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ADHD in the News 09-22-16

ADHD symptoms persistence into adulthood (ScienceDaily, September 19, 2016)

"Sixty percent of children with ADHD in a recent study demonstrated persistence of symptoms into their mid-20’s, and 41 percent had both symptoms and impairment as young adults. (ScienceDaily, September 19, 2016)..." Full Story


ADHD More Common Than Depression in Child Suicide (Medscape, September 20, 2016)

"Young children who die by suicide are less likely to have depression and more likely than their adolescent counterparts to have attention-deficit disorder (ADD) or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new research shows. (Medscape, September 20, 2016)..." Full Story


Study highlights what helps, doesn’t help ADHD kids with homework (Contemporary Pediatrics, September 20, 2016)

"Although stimulant medication does not seem to improve homework performance among children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), teaching parents techniques for working on their children’s homework problems is clearly effective—to the tune of an average difference between passing and failing--according to a new study. (Contemporary Pediatrics, September 20, 2016)..." Full Story


ADHD diagnoses, medication use lower among African-Americans, Latinos than white children (Healio, September 15, 2016)

"Racial and ethnic disparities in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder medication persisted because of fewer diagnoses and treatments in African-American and Latino children as opposed to overdiagnoses and treatments in white children, according to study findings. (Healio, September 15, 2016)..." Full Story


Here's How Schools Can Support Students' Mental Health (NPR, September 20, 2016)

"Dealing with students' mental health looks different at every school. But experts say doing it well requires a strategy that gets everyone involved. (NPR, September 20, 2016)..." Full Story


High fat, sugar diet during pregnancy may increase ADHD risk in offspring (NIH News Release, September 14, 2016)

"A diet high in fat and sugar during pregnancy may interact with a gene that controls early brain development in the fetus, potentially increasing the risk for attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) in some individuals, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. (NIH News Release, September 14, 2016)..." Full Story


Internet addiction linked to depression, anxiety, ADHD in college students (Healio, September 19, 2016)

"College students who screened positively for internet addiction had higher levels of functional impairment, depression and anxiety, attentional problems and ADHD symptoms, according to data presented at the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology Congress. (Healio, September 19, 2016)..." Full Story


Top ADHD research for psychiatrists (Healio, September 16, 2016)

"Healio.com/Psychiatry gathered the most relevant research on ADHD in children and adults for psychiatrists and clinicians treating ADHD. (Healio, September 16, 2016)..." Full Story



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