADHD Telehealth Company Amid Federal Probe

Google and TikTok have banned Done Global from running ads on their platforms amid a widening federal crackdown on the distribution of Adderall and other stimulants by the telehealth company. The moves by the two tech companies, which followed inquiries this week by The Wall Street Journal, came nearly two years after Done lost a third-party certification it was required to have to advertise on the online platforms.

Scientists Reveal When Key ADHD Traits Develop in Kids

Researchers have made a breakthrough in understanding the exact age children begin to develop prominent attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) traits. Problems with attention, sensory processing, and executive control became more prominent mental considerations between the age of 6 and 9, tailing off as the child approaches adolescence.

What is ADHD and what are its symptoms?

When I was first tested for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), I scored so high in the range of symptoms that my psychiatrist forgot to officially diagnose me. One minute he was asking questions, and the next he was discussing treatment options. When I interrupted to ask if I did, in fact, have ADHD he laughed in surprise and said, “Oh yeah,” as though it was painted on my forehead clear as day.

How To Know If You Have ADHD

Here are 15 signs or symptoms of adult ADHD. Know that—if you recognize any number of these signs in yourself or a loved one—there are several lifestyle changes, therapies, and medications that can help you manage.

The rise of ADHD in women

ABC News’ Diane Macedo discusses what’s behind the rise of ADHD in women and shares her personal journey with ADHD.

Adolescent borderline personality disorder linked to high risk of ADHD, schizophrenia in later years

Approximately half of a pool of adolescent patients who previously presented with borderline personality disorder (BPD) were undergoing psychological and/or pharmacological therapy 5 years later, according to new findings.1 A new study published by a team of Denmark-based investigators showed that adolescents with BPD are likely to develop clinical syndromes including schizophrenia or depression, as well as ADHD or functional impairment, within the next half-decade.

Here is why social anxiety and ADHD comorbidity requires special attention

A recent review of 41 research articles suggests that individuals with social anxiety disorder should be screened for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and vice versa. The paper, published in the Journal of Attention Disorders, found that having both social anxiety disorder and ADHD is linked to more severe symptoms and higher levels of impairment compared to having just one of these conditions.

Preconception counseling and planning key to managing ADHD in pregnancy

Effective management of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder during pregnancy involves comprehensive preconception counseling and meticulous perinatal planning, as highlighted in a recent study.

Are PUFAs effective for ADHD?

Acccording (sic) to a commentary on a Cochrane review of the efficacy of ω-3 and ω-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) in patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), only “low-certainty evidence” supports the notion that such supplementation is more effective than placebo for alleviating ADHD symptoms. In addition, “high-certainty evidence” indicates that PUFA supplementation does not improve core ADHD symptoms, according to the commentary authors.

Sperm and egg donor kids have ‘trust issues’ and are at increased risk of ADHD if they’re kept in the dark about their history, study finds

Children conceived from donated eggs or sperm are more likely to have 'trust issues' and 'identity difficulties' than non-donor offspring, a study suggests. Researchers from King’s College London, who examined data from 4,666 people conceived from donated genetic material, said the problems stemmed from secrecy and anonymity surrounding parentage. However, they found these individuals fared better if they were told of their parentage early.

How may cannabis affect neurodevelopment when exposed in the womb?

In a recent study published in Nature Mental Health, researchers investigated whether prenatal cannabis exposure (PCE) is related to variations in brain development, which may partially mitigate the relationship between PCE and increased psychopathology throughout early adolescence.

Living in poverty due to mental health problems or developing mental health problems because of poverty? It’s both

Poverty and mental illness are not only linked, but there is also a causal relationship. This is the conclusion of researchers from Amsterdam UMC, the University of Edinburgh and the University of Modena. Their study shows that while certain mental health issues can hinder financial stability, poverty is also one of the causal factors leading to mental health problems.

CBT Must Be Adapted for Adults With ADHD

KEY POINTS: Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) adapted to adult ADHD is an established, evidence supported treatment. Research on CBT for adult ADHD included assurances that study therapists were appropriately adapting it. A recent study from the UK used adult ADHD clients' feedback on their experiences in CBT in community care. When not adequately adapted and conducted by therapists unfamiliar with adult ADHD, clients do not benefit.

The Adderall shortage: Hoarding pills, calling pharmacies

Tory Davis lived with undiagnosed attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, for more than 40 years. When she eventually saw a psychiatrist and got prescribed Adderall, the medication altered her life.