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ADHD in the News 09-01-16

How to Survive At Work When You're A Woman With ADHD (Bustle, August 29, 2016)

"Norway researchers found that one-third of workaholics surveyed had ADHD symptoms, among other mental health issues like anxiety and depression. While researchers were quick to point it’s hard to say if the workaholism is the cause or the byproduct of these conditions, it’s hard to ignore the impact these days of living with ADHD in the workplace. If you’re having a hard time dealing, read on to learn how to take charge of your workplace challenges. (Bustle, August 29, 2016)..." Full Story


Tylenol and ADHD: Stories Vary in Degree of Panic (MedPage Today, August 30, 2016)

"Recent headlines from a number of major news outlets are stirring up fears about the dangers of acetaminophen (sold as the branded drug Tylenol) during pregnancy...But the news from this study isn't nearly as dire as you might think based on this messaging. In fact, these headlines are either wrong or highly misleading for two simple reasons: (MedPage Today, August 30, 2016)..." Full Story


Is ADHD Medication Overused? (Berkeley Wellness, August 29, 2016)

"[Parents] whose kids are diagnosed with ADHD want to make sure they get the best treatment. But as the number of children on medication for ADHD climbs, some experts worry that the disorder is being overdiagnosed and overtreated. To help sort out the complex issue, Berkeley Wellness turned to Stephen Hinshaw, PhD, a professor of psychology at UC Berkeley. (Berkeley Wellness, August 29, 2016)..." Full Story


Back to School: Managing medications at school (FOX 61, August 30, 2016)

"It's back to school time and if you are a parent that means you need to be prepared. Now is the time to contact the school if your child will need to take any medications during the day or if your child has any serious allergies. (FOX 61, August 30, 2016)..." Full Story


Comorbid ADHD and Depression: Assessment and Treatment Strategies (Psychiatric Times, August 4, 2016)

"The impact of comorbid depression on ADHD response has not been assessed, but studies of patients with bipolar disorders suggest that ADHD treatment may exacerbate untreated mood disorders. Because ADHD typically begins several years before the first unipolar depressive episode, earlier identification and treatment of ADHD may affect the risk of depression. (Psychiatric Times, August 4, 2016)..." Full Story


Key Studies That Inform Clinical Practice: Cognitive Behavioral and Mindfulness-Based Therapies (Psychiatric Times, August 29, 2016)

"This month, we have selected 9 articles on cognitive behavioral and mindfulness-based treatments based on their clinical relevance and applicability, as well as their quality. Our goal is to help you stay up to date with the most current evidence-based information in the face of an overwhelming literature. (Psychiatric Times, August 29, 2016)..." Full Story


Siblings of children with autism may show early setbacks (Spectrum, August 31, 2016)

"About 1 in 10 toddlers who have an older sibling with autism shows delays in cognitive and motor development, according to the largest-yet study of these so-called ‘baby sibs’. As many as one in five baby sibs are eventually diagnosed with autism. About one in three end up with psychiatric diagnoses such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). (Spectrum, August 31, 2016)..." Full Story



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